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Does Change Mean Leaning to the Left?; Beginning of the End for Hillary?; Weather Channel Founder Responds to Global Warming Alarmists

Aired February 12, 2008 - 19:00   ET


GLENN BECK, HOST (voice-over): Tonight, liberals believe that their time has come, and America has turned left.

SEN. HILLARY CLINTON (D-NY), PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE: Together, we will make history.

BECK: But a sharp turn to the left is not only what we`re not asking for; it`s a bad move for America and the world. I`ll explain.

Plus, former cop Bobby Cutts takes the stand in the murder of his pregnant girlfriend.

BOBBY CUTTS, ON TRIAL FOR MURDER: I didn`t commit murder. I didn`t kill anyone.

BECK: Oh, bravo, Bobby. We`ll break down his testimony and his acting skills.

And the government steps in again with a plan to save homeowners from foreclosure. It`s called Project Lifeline. But are we just delaying the inevitable?

All this and more, tonight.


BECK: Well, hello, America. Buckle up for the truth as I see it.

Tonight, Barack Obama, he is a liberal. Hillary Clinton is a new progressive. And John McCain, I don`t know what the hell he is. Maybe he`s a new Republican.

American lefties and the media are feeling pretty confident these days, because I think they believe whichever one of these three win, they just can`t lose. But here`s "The Point" tonight.

Not so fast, my NPR-loving friend. I say the American people have been misread, and the liberal left is overplaying its hand. And that will be the quickest way for them to go bust. Here`s how I got there.

One of the major distinctions separating Hillary Clinton from Barack Obama is age. It`s not that she`s -- I don`t know -- 1,000 years older, but she has lived her political life in the conservative era. Some feel that that has made her too cautious, too moderate. She`s plenty liberal for America, trust me.

But she is nothing when compared to Barack Obama. He has all of the idealism of a college freshman with the passion to persuade like we haven`t seen since Ronald Reagan or the Kennedys.

After eight years of George W. Bush, the liberals and conservatives are ready for a change. We`re begging for a change. So has that made the Democrats` message seem too much like the truth, so left that it must be right? I say no.

Now, most agree that the recent shift away from the Republican politics started with the blunders of 2006. Overspending, they lost their soul and their integrity. There`s also the public`s disgust with the handling of the Iraq war. And I -- I`ve got to tell you, as a conservative, I don`t think we fought this war to win for a very long time. And now the GOP is paying the price of public opinion.

But beware. National security is still insecure, and the economy is a nightmare. I can`t believe the words "President Obama is actually helping anyone sleep at night. The left is untested, and it`s not the time now for on-the-job training.

Health care is vitally important, as Baby Boomers start to age and things begin to break. But when the Democrats say, "We have free health care for everybody," you want to believe them, but in the end, I mean, you are going to figure out that the price of "free" health care is a little higher than free, right?

Tonight here`s what you need to know. The war, immigration, the economy. The primaries have pushed the Democrats too far to the left, but how long before the American people figure it out? And will it be too late?

This is the time in an election that, you know, it`s like young love. You`re wild, impetuous, and you`re up for just about everything. But when the flirting is over and it`s time to make a commitment, the smart ones retreat back to what makes sense: you know, the girl you can take home to Mom. You might date really, really strong liberals, but you never marry them.

Ramesh Ponnuru is a senior editor for the "National Review" and a columnist for "TIME" magazine.

Ramesh, I read your article in "TIME" magazine, and it was great. I mean, you`re exactly right. It is the -- the Democrats are going to implode, don`t you think?

RAMESH PONNURU, SENIOR EDITOR, "NATIONAL REVIEW": Well, I think that they`re getting overconfident. They`re getting ahead of themselves, measuring the drapes in the White House and, as a result, they`re moving too far left for their own safety.

BECK: I mean, the people from Hollywood, all of them, the Kennedys, all of these people are dog-piling on Barack Obama. And I think what people are sensing in Barack Obama is just a guy who they believe, who they think is honest, but they are -- they`re being attracted to that.

The -- the establishment is being attracted to his -- his ideology. And it is really not what America is asking for.

PONNURU: You know, when he talks about the audacity of hope, an important chunk of his supporters hear that and think, yes, we`re finally going to get this liberal agenda that we`ve been pining for, for so long.

Clinton, when he was president, he had to be careful because he knew this was a conservative country. But with Obama, we`re actually going to be able to -- to let our flag fly and really accomplish this entire agenda.

BECK: But do you have any sense at all that that is what -- I mean, I really think that it was the war and the Republicans selling out all of their values that made Republicans and a lot of people in the middle just go, "I`m done, man. I am done with you."

PONNURU: Well, that`s right, Glenn. You know, when -- if Democrats think that the 2006 election means that they are going to sweep this year, you just have to think back.

One of the reasons Republicans lost was corruption. Republicans are going to be running a guy whose principal legislative accomplishment was an ethics law, John McCain.

They lost because they were losing Iraq. And they`re going to be running a guy who has helped us turn Iraq around and has gotten us to a position where we might be winning it now.

BECK: So when do you think, or do you think, that the American people will catch on to what`s happening with the left in America?

PONNURU: Well, the timing of this campaign is sort of hard to predict. You know, we`re not sure when the Democrats are going to have a nominee. And whoever that nominee is going to be, he or she will get a little bit of favorable publicity out of having won.

So I think there`s going to be a little bit of a sort of honeymoon period for that Democratic nominee, but it`s going to be a long year. There is plenty of time for people to start examining Barack Obama and finding out if there`s actually steak under the sizzle.

And there`s going to be plenty of time for the Republicans to make a focused and tough critique of a liberalism that the public still does not want.

BECK: OK. But it is -- it is a rejection, not an embracing of liberal -- I mean, it`s a rejection of the kind of people in Washington and not an embracing of liberal policies. But in the end, will the American people accept more liberal policies? I mean, real liberal policies, over somebody who they say they`ve been in office, they`ve been a part of this nightmare forever?

PONNURU: Well, I think it`s going to be hard to make the case that, say, John McCain has been part of this nightmare forever. He`s been in Washington fighting for a different kind of politics.

And the other thing is, you know, look, there is no public demand for abortion on demand, for higher taxes, or for socialized medicine.

BECK: OK. Thanks, Ramesh. Appreciate it.

Now, with each passing primary, it looks like Barack Obama could be unstoppable as the Democratic frontrunner. But he`s not just a liberal. He is the liberal. By some accounts, Obama has the most liberal voting record in the Senate this year.

Maybe it`s about time that we look on what he`s chosen to stand for, vote by vote. It`s easy to give speeches on change. But what kind of change is he actually planning?

It is human nature for people to call themselves liberal, I think for the same reason people, you know, drive a Prius: "It says a lot about me." But you know what? This is your country. It`s not your car. Before you hold on too tight to a candidate for his ideology, let`s take a look under the hood at his voting record.

David Freddoso is a political reporter for the "National Review."

David, how liberal is Barack Obama?

DAVID FREDDOSO, POLITICAL REPORTER, "NATIONAL REVIEW": Oh, he`s -- he`s very liberal. He`s a liberal`s liberal. The "National Journal" has ranked him as the most liberal Senator of 2007, which is actually the same distinction John Kerry won when he was running for president back in 2004.


FREDDOSO: Obama base -- the ranking is based on 99 different votes. Hillary Clinton actually came in No. 16 where Obama was No. 1. But, look, the difference between the two ideologically, I think, is about the same difference as drinking 10 shots of whiskey versus drinking 11. Either way, someone is carrying you home. It doesn`t matter.

BECK: So, let`s take these piece by piece. Immigration, where does he stand on immigration?

FREDDOSO: Well, Obama, for example, if you want to know where he is, he voted against allowing federal officers to question anybody about their immigration status in certain situations. He -- he is pretty much open borders as far as immigration goes.

BECK: So he`s not going to build the fence for illegals?

FREDDOSO: I seriously doubt that, although the fence vote, I don`t believe, is one of the votes on the -- they didn`t take a fence vote in `07, did they?

BECK: When it comes to the Foreign Intelligence Act, he voted -- he voted against that. And that`s the one where we can actually listen to people calling to foreign countries who we suspect is terrorists.

FREDDOSO: Exactly. That`s about surveilling, using the intelligence services to keep an eye on foreigners in the country who are perceived as a terrorist threat. And the FISA law, a lot of people look to that and blame for why we didn`t put the dots together in time for 9/11.

You know, a few other things that he`s voted on. Any tax hike Barack Obama seems to like, you know, whether it`s to -- it`s for subsidizing middle-class children`s health care or whatever. He wants to raise the cigarette tax. He wants to raise the income tax on high earners.

If you even go back to his record in the Illinois State Senate, he has a very, very liberal record there. He voted against harsher penalties for gang members.

He voted against a bill that would have -- and this is actually a really extreme position. When a baby is born and an abortion doesn`t take, the baby is there on the table, crying, has survived an abortion, the question in front of the Illinois State Senate was is that a person? Can we define this as a person?

When this bill came in front of the -- at the federal level, Barbara Boxer, who I think is the strongest pro-choice on abortion Senator you`re going to find, went to the floor and said, "This bill doesn`t threaten abortion rights. I`m going to vote for it." It passed 98 to nothing.

When Obama saw the same bill in the state senate, he voted against it.

BECK: So a baby laying there, crying on the table, could be killed after -- after birth?

FREDDOSO: The law was meant to clarify that fact, that it cannot be killed after birth. But Obama couldn`t even bring himself to take the position that that`s a person after the baby is born. This isn`t an abortion issue. Barbara Boxer voted for that.

BECK: David, that would be a change, my friend. That would be change. And (UNINTELLIGIBLE) as well.

Thanks a lot.

Now, Hillary Clinton, her campaign looks like it`s falling apart faster than I can eat a doughnut and, for the love of Pete, look at me. That`s why March 4 could be her swan song. More on that coming up in just a second.

Also in a post-9/11 world, who would be dumb enough to compare global warming to terrorism? That would be the mayor of New York City, Mike Bloomberg.


BECK: You know, I say a lot of negative things about the Republican Party, but at least they haven`t fallen for the almighty super delegate thing. Originally envisioned to help the Democrats, it now appears that it may tear the party apart, from former presidents to 21-year-old college students. We`ll look at the people who may decide our next president and who it will be.

But first, I told you yesterday about these trying times for Hillary Clinton -- still get a little choked up -- how she`s making senior staff changes and lashing out at TV anchors while her campaign crumbles around her.

And by the way, I have an update for you. David Shuster remains suspended at MSNBC. Grow a set, MSNBC, will you?

Turns out that Hillary`s downward spiral isn`t just the pessimistic opinion of a conservative like me. That`s actually the feeling now inside Clinton`s own camp. After Barack Obama`s big win in this past weekend`s primaries, Hillary supporters started to worry. Big donors, super delegates a little nervous. And many feel that if Hillary doesn`t win in Ohio and Texas on March 4, it is over.

Oh, America, how great would it be to end the Bush, Clinton, Bush, Clinton thing, hmm?

The closest to Hillary are now starting to sound more like gamblers than campaign advisers, fearing that her losing streak coupled with Obama`s momentum leaves Clinton with an unwinnable hand, and they`d rather bet their chips on a winner. It kind of makes me sick to my stomach in a way.

So is this really the beginning of the end? Dare I dream that big?

Emily Heil is a reporter now for "Roll Call," and she has been following the Clinton campaign.

Emily, in a way, she kind of seems to be following the pattern of Rudy Giuliani, where it`s one big bet here on one day, and it could come apart.

EMILY HEIL, REPORTER, "ROLL CALL": Her eggs are definitely in -- in a basket. They`re in Texas, you know. And they`re in Ohio. And that`s exactly like you said. Rudy Giuliani did the same thing. His eggs were in the Florida basket. So that`s their strategy right now.

BECK: You know what kind of -- and I said it just a second ago in the monologue, that it kind of makes me sick to my stomach that people are seemingly just voting for who they think is going to win.

I mean, Rudy Giuliani was doing well in the polls, and then when people didn`t vote for him, they were -- it just fell apart. And the same thing with Hillary Clinton. It`s almost like they don`t have -- they`re not rooted in anything real. They`re just rooted in winning, which is frightening.

HEIL: Well, you know, if you`re sick to your stomach, I would say get out the -- get out the Alka-Seltzer, because Democrats are definitely looking for electability.

BECK: But you know what? So are the Republicans. John McCain. I don`t know a single Republican that was three months ago going, "You know what? I just got to have John McCain." They were throwing him under the bus.

But now, look, he won New York and New Jersey, states a Republican will never win. He must be electable.

HEIL: Well, you know, there certainly is that feeling. But for Democrats, I think they`ve had, you know, a Republican in the White House for so long that they`ve been champing at the bit for this a lot longer than a lot of Republicans have. So that`s the difference there, I think.

BECK: The -- the interesting thing to me -- and I know -- in a way, I almost watch it with glee. In a way -- I mean, it`s bad for the country. But I just so love to see that they`re playing the same race card against each other now that they always play against the conservatives.

Conservatives are the only ones that can be racist. Of course, never liberals or Democrats.

But yet, you see Steven Yubari (ph) is a California super delegate, the Hispanic Caucus. He said, quote, "Apparently loyalty is not a two-way street. Latino super delegates like myself will have cause to pause now on Hillary Clinton`s campaign," because the woman who happens to be Latino that helped her, you know, create that really nice victory earlier on in the campaign was changed out. And they`re now crying racism.

HEIL: Well, you know, I think that that`s sort of incidental. I think that the Clinton campaign needed a change, and that change really needed to happen at the top. So unfortunately, I think that was a casualty of the need to make a change, to go off in a new direction.

BECK: But, wait, you`re talking like someone who makes common sense. I`m talking about politics. Again, that`s the truth. But they`re playing the race card against each other. I mean, they`re just feeding on each other. And it`s crazy talk.

HEIL: Well, it might be -- it might be crazy talk. But I think that there is a sense -- there was a sense in the Clinton campaign that a change had to come. And whether it was a change at the top or elsewhere, it had to be a new direction for the campaign.

BECK: You got it. Emily, thanks very much.

Now, coming up, the White House rolls out a plan to suspend foreclosures for homeowners. They`re delaying the inevitable. I`ll explain in tonight`s "Real Story."



BECK: All right. Take it from me. New York City, Crazy Town, USA. You can walk down any street and hear some of the most outrageous statements you`ve ever heard. Usually, it`s from some crazy guy wrapped in a shower curtain and not the mayor, but that`s a different story.

This time billionaire Mayor Mike Bloomberg finished addressing an environmental conference at the United Nations, and he told reporters that global warming, quote, "is just as lethal as terrorism" because, quoting again, "it has the potential to kill everyone."

Well, I guess that`s one way to look at it, Mike. You know, the electrical outlets in your house have the potential to kill everybody, as well, but I`m not freaking out about it.

Here to help us with a different point of view is John Coleman. He`s the weather man at KUSI News and founder of the Weather Channel.

John, I`ve got to tell you, man, you are the best at taking these global warming alarmists apart.

JOHN COLEMAN, FOUNDER, WEATHER CHANNEL: Well, I`m just amazed and appalled that the mayor of New York would make such a ridiculous statement. It`s unbelievable to compare global warming to terrorism.

Has he forgotten all about 9/11 and all of the New Yorkers who died? Has he forgotten about the pain and hardship? Has he forgotten about our incredible five-year effort in Afghanistan and -- and in Iraq? Has he forgotten all of this?

BECK: He may have, because Ground Zero is still a big hole in the ground, and they don`t seem to be making much progress on it, but I won`t hold that against him. He wants to reduce...

COLEMAN: Glenn...

BECK: Yes.

COLEMAN: ... let me point this out to you. He`s only joining every other politician on the face of the earth in getting on the global warming bandwagon. I mean, all three of the remaining presidential candidates, the mayor of just about every city I know of, the governor of California, my esteemed Arnold Schwarzenegger, many other governors, almost everybody in Congress and the Senate, with some notable exceptions, is on the bandwagon.

BECK: It`s a consensus. Science has confirmed it.

COLEMAN: It`s absolutely appalling. It`s the greatest scam in history. There is no global warming. I know it. I`m a great -- I`m a great student of meteorology, climatology. I have read and read and read all the scientific papers. I know it`s absolute -- I know with absolute certainty there is no significant global warming. There is no man-made global warming.

BECK: Well, he said...

COLEMAN: There is no reason for alarm.

But he`s right. All the media has piled on, all the politicians. Most of the major scientific organizations. And so it`s very difficult for those of us who know the truth and who speak up.

BECK: Well, he says that the carbon emissions are going to be reduced in New York City by 30 percent. He wants a -- he wants a carbon tax on the United States of America and China...

COLEMAN: He`s not alone. He`s not alone.

BECK: I know...

COLEMAN: Almost everybody running for -- for the presidency wants it. Almost everybody in Congress wants it.

BECK: That`s what it`s really about.

COLEMAN: Let me tell you something. There is absolutely no connection between carbon dioxide and global warming. This is -- this is the cornerstone of the IPCC, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change at the U.N. This is the cornerstone of the whole campaign, all their science.

Now, that is not a consensus view of their 2,500 scientists. It`s perhaps only 23 of their scientists even read this report. It`s 234 pages long. I`ve read every word of it. And it`s not valid.

BECK: John, I know. I know. I appreciate it. Thank you very much. We`ll have you on again.

Coming up, how does a 21-year-old college student become a super delegate and decide, possibly, who`s going to be the next president? Find out in tonight`s "Real Story." It`s coming up next.


BECK: All right. Welcome to the "Real Story." Today, you may have seen six of the country`s largest mortgage lenders held hands and sang Kumbayah around the camp fire while the government announced project lifeline, this is a new bailout program to help homeowners who are facing foreclosure. This is very refreshing. Government and private industry coming together for the good of troubled Americans. Yeah, sure they are. Here`s the real story.

Banks know something that most people don`t, and that is this. The mortgage crises is about to get a whole lot worse. First, alarm bells should go of in your head where you see banks volunteering agreeing to a program that will cost them millions of dollars. These people that run the banks, they`re not saints. They`re capitalists. They realize this is simply the best of all their really bad options. What banks are not telling you is about exotic loans like interest only and no income verification? That`s just the tip of the iceberg.

Have you ever heard of a pay option a.r.m.? Probably not. But that`s about to change. Pay option a.r.m.s, listen to this, and basically have let borrowers pay whatever they could or whatever they wanted each month. So anyone with a few thousand dollars could potentially obtain a million dollar loan. But here`s the catch. If you don`t make the whole payment, that goes to the top of the mortgage. So your mortgage balance keeps getting bigger and bigger every month. And now people can`t make these payments at all. And they`re not just subprime borrowers. The delinquency and foreclosure rate on all mortgages now stands at an all-time high of 7.3 percent.

Does that mark the beginning of the end of the crisis or just the end of the beginning? To find out, you`ve got to ask an insider, somebody who sold these exotic mortgages and knows exactly what the banks know. Mark Hanson is an insider, 20-year veteran of the mortgage industry, currently a mortgage industry consultant. Mark, I`ve got to ask you, if you`re one of the guys that we should blame. But we have such limited time; tell me about the pay option a.r.m. Do I have that right? You can just pay whatever you could?

MARK HANSON, MORTGAGE INDUSTRY CONSULTANT: Sort of, Glenn. First of all, thank you for having me on.

BECK: Sure.

HANSON: The pay option a.r.m. involved a series of different type of -- different payment amounts you could make. Of course, that was a 30-year fixed payment rate or 15-year fixed payment rate. But of course the one most borrowers chose was the one that allowed you to pay 1 percent of the balance. So, for instance, exactly what you said. If you had a million dollar loan the payment might be $3,500 a month. If the real underline interest rate, payment calculated to be a $1,000 a month $4500 would go on the principal balance of the mortgage. Therefore you would owe $1,450,000.

BECK: So then at a certain point, once it gets up to a certain percentage then you has to pay the full amount? Is that right?

HANSON: Once you hit 110, 115 or 125 depending on the lender. For instance Countrywide is a 110 lender whereas Wachovia World Savings out here on the west coast is a 125 lender. Wamu is a 115 lender.

BECK: These houses that have mortgages they are not worth as much as they were, so they`re going to lose there. Plus, people took out second mortgages on top of that.

HANSON: You`re very right.

BECK: So really banks are sitting -- if I have it right, Wells Fargo is sitting with $84 billion of paper that may be entirely worthless?

HANSON: Well, and that`s what we`re getting at now is recently the second mortgage problem is pervasive. I mean, it involves millions and millions of homeowners. And that`s the true home ATM machine. You were allowed to put up to 100 percent of the value of your home in a second mortgage and use it like a checking account. They gave you a visa card so you could go to the store and shop.

A lot of people used these wisely and in a lot of cases because they`re tax deductible, you can make wise invest decisions using them. However, you have a value of your home that`s dropping and you have your balance that is going up. And there are a lot of people out with pay option a.r.m.s with second mortgages behind them.

BECK: We`re looking at about 20 percent of people are upside down now in their house, significantly upside down. And these are people who have -- these are prime, not subprime. These are people with 700 on their credit --

HANSON: 750.

BECK: 750 on their credit score. So these are -- this is not the problem that the banks have been telling us about and the media has been telling us about?

HANSON: We`re learning -- as a matter of fact, a report came out about 45 days ago that the leading contributor to loan default was negative equity and not periodic a.r.m. adjustments. So people are upside down in their home and the people with the high FICA scores might be good investors and say why I should stay upside down 200,000 in the home when I can leave.

BECK: Mark we love to have you on again and we will talk about this some more. America, you need to know this is a global problem, not just an American problem. Now let me go to another sham that is going on in Washington right now called super delegates. Last week I did a "Real Story" on how these 796 people might decide who the Democratic nominee is this year. But the real story is that some of these super delegates aren`t the powerful and influential people or, you know, even 30-year-olds that you might be picturing in your head.

There are governors. There are party leaders. But there are also people like Jason Ray. This is a 21-year-old junior at Marquette University who has never voted in a presidential election before ever. Chelsea Clinton just took him to breakfast the other day to lobby for his vote. He has been called on his cell phone by Bill Clinton. I can imagine that. Hello. Yes, Mr. President. He`s 21 years old. Madeleine Albright has called him, John Kerry. I don`t know Jason Ray from a role in the wall. He may be the smartest kid alive but I do know this.

A few years ago I was walking around the Yale campus. A kid handed me a communist newspaper. I got ten steps away when I realized it was a communist newspaper. I handed it back. He said join the revolution. I said check with me in 15 years after you had a job, paid a mortgage and raised a family. Viva the revolution. There are very good reasons why 21-year-old kids can`t run for president of the United States and there are some of the same reasons why they shouldn`t be allowed to decide who should be president of the United States or cast the deciding vote as a super delegate. Now, Crystal Straight is a super delegate herself. She`s here to convince me that I am wrong. And you are 27 years old?


BECK: 28 years old. This kid was 17 when he was elected to be a super delegate. How does that happen?

STRAIGHT: Well, Jason is a great example of grassroots organizing. He is a super delegate through his state of Wisconsin. He ran, you know, locally, was able to get enough delegates in Wisconsin to vote for him to represent them full-time on the Democratic national committee.

BECK: These super delegates, this system screams to me of special interests and not democracy. You laugh, but --

STRAIGHT: I laugh because I`m not quite sure how it`s special interests. Grassroots activists that run to be either a delegate in their state --

BECK: Grassroots activists?

STRAIGHT: I`ve been knocking on doors since 1997 when I went to college at UC-Santa Barbara. I`ve been active in the young Democrats for ten years.

BECK: I understand what you`re talking about. You`re talking about activists. You`re talking about people who are just supercharged. And then you cast the deciding vote. You can say, if it comes right down to it and it`s tied, Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, you can cast the deciding vote.

STRAIGHT: But I think it`s important to remember super delegates, like all delegates, they`re unpledged -- they`re simply unpledged delegates. We each have constituencies that we represent. Again, I represent young people and through the young Democrats of America and young voters around the country. You know, I`m spending my time not on the phone with high-powered surrogates but really trying to talk to as many young people as possible about --

BECK: Crystal, I understand that. And I respect you on that. That`s great. You`re talking to your people. But Jason has been called by Madeleine Albright, John Kerry, he had lunch or breakfast with Chelsea Clinton. He got a phone call from Bill Clinton as well. Come on, this isn`t --

STRAIGHT: I think -- I haven`t spoken to Jason about his conversations, but I can speak about my conversations. And my conversations with the surrogates of the campaigns, including Governor Napolitano, Senator Clinton and Chelsea Clinton, have be really substantive. And I think its incumbent on the super delegates to take those calls not just as, oh, hooray; Bill Clinton is calling me but talk about substantive issues.

BECK: Again, to me it`s just the difference between a conservative point of view and a liberal point of view. It`s like you`re saying to me I`m smarter than you, I should be able to have access to these people so I can talk to them and I`ll make the decision for you.

STRAIGHT: No, I don`t think it`s that at all. And I keep coming back to the point, you know, I`ve had -- yesterday 63 people contacted me over Face book to give the young people around the country over 100 messages in my e-mail.

BECK: Nothing wrong with that one. It`s the power brokers that concern me.

STRAIGHT: But I think it`s also important for me to talk to young -- to talk to these campaigns about what they -- what their programs are for young people and really be that staunch advocate.

BECK: All right, Crystal thanks a lot. That`s the "Real Story" tonight. Coming up, a very special Glenn Beck essay on the nut cracker suite. You don`t want to miss this one. Trust me. It has nothing to do with Crystal. Don`t miss it is coming up.


BECK: Ex-police officer Bobby Cutts Jr., who denied killing his 26- year-old pregnant girlfriend, even though somehow or another he knew where to find her body, took the stand at his own trial yesterday and dropped a bombshell. He claimed that, yes, in fact, he did kill his girlfriend, but it was an accident.

Sure, she was nine months pregnant and he had no idea how he was going to pay the child support, but it was really just an honest mistake. He only buried her in the shallow grave for the good of their other children. It was selfless, really. And he only used the bleach at the crime scene because -- hang on. Why did he use the bleach at the crime scene again? (BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)

BOBBY CUTTS JR: So I poured some bleach in a cap and put it under her nose and it --


BECK: He`s trying to -- I`m sorry. I believe him. He was trying to wake her up. See, I mean, it makes sense, sure. Wake her up. Get the bleach right away. Like I always say, everything can be explained if you`re just honest with people.

Wendy Murphy is a law professor at the New England School of Law and author of "And Justice for Some." I don`t know who is going to play him in the TV movie. Get Keanu Reeves.

WENDY MURPHY, AUTHOR, "AND JUCTICE FOR SOME:" He`s a crummy actor. Jurors don`t like this, Glenn. They could respect the Fifth Amendment right to remain silent, which is the right to shut up. They don`t respect the fake tears on the stand. They don`t want to be duped into feeling bad for the guy.

BECK: Wait minute, fake tears. I have to tell you Wendy, -- can we play this? Here`s a clip of him yesterday when the prosecution got up and said, how about the tears here? Do you have a cold? Watch this.


(UNIDENTIFIED MALE): Mr. Cutts, do you have a cold? Cause I don`t see any tears. Did you cry this much when you dumped Jessie`s body out in that park?

CUTTS: After I dumped her body, yes, I did.


BECK: See, he cried after he dumped the body. Maybe he needs to be on I.V. fluids and he`s just cried out.

MURPHY: Yeah, yeah, I think that`s the whole issue. The guy cries only for himself. There`s no question that this is not flying. This is going to help sink him. This is the kind of defendant you like because then after the trial is over and you win evenly faster, you write him a thank you note. He`s going to help the prosecution.

BECK: It`s unbelievable how -- who in their right mind would let this guy on the stand with the "I was trying to -- I put a little bit of bleach in a cup underneath her nose to wake her up"? I could tell you, I could think all day what would wake her up, what would wake her up, but I never say bleach under the sink.

MURPHY: Bleach, yeah. And he`s a cop. So I think he knows bleach doesn`t quite work. Then he has the gall to blame his 2-year-old for spilling it all over the crime scene rather than the jury might use common sense and think he`s trying to cover up trace evidence that might be there at the scene. Blamed his 2-year-old for spilling the damn bleach. He`s a piece of work.

BECK: He also said he didn`t know how to work her phone, that`s why he didn`t call. He had another phone but he didn`t think of that one. And he panicked.

MURPHY: Didn`t try to save his unborn baby either. Didn`t even mention, wondering possibly how he might save that nearly unborn little girl of his.

BECK: This -- is there any way -- is there any way a jury in any place in America -- I mean even Berkeley wouldn`t convict this guy?

MURPHY: No. And I don`t even think that was the defense strategy. I think this was to give him some sense of humanity in front of the jury. Maybe they`ll spare his life. It`s a death penalty case. I think it will be the opposite. They`ll say you`re an animal; we want to hang you even faster.

BECK: Wendy thanks you very much. Now I have to move on to tonight`s "Real America" brought to you this evening by CSX. There`s no doubt in America capitalism drives innovation but you`re about to see that it also saves lives.


BECK (voice over): Former army surgeon Dr. Keith Rose will never forget watching a soldier die while on a humanitarian mission.

KEITH ROSE, M.D., INVENTOR, INTEGRATED TOURNIQUET SYSTEM: Came across an incident that happened and was involved and watched a man bleed to death. The man was in an accident to where we could not get to him, couldn`t get into the car a he just sat there and bled out. And had he had a tourniquet, and we were trying to get him one but in just a few minutes he lost consciousness. It`s difficult when you watch someone bleed to death and know it`s preventable.

BECK: Currently the military issues each solder one tourniquet and it`s up to them where to store it. Most put it in their backpacks or their pockets. Once a soldier is hit, they have to search for it, which could take up precious time.

ROSE: I started thinking, well, how are they going to get to a tourniquet fast? If you put a tourniquet on a leg wearing a holster, you have your pocket full of magazines and other things; you need a clean seal around the leg. I started thinking it made sense to put it into the clothes.

BECK: So Dr. Rose designed the uniform with tourniquets built into the shirts and the pants. Soon after, he got in touch with Black Hawk. This is a company specializing in military gear. Black Hawk`s owner, Mike Knoll, is a former navy S.E.A.L.

MIKE KNOLLL, CEO, BLACK HAWK: My initial thought was, it`s another tourniquet. I didn`t understand the impact. And once Ii got it, he explained to me, you know, the details of how speed is the key if you have a major injury, that immediately hit home and we decided that this is something that we can really get behind.

BECK: After 18 months of design and testing, the integrated tourniquet system is now ready.

ROSE: Flip, pull out the slack, and then use the winless mechanism over the pinch plate to keep you from having what we call pinch pain. Once you have a firm occlusion and no active bleeding, secure it, replace the flap and you`re done.

BECK: But here`s the rub. The tourniquet pants are now available for $90. But Black Hawk says their next step is convincing the military to buy these pants and issue them to every one of our heroes.

KNOLL: This type of process with the military could take years. We`re hoping that we can shorten that time frame. The sooner, the better. If we can save lives tomorrow morning at 8:00 if we can get this on the soldiers.


BECK: I have to tell you, this stuff is inspiring and also pisses me off at the same time. Our government doesn`t take care of our boys. I have two in my family in the service. If you want to help out go to the company`s Website You can buy these pants. I`m going to ship some overseas myself. Do it. Tonight`s "Real America" sponsored by CSX, how tomorrow moves.


BECK: I don`t know why I feel compelled to tell you this story about a kinky related casualty in the news. But I have done it before. Remember the guy I told you about that inadvertently killed his wife as they were engaging in some electro stimulation? He was charged with involuntary manslaughter and I imagine if he`s convicted he`s going to get to see what real kinky sex is all about. But that`s a different story.

This week there`s a case of a retired professor from Canada. Seems he decided to come to New York for a little vacation. Skip the Statue of Liberty and head to a pain palace known as the Nut Cracker Suite. I can`t believe this place actually exists, but it does. Our little sugar plum fairy employed the services of a dominatrix, who pulled his hands behind him, fashioned a leather dog collar around his neck, then attached a rope secured to a hook in the ceiling, all the while he was wearing a hood, nipple clamps and women`s high heels. Then she lifted him in the air just enough to cause discomfort.

Just when the fun was in full effect, our neighbor to the north slipped out of his high healed shoe. And then he was hung in the air, he began to hang, choking to death, turning blue, passing out, having to be rushed to the hospital. Suffice to say that the mood was kind of ruined at the Nutcracker Suite. And there are no refunds. Sorry.

He woke up today in the hospital and it seems he`s going to be fine physically when his wife was rushed to the United States and apparently was told all the details by a reporter, she was quoted as saying little more than "oh, my gosh." Yeah. So what`s the moral of the story? What lesson can be learned from a thrill-seeking Canadian looking for a walk on the wild side here in New York? Is it the importance of marital fidelity, the dangers of deviant sex? No, I don`t think so.

Call me old-fashioned but I believe the moral of the story is this. If you`re going to be trussed up, hooded, hung from the ceiling while wearing women`s shoes, you fall out of those shoes, you really better hope that you`re dead. You know what I mean? You don`t want to explain it.

If you want to see an absolutely unbelievable interview with the murder suspect Bobby Cutts Jr. From right after he was first arrested, I`m going to link to you tomorrow in my free e-mail newsletter -- it would be funny if it weren`t so sad. Sign up for the newsletter right now at my Website It`s completely free and it`s available now.

From New York, good night, America.