Worst Person in the World

Glenn Beck on the Insider Webcam – and exclusive feature available only to Insiders…

GLENN: You know, I had another run-in last night. And Stu yelled at me this morning actually.

STU: You are actually admitting this now? Because I didn’t think we were going to get this out of you today because of your denial of how pathetic you are.

GLENN: I think I’m honest.

STU: I think you —

GLENN: I think I’m honest. I think that’s what it is.

STU: Well, depends on how you tell the story, I guess.

GLENN: Okay, here’s what happened. We leave. We leave this celebrity thing last night that just was very uncomfortable and I was — in case you didn’t hear last hour, just listen back or read back, read archives. But I sat across the table from Stanley Tucci and he was very, very nice, but I think he was acting. He is so good at acting. I think he was just acting. I don’t know. And it was just, you know, it was — anyway, so I go — I go home, or I actually go to the hotel that we were staying at last night, my daughter and I, and we’re in the elevator and it stops on one floor and a gentleman comes in and he says, hey, you’re Glenn Beck. And I said, yes, I am. He said, I watch your show all the time, love you. I said, thank you very much.

STU: See, I don’t know if he said love you. Did he say love you? My guess is he didn’t say love you.

GLENN: He said watch you all the time, but he was very friendly, he was very friendly. And I said, thank you very much. And then, you know, became the uncomfortable elevator moment and I shook his hand and I said, you know, nice to meet you. I said, what’s your name, and he told me his name. And I said, that’s great. And then uncomfortable elevator moment.

STU: But you actually said, what’s your name?

GLENN: Yeah. And — yeah. And then I said, where are you from. And he looked at me strangely and he said, Detroit. And I said, oh. And I’m thinking to myself, I don’t know if I would admit that but, you know, good for you. And I said, what are you in town for? And he said, well, I play basketball for the Pistons. And my daughter later told me she wanted to lean over to me and say, Dad, it’s not the kind of Pistons that you’re thinking of, you know, it’s not from a car.

STU: Right.

GLENN: And I would have said, but it’s Detroit, that’s where they make cars.

STU: But luckily it was just some scrub on the Detroit, like way deep on the bench, never plays. You know, that’s — right? Was it?

GLENN: He’s the guy, I noticed the cover of GQ magazine.

STU: He was on the cover of GQ magazine?

GLENN: Yes.

STU: I think you would know him just because you would be reading it for fashion tips and you might know him, notice him on the cover, but…

GLENN: I don’t even know his name now.

STU: Richard Hamilton. Jeez. Not only is he a huge star in the NBA but also a UConn legend. While you were broadcasting in Connecticut.

GLENN: In Connecticut, yeah, uh-huh.

STU: You’re pathetic.

GLENN: Uh-huh.

STU: You do realize that.

GLENN: Uh-huh, uh-huh.

STU: You are not a man.

GLENN: What?

STU: How do you — you’re not a man. You’re just, you —

GLENN: You know what I am? You know what I am?

DAN: He doesn’t deserve this.

GLENN: I am a multiwinner, multitime winner of worst person in the world. That’s what I am, okay?

STU: That’s true.

GLENN: And I think that’s something to be proud of. I have just been crowned yet again worst person in the world by Keith Olbermann.

STU: And something — I mean, you need to take this seriously. He is a smart man.

GLENN: He’s a journalist, you know.

STU: Yeah, he’s a journalist.

GLENN: He’s a journalist. Media Matters I believe types stuff right directly into his TelePrompTer.

STU: No, no, I think this he have to copy and paste it.

GLENN: Do they really?

STU: If the connection is down, they do have to copy and paste it.

GLENN: Here’s where — watch this connection. This is a three-part miniseries that you’re going to so enjoy. Here is Keith Olbermann dubbing me the worst person in the world. Go ahead.

KEITH: The bronze to Glenn Beck asking his guest, John McCain’s pro apocalypse Hagee say, you’ve got to wake up, Barack Obama’s making people cry and faint and everything else. There are people, and they say this about Bill Clinton who believe that he might even be the antichrist. Odds that Barack Obama is the antichrist? Why do you ask, Glenn? Worried about somebody giving you competition?

GLENN: Stop. Okay.

STU: (Laughing).

GLENN: That’s funny.

STU: Oh, my God. How did he come up with doing the same joke you did? Oh, God, whew.

GLENN: Hang on, hang on. First of all, let’s just notice that he was reading it. He didn’t play audio from it. Now, why wouldn’t he play audio? He had to read it. "And they say, Glenn, you’ve got to wake up. Don’t you know that Barack Obama’s making people pass out? So tell me, Pastor Hagee, is he the — what are the odds that he is the antichrist?" Notice? And notice he also doesn’t say Pastor Hagee’s response. And notice also that he says that Pastor Hagee is pro Armageddon. I think we all are, aren’t we? I mean, bring on the end of the world! Yeah!

All right. So why didn’t he play the audio? Maybe because, listen to the audio and tell me if this sounds like a serious question to Pastor Hagee.

GLENN: Let me ask you — because I get so much e-mail on this and I think a lot of people do and I’ve only got a couple of seconds. They say, Glenn, you in the media, you’ve got to wake up. Barack Obama’s making people faint and cry and everything else and he’s drawing people in and there are people, and they said this about Bill Clinton, that actually believe he might be the antichrist. Odds that Barack Obama is the antichrist.

PASTOR HAGEE: No chance. He has a lot of charisma. There’s a media love affair with him right now. He is a very forgivable political person.

GLENN: Okay, notice that I’m laughing all the way through it, if you could even see the audio, which, if he played the audio he would have to play the video. If you could actually see the video, you could see that I’m laughing as I say it, as I ask the question. Well, here’s the best part, because what picked this up originally was, I don’t even know, Think Progress. Think Progress, yes. Let’s Think Progress. Do you know Progressive has "Progress" in it? It must be good. Think Progress is the first that picked this up on the blog. They’re like, Glenn Beck thinks that maybe Media Matters then picked up the story and put a Glenn Beck think maybe and then they cut and pasted and put it in the TelePrompTer for Keith Olbermann: Glenn Beck thinks maybe he’s the worst person in the world! Then Media Matters reported that Keith Olbermann reported the story that Media Matters reported that Keith Olbermann should report. So if they could just now get Media Matters to alert Think Progress and so Think Progress could report that Media Matters reported that Keith Olbermann reported what Media Matters reported that Think Progress reported originally, it would be a feedback loop that would never end and everything would be perfect in the world.

The reason, the reason this is so unbelievably entertaining is because obviously the truth doesn’t matter, but even more is it is so very predictable. In fact, it’s so predictable, on what date, Stu?

STU: February 20th, Glenn.

GLENN: On February 20th, on this program I predicted this very thing to happen. Listen to the audio.

Archive: By the way, this is all going to be transcribed by Media Matters today as a completely dead serious conversation.

GRAY: I know, I know.

GLENN: There are going to be media alerts: Glenn Beck announces Obama is the antichrist. You watch, it’s going to be everywhere.

And it was. Well, it was on three really credible sources. Think Progress, Media Matters, and Keith Olbermann, which is weird because I say it’s three sources when actually it’s really only one.