This is a rush transcript from "Glenn Beck," July 12, 2010. This copy may not be in its final form and may be updated.
GLENN BECK, HOST: I wrote this book — took me almost two years to write it. It's a New York Times number one bestseller. Thank you for that. If you don't have it, it's available everywhere — "The Overton Window."
But I want to read something to you that relates to what you are going to talk about. This comes from Edward Bernays. He's the author of "Propaganda." He's the guy that Goebbels learned propaganda from, worked for the Wilson administration. Massive progressive.
He says, "The conscious and intelligent manipulation of organized habits and opinions of the masses is an important element in a democratic society. Those who manipulate this unseen mechanism of society constitute an invisible government which is the true ruling power of our country."
Now, I have taken things like that and made them into fiction to show you what could happen. Let's go into facts now. We have been showing you radicals and radical agendas. The president makes decisions in minutes and hours on some things and yet takes forever on others that seem to be an emergency to most Americans.
Yet, the media witnesses it and stays silent. Propaganda? BP oil spill. Media is now being silenced and no one is even reporting on the silence. Why is the media being kept from covering the BP oil spill?
Here are a few things. First, a pilot wanted to take a photographer from the Times-Picayune of New Orleans to snap photographs of the oil slicks blackening the water. Response from a BP contractor who answered the phone last month of the command center was swift and absolute. Permission denied.
OK. All right. That's the contractor. I think I understand that. What about the government? The New York Times reported that the owner of the seaplane that was set to go out with a photographer - he said, "We were questioned extensively, who was on the aircraft, who did they work for. The minute we mention the media, the answer was, 'Not allowed.'"
The Times article continued, "Last week, Sen. Bill Nelson, a Democrat from Florida, tried to bring a small group of journalists with him on a trip that was taking — he was taking them through the gulf on a coast guard vessel. Mr. Nelson's office said the coast guard agreed to accommodate reporters and camera operators. But at about 10:00 p.m. in the evening before the trip, someone from the Department of Homeland Securities Legislative Affairs Office called the senator's office to tell him that no journalist would be allowed."
America, the founders knew that the republic could not stand without checks and balances, without three equal branches — the judicial, the legislative and the executive branch. But you also needed a free press.
Checks and balances. We have the most radicalized president this nation has ever seen. And the media is not telling you that they are being forced to sit on the sidelines in the biggest national disaster in this country's 234-year history.
And now, with Attorney General Eric Holder — he's announced his investigation of the gulf oil spill — may not just include BP. Watch:
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ATTORNEY GENERAL ERIC HOLDER: There are a variety of entities and a variety of people who are the subjects of that investigation. And for people to conclude that BP is the focus of this investigation might not be correct.
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BECK: Who wants to bet that means Halliburton? BP — OK, who is the focus of this? The ShamWow guy? Payless shoes? I don't know. Halliburton — I bet every dollar on it. Transocean, the owner of the rig that BP leased? Maybe.
But is it possible that there is even a wider net cast? Maybe Exxon- Mobil, Chevron — all U.S. oil companies. We know that this president doesn't like oil. We know that Barack Obama had already reached the conclusion even before obtaining all available information as with the police in Cambridge who acted stupidly. When he was asked if he had spoken with the CEO of B.P., here is what he said.
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PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA: I have not spoken to him directly and here is the reason, because my experience is when you talk to a guy like a B.P. CEO, he is going to say all the right things to me. I'm not interested in words. I'm interested in action.
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BECK: What does that mean? He will sit down and talk to Ahmadinejad, but what does a guy like him mean? Obama had his mind made up before he even met the man. And I'm not sticking up for B.P.
Now, Holder is investigating and who knows who he is investigating in the gulf? We don't know. We don't know what is even going on there. America, I fear the radical revolutionaries have our country by the throat and they are in charge.
We showed you the Black Panther who says he wants to kill white cracker babies. We showed you the Weather Underground who said the same thing. These people have ties to the White House in a myriad of ways.
Eric Holder is opening the floodgates giving them permission to do what they want to do. He'll look the other way, except on things that they think need fundamental transformation.
I am worried about the people who have already threatened violence. And I don't think it's unjustified, because I'm going to show you another story that no one in the media seems to really care about from Houston, Texas. It was an exploding box of candy at a woman's home this weekend, a story you won't believe you haven't heard. Next.
BECK: All right, America. Tonight, we have been talking to you about radical revolutionaries, the people who say and have done in the past crazy things — violent things. Then I told you about what is happening in the gulf coast.
Let me take you to Houston, Texas, in a story that I don't think you probably have heard. It may be unrelated, but I wonder who will find at the other end of a pipe bomb disguised as a box of chocolates.
It was left on the doorstep of a home in a quiet street in Houston, Texas when it was found by a 60-year-old woman. She is actually 62. She is the homeowner. When she opened up the box of chocolate, it exploded and nails and tacks and shrapnel blew into her face.
Imagine your grandmother having nails driven into her face. These nails and shrapnel blew so high they were found on the roof of their home. Officials say the bomb looks to be put together by professionals because of the wiring.
Now, is there anything to this story? Initial reports mention that it wasn't known whether the woman was the intended target or the home was. They're sending a house chocolates? And the name on the chocolate — it was misspelled, but it was the woman's name on the package.
Fortunately for her, injuries are not life-threatening but the woman appears to be — are ready for this, see if this makes it relevant — the wife of president of the Adams Resources Exploration Corporation. What is that? That is an oil company.
Her husband is an oil company executive, a company that is actively engaged in the exploration and development of domestic oil and gas properties primarily along the gulf coast of Texas and Louisiana. Gosh, why doesn't this story find its way into the media?
I'm just trying to — I'm just trying to figure this out. Radicals are being wound up, new ones. And those from the 1960s Nancy Pelosi cries about are the tea parties. But no one mentions these radicals.
And now, actual violence on an oil executive's wife. Police say it looks professional. The Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms Unit is now looking into it. If we can just get the Department of Justice to be investigating, well, then I know we will get to the bottom of it.
What do you say — just for the heck of it, what do you say we stay on top of it as well? We could use your help. If you are in the gulf coast region, some weird stuff is going on. Please send us a tip on this story or anything else you see. Send it to me at email@example.com or you can tweet me on my Twitter account.
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