It's been a whirlwind of a week both in the news and here Behind Enemy Lines - but don't worry, we got you covered!
First, Gene discussed the "Showdown at the White House Corral" between President Trump, Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer as they publicly jousted over the impending shut down of the government. Who landed the most blows? Who landed the best blows? Is this what 2019 is going to look and sound like? We break it down.
Then, as we continue to match toward crowining the 2019 Buffoon of the Year, we welcome Gavin Clarkson to the show to tell us his hilarious run-in with paper pushers in Washington D.C. who initially refused to grant him and his fiance a marriage license.... because they didn't know New Mexico was a state! We swear, this is real - we couldn't make this up even if we tried!
Finally, we'll wrap up the week that was with Gene's take on where he thinks the Mueller investigation will ultimately lead after the conviction and sentencing of Michael Cohen, and we'll highlight the story of friend of the show, Jack Buckby, who is suing the U.S. Department of Homeland Security for holding up his visa application for over two years, preventing him from visiting his fiance.
And speaking of relationships... oh, we won't spoil it - tune in to find out!
2018 Buffoon of the Year Selection Show!
It's the most wonderful time of the year - time to choose the 2018 Buffoon of the Year, presented by our friends at Less Government, More Fun!
By now, you know how it works: Our BEL "Conclave" has assembled to review the news of the year and agreed upon the Top 16 political buffoons from government, media, celebrities, pseudo-celebrities, internet infamy and more. They will now go head-to-head in a tournament where YOU will decide who the bigger buffoon was until one is left standing as the one and only undisputed 2018 Buffoon of the Year!
We take buffoonery very seriously, so much so that we have made a "science" of studying it. Just check out Matthew Fairley's The Sharpton Scale™
As we wanted this to be the most competitive class of buffoons in our history, we did eliminate three people from consideration for fear that their high visibility and polarizing partisan nature would skew the results - after all, we are looking for buffoonery, not a partisan measuring contest! So President Trump and Hillary Clinton are out. As is the reigning 2017 Buffoon of the Year, Maxine Waters, who was not eligible this year for fear that her "victory" last year would unduly influence voters (but fret not, she may make a comeback next year... who knows!) Finally, any recent buffoonery (staring right at you, Tom Arnold) didn't make the cut, but will be factored into our consideration for next year.
OK, enough of the nonsense, here are our finalists for the 2018 Buffoon of the Year!
Oh, and here's this week's show.
Dems' Cracks Already Showing?
Happy Thanksgiving from Behind Enemy Lines Radio!
This week, Gene flies solo-ish and talks about the dissension in the Democratic ranks exposed this week, when Congressional Democrats signed a letter of "no confidence" in Nancy Pelosi for Speaker of the House - and even then how Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez broke down the politics of division even further. Because, apparently, some progressives are more "real" than others. Even the Women's March organizers are fighting among themselves and dividing not only by gender, but by race.
Then, Gene talks to BEL Contributor Nat Paul about his recent series of articles about reforming the Electoral College. It's a healthy discussion of differing points of view on the topic of why it exists, and what, if anything, should be done to change the process for upcoming Presidential elections. And, with 2020 just around the corner, now is as good of a time as any to talk about this and more.
Florida Strikes Again!
Gene and Russ break down the breakdown in elections administration and the latest controversy in... you guessed it - Florida! The boys discuss the news coming out of the national embarrassment that were the elections for Governor and U.S. Senate in Florida. Were invalidated votes mixed with valid ones? Why does chain of custody matter? And they can't help but regale their own glory days of when they were winning elections in the "People's Republic of" New York.
And hang around for the end of the show, where we bring back a Veteran's Day GEM from the "Brooklyn GOP Radio" days that involves our own "Yak Attack" and some horrible singing of a beautiful patriotic standard (Russ made us do it.)
It's Outta Control! Escalation of Political Violence
Behind Enemy Lines Radio takes a deep dive into the spike in politically-motivated violence - and we're not afraid to go straight to the source! Gene sits down with Pawl Bazile, a sort-of spokesperson for the controversial organization known as the Proud Boys. Who are they? What do they stand for? Why are they always around when political violence breaks out. We ask that and more.
All that, plus Gene Berardelli offers up some of his own theories - like maybe Hillary Clinton is to blame? Listen without prejudice, keep an open mind, think for yourself and draw your own conclusions!
Caravan of Crazy!
Behind Enemy Lines recaps another wacky week in politics.
In between some real talk about the caravan traveling through Mexico and the President's rally in Texas with Sen. Ted Cruz, the cray was strong this week (and we even taped before the lunacy of the pipe bomb mailings occurred). Just listen to this nonsense:
- Famed lawyer to porn stars MIchael Avenatti provides non-stop entertainment, especially after Russ and Gene discuss the latest news of his multi-million dollar judgment against his firm for wages owed to an associate, as well as news of his eviction from a Newport Beach office.
- Milk is racist! At least according to PETA, that is. Gene brings Russ up to speed on the latest attempt at relevance by PETA in its struggle for veganism - and his response is priceless!
- Sen. Cory Booker's righteous keyster getting caught up in a #HeToo accusation!
Then, the show takes a break from politics to talk to best-selling author, businessman and honest-to-goodness ninja Chris Casamassa (you may know him as Scorpion from the Mortal Kombat movies and television shows!) who visits to talk about his crusade against bullying and his new book and program, Bully Proof Fitness. Chris is on a mission to educate and motivate 1,000,000 kids across the country - and we're here to help him!
Liberals Gone Wild!
The boys are back in town! Gene Berardelli and Russell Gallo catch up on lost time, discussing a ton of topics in the news, from the continuing Kavanaugh fallout to Antifa out of control in Portland and the "People's Republic of" New York and even the first poll of the 2020 Presidential race!
Russell and Gene even renew their long standing argument over the role of the Supreme Court in government - a real wonk-fest!
Then, the show welcomes longtime friend Amanda Head. Currently the spokesperson for The Committee to Defend the President, and a rising conservative rock star making regular appearance on Fox News programming, as well as running her "Hollywood Conservative" website and corresponding for America's Voice, Amanda gives BEL a firsthand account of her experiences working with the Senate campaign for Marsha Blackburn in Tennessee.
Gene Berardelli goes Behind Enemy Lines to discuss the latest happening in the political world as we head into the 2018 midterm elections.
Gene recaps the confirmation of now-Justice Brett Kavanaugh, and the lessons learned on all sides (or should be learned!) Maybe Democrats will learn not to act like an angry mob and alienate the people they are trying to convince.
Whoops, did we use the "M-Word"? Learn how the PC police over at CNN are getting testy when you use the word "mob" to characterize the angry mob of protesters out in full force, but are just peachy keen with calling Kanye West a "token negro".
Then, Gene talks about the show's latest Newsmax column - it seems that not ALL old, white millionaire men are all bad, considering that Democrat orgs, PACs and progressive candidates are accepting hundred of millions in donations from the top 1%.
The Passion of Brett Kavanaugh w/ Robert Patillo
Behind Enemy Lines Radio is back! Where has the show been? Gene Berardelli gives a quick explanation about the most trying summer of his life.
We then dive right into the biggest news story of 2018 - the judicial nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaigh and the ensuing circus that has taken place involving allegations of sexual assault, slurs in high school yearbooks and unsubstantiated claims of gang rapes. Robert Patillo, a frequent guest on Fox News and host of his own hit radio show, People, Passion and Politics, brings his perspective to the three-ring farce, answering the biggest question of all - is all this really work it to Judge Kavanaugh, the Republicans and President Trump?
This is just part one of two interviews, with Gene joining Robert this coming Sunday on his show! (Check out www.behindenemylinesradio.us for more details!)
A Week of BAD Decisions!
We fancy ourselves connoisseurs of political buffoonery, having sat front row to so much of it in the past few years. That is why we are confident in saying, given the political news of the past week and the reactions from all sides to that news, that American political discourse has officially “jumped the shark.”
No one was immune from the political hysteria, as you'll hear. The left and the right were united in lunacy, with each side committing unforced errors over political nonsense.
What exactly do we mean? Tune in and find out!
Diplomacy In The Age of Trump
President Trump's foreign policy is redefining what it means to lead from a position of strength. In the wake of the President's decision to withdraw from the Iran Nuclear Deal, we look back to past interviews from friend of the show and Iranian nuclear expert Alireza Jafarzadeh to put the withdrawal into proper context and analyze what the next steps may be.
We then turn closer to home here in the "People's Republic of" New York to discuss the most colossal example of hypocrisy in recent political memory. We are, of course, talking about the breaking news involving former NY Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, and the recent revelations of his violence against women - and how NY Democrats may be complicit in allowing this deviant monster to prey on his victims.
From Michelle Wolf's horribly delivered "roast" at the White House Correspondent's Dinner, to Kanye West jumping off of the "Democratic Plantation" thanks to his love for President Trump and listening to Candace Owens, Behind Enemy Lines checks out the latest "Politi-Tainment" news, and why we should pay attention to the intersection of politics and pop culture - not to in form opinions, but to inform trends.
The Walls Close In On Comey?
The walls are closing in on James Comey as his book tour has turned into a nightmare for him and other former higher-ups at the FBI. He simply won't stop talking! But when he talks, new revelations emerge revealing the anti-Trump culture and an arrogance beyond comparison. Gene delves into the latest news that should concern James Comey - a lot.
We then welcome our guest, radio show host and all-around amazing guy Josh Tolley. While we are loathe to plug the competition, we have to give Josh his due! John has an amazing following for his radio show, the aptly named "Josh Tolley Show" across the nation and indeed the world! Josh has been named one of the world's Top 100 Business Trainers in the world, whose business advice truly resonates with people, resulting in an incredible YouTube following and views of nearly 27 Million. He is the author of the several best-selling books including "Evangelpreneur" & "Quit Your Job or Die." So yeah, he's a big deal. We talk about the similarities between conservatism and entrepreneurship, and delve into why he feels a U.S.-China trade war is a good thing for the country. Find out more about Josh Tolley at www.joshtolley.com.
All that, plus we check in with "Auntie" Maxine Waters forher latest crazy buffoonery: now all of a sudden, she trusts James Comey?!? We are not making this up!
The Scariest Immigration Fraud You Never Knew Existed
The headlines all scream about stopping illegal immigration, but there is a hole in the immigration wall that no one in DC is talking about, much less fixing: Immigration Marriage Fraud.
It's pretty simple: Marry an American, claim to be a battered and abused spouse, and you get a Green Card.
While it sounds like a pitch for a Hollywood script, this actually happened to Julie Poner. Poner, an American Citizen, testified before the US Senate that she was falsely accused of abuse so her husband could remain in the U.S. past his conditional permanent residency.
Listen to her horrify story of how her illegal immigrant husband became abusive to their children and threatened to take them back to Europe with him, and how when she told by U.S. immigration officers, they responded by saying she could be charged with marriage fraud herself if she continued to sponsor her husband, and actually did so even after she withdrew the application.
It's a must-listen show.
Also, in light of the news that House Speaker Paul Ryan's announced retirement, we re-visit last week's interview with aspiring successor to his seat, Special Forces Green Beret Nick Polce.
Trump's 2018 Midterm Coat-Tails?
In addition to discussing the news of the week, including Trump's efforts to discourage the Central American migrant caravan and the admission by the Mueller investigation that the President is not a target, Behind Enemy Lines Radio explores what may be the biggest question of the 2018 Midterm election cycle - will President Trump have "coat-tails" for congressional Republicans to ride to a victory?
We also look at how President Trump may have inspired other first-time candidates, including our guest, Nick Polce, who is running for Congress in a primary against Speaker Paul Ryan. Nick is a straight shooter who openly talked about his background, his policy positions, and his feelings on Paul Ryan. Nick is a Green Beret who was deployed overseas eight times to a variety of different global hotspots where he served honorably and with distinction - listen to how his experiences in service to our nation informed his political views.
There's a little something in this show for everyone from newshounds to wonks, to those who want to hear Gene mess up! Tune in now!
(Not So) Special Election Coverage
The news this week was fast and furious all over the country! Gene did his best to cover it all, including virtually real time coverage of the still-undecided Special Election for a Congressional seat in Pennsylvania, and why those attempting to use the race as tea leaves for the 2018 Midterms may be overreaching.
Gene then breaks down the news that President Trump ousted Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, and how the two were never publicly on the same page, as well as why it pays to judge when awaiting the draft report from the House Intelligence Committee on Russia collusion in the 2016 election.
And it's time to #ResetTheClock! Which NY politician did the latest perp walk in the capital of corruption? Tune in to find out!
Behind Enemy Lines Radio returns with a whirlwind of a show. First, Gene Berardelli runs the gamut of news he missed while dealing with some personal health problems, including the Parkland school shooting, the DOJ"s announcement of a lawsuit against California for interfering with ICE's immigration enforcement, and a warning to beware of North Koreans bearing gifts.
Then, Gene is joined by Tea Party leader and Nevada congressional candidate, Sharron Angle, who talks about why she is running and why her call to action should stir conservatives around the country to support her candidacy.
Finally, Gene talks about theepic failure that were this weekend's past Oscar telecast, including Hollywood superiority complex and sex abuse problems, as well as a shocking lack of self-awareness.
In A World of Schiff
Behind Enemy Lines Radio attempts to delve into the rabbit hole that is the mind of Congressman Adam Schiff to try to understand exactly how he thinks. He seemingly lives in a world where nefarious Russians seeking to sabotage America lurk around every corner—including behind law-abiding Americans exercising their constitutionally protected rights.
We look into his specious comments connecting Trump, Russia and the NRA (like there is any real connection) and almost get lost in that rabbit hole!
Gene also goes after PETA for coming at his childhood!
John Preston: Realizing His Dreams & Combating Veteran Suicide
Our friend John Preston is set to become the voice of a new American generation.
John takes on a lot of missions in his life. He is a full-time firefighter protecting his community. He is a Marine Corps veteran who protected our country. His latest mission has been using his awesome talent as a singer and songwriter to raise awareness of veterans suffering from PTSD and of families dealing with the suicide of a loved one lost.
He has kicked ass in each mission.
John, an artist signed with Concore Entertainment, is on the precipice of a mainstream music explosion after releasing a new song taking the Digital Radio Trends charts by storm. It's called Before I Am Gone, and it's powerful.
As we release this episode "Before I Am Gone" keeps climbing the DRT 200, is a Top 20 Rock Song, and is also rated on the Indie Music and Adult Contemporary charts.
John goes back Behind Enemy Lines to speak with Gene and Russell to talk about this deeply-personal song (you'll be floored when you hear the origin of its powerful lyrics) the pain of dealing with PTSD that nearly cost him his life and did take his brother from him and his family, and - most importantly - the hope that comes with reaching hundreds of thousands - and soon millions - around the world.
Democrat Disarray - From #SchumerShutdown to #ReleaseTheMemo
Gene and Russ review a week of greater liberal lunacy than usual. First, the boys analyze the #SchumerShutdown, picking the winners and losers (spoiler alert - it ain't call the Schumer Shutdown for nothin') who gained what, and where we stand on the negotiation of the budget, DACA, the Wall and more.
Then, Russ and Gene look at the latest on the cluster-you-know-what that is the Mueller investigation / House inquiries into Trump-Russia collusion, FBI wrongdoing, the FusionGPS memo and anything else that can be thrown in there.
That, and a shout out to the takedown of Twitter by Project Veritas and James O'Keefe, who had given a SIGNED copy of his book to be given away on the show! Details to follow on www.behindenemylinesradio.us
Gene and Russ pile on with the rest of the country in discussing the pearl-clutching non-controversy of President Trump's alleged potty-mouth. We are, of course, talking about the alleged "s***hole" comment made during closed-door negotiations on proposed DACA legislation. .
Then, author and friend Erin Cruz goes Behind Enemy Lines to talk about her first in a seriesof books: Revolution America: Communication Toolbox for the Modern Conservative American Woman, as well as discuss her intended run for U.S Senate against Dianne (Franken-) Feinstein.
It's a fun and informative show!
I'm From The Government and I'm Here to Kill You
NYT Best selling author and noted federal attorney David Hardy went Behind Enemy Lines to discuss his latest book "I'm From The Government and I'm Here to Kill You" which takes a deep dive into American sovereign immunity and the real costs of official negligence and recklessness that can lead to the death of American citizens without consequences. David discusses some examples, like the VA system and Fast and Furious, and offers some solutions as well.
Also, Gene discusses Sen. Dianne Feinstein's decision to release the testimony of FusionGPS's Glenn Simpson, and why it was a political gambit of epic proportions.
That, and we #ResetTheClock on NYS corruption!
Hidden Gems of 2017
As Behind Enemy Lines rings in the new year, let's take a look back at some of our favorite interviews of 2017 that you may have missed. They may not be household names, but they were engaging, interesting and thought provoking guests who added to the biggest year in the show's history.
Oh, and we announce the 2017 Buffoon of the Year!
Worst. Christmas. Carols. EVER!
It's that time of year again!
Time to spread some smiles and a little Christmas cheer! Behind Enemy Lines presents the Top 10 Worst Christmas Carols. Ever. Grab more than a few cups of eggnog and let the laughs ensue.
And no, before you ask – the songs were not created as a parody, though we did turn them into just that! Enjoy – and Merry Christmas one and all from everyone here at Behind Enemy Lines Radio!
CNN: Counterfeit News Network
This week, we look at yet another bad news week for the liberal media, as CNN relied on "multiple sources" who all got a date of an email wrong - and then MS-DNC and CBS confirm the mistake - in a display of shoddy journalism. Gene and Russ take a part this latest blunder and ask: Why haven't they burned a source that burned them?
Russ and Gene also look at the latest news coming out of the Alabama Senate special election, where embattled Republican Roy Moore is still ahead in the polls, and where Democrat Doug Jones is committing unforced errors.
The guys also look at the news about the Trump tax reform plan, and what it means for the "People's Republic of New York".
All this, plus the results of the first round of Buffoon of the Year, and Gene brags about his Bitcoin investment!
2017 Buffoon of the Year Selection Show!
As Bruce Buffer would say, "It's..... TIME!" for the 2017 Buffoon of the Year. This year's class features a veritable rogue's gallery of buffoonery that we unveil in this week's show!
Before we get to the fun and the voting, we are so proud to announce our partnership with Less Government, More Fun who bring us "Buffoon Swag," which will be made available on Teespring all month long! You'll be hearing more about this exciting partnership in the weeks and months to come.
But for now, it's all about YOU, our listeners, and "Who Ya Got!"
Behind Enemy Lines Radio - Hacks: Inside the HRC-DNC Collusion
Gene and Russ are completely overwhelmed with the fast flying news exploding from Donna Brazile's tell-all tome inside the DNC for the 2016 Democratic Primary Election. They do their best to break it all down, while keeping the laughter to a minimum.
Then, Russ and Gene go head-to-head on the pros and cons of the so-called Con-Con vote in the People's Republic of New York. Should voters choose a constitutional convention and push reform? Or does it only help politicians and cost too much? You decide.
Behind Enemy Lines Radio - The End of the Beginning
With the blockbuster news regarding the special investigation of the Russian-collusion scandal, including the indictment of Paul Manafort and Rick Gates, and the news that a low-level policy volunteer pled guilty to lying to the FBI, Gene puts on his lawyer hat and breaks down the legalities, the political ramification and the social media fallout.
Behind Enemy Lines Radio - Trump vs. Iran
Gene and Russ welcome the Deputy Director of the Washington office of the National Council of Resistance of Iran, author of The Iran Threat (Palgrave MacMillan; New York 2008), and president of Strategic Policy Consulting, Alireza Jafarzadeh.
Jafarzadeh is an Iranian policy expert who has been on the forefront of efforts to ensure that the Iranian regime does not acquire a nuclear weapon. In 2002 and 2003, his work lead to the critical discoveries of illicit nuclear development sites inside Iran including the Natanz uranium enrichment facility, the Arak heavy water facility, the Kalaye Electric centrifuge testing facility near Tehran, and the Lashkar Ab’ad laser enrichment facility. These revelations triggered, for the first time, inspection of Iranian sites by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).
We discuss a brief history of US-Iran relations, who is REALLY in charge in Iran (hont - not who you think) and his reaction to President Trump's new policy towards the Iran Nuclear Deal.
Gene and Russ also discuss the non-news news of the week, including new "Buffoon of the Year" contender, Frederica Wilson, and the emerging "real" Russia scandal involving Hillary Clinton. It's a jam-packed show!
Behind Enemy Lines Radio - Collusion! Part Deux
There's that word again!
But this time, it comes in the context of Colin Kaepernick's grievance filed against the NFL that claims that Trump colluded to keep him out of a job with the league and its teams. Yes, you read that right.
We also talk about what the Iran deal de-certification REALLY means (you know some actual political talk!) as well as why Harvey Weinstein's attorney may be a genius and why Slate thinks the Second Amendment means you should be limited to two guns.
Behind Enemy Lines Radio - It's a Mad, Mad, Mad World!
They're back! Russell Gallo and Gene Berardelli are FINALLY reunited on air for another great edition of Behind Enemy Lines Radio. And, there's so much to talk about.
Gene and Russ take on the Las Vegas shooting and the left's knee-jerk reaction to the latest barrage of partisan attacks on the Second Amendment, discuss the NFL/National Anthem hub-bub in light of reports that Colin Kaepernick will not kneel if he gets a job, and takes a sobering glance at the developing tension concerning the possibility of a nuclear North Korea.
Behind Enemy Lines Radio - NFL: Nuts For Liberals!
NOTE: This show was recorded prior to the tragic events in Las Vegas. Everyone here at BEL is keeping those effected by the shooting in our thoughts and prayers.
This week, BEL welcomes the FIRST Democrat to come as a guest on the show! Gene discusses NFL protests with self-identifying "Conservative" Democrat, Civil Rights attorney and Atlanta-area radio show host, Robert Patillo. Together, they break down the legalities and the politics of the recent NFL protests against... well... whatever is being protested.
Behind Enemy Lines Radio - Kevin & Sam Sorbo - And Hollywood Politics
We are thrilled to welcome Kevin and Sam Sorbo back to the show! Appearing together, Kevin and Sam have put together an amazing movie being released on October 27th - Let There Be Light. Directed by Kevin and co-written by Sam, Let There Be Light introduces audiences to world-famous atheist Dr. Sol Harkens (played by Kevin), who delights in debating and defeating Christians, but is emotionally empty. Isolated from Katy (played by Sam), the wife he divorced following the harrowing loss of their first son, and a lousy part-time dad to their two younger boys (Kevin and Sam's sons!), his self-destruction culminates in a car crash that leaves him clinically dead for four minutes. The four-word message from that experience challenges his convictions, sending him into a panicked tailspin. Reluctantly leaning on his family’s forgiveness, love and faith, Sol struggles to find meaning and purpose in the words “LET THERE BE LIGHT.”
We talk about the creative process that culminated into this film, the challenges of balancing work, family and faith, and how their work has been accepted in Hollywood.
Speaking of which, the film sets the backdrop for a great juxtaposition with the Emmy Awards and the politicization of consumer "art". Coming off of another ratings stinker, Gene discusses how the biggest star of the show - and the most talked about person - wasn't even in attendance! Is President Trump taking permanent residence in Hollywood's head?
Behind Enemy Lines Radio - NEVER FORGET
To memorialize the 16th anniversary of the September 11th attacks, Behind Enemy Lines Radio wants no one to ever forget what happened that fateful day in 2001. Gene recounts his own personal story of that day, and plays some rarely heard radio runs from first responders in New York City. When you listen to those chilling accounts, how could anyone ever forget?
Then, we look forward. We talk with Don Black, president and CEO of Cornerstone Television Network, who mobilized The faith-based movement In God We Trust (IGWT) which get tens of thousands of Christians to pray, fast, and repent for the safety of our nation on September 11, 2017.
Don was responsible for cobbling together a unique coalition of broadcasting networks, statesmen, and denominational leaders, is uniting around the message for a renewed call to intercede for America. People like Gov. Mike Huckabee, Alveda King, and Dr. Pat Robertson, among others, lent their voices to a television special titled “In God We Trust – 9/11 Triumph from Tragedy,” that aired on Cornerstone Television Network with many other Christian broadcasting networks. Additionally, the group presented President Trump with a petition signed by 100,000 Christian citizens, asking him to issue a Presidential Proclamation designating 9/11 as an official day of prayer, fasting, and repentance.
Then, we lighten the mood and celebrate the release of Hillary Clinton's book! Long may she blame!
Behind Enemy Lines Radio - DACA Repeal FALLOUT!
You wanna know about DACA? Check out Behind Enemy Lines Radio! We unpackaged what DACA is, What the Trump administration did this week in repealing it, and what it means politically and in real world terms. Gene also goes after the left's overreaction to its repeal.
Behind Enemy Lines Radio - Best of 2017. So Far Pt. 2
Yeah, it's another clip show, but what better way to celebrate our SECOND Podcast Award nomination in a row! This week, we look back at our favorite interviews of the year, including our friend, veteran and bad ass musician John Preston, who just signed with a record label! Then, we look back to our interview with veteran war correspondent Bob Dvorchak on the state of journalism in the era of Trump. Plus, we play our favorite "skit" of the year!
Behind Enemy Lines Radio - The Best of 2017. So Far
While the show is on summer hiatus, we take a look back at some top interviews of 2017 so far, including Roger Stone, Sen. Mike Lee, Michelle Malkin and best selling "author" Michael Knowles
Behind Enemy Lines - GOP's Rough Week
How did we get here? Wasn't it just a few weeks ago that the GOP was riding high on a wave of special election wins, increased consumer confidence, a more secure border and other Republican policy wins. Then, news this week that the GOP leadership in the Senate have FAILED to come up with a consensus to repeal and replace Obamacare, handing Democrats the huge victory they craved?
So we here Behind Enemy Lines want to talk about how we got here and where we, as a party and a movement are headed.
First, we're thrilled to welcome Kevin Jackson back to the show, as we recap the momentum that the GOP had heading into the summer of 2018.
Then, a quick look at a little-known organization of Young Republicans and how their imitation of national politics could be leading us to a generation of ruin. We talk with Giancarlo Ghione of the NJ Young Republicans as we uncover bully tactics, delegate shenanigans and other tactics that we come to expect from the Left in full practice by "future Republican leaders".
We're holding a mirror up to Republicans and taking a cold hard look.
Behind Enemy Lines: FAIR Part 2 - Sen. Boozman & More!
Part 2 of the Biggest Show of the Year! Behind Enemy Lines Radio traveled to the Federation for American Immigration Reform's (FAIR) "Hold Their Feet to the Fire" event and are bringing you the BEST interviews from that event.
The lineup reads like a "Who's Who" of immigration reform!
Sen. John Boozman (R-AR) has been a leading voice in the U.S. Senate for over a decade. Gene and Russ discuss the current state of immigration reform in the all of the Senate and how he expects the Trump administration will continue to push for change.
Congressman Jodey Arrington (R-TX) joins Russ and Gene to tell how he believes that securing our border and protecting our citizens should be the top priority of the federal government. He has co-sponsored legislation to stop dangerous sanctuary cities, ensure we efficiently implement technology to secure our border, and penalize countries that refuse to take back their citizens who were criminally detained and deported from the United States.
Speaking of border security, Congressman Mike Rogers (R-AL) has a way to pay for the border wall that has nothing to do with solar panels and will not cost Americans one single cent. He discusses legislation he authored that would not only secure that funding, but will keep money normally sent overseas by illegal immigrants in the American economy.
How many immigrants is "enough" and how many are "too many"? Gene and Russ talks immigration by the numbers with Chris Chmielenski, the Director of Activism for NumbersUSA.
Finally, we round out our coverage with the President of FAIR, Dan Stein. Mr. Stein has published hundreds of articles on immigration policy, and through the years has appeared on national television thousands of times on just about every significant news program in America, has spoken to major groups across America, and has been asked to testify before Congress on related issues over 50 times.
Behind Enemy Lines: FAIR Part 1 - Michelle Malkin & Sen. Mike Lee!
The biggest show of the year! Behind Enemy Lines Radio traveled to the Federation for American Immigration Reform's (FAIR) "Hold Their Feet to the Fire" event and are bringing you the BEST interviews from that event in the first of (at least) two awesome shows.
Michelle Malkin is a mother, wife, blogger, conservative syndicated columnist, longtime FOX News commentator, #1 New York Times bestselling author, and host of Michelle Malkin Investigates. She is the author of six books, and is the founder of conservative Internet start-ups Hot Air and Twitchy.com. And with all this going on, she had time to come on our show to talk about her latest book - Sold Out: How High-Tech Billionaires & Bipartisan Beltway Crapweasels Are Screwing America's Best & Brightest Workers - where she sets her sights on the corrupt businessmen, politicians, and lobbyists flooding our borders and selling out America’s best and brightest workers.
Speaking of amazing guests, Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) has been a champion of true immigration reform. He believes the best way to accomplish true immigration reform is to tackle one specific issue at a time – like border security, visa reform, interior enforcement, and workplace verification – in targeted bills, then implement each reform and report on its progress before moving on to the next step. We talk about immigration, as well as his latest book - Written Out of History: The Forgotten Founders Who Fought Big Government - and where he currently stands on the health care bill negotiations!
Next, we get wonky with the Executive Director and General Counsel of the Immigration Law Reform Institute (ILRI) Dale Wilcox. Dale is a distinguished litigator who has dedicated his career to protecting civil rights and promoting accountability, transparency, and integrity in government and fidelity to the rule of law. Russ and Gene discuss the recent SCOTUS decision on the President's travel suspension and what the future may hold in October when the Court hears oral arguments.
Finally, Gene and Russ get into the nitty-gritty of patrolling the border with Hector Garza, the Vice President of the National Border Patrol Council, and a Border Patrol Officer since 2000. Hector is extremely passionate about border security and getting the real stories of the men and women of the US Border Patrol into the media and public arena.
It's a jam-packed show - and Russ Gallo is BACK!
Behind Enemy Lines: Special Election Lessons
Yes, we're all thrilled about the two special election wins in Georgia and South Carolina. And yes, Democrats wasted millions in Georgia on a carpet-bagger of a liberal candidate and mis-read a conservative district. But that doesn't tell the whole story. BEL contributor Sgt. Jon Lubecky (U.S. Army, Ret.) had a front row to the SC special election, and he explains how if Democrats replicate what he saw, Republicans may be in trouble in 2018.
Then, one of the most interesting interviews we've ever brought you. Ali Safavi isa member of the Foreign affairs Committee of the National Council of Resistance of Iran, the parliament in exile of the Iranian opposition. Hear his riveting personal story, learn about those putting their lives on the line resisting the Iranian regime, and learn about the gathering this weekend in Paris of the international community.
All that, plus a special birthday message!
Behind Enemy Lines: MSM Narrative: REKT!
Between the Comey testimony last week and the testimony of Attorney General Jeff Sessions this week, the Democratic / mainstream media narrative of President Trump has taken a beating! Gene reviews the #FakeNews that got it wrong on whether the President was under investigation by the FBI. Then, Gene talks about the similarities between the era of McCarthyism and the zealotry of the Left's rush to judgment on the AG, who laid out in his own testimony how his good name has been sullied by inuendo without proof.
Then, Gene reveals his latest legal hero - you have to hear her take the MSM to the woodshed on what "obstruction of justice" actually is!
Behind Enemy Lines - Scottie Hughes on Kathy Griffin, London Attack
Conservative journalist, author, former CNN contributor and Trump campaign surrogate Scottie Hughes goes back Behind Enemy Lines to discuss Kathy Griffin's disgusting photo shoot the terrorist attacks in Great Britain, and her latest role as National Spokeswoman for the Committee to Defend the President Super PAC. Does she think President Trump needs defending? We'll find out!
Plus, we have a little bit of fun with Hillary Clinton's excuses tour!
Behind Enemy Lines - A Memorial Day Tribute
This week, Behind Enemy Lines Radio will be paying tribute to our veterans in our post-Memorial Day special. We'll re-play one of our interviews with Warrior Angels Foundation's Andrew Marr & Chase Rowan to highlight the importance of taking care of our veterans. If you haven't heard about the amazing work they are doing, tune in.
We'll also re-play Tony Lo Bianco's Emmy Award Nominated rendition of "Just a Common Soldier". What an amazing tribute to our fighting men and women.
And, we'll feature two great songs from veteran recording artist John Preston.
Behind Enemy Lines - Fear, Anger & Loathing
With news of the atrocious ISIS-inspired attack in Manchester comes a flood of emotions. Behind Enemy Lines recaps what we know, the fear that remains in the air, and Gene adds his views on these latest events.
Speaking of terrorism, has the #PeopleRepublicOfNewYorkCity finally gone off the deep end and is set to honor a convicted murderer and terrorist who killed New Yorkers? Gene gets angry as he breaks down this latest instance of a shocking lack of self-awareness in discussing the National Puerto Rican Day Parade's decision to honor a terrorist, and how corporate sponsors are running away in droves.
Finally, have you seen any evidence of collusion? It seems like the MSM is asking on an hourly basis. In the wake of the appointment of a special counsel to investigate alleged criminal activity in connection with Russian collusion, Gene delves into the Left's loathsome campaign to convict President Trump without evidence.
Behind Enemy Lines - The Anonymous Source Hustle
Behind Enemy Lines explores how liberal-leaning media uses anonymously sourced and filtered information to create a false credibility. It's a vicious cycle that Gene picks apart in the context of the latest news stories from the Washington Post and the New York Times - both sourced anonymously - and how the Trump administration is left fighting shadows.
Behind Enemy Lines: HOT TAKE! FBI Director Comey is FIRED!
We had an amazing edition of Behind Enemy Lines Radio planned. But that plan got scrapped when President Trump FIRED FBI Director James Comey.
Here's our "Hot Take" on this breaking news, as we breakdown the facts as we currently know them, look at some reaction from the head-explodin' left, and a few opinions of our own!
Behind Enemy Lines - Art Of The Deal
Behind Enemy Lines takes a hard look at the first real bi-partisan legislation negotiated by the Trump administration. Did Democrats REALLY win? The devil is in the details, as you'll find out!
Then, we welcome two dynamite guests! Bob Dvorchak is a Veteran, War Correspondent & Author . His most recent book "Drive On: The Uncensored War of Bedouin Bob and the All-Americans." In his new book, Bob draws a vivid picture of his days dug in with the 82nd Airborne, awaiting "go" time for Operation Desert Storm. He actually joined the U.S. Army’s 82nd Airborne Division (The All-Americans) to live with paratroopers prior to and during their invasion of Iraq. We discuss his book as well as the current state of journalism from the view of a "journalist's journalist".
Then, we are happy to welcome attorney Michelle Owens, who is defending young male college students from Title IX "kangaroo courts". Michelle is an expert in University Title IX cases, and is actively combatting University bias in these matters. She recently published an article in The Daily Caller revealing how the campus zealots are biasing the system and taking away students due process rights.
Top to bottom, an awesome show!
Behind Enemy Lines - First 100 Days-ish
Behind Enemy Lines Radio tackles the first 100 days of the Trump Presidency. What got done? What did we learn? Where do we go from here? We tackle it all!
Then, Gene discusses the disturbing trend of chilling the First Amendment coming form the left, in light of the latest cancellation of Ann Coulter's appearance at Berkeley.
Behind Enemy Lines - Exclusive With Roger Stone!
This week, Behind Enemy LInes landed a HUGE exclusive interview with one of the men in the eye of the hurricane that is the claim of Russian interference in the 2016 Elections - political iconoclast Roger Stone. Gene and special co-host Gerald Gross talk to Roger about his new book, The Making of the President 2016, the upcoming Netflix documentary "Get Me Roger Stone" and the latest on the Congressional investigation into his alleged involvement in the alleged Russian election hacking scandal. Expect nothing but Stone Cold Truth.
That, plus Gene discusses America's re-emergence onto the world scene with President Trump's proportional response in Syria, position on North Korea and more.
Behind Enemy Lines - Enemies At The Gates
This week, Behind Enemy Lines takes on a lot of heavy issues with a common thread - a look at emerging local, national and international "enemies" and what government can do to combat them.
First, a discussion of "sanctuary cities" in light of AG Jeff Sessions emphatic statement. We flash back to our interview with Rep. Lou Barletta from the past summer, which is a primer for those unfamiliar with the issue.
Then, we welcome back one of our most popular guests, national security expert, and former deputy assistant secretary of the Navy Van Hipp, who has some novel ideas on how to shut down leaks coming from the "enemies" in the intelligence community.
Finally, we check in with BEL contributor, Lobby Correspondent for the Observer, Andre Walker, with a discussion of the Westminster terror attacks of the past week.
And hang around for the show's final thought where our friend Jack Buckby explains, in his own words, the personal "enemies" he and his fiance are battling in the Anti-Fascist movement, and how you can help.
Behind Enemy Lines - Double Feature!
We're happy to welcome two amazing guests this week on Behind Enemy Lines! First, we talk to Culture Correspondent for the Daily Wire - and Amazon No. 1 Best Seller Author - Michael J. Knowles, as we delve DEEP into his best-seller "Reasons to Vote For Democrats" - it's a real page turner! Then, BEL is honored to welcome Louisiana State Senator Elbert Guillory, as we discuss his efforts in leading the Louisiana GOP outreach to improve educational opportunity and economic re-birth.
All that, plus Gene talks about how proud he is to be a lawyer listening to the confirmation hearings for Judge Neil Gorsuch.
Behind Enemy Lines - Superman Falls
This week, we are very lucky to have our good friend John Preston, who not only talks a little politics with us, but also gets real personal about his new album and its first single, Superman Falls, a song dedicated to the memory of his brother, a veteran and police officer who committed suicide. This is one powerful interview.
Then, Gene brings up his first grievance with the Trump administration - the firing of Asst. US Attorney Preet Bharara. Has Gene gone full RINO? Listen as he airs his complaints and how he believes Trump may have just created the Democrats' latest matinee idol.
It's a packed show - tune in!
Behind Enemy Lines: politics - lies & wiretaps
This week, Behind Enemy Lines delves deep into a lot of BIG topics. First, Gene Berardelli explains how to prepare someone for answering questions under oath and how Attorney General Jeff Sessions was not only truth in answering questions during his confirmation hearing, but how he has legally and ethically gone above and beyond the call of the legal profession in his response to the faux outrage over his testimony about his interaction with Russian government officials.
Gene then goes through what we know about the growing wiretapping controversy involving allegations by President Trump against then-President Obama wiretapping Trump Tower.
And at the end of the show, Gene brings back Buffoon of the Week! Can you guess who won that dubious distinction? Tune in to find out!
Behind Enemy Lines - The RELOA(D)
This week, Behind Enemy Lines Radio returns with an examination of the reloading of the progressive left politically (with the election of DNC Chair Tom Perez), in media (with renewed allegations of racism and anti-semitism smeared against the President with no basis) and culturally (with Hollywood's preoccupation with President Trump - and no, we don't mean the wrong winner announced for Best Picture)
Behind Enemy Lines: War On Media
It's time to go Behind Enemy (Head)Lines to discuss the escalation of hostilities between the Trump Administration and the mainstream media. Who started it? Who escalated it? Did the Trump Administration waste political capital in fighting too many small battles? What is the motivation for the media to take down Trump? Dan Gainor from Media Research Center / NewsBusters has some answers for us.
Plus, we take a look at the litany of fake news stories that the media has conjured up against Trump since election day. Is this an organized effort? Or is it general incompetence?
All that, and Gene predicts the outcome of the 9th Circuit's (forthcoming) decision on the travel ban.
Behind Enemy Lines: Make SCOTUS Great Again!
Behind Enemy Lines delves deeply into President Trump's nomination of Justice Neil Gorsuch. What is his background? What does he believe in? What is his judicial philosophy? All this, plus we examine the political battle setting up in the Senate over his confirmation.
Then, Tea Party Patriots President and co-founder Jenny Beth Martin compares and contrasts the protests against President Trump and the tea party movement, and how the tea party movement sprang to protest liberal policies, while the recent protests are clearly aimed at the President himself, rather than any concrete policy. Martin also touches on the qualities of the ideal tea party Supreme Court Justice.
Then, Attorney Cynthia Garrett, Co-President of Families Advocating for Campus Equality (FACE), and Board President of Stop Abusive and Violent Environments (SAVE), the devestating impact of "Kangaroo Courts" on college campuses the sprouted out of the Obama Administration's DOE, and what a Trump administration can do to balance between supporting the rights of the wrongfully accused and encouraging credible reporting of misconduct.
All that, plus Gene is really ticked off by a meme!
Behind Enemy Lines - And So It Begins
Gene Berardelli goes Behind Enemy Lines to discuss the first week of the Trump administration. He tackles the good, the bad and the ugly of one of the moat chaotic weeks in politics.
Behind Enemy Lines: Illegit? Illegit?!? Just Quit!
Behind Enemy Lines returns with its first show of 2017! We are joined by the Opinions Editor of the Washington Times and former NRA President and author of "Shall Not Be Infringed, The New Threats to Your Second Amendment", David Keene, who discussed the Obama administration's last gasp to infringe on your Second Amendment rights.
Then, Gene discusses the Democratic's incredulous attempt to de-legitimize President-elect Trump by boycotting his inauguration.
Behind Enemy Lines - Year In Review Part 2
Enjoy Part 2 of Behind Enemy Lines Radio's Year in Review as we look back at interviews we did over 2016. The Warrior Angels Foundation, Van Hipp, former Congressman Steve Stockman, Shaun Adkins and James O'Keefe.
Behind Enemy Lines - 2016 Year in Review
We end our broadcast year here Behind Enemy Lines with a look back at a few of our best interviews with some of our favorite guests. Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and Happy New Year from Behind Enemy Lines Radio!
Behind Enemy Lines - 2016 Worst X-Mas Carols. Ever.
It's that time of year again!
Time to spread some smiles and a little Christmas cheer! Behind Enemy Lines presents the Top 10 Worst Christmas Carols. Ever. Grab more than a few cups of eggnog and let the laughs ensue.
And no, before you ask – the songs were not created as a parody, though we did turn them into just that! Enjoy – and Merry Christmas one and all from everyone here at Behind Enemy Lines Radio!
Behind Enemy Lines - 2016 Buffoon Of The Year Selection Show!
It's the most wonderful time of the year for Behind Enemy Lines Radio! It's #BOTY time!
Join us for our annual Buffoon of the Year Selection Show where Gene, Russ & friends run down the "Scandalous 16" as selected by the show from the ranks of politics and media that really REALLY screwed the pooch this year.
For those unfamiliar with "Buffoon of the Year", you can check out past winners at www.behindenemylinesradio.us. It's basically what you think it is - we here at the show hold the truly idiotic, dim-witted and buffoonish characters from the past year of politics for abject ridicule in the hopes that our public shaming will lead to corrective measures. It's all about the kids, y'all.
Join us for the hilarity and shenanigans.
Behind Enemy Lines - Spiking the Election 2016 Football!
Gene Berardelli and Amanda Kohut run down Election 2016! We break down the "how" and "why" of the 2016 Presidential election, we revel in the come-uppance of the mainstream media's epic fail during the election cycle, and Amanda and Gene have some fantasy picks for President-elect Trump's cabinet. Tune in!
Behind Enemy Lines - In Video, Veritas
Gene and Russ are back as we're comin' down the home stretch in Election 2016. Among tonight's topics:
- Where in the World is Sen. Mitch McConnell? Has anyone seen the U.S. Senate Majority Leader? Gene and Russ discuss how the Republican "establishment" is nowhere to be found when it comes to talking Trump.
- Did you see Newt get after Megyn Kelly? Russ goes after the popular Fox News host and lauds Newt Gingrich for taking her on this week when he appeared as a guest.
- Early Voting - Gene and Russ talk the pros and cons of early voting, which over 30 states voting for President across the country as you read this!
- Project Veritas's Videos - Are They Making a Dent? We can all agree that James O'Keefe has done a magnificent job of exposing the left's incestuous relationship with the media and how, in his latest video, he exposed the collusion between the Clinton campaign, the DNC and a now-infamous Super PAC. But, what difference, at this point, does it make? Are voters watching? Do voters even care? Russ and Gene disagree on the answer.
All this, and the return of Buffoon of the Week!
Behind Enemy Lines - Hillary's Leaking Wiki
Russ and Gene go Behind Enemy Lines to discuss the dramatic turn of events involving Hillary Clinton, John Podesta and Wikileaks. We'll also talk about the "men behind the curtain" found when James O'Keefe went undercover to expose election fraud committed by Democrats.
Then, Gene and Russ spar over Donald Trump's comments that he will fight for a constitutional amendment on term limits. Plus, the boys revive an old election tradition! Tune in!
Behind Enemy Lines - How We'd Debate Hillary
Gene and Russ bring you highlights from this week's debate and discuss how they would have dealt with Hillary Clinton's remarks on TPP, race relations, cybersecurity and more! Tune in!
Behind Enemy Lines - KY Gov. Matt Bevin, VA Rep. Dave Brat & More!
In case you missed the live broadcast, Behind Enemy Lines Radio welcomed KY Gov. Matt Bevin and VA Rep. Dave Brat, talking governing and election politics. No doubt, Donald Trump was discussed!
Plus, Russ and Gene talk about the NYC explosion, especially how liberals in the People's Republic of NYC handled the words "terrorism" and "bombing",
We also discuss Tulsa Shooting involving a female police officer and an unarmed black male and unveil some inconvenient truths about race and policing.
Finally, will there be a debate? Russ Gallo doesn't think so - find out why!
Behind Enemy Lines - Is Hillary THAT Sick?!?
Tonight, we welcome a good friend of the show, the Opinion Editor of the Washington Times, David Keene, who just released a fantastic new book, "Shall Not Be Infringed", charting the history of the fight against gun control.
Plus, Gene and Russ discuss whether Hillary Clinton really is that sick or if it's just tin-foil-hat material, and the seeming-implosion of Fox News
Behind Enemy Lines - Oh, The Crazy! It Burns!
Whole lotta craziness in the news - Colin Kaepernick sits for the national anthem (in preparation for his role as benchwarmer with the Niners?), Anthony Weiner... i mean, "Carlos Danger" rears his ugly.... you know... again! And Alex Jones trends on Drudge for a "Please don't kill me, Hillary" rant - and thinks Jimmy Kimmel is in on it?!?
To balance it out, talk show host / financial whiz Steve Beaman compares Hillary's and Donald's economic plans in a calm, rational way.
Then back to the crazy - is Donald Trump right in saying that "they" are stealing the election given recent comments from DHS Secretary Johnson talking about taking over the Presidential election administration?!?
All this and more from Gene and Russ!
Behind Enemy Lines - Two Whites Guys On Race Relations
NFL Super Bowl Champion / Author Burgess Owens goes Behind Enemy Lines tonight!
A member of the 1980 Super Bowl Champion Oakland Raiders, Burgess Owens is the author of the new book Liberalism: or How to Turn Good men into Whiners Weenies and Wimps (Post Hill Press, 2016). In his book, Owens goes into, among other topics, the theory of “Race Control” that has been the common theme between todays prominent Liberal Black Americans and their White Democratic Progressive counter-parts.
“It has been from behind the façade of Blackness that White Progressive Democrats have ingratiated themselves into a trusting Black community. As it was with the original 21 White Anti-Capitalist, Anti-Christian, Race Control founders of the 1910 NAACP, it is today with the White Democratic owners of BET (Black Entertainment TV). It’s 15-year Anti-Police and Anti-American messaging has now metastasized into the anti-Police and violent Black Lives Matter."
Also, Judicial Watch's Chief Investigative Reporter Micah Morrison discusses his explosive investigation into the "People's Republic of New York" to give us all a gruesome look into the newest iteration of Tammany Hall.
All that, plus Russ and Gene review the week that was in politics and current events!
Behind Enemy Lines - Short Circuit!
Russ Gallo is back in the house - and he's got a LOT to say! Tune in to find out his take on Hillary's "Short circuit", her campaign's unbelievable gaffe in letting the father of Omar Mateen into a rally - and within feet of her onstage. And - believe it or not - Russ actually calls out Donald Trump's 2nd Amendment "threat".
All that, and a whole lot of fun as Gallo plays catch-up this week!
Behind Enemy Lines - DNC Debacle!
Behind Enemy Lines Radio takes on the DNC Debacle! Gene Berardelli runs down the Philadelphia Experiment gone awry, along with a few choice words from Andre Walker! There's even a little bit of singing!
Then, Gene welcomes Bob Dorigo Jones form Center for America to talk about his Wacky Warning Labels contest winners, as voted on and announced on Stossel!
Behind Enemy Lines - The #RNCinCLE Show
No, we're not in Cleveland, but you can count on Behind Enemy Lines to cover the stories the MSM ignores from the RNC in Cleveland! We'll be joined by Jason Beardsley, combat veteran, CEO of The Underground Movement apparel company and a man chosen to speak at the RNC, who will be sharing a little "inside baseball" from Cleveland. That and more!
Behind Enemy Lines - It Was Bound To Happen...
This week on Behind Enemy Lines Radio, Gene weighs in last week's events in Minnesota, Baton Rouge and Dallas, and he makes the controversial statement that the violence we saw to Dallas was "bound to happen" and that no one's hands are clean.
We also bring you the FULL interview with Congressman Jody Hice of Georgia that we did after he questioned FBI Director Comey,
Plus, a clip from the EMOTIONAL interview we did with Maria Espinoza and Julie Golvach of the Remembrance Project. Listen to Julie's story of her son, Spencer, who was gunned down at a stop light by an illegal immigrant with a lengthy arrest record. We hope it moves you to action.
Tune in now!
EXCLUSIVE! Interview W/ Rep. Jody Hice After Questioning FBI Director Comey
Behind Enemy Lines landed an exclusive interview with Congressman Jody Hice (R-GA) minutes after he questioned FBI Director Comey in this week's Congressional hearing. He gives us his response and reaction to FBI Director Comey's responses to his questions.
Behind Enemy Lines - Justice? That's For Suckers!
This week, we're talkin' the latest Hillary / FBI / email scandal news with NewsBusters' Dan Gainor, plus we'll be playing an interview with Judicial Watch's Chris Farrell where he predicted two weeks ago that Hillary would get off scot-free from this FBI email investigative farce. And, we welcome Breitbart's Neil Munro discussing President Obama's superiority complex and the Democrat-Media Complex.
Behind Enemy Lines - FAIR's Hold Their Feet To The Fire - Part 1
Part One Of A Two-Part Series!
Gene and Russ from Behind Enemy Lines Radio bring you interviews we taped at the Federation for Americatn Immigration Reform's "Hold Their Feet To The Fire" event with Congressmen Dave Brat (R-VA), Steve King (R-IA), Paul Gozar (R-AZ) and Lou Barletta (R-PA) discussing immigration issues like sanctuary cities and the lack of political will in Congress to take the issue seriously.
Behind Enemy Lines - #TwoDrinkMinimum Politics
Russ and Gene are running out of things to say to each other, so we are opening up the phones for the live show to let YOU in on the fun! Boy, was that a mistake!
Behind Enemy Lines - #OrlandoShooting
Behind Enemy Lines with Gene Berardelli and Russ Gallo talking about the shooting in Orlando - an American tragedy that we all should feel.
Plus, Gene got to spend some time with Andrew and Adam Marr from Warrior Angels Foundation and discuss their inspring story.
All that, plus the return of Andre Walker! Tune in!
Behind Enemy Lines - Main Event Time!
The voters have spoken and Hillary Clinton is the presumptive nomin.... wait, the voters haven't spoken! We talk to Newsbuster's Dan Gainor about how the media and the Democratic party elite have picked the Democratic nominee for President.
We'll also size up the main event of #Election2016 between Hillary Clinton and Republican nominee Donald Trump!
Behind Enemy Lines - All Gave Some, Some Gave All
This week, Behind Enemy Lines Radio will be paying tribute to our veterans in our post-Memorial Day special. We'll re-play our CPAC interview with Warrior Angels Foundation's Andrew Marr & Chase Rowan to highlight the importance of taking care of our veterans. We'll also re-play Tony Lo Bianco's Emmy Award Nominated rendition of "Just a Common Soldier". All that and a whole lot more as we remember those who sacrificed so that we can engage in life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.
Behind Enemy Lines - "Justice" in Broken Baltimore
Niger Innis returns to the show to talk about the Black Lives Matter Movement and more! Gene breaks down the Nero verdict and examines reactions across the media. The question that keeps coming up: what is "Justice" to you? And did Black Lives Matter expose Baltimore - home to decades of Democratic control - as irreparably broken.
Niger is a tea party activist who knows his way around the political arena. Niger currently serves as the National Spokesman for the Congress of Racial Equality and is an MSNBC contributor providing insight and analysis on the day's news events.
In addition to his role with CORE, Innis is on the Advisory Committee member of the National Center for Public policy Research Project 21, and is a Founding Member of 3rd. Millennium, an organization to promote young leaders that will focus of the problems facing the next generation.
Niger is also an active member of the Tea Party movement, currently leading the newest and fasting growing movement that is Tea Party Forward. Check them out at TeaPartyForward.com.
Plus, Gene shares some great show news and more!
Behind Enemy Lines Radio - Energy & Elections... Then Potty Talk
This week, we decided to try to have an adult conversation. Yeah, that didn't last for long.
BEL welcomed conservative activist Dr. Tom Borelli joins us to talk Election 2016 and what part energy policy will play with voters, and Karen Moreau from the American Petroleum Institute joins us to bash Andrew Cuomo and the controversy surrounding the Constitution Pipeline in the "People's Republic of New York" .
Then, the show went right to the toilet. Literally. Russ brought up this whole transgender bathroom issue and... well, you can guess what happened next.
All this, plus the return of Buffoon of the Week!
Behind Enemy Lines - Trump Phenomenon
Russ Gallo is back in the house! We'll recap the "Trump Phenomenon" aka "Russ Gallo Told You So" by recapping the Election 2016 up until now. We'll review him humble beginnings in the race, from calling Mexicans "rapists" to his ability to turn flubs into fanfare, and all those winning moments.
Plus, Dan Gainor from MRC and NewsBusters discusses the latest current events in media hypocrisy. We discuss the allegations of suppressing conservative news made against Facebook by former "news curators", as well as how the Obama administration lied about the Iran Deal.
We even take a call from our resident rant-artist, Jacob "Yak Attack" Bard. Surely you don't want to miss that, do ya?
Behind Enemy Lines - PRESUMPTIVE!
Tune into Behind Enemy Lines Radio for a wrap-up of the Indiana Primary, where we examine the phenomenon that is Donald Trump, and how his campaign proved that will can overcome the science in political science. We also hold an Irish Wake offering a requiem for the Cruz campaign.
Plus, we bring you our interview with the Chairman of the Board of Wreaths Across America, Wayne Hanson, as we kick off Military Appreciation Month!
All that, plus Andre Walker's weekly monologue and more!
Behind Enemy Lines' REALLY BIG SHOW!
Some shows are simply can't-miss shows - this is one of them! BEL presents a jam-paced hour of interviews that you don't want to miss!
Just for starters, TownHall UK's Lobby correspondent Andre Walker stops by to deliver a LIVE version of his weekly monologue. Plus, he hangs around for a bit to talk some primary politics.
Author and syndicated radio host SAM SORBO drops by to talk about her latest book " They're YOUR Kids", which explores how home school provides a safer, sounder, and more spirit-centered didactic alternative, even for busy parents. Sam explores the systemic troubles and inadequacies that plague our public education system and then guides you through implementing what she writes is a better tried and ture educational approach for your family.
COL. ROB MANESS will be on air discussing his campaign for U.S. Senate in Lousiana. Rob Maness has a life long record of providing dedicated service to the Nation and ran as a Republican Candidate for the Louisiana United States Senate. Col. Maness has a distinguished service record, leading numerous combat operations, including as a bomber squadron commander in Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom. We'll talk about his race, his values and the road to Election 2016!
JAMES O'KEEFE will join us to discuss his latest Project Veritas expose that reveals shocking instances of voter fraud in the People's Republic of New York City. What does his hidden camera reveal about the actions of some poll workers when his uncovered operatives try to vote where they are not registered? We'll discuss the ramifications of his work, the recent Board of Elections investigation, and more!
Last but not least, you've probably never heard of GUY SHORT, but you will want to hear what he has to say. An elected National Delegate to the RNC pledged to Ted Cruz, Guy has been appointed to the RNC Convention Rules Committee! That's right - he'll be helping to form the rules used at the RNC Convention that you've been hearing all about. Get an inside look behind the curtain!
Behind Enemy Lines - #NYPrimary Mania!
If you missed last night's show, you missed a wonk-fest with show regulars Amanda Kohut and Matthew Fairley as we recapped and analyzed both side of the New York PRimary for the Presidency. We recapped whether New York's results actually matter in the Republican primary, and the never-ending question: contested convention, or no?
If you like exit poll data, you'll love this segment.
We also recapped the Democrat Primary, including news that over 100,000 Democrats were disenfranchised by the NYC Board of Elections, and what the less-than-60 number means to Hillary Clinton's bid
Plus, Amanda gets scared by a spider. Talk about good radio!
Tune in for all the fun!
Behind Enemy Lines - Stop Hillary!
The name says it all, doesn't it? We welcome Stop Hillary PAC Director Sen. Ted Harvey & just bash Hillary in general. We look at the phenomenon within the DNC where Bernie Sanders wins the popular vote, but Hillary Clinton gets the delegates, We also tear apart the BILLION DOLLAR TAX HIKE PLAN that Hillary is peddling on the campaign trail.
All that, plus Andre Walker's GOP Pep Talk in his weekly monologue.
Behind Enemy Lines - Battlefield: Wisconsin
The 2016 Primary election battlefield moves to Wisconsin. Will Donald Trump finally deliver a knockout blow, or will his horrible string of late continue? Will Ted Cruz rise or fall? Will John Kasich matter? Tune in!
Plus, we go "Behind Enemy (Head)Lines with MRC / NewsBusters' own Dan Gainor!
Behind Enemy Lines - Election Insanity!
Gene and Russ go Behind Enemy Lines to discuss the recent controversy surrounding the arrest of Donald Trump's campaign manager, Corey Lewandowski based on allegations brought by former Breitbart journalist Michelle Fields, tackling the legal arguments and political ramifications.
Then, Russ, Gene and BEL contributor Jacob "Yak Attack" Bard, talk about whether candidate wives are off-limits, the shadow campaign of securing delegate commitments, and whether the GOP can survive a brokered convention - or should it?
All that, plus TownHall's Andre Walker and his kick-@$$ monologue! Tune in!
Behind Enemy Lines - Obama Plays, Brussels Burns
In the wake of the Brussels attacks, Gene and Russ go Behind Enemy Lines to discuss the issue from alternate points of view. the boy welcome TownHall's Andre Walker to the show to get his perspective on the attacks, the EU, and the perception of President Obama from outside the USA.
Speaking of outside the USA, Gene and Russ highlight President Obama's latest instance of "leadership from behind" when he chose to attend a baseball game in Cuba with a Communist dictator over fulfilling his duties under NATO. Shocking.
But not as shocking as BEL contributor Amanda Kohut's announcement about her views on Election 2016, which sets the context for an Election 2016 update in the wake of the Brussels attacks.
All this and more - tune in!
Behind Enemy Lines - #SuperTuesday3! This Time, It's Personal!
Russ and Gene run down the latest EPIC primary night in Republican politics, Super Tuesday 3! Who won? Who survived? Who's out? Who should be out?
Plus, the guys go further into the Trump phenomenon with friend of the show / Fox Contributor / author Van Hipp!
Then, Townhall's Andre Walker talks Obama, the EU "Brexit" and... Belgium?
All this and more!
Behind Enemy Lines - The CPAC Recap Show!
While the primary returns come in, tune into to BEL's 5th annual CPAC Recap show. Tonight's show will feature interviews we did during this past week's CPAC 2016 in National Harbor, MD - including former U.S. Ambassador John Bolton, Congresswoman Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) and Trump surrogate / political commentator Scottie Nell Hughes!
Plus, Russ and Gene talk Donald Trump - again. Well why wouldn't we? He had another helleva primary night.
Plus, Andre Walker's weekly monologue, and a whole helleva lot more!
#CPAC - Ambassador John Bolton
Ambassador John Bolton discusses the gap between Republicans and Democrats on foreign policy.
Shaun McCutcheon Talks Money & Politic$
Behind Enemy Lines is sure to blow some liberal minds as we discuss with Shaun McCutcheon - the man who blew the flood gates open for Super PACs in election politics as the litigant in the landmark Supreme Court decision of McCutcheon v. FEC - goes Behind Enemy Lines about the state of money in our political system.
A natve of Alabama, Shaun has not only created a successful career as a registered professional engineer in Alabama, but he also wears many hats in Republican politics - his latest project is heading http://conservativeactionfund.com/, a Super PAC that "upports true conservative candidates committed to fighting for freedom of speech and limited government." Oh, and he is a Trump delegate in Alabama (and had lots to say about The Donald!)
Speaking of The Donald, Gene Berardelli breaks down the #NVCaucus, going behind the polling to see who is supporting Trump and why.
Then, Gene goes through the week in #NewYorkValues, including tales of corruption, insider politics, and sheer out-and-out stupidity.
All this, plus Andre Walker! Tune in!
Behind Enemy Lines - Niger Innis Talks Election 2016 & More!
Niger Innis is a tea party activist who knows his way around the political arena. Niger currently serves as the National Spokesman for the Congress of Racial Equality and is an MSNBC contributor providing insight and analysis on the day's news events.
In addition to his role with CORE, Innis is on the Advisory Committee member of the National Center for Public policy Research Project 21, and is a Founding Member of 3rd. Millennium, an organization to promote young leaders that will focus of the problems facing the next generation.
Niger is also an active member of the Tea Party movement, currently serving as National Chairman of TheTeaParty.net and an active leader in Tea Party Express and the newest and fasting growing movement that is Tea Party Forward.
We'll be talking with Niger about the news of the day, including the South Carolina primaries, the passing of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia and more.
Plus, after his bombastic debut, we expect even bigger and better things from our newest contributor, TownHall's Andre Walker!
Behind Enemy Lines - Primary Night in NH!
While you're watching the returns roll in from New Hampshire, tune into a special LIVE! Behind Enemy Lines Radio. We'll break down the results, what they mean to the candidates, and once again talk about who should stay and who should take an off-ramp from the Road to Election 2016.
And as we await a winner, Dan Gainor checks in to take us "Behind Enemy (Head)Lines with NewsBusters as we are once again reminded of the hypocrisy of the media in the "fair and balanced" election coverage from all mainstream outlets.
Plus, a BIG ANNOUNCEMENT about the future of the show, CPAC and more! What is it? You gotta tune in to find out!
Behind Enemy Lines Radio - Iowa Caucus Recap!
Gene Berardelli and Amanda Kohut break down the winners and losers of the 2016 Iowa Caucus. Who is breaking out? Who should hang tough? Who should just leave Iowa and never come back?
Behind Enemy Lines - The Voice Of An Angry America
We've been saying it for weeks now - it feels like America is angrier this election cycle than it has been in years. Some disagree, but Gene Berardelli makes the case that an angry electorate is driving this year's election mood - and may lead to dramatic results.
Then, Mona Salama checks in from Iowa to discussion the mood of voters on the first caucus state in this year's election cycle, as well as to recount her experience this past week in New Hampshire.
Behind Enemy Lines - Flirting With Disaster?
If we're working with Donald Trump, we tell him to stay away from Texas Senator Ted Cruz. He's dangerous in debates and crazy smart.
If we're working with Ted Cruz, we tell him to stay away from NY billionair Donald Trump. He's been impervious to attack and his rise in the polls defies logical and conventional election thinking.
So why are they locked in mortal (political) combat? Gene Berardelli and Russell Gallo discuss.
Oh, and Gene slams NYC Republicans offended by #NewYorkValues, Russ slams Chris Christie and both hosts slam the Democrats!
PLUS! A great interview with the American Conservative Union's Matt Schlapp with a great preview of CPAC!
Tons of show comin' at 'cha!
Behind Enemy Lines - #SOTU Show!
Behind Enemy Lines is here to break down the "S#!t Obama Tells Us" - otherwise known as the SOTU - State of the Union Address.
If you tuned in, you heard a very warped view of how President Obama sees what he accomplished in his two terms. Russ and I agree - we don't think that Obama definition of what he has done should be lauded as anything to be seen as a source of pride. .
We discussed what the President prattled on and on about in his last SOTU, parsing little white lie from full-blown fabrication, all while taking YOUR comments in our "Listen Live" chatroom!
What will Obama say? a lot of half-truths and cheap pops.
What will Gene and Russ say? You'll just have to tune in to find out!
Behind Enemy Lines -Debatin' #OregonUnderAttack
We're taking a spirited debate to the airwaves! In one corner: noted attorney, professor and respected pundit, J.C. Polanco. In the other: our own resident know-it-all Gene Berardelli! They'll be debating whether the events taking place in Oregon are acts of patriots, or acts of terror - and whether they should be defined one way or another.
If you don't know Juan Carlos "J.C." Polanco, you should. A former NYC Elections Commissioner, J.C. Polanco is the Republican contributor for Univision 41 and has spent his entire career serving others and is committed to public service. Born in Harlem and raised in the Fordham section of the Bronx to immigrants from the Dominican Republic, J.C. has developed a reputation in NY politics and media as a learned voice on local and national airwaves. J.C. is a regular Republican guest and contributor on NY1’s “Pura Politica” and “Inside City Hall.” He has also appeared on CNN’s “American Morning” and “Lou Dobbs Tonight,” WABC’s “UpClose with Diana Williams,” Fox’s “Good Day NY,” WPIX’s “Morning News,” WCBS 2’s “The Early Show,” Univision and Telemundo 47, BET’s “106 and Park” as well as several and diverisified radio stations and programs, including Radio WADO, 1010 WINS, CBS News, 107.5 Kiss FM, and “The Brian Lehrer Show.”
Also, Dan Gainor returns with some holiday hypocrisy as BEL once again takes you "Behind Enemy Headlines" with NewsBusters and the Media Research Center.
It's a PACKED show!
Behind Enemy Lines - Best of 2015!
BEL looks back at an amazing 2015! Gene Berardelli looks back at a year where the show made a quantum leap from podcasting hobby to legitimate AM radio show! Clips include, Sen. Ted Cruz, Jason & David Benham, & Sen. Mike Lee!
Behind Enemy Lines - Worst Xmas Carols. Ever!
It's that time of year again!
Time to spread some smiles and a little Christmas cheer! Behind Enemy Lines presents the Top 10 Worst Christmas Carols. Ever. Grab more than a few cups of eggnog and let the laughs ensue.
And no, before you ask – the songs were not created as a parody, though we did turn them into just that! Enjoy – and Merry Christmas one and all from everyone here at Behind Enemy Lines Radio!
Behind Enemy Lines - Debatin' The Debate!
Where you have debate fatigue or you were pumped for the Duel in the Vegas Desert, tune into Behind Enemy Lines Radio coverage of the CNN Debate!
For those sick of the debates, we talk to Dale Bellis about how Liberty HealthShare is changing the face of healthcare nationwide!
FOr those who can't get enough of the debates, we're joined by BEL Contributor / PolitiChick Mona Salama who was on the ground in Vegas and gave us the insider scoop.
Plus, find out who made the "Felonious 4" in BEL's 2015 Buffoon of the Year Tournament!
Behind Enemy Lines - Obama's Audacity of Inaction
Gene and Russ rip Obama a new one as they analyze his recent speeches and inaction in the War on Terror and his continual war against those that have the temerity to disagree with him. They compare and contrast Obama's ridiculous rhetoric with responses from the right - including an epic comparison to Donald Trump!
Then, the boys run down the quarterfinals of the 2015 Buffoon of the Year competition - and they are surprises in those results!
Behind Enemy Lines - Buffoon of the Year Selection Show!
It's the most wonderful time of the year. Find out who made the cut for this year's field of Buffoons and tell us WHO YA GOT, AMERICA!
To the uninitiated "Buffoon of the Year" is a tournament-styled fan-participation event that happens every December where a specially-selected group of idiots and morons are assembled to determined who was the most buffoonish personality / group of the year. We start with 16 and vote every week until there is one shining example of sheer buffoonery that will live in infamy. Be a part of history!
PLUS! We unveil our new regular segment in conjunction with the Media Research Center and NewsBusters as we go "Behind Enemy (Head)Lines with Dan Gainor!
Behind Enemy Lines - Obama: Hopelessly Unchanged
Behind Enemy Lines debuts on Spreaker with a HUGE show! We break down President Obama's "Hopelessly Unchanging" way of handling domestic and foreign policy.First, we'll examine his remarks at the G20 summit on Paris, ISIS and Syrian refugees, as well as reaction to those remarks.Then, BEL welcomes former Oklahoma Congressman J.C. Watts to highlight yet another IRS overreach and his efforts to gather bipartisan support to stop it!From top to bottom - a great show as Behind Enemy Lines debuts on our new independent home on Spreaker!
Behind Enemy Lines's Veterans Day Tribute 2015
The night before Veterans Day, Behind Enemy Lines Radio dedicates a full show to our veterans.
Gene Berardelli and Russell Gallo welcome star of stage and screen Tony Lo Bianco (known for his roles in The French Connection, TV's Police Story, Law & Order and so many more), who sat down with us to discuss politics, our veterans and has gracious allowed us to play his moving tribute: an emotional and poignant reading of "Just a Common Soldier" by A. Lawrence Vaincourt.
Then, BEL is happy to welcome veteran / musician John Preston. John is a highly decorated Marine and Veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom. He served his country, and in return suffers from PTSD. He's watched many of his fellow Veterans suffer and die from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Preston's goal is to bring awareness and peace to vets suffering from PTSD through his message and music. John's on a mission to raise awareness about the needs of today's veterans. And he puts his money where his heart is...30% of his EP sales goes to veterans and veteran causes. We'll be playing his song, "Day To Night".
Behind Enemy Lines - MRC's Dan Gainor on the CNBC Debacle
MRC VP of Business & Culture, Newsbusters' own Dan Gainor, goes back Behind Enemy Lines to talk about that debacle of a debate that occurred last week on CNBC.
Republican presidential campaigns met recently to discuss how to move forward on the remaining debates given what transpired on CNBC. While it remains to be seen which measures will prevail in their list of demands to the networks, one thing is certain: the networks are on notice that left-wing moderators will not be allowed to sabotage GOP primary debates. We'll talk to Dan about his recent contribution to Fox News, get the latest on what may happen next, and more!
Then, Russ and Gene give their take on some recent disturb news that most didn't hear about - like the Obama administrations plan to release thousands of criminals back onto our streets and then the push to "Ban The Box" on federal job applications.
All this - and WHO YA GOT for Buffoon of the Week! Tune in!
Behind Enemy Lines - Roger Stone & The Clintons' War on Women
This is one interview you can't miss- because my listening to it, you can win a book!
Roger Stone - a veteran ofeight national presidential campaigns, he served as a senior campaign aide to three Republican presidents before leaving the GOP for the Libertarian Party. He is author of the New York Times bestseller The Man Who Killed Kennedy: The Case Against LBJ and has written for Fox Opinion, Breitbart News, StoneZone.com, and the Op-Ed page of the New York Times. A well-known voice in politics for over forty years, Roger Stone often gives insights on behind-the-scenes political agendas on Fox News, CNN, CNBC, and MSNBC.
Roger joins us to talk about his new book, "The Clintons' War On Women", which is available NOW on Amazon and where fine books such as this are sold.
This interview PULLS NO PUNCHES. Roger tees off on Bill and Hillary (and I mean, he goes off!), gives us a sneak peak into the diligence of the research that went into this book, and even talks a little Donald Trump with us!
That, plus Gene and Russ discuss #SpeakerPaulyD and the parting gift that John Boehner left Paul Ryan. And of course, the return of Buffoon of the Week!
Behind Enemy Lines - The Conspiracy Against Donald Trump
BEL's Gene Berardelli asks the question: Is the GOP out to get Donald Trump? In light of recent news that "plants" associated with "establishment" backed campaigns are infiltrating his events may be just the tip of the iceberg! We'll break it down.
PLUS! Run Jim Run! Jim Webb may be out as a Democratic candidate, but will he run an independent race? We'll examine how the Democrats left Webb, and how far left the "nominating base" of the Dem party has swung towards socialism.
THEN! Shaun King's a journalist? Deray is teaching at Yale?!? Gene talks about a tried and true tradition - the infiltration of liberals into academia and journalism with the goal of indoctrinating the next generation. Tune in!
#DemDebate - The Crazy, The Corrupt & The Clueless!
For those of you who couldn't sit through what had to be one of the most mind-numbing debates ever, we here at BEL took the bullet for you, listening to every social platitude imaginable so we could break it all down for you in this great 1-hour package of a show. #TwoDrinkMinimumRadio protocols should have been in effect, but Russ and Gene were so aghast at what was said (just compare the number of times the NRA is invoked as a boogeyman compare to references to terrorism!) that they were stone sober the whole time! Listen - if you dare.
Behind Enemy Lines - Triple Header!
WIth the baseball post-season in full effect, let's play THREE! Behind Enemy Lines Radio brings you a trifecta of terrific interviews! It all starts with MRC VP of Business & Culture, Newsbusters' own Dan Gainor, who comes on to talk about the hypocrisy oozing out of the mainstream media and Hollywood in the wake of the tragic #UCCShooting. Then, we reach back to #VVS15 for interviews with Alex Meluskey, a small businessman looking to ride a grassroots wave to the U.S. Senate against the new "Face" of the GOP Establishment, Sen. John McCain. And we wrap thing up by getting wonky with the Director of Legislative Affairs at Faith & Freedom Coalition, Patrick Purtill.
It's a power-packed lineup - don't miss this show!
#VVS2015: Alex Meluskey U.S. Senate Candidate on John McCain & More!
Outside of the 2016 Presidential primaries, another primary that pundits will be watching is the fight for Sen. John McCain's seat in Arizona. One of the contenders lining up support is Alex Meluskey, a small business owner who has taken up the grassroots mantle to take on a grassroots charge at the 28-year incumbent. While at the Values Voter Summit in DC, Behind Enemy Lines caught up with Meluskey - who actually ran into Sen. McCain there! - on a whole host of issues.
#VVS15 Recap & SIGNED BOOK GIVEAWAY!
We'll be bringing you a whole bunch of great audio from the Values Voter Summit that took place this past weekend in Washington D.C., including Gov. Mike Huckabee's press conference, and our exclusive interview with Jason and David Benham! Then, listen to our exclusive interview with Dr. Alveda King to win a SIGNED COPY of her book King Rules!
Heard at #VVS15: Liberty HealthShare - Dale Bellis
One of the great things about attending conferences like Value Voters Summit is exploring the Exhibition Halls where vendors, interest groups and politically-affiliated organizations gather to spread education, promote products and enlighten attendees to great opportunities.
Opportunities like Liberty HealthShare.
Liberty HealthShare is a healthcare sharing ministry of Gospel Light Mennonite Church Medical Aid Plan, Inc. which provides an alternative to traditional health insurance. Health cost sharing is currently being used by thousands of families nationwide as an organized means of sharing medical expenses whereby like-minded people of the same ethical or religious background pool resources together in a self-pay system that keeps costs down by taking advantage of an easy enrollment process, a transparent, secure, on-line payment system, and a process to connect to a community of support.
Listen to our interview with Dale Bellis, Liberty HealthShare's Executive Director to learn more about this great organization.
VVS15: Rep. Louie Gohmert Reacts To Speaker Boehner's Resignation
Congressman Gohmert, right before speaking at a dinner at Values Voter Summit, took some time to go Behind Enemy Lines to give us his reaction to Speaker Boehner's resignation.
Breaking! Sen. John McCain Reacts To Speaker Boehner's Resignation, Trump & More
BREAKING AUDIO from Values Voters Summit! Gene Berardelli joined an impromptu interview at the Values Voter Summit with Sen. John McCain (R-AZ). He talks about House Speaker John Boehner's shocking resignation, Donald Trump, and unifying the Republican Party as we head down the road to Election 2016!
Religion & Politics w/ #RedNationRising's Lu Esposito!
It's the two subjects they say you shouldn't mix! Well this week on Behind Enemy Lines Radio, Gene Berardelli and special guest co-host Lu Esposito of #RedNationRising Radio do just that! Gene & Lu talk about the continued fallout from the CNN Debate, including the end of the road for Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker. Then, they tackle tough questions surrounding Pope Francis's visit to the US - including whether his good will will be used to score political points. And speaking of mixing religion and politics, Gene outlines his preview of the Values Voter Summit taking place in Washington D.C.
All that, plus WHO YA GOT for this week's Buffoon of the Week!
BEHIND ENEMY LINES - Snap Reaction!
Taped immediately after the #CNNDebate, Behind Enemy Lines gives you our snap reaction to what we heard on stage from the 2016 Republican candidates for President in California. Gene & Russ are joined by a myriad of WAAR radio hosts, including Vito & Vito, Watson Prunier and Duke Machado, as well as getting some insight from those who attended the Brooklyn Young Republicans debate watch party at Cafe On The Hill in Brooklyn, NY.
Who won? Who lost? Who didn't do enough? Relive the awesome and the awkward, and debate who you think came out on top!
Behind Enemy Lines - From The #StopIran Rally!
BEL brings you inside the #StopIranRally with reports from two people on the ground there - Brooke McGowan, the Executive Director of Concerned Christians for America, and regular BEL Contributor / PolitiChick Mona Salama! Plus, Gene Berardelli and Amanda Kohut weigh in on whether the rally was meant to bring change, or was a campaign stump speech in disguise! All that - AND Buffoon of the Week! WHO YA GOT, America!
Behind Enemy Lines - Crazy Uncle Joe's Back!
We all have that crazy relative that is fun and cringeworthy all at the same time, right? Well for the Democrats, no one personifies fun (for us) and cringeworthy (for them) than "Crazy Uncle" Joe Biden. Relive some of his... um... finer moments during the show.
But this show also runs the gamut. Gene Berardelli and Russell Gallo talk about the juggernaut that is Donald Trump, and Russ goes off on a rant about how women actually are different than man!
Oh, and you're all about to be Yak Attacked! Our version of "Crazy Uncle Joe" decides the show on a little joy ride to talk about.... (formerly) Orthodox Reggae Artist Matisyahu???
A jam packed show - plus WHO YA GOT for Buffoon of the Week! Vote NOW on www.behindenemylinesradio.us
Behind Enemy Lines - Hillary Has No Clue, PP Has No Soul
Gene and Russ go back Behind Enemy Lines! This week, they re-count the epic failure that is Hillary Clinton, and the ghastly horrors described in the latest CMP-Planned Parenthood video.
Can the Clinton campaign get any worse? We all know about the horrid press conference where Hillary was totally exasperated in discussing EmailGate, but did you see what BEL uncovered about her Charleston, SC office? All we have to say is "Ick."
Then the boys get serious in talking about the 7th Planned Parenthood video, painstakingly addressing Holly O'Donnell's graphic account of the horrible and unethical practice of organ harvesting from aborted babies - not fetal tissue: babies.
All that, plus WHO YA GOT! Buffoon of the Week Returns! Vote on www.behindenemylinesradio.us
Behind Enemy Lines - Cleveland Rocks!
BEL's Gene Berardelli is joined by PolitiChicks' Mona Salama and Vito DiGiovanni of the Vito and Vito Show to re-count their personal experiences covering the GOP Debate in Cleveland, including stories from the ACU's Buckeye Boot Camp and Debate Watch Party, from "The Q" where the debates were held, as well as rallies and some stops on the road.
We also hear a "Snap reaction" to the debates from Congressman Jim Jordan of Ohio, and check on some BEL Debate predictions that panned out - and some that didn't!
And stick around for Gene's "Final Thought" on the rise of the #Trumpservative - it's awesome!
Behind Enemy Lines - The #MassDebate in Cleveland (Giggity!)
We've been dying to use a "Family Guy" pun on this show for years, and we finally got to do it. (all-right!)
Russell Gallo's triumphant return is a doozy, folks. Enjoy this great episode where the boys discuss the huge Fox News debate in Cleveland, Cecil the Lion, Planned Parenthood, the Camp Shelby shootings and more.
Behind Enemy Lines - You Don't Know Jack! (Buckby)
Behind Enemy Lines goes international this week with the OUtreach Officer for the Liberty GB Party in the United Kingdom, Jack Buckby. Jack is leading the fight for conservatives in the UK when it comes to the Islamization, or as they say across the pond "Islamisation" of British political and social culture. And Jack says that America can learn from Great Britain's mistakes - but there's not much time. You may not like what you hear. You may not want to think about this issue. But take it from us - open your mind and listen without prejudice to what Jack has to say. If you do, we guarantee that you'll leave the interview questioning - can that happen here?
Then, I try to "keep it real" on two major news issues - Mark Meadows's attempt to oust House Speaker John Boehner and what to do about the ghastly, horrid disgusting Planned Parenthood practices of selling baby parts.
It's a show of "hard truths" that real patriots can deal with head on. Are you one of those patriots?
Behind Enemy Lines - All-Star Doubleheader
et's play two! BEL welcomes Tea Party Nation's Judson Phillips and American Conservative Union Chairman Matt Schlapp Behind Enemy Lines in separate back-to-back interviews! Judson not only broke news about the BRAND NEW Tea Party Nation app now available in all app stores for all mobile devices, but he discussed pending legislation that will positively affect your tax burden. Tune in to wonk out!
Then immediately after, ACU Chair Matt Schlapp joined me to discuss the 2016 Election field. After shouldering the disappointment that I will not be running for President, Matt talked about Ohio Gov. Kasich, The Donald, Hillary and the layout of the Road to 2016. Will we have a nominee by the time CPAC 2016? Tune in to get Matt's opinion.
Then, PolitiChick Mona Salama stops by to pull off the triple play by adding her two cents on Election 2016, but to also report from her experience at the Stop Iran Rally held in NYC. What speeches stole the show? And what Presidential candidate may have upped his profile? Tune in to hear Mona's analysis!
From top to bottom - an amazing lineup!
Behind Enemy Lines - Van Hipp & The Iran Deal "Nightmare"
It's always a pleasure to have Van Hipp on the show, and last night was no exception. Van joined Matt Fairley and me for a no-holds-barred discussion of the Iran Deal. Van pulled no punches in the interview, even comparing President Obama to Neville Chamberlain, and dropping a lot of knowledge on us. Did you know that there is no land-based missile defense on the ENTIRE east coast?!? That's just an example of what Van told us.
Matt and I also talked about how CBS's Major Garrett may be the last of the dying breed of MSM journalists after taking President Obama to task on his administration's failure to address 4 American hostages languishing in Iran while he lauds the merits of his nuclear deal.
We also give our pros and cons of Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker's recently-announced Presidential candidacy.
Behind Enemy Lines - Sanctuary Cities... For Crime
This week, Behind Enemy Lines tackles the issue of illegal immigration from all angles, in light of the recent events in San Francisco. Should urban jungles like the "People's Republic of " New York City and San Francisco be made to follow federal law and report illegal immigrants living "behind enemy lines", or - at the very least - not hinder efforts to deport illegals who commit crimes by issuing municipal IDs or driver's licenses?!?
Then, Russ takes Gene to task over the recent decision on same-sex marriage for talking about how Oregon has unconstitutionally harmed a small bakery business
All that, plus WHO YA GOT! For Buffoon of the Week! Vote NOW!
Behind Enemy Lines - It's An Article III Kind Of Night
Many conservatives have been fretting over the recent SCOTUS decisions on same sex marriage and Obamacare. Well Gene and Russ from Behind Enemy Lines are right there with you! But instead of crying over spilled milk (well, we do some of that, too). It's time for some solutions. The biggest one - READ THE CONSTITUTION. The solution lies in Article 3 - if Congress has the... um... let's call it testicular fortitude to use it!
After a bit of a Constitutional refresher, listen to the boys talk about the decision that wasn't really a decision that could mean that illegal immigrants will be able to vote in 2016!
All that, and we wanna know WHO YA GOT! for Buffoon of The Week!
Behind Enemy Lines - #NRLC2015: RNC's Raffi Williams & More!
It's a week of interviews on this week's Behind Enemy Lines! We open with a discussion with Raffi Williams, Deputy Press Secretary from the RNC, who reveals how many debates we'll see on the road to the Republican nomination - hint: It's a lot.
We then were lucky to talk to Michael Rounds from PA's WIlliamson College of the Trades, which is a school that selects students looking for a vocational education - something prevalent in our nation's history but has died out in favor of the era of common core and teaching to the test. Rounds candidly discusses how a move back to the future will benefit job creation.
Then, we reach back into our archives for two dandies. Julie Gunlock, author and senior fellow of the Independent Women's Forum, discusses the "culture of alarmism" and the resulting nanny state that has developed. Then, we re-focus on what conservative goals can be accomplished in Congress this year and beyond.
It's a packed show - listen now
Behind Enemy Lines - Did Jeb! Get "Trumped"?
This week, while Gallo is on a well-deserved vacation, I'll be joined by a good friend from a state that's grown two bond fide candidates for President. This week, Daniel Ruoss, Chair of the Florida Federation of Young Republicans, goes Behind Enemy Lines to school us on why Jeb! is the man.Daniel is a big supporter of Jeb Bush - so who better to tell us why he should be the Republican nominee for President!
But with all the love for Jeb in the air, we have to ask - did he get "Trumped" ??? PolitiChicks' Mona Salama stops by with some "notable quotables" for The Donald's campaign announcement, and we all debate whether Trump is serious or a sideshow.
All of that, plus WHO YA GOT! For Buffoon of the Week!
Behind Enemy Lines - Evan Sayet: One Night Only!
Gene Berardelli and Russell Gallo welcome conservative comedian, satirist and best-selling author Evan Sayet onto the show to talk about his national comedy club tour and his own personal war against political correctness. Evan makes some strong points - political culture does travel downstream to pop culture, and the sooner we on the right recognize that and get into mainstream pop culture, the sooner we start winning the culture war.
And speaking of war, isn't it comforting to know that from August 2014 to now, the Obama Administration STILL doesn't have a "Complete strategy" for ISIS? Russell Gallo outlines the issue to near perfection - and even unveils an interesting theory: Obama cares more about "CYA" than he does about winning the War on Terror.
Then Russ and Gene ponder the "profession" of protesting in the context of what is unfolding in McKinley, TX.
All this, plus WHO YA GOT for Buffoon of the Week? Vote now!
Behind Enemy Lines - STAMPEDE!
It feels like a stampede of politically powered pachyderms pounding pavement on the path to the Presidency! Is there anyone at this point who ISN'T running for President?
Gene Berardelli and Russell Gallo break down the current Republican and Democratic field as it stands today, talking about who's on top, who's down and out, and who shouldn't even bother.
Russ and Gene then take the pulse of the nation, reading the tea leaves of national polls. Do voters trust Hillary? What is the real motivation for allowing illegal immigrants to vote? Has the public soured on Voter ID? And who's more popular - Dubya or Obama? Some of the answers may surprise you!
All that, plus Russ weighs in on Bruce Jenner, and of course, you gotta vote for this week's Buffoon!
Behind Enemy Lines - Bob Dorigo Jones & More!
Amanda Kohut pinch hits for a conspicuously absent Russell Gallo to join Gene Berardelli Behind Enemy Lines LIVE from the "People's Republic of" New York City.
After a brief discussion about how character counts in the context of the Josh Duggar controversy, Gene and Amanda welcome the Senior Fellow from the Center for America Bob Dorigo Jones. Bob is best known as the creator and host of CFA’s annual Wacky Warning Labels™ Contest, now in its 14th year. Through this contest, which highlights the lengths to which companies must go to try to protect themselves from frivolous lawsuits, more than 150 million Americans learn about the absurdity of lawsuit abuse. Entries are sent in by people around the United States from which “the wackiest” are selected for final judging in July by a live audience on John Stossel’s national television show on Fox Business. But be came on to discuss his recent article showing how the overly-litigious and frivolous nature of America's judicial system hurt business - and to spar with Gene, who is a civil litigator! Even BEL Contributor Matt Fairley (another lawyer) felt compelled to jump in on the action.
Then Amanda and Gene are joined by BEL contributor / PolitiChick Mona Salama to talk about how liberal policies have led to an overly-reactive and under-proactive police force in liberal cities - and how that led to increased murders from Chicago to Baltimore and DC to New York.
All that - plus WHO YA GOT! for Buffoon of the Week! Voting opens on 5/28 on www.behindenemylinesradio.us
Behind Enemy Lines - The Cuckoo Show!
Last night, we posed this question on many shows, but now Russell and I dedicate a whole show to it.
Has the whole world gone crazy?
That's the question you'll be asking yourself as the boys review the week that was in the news during a whirlwind hour behind enemy lines. From Barack Obama blaming climate change for Boko Haram, to the kid gloves the media uses to daintily question Hillary Clinton on the news bomb that the State Department was aware of a pending al-Qaeda attack in Libya 10 days prior to the Benghazi attack, to Rep. Alcee Hastings demanding a pay raise for members of Congress already earning 174K a year.
And the list goes on and on and on.
Speaking of "cuckoo", don't forget to vote for Buffoon of the Week!
Behind Enemy Lines - Today's Demokrats
Gene Berardelli and Russell Gallo just put it out there - today's Democrats act a lot like Communists.
President Obama calling hedge fund managers "Society's Lottery Winners" who have more than they "need" and should "re-invest" in government-supported programs?!?
Hillary Clinton saying that corporations do not create jobs?
Maxine Waters looking to socialize... I mean... ummm.... have government take over all the businesses?
Hank Johnson saying that passing the GOP Budget will result in violence in the streets by the "have nots" and stating that "free marketers" are "detrimental" to America.
Has every Democrat gone mad?!?
Plus, check out this week's Buffoon of the Week - who ya got?!? Tom Brady or Roger Goddell? Vote on www.behindenemylinesradio.us!
Behind Enemy Lines - Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) Breaks News!
In Our Lost Constitution, Senator Mike Lee tells the dramatic, little-known stories behind six of the Constitution’s most indispensible provisions. He shows their rise. He shows their fall. And he makes vividly clear how nearly every abuse of federal power today is rooted in neglect of this Lost Constitution.
Plus, Gene and Russ will try to find out what qualities Sen. Lee is looking for in the next President and who - if anyone - in the current field he supports! And you won't believe his response when we ask about his plans for 2016 - needless to say, he will be on the ballot!
Plus, Russ and Gene discuss the latest goings-on in Garland and in Baltimore, as well as a robust discussion on constitutional conservatism and how political correctness threatens liberty.
All that, plus who was the bigger Buffoon this week? Natalie Portman or people tweeting about the Price is RIght's choice of prizes for a wheelchair bound winner? Vote now at www.behindenemylinesradio.us!
Behind Enemy Lines - Pick Your Poison
hreats to the American way of life are all around us these days.
At home, Baltimore is plagued by riots over the arrest of eventual death of Freddie Gray, which the Washington Post reports may have been self-inflicted. Russ and I pull no punches and give you our honest take on the latest news, and their opinion of all the "players" involved.
Abroad, we turn to guest Martin Mawyer of the Christian Action Foundation who went "Behind Enemy Lines" to talk about the emerging threat of radical Islam in Europe, as painstakingly detailed in his five-part series "Europe's Last Stand", a project 10 years in the making.
So pick your poison, America. Can we stand united long enough to face an emerging threat that seeks to fundamentally transform our nation. Or will we torn apart from within and be easy pickings for those who seek to destroy what it means to be American?
Listen to the latest Behind Enemy Lines, and you tell us what you think in the comments.
(Oh! and don't forget to vote for your choice in this week's Buffoon of the Week!)
Behind Enemy Lines - The Science is SETTLED!!!!!!!!
For a very special "Earth Day" edition of Behind Enemy Lines, Russell and Gene come to a definite conclusion. Yes, climate does change. One day it is sunny, the next it may rain. A few months from now, it will be warmer, then it'll be colder months after that. We get it. But are we supposed to believe that meteorologists - who can't get a 5 day forecast right - and climatologists can tell us that they KNOW that man has disrupted the earth's climate as compared to thousands of years ago? C'mon.
But leave it to liberals to "settle" the science with such amazing theories like Guam capsizing or California is warmer than New York in the winter. And wait until you hear the potty-mouth on Al Gore!
Also, Russ and Gene re-visit their Hillary-bash from last week to discuss instances where the Clinton Foundation's money trail may lead to the ruination of her 2016 bid.
Speaking of following the money - maybe MSNBC personalities are feeling "taxed enough already" after news broke that Sharpton, Harris-Perry and Toure haven't ponied up their fair share. (By the way, if no one watches MSNBC, does it still qualify as a network?)
All this, plus WHO YA GOT for Buffoon of the Week? Voting starts.... NOW!
Behind Enemy Lines - Deconstructing Hillary
This week, Behind Enemy Lines takes an in-depth look at now-declared Democratic Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton with AEI Senior Fellow / Forbes Columnist Karlyn Bowman.
Karlyn Bowman compiles and analyzes American public opinion using available polling data on a variety of subjects, including the economy, taxes, the state of workers in America, environment and global warming, attitudes about homosexuality and gay marriage, NAFTA and free trade, the war in Iraq, and women’s attitudes. In addition, Ms. Bowman has studied and spoken about the evolution of American politics because of key demographic and geographic changes. She has often lectured on the role of think tanks in the United States and writes a weekly column for Forbes.com.
Recently, Bowman released a public opinion study examining Clinton's favorability rating over time to try to understand changes in popularity over time, as well as overall trends and themes. Russell and I are looking forward to combing through decades of Clinton peaks and valleys to see if there is some kernel of knowledge that may be used in 2016 to gain an advantage over a candidate that seems to always ride a wave of partisan popularity.
Then, Russ and Gene give their take on the announcement of Sen. Marco Rubio's presidential campaign - and a controversial take on the SC Police shooting from Russ that is sure to get you thinking!
Behind Enemy Lines - Framework of Futility
So how do you feel about the "Framework" outlined by the Obama administration - the "Good Deal" struck with Iran that the President is hanging his second term legacy upon? Do you like that there is no way to enforce sanctions should the need arise? Are you happy that thousands of kilograms of low-enriched uranium would "POOF!" disappear from Iran to... destination unknown? Are you secure knowing that the UN will be monitoring the situation?
Haven't we heard this before, except that the President's name was Clinton and the deal was being brokered with North Korea? And how did that all work out? Gene and Russ break down the so-called "framework" to see if it stands or falls in the face of reason!
But first, Gene and Russ talk about Rand Paul's announcement in the context of the state of the GOP in the show's latest 2016 Election update.
And what show would be complete without a lil' "Hillary Bashing" - where does she stand on this "good deal"? And why does the Washington Examiner's Tim Carney call her, a "coin-operated politician?" Follow the money, folks!
All that, and don't forget to vote for Buffoon of the Week online on the official blog for Behind Enemy Lines!
Behind Enemy Lines - NRCC's Ian Prior, NY-11 & More!
Ian Prior, National Press Secretary for the National Republican Congressional Committee, went Behind Enemy Lines with Gene Berardelli and Russell Gallo to talk about the special election set for May 5 in New York's 11th Congressional District between Republican Dan Donovan and "fourth-tier" Democratic candidate, Vincent Gentile.
But before that, Russ gives everyone his conspiracy theory on why NJ Senator Robert Menendez was indicted this week on federal corruption charges - and it all has to do with President Obama's penchant for "settling scores" with his enemies.
Then, Gene does his best Gallo impersonation by going off on more than one rant about the controversy surrounding Indiana's RFRA law, and why supporting Indiana's new law is part of the fabric of American political culture.
And of course, with my corny sense of humor, I "Rick Roll'd" our listeners before the show started! Buffoonery. Tune in for one great show!
Behind Enemy Lines - NRA News's Cameron Gray!
This week, BEL is happy to welcome our friend - and fellow Brooklynite! - Cameron Gray from NRA News on the show!
Cameron Gray is a true broadcast professional with over 25 years of experience. He currently works for NRA News and Compass Media Networks. Before that, Cameron was Executive Producer of the XM Satellite Radio POTUS ’08 channel, he worked for the Washington Redskins at Red Zebra Broadcasting as well as enjoying stints at Infinity Broadcasting and CBS Radio.
Finally, an actual pro in the broadcasting industry at Behind Enemy Lines!
Cameron is also a prolific writer, contributing to Ricochet and creating great video content that he features on his YouTube channel and at NRA News.
Tune in for this great interview with a couple of boys from Brooklyn talkin' shop about politics!
Oh, and Matt Fairley and Mona Salama came on, too.
Behind Enemy Lines - Our AM Radio Debut!
Behind Enemy Lines Radio's debut episode on WNJC 1360 AM! Highlights include our interview with Sen. Ted Cruz!