From the May 27 edition of Premiere Radio Networks' The Glenn Beck Program:
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BECK: So soft revolutions start with, "Hey, buddy, we're so much alike." Then the threats, if you stand up against them. The other threat that always happens is they say we'll cut you off from information. We're not going to give you the information. You're going to be isolated. You're going to be a pariah. And whether it's you or just your news organization -- or your organization, whatever it might be that's standing up against them -- they will cut you off on funds, and they will cut you out from everybody else. And then you have a decision to make.
And I think people in the press are at this point now where they are starting to wake up, but unfortunately I think they are making their decisions right now. They are seeing the things. They have to. They are seeing the things that you and I see. They are seeing the things that I have said, and others have said. Tea parties have said. And they are starting to see, "Wait a minute. This is -- this isn't going well." They see Robert Gibbs going to them and say, "What the hell are you asking so many questions about BP for?" Excuse me? They're seeing it.
They're seeing that the White House is issuing their own videos now with the Supreme Court justice nominee, not granting any interviews with her unless you're friendly.
See, first they tried to do that with me. Then they tried to it with Fox entirely. They said they were going to pull Fox out of the pool. And they said that, "You know, they're not really even a news organization." And they recommended to others that they don't treat them like a news organization. Do you see what's happening?
That's the way a soft revolution happens. If somebody starts to turn on them, or they can't get everyone to silence, that's when the arrests come, or that's when they start a hard revolution. That's when they start just shooting people. I hope we don't get to that point. I pray that we don't get to that point, but I never thought this country would get to the point where we are today.