Jason Mattera: Hollywood Hypocrites

This morning Jason Mattera, Human Events editor-at-large and author of the new book Hollywood Hypocrites spoke to Glenn on radio this morning.

You may have seen a story on The Blaze yesterday about Jason's encounter backstage with comedian Chris Rock. Jason first approached Rock and asked the comedian nicely if he could get a picture with him. Then he did something that made Chris Rock go crazy…

“Chris, when you said that the Tea Party was insanely racist…” Jason started to ask the comedian, but before he could finish, Chris Rock lost it, attacking Jason and his camerawoman.

Jason told Glenn that Rock didn’t just try to put the camera away, but “he pushed it down to the ground, he wrestled it away from my camera woman, and he launched it fifty feet. Then he wanted to fight me. He was standing behind his body guards, lunging at me saying ‘you want to throw down? Let’s throw down right now.’ Of course he has these big bodyguards with him, so he’s acting all hardcore and tough, while I’m just asking a question about his justification for calling the tea party racist.”

Jason spent a year investigating Hollywood for his new book Hollywood Hypocrites. He embedded himself in Los Angeles, followed these celebrities, and investigated to see “if Obama’s biggest backers live up to their hype. Do they [the Hollywood elite] live by the same standard and policy prescriptions they have tried to seek and hoist upon the rest of us?”

Judging by the title of his new book, you can probably guess the answer.

Glenn wanted know what Jason was able to find during his time in Hollywood. Harrison Ford was the first celebrity that Glenn asked Jason about.

"Harrison Ford, a greenie?" Glenn asked Mattera.

“Big, big greenie,” Jason answered. “In fact, he cut a commercial for Conservation International where he got his chest waxed to portray the pain the environment feels when carbon dioxide is pumped into the air.”

But, as Jason discovered, “it turns out that he owns seven airplanes—seven—and he stated on the record, ‘I often fly up the coast for a cheeseburger.’ He flies a jet to go grab a Big Mac.”

“Unbelievable,” Glenn said. “And Barbra Streisand?”

“She spends $22,000 a year watering her lawn and her gardens, requests 120 bath size towels upon her arrival to hotels, and uses thirteen 53 foot semi-trailers at her concerts.”

Why Barbra Streisand needs 120 bath towels, none of the guys could figure out, but one thing is for sure, the hypocrisy in Hollywood is jaw dropping.

Glenn had three more celebrities to ask Jason about: Bruce Springsteen, Michael Moore, and Bon Jovi.

Jason started with Springstein. He told Glenn's radio audience that Bruce Springsteen claims that the social contract with America and its poorest middle-class is disappearing, because we give tax cuts for the rich. “Meanwhile, in his own power in his estate in New Jersey, he takes advantage of some arcane tax loophole that allows him to classify 200 acres of his estate as a farm, so he can write off 98% of his property taxes,” Jason said.

“Do you have any idea what he pays in property taxes for a huge piece of property?” Stu asked

“Or, what he should have?” Glenn added.

Jason explained that Springsteen only pays $4,000 of the $40,000 his property taxes would have been, and the story is similar with Bon Jovi. Bon Jovi only pays $104 in property taxes that would also be around the $40,000 range. Why? – a small bee farm.

Michael Moore was the final name Glenn asked Jason about. Jason explained how Michael Moore, the guy who has made movies based on his hate for capitalism, supports the 99%, and that rails against the right for not wanting “the rich” to pay higher taxes, took a nice million dollar check from the state of Michigan to produce Capitalism: A Love Story in the state.

Jason’s new book is on sale now: Hollywood Hypocrites

Former President Barack Obama sat down with CNN's Anderson Cooper recently for an interview scheduled to air in full on Friday. During the interview, Obama scoffed at the idea that critical race theory could be a "threat to our Republic," while claiming that "right-wing media venues" are "stoking the fear and resentment of a white population."

On the radio program Wednesday, Glenn Beck set the record straight: the right-wing media's efforts to call out the far-left have nothing to do with race in America, but rather everything to do with protecting our way of life that is being threatened more and more each day by the radical, Marxist ideology seeping into government.

"Mr. Obama, you lied," Glenn asserted. "You used the IRS to hunt down your enemy. You spied on the media. And your health care package, which was supposed to save every American $3,000 per year, has helped some, perhaps, while raising the cost of everyone's health care in double and triple percentages. But the worst thing that you did, is you planted, you watered, and you protected the Marxist seeds, by crying race."

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Our sacred republic has never been in more danger than it is today. Little by little, industry by industry, the far Left is fundamentally transforming the country we love. And it's an aggressive, hostile kind of takeover we've only seen in some of the world's darkest societies.

On Glenn TV this week, Glenn Beck exposes how the Biden administration and Democrats are aggressively scrambling to reset everything: our free and fair voting system, our kids' education, our policing, immigration and border security, our economy, our military, and our energy supply.

Finally, Congressman Dan Crenshaw (R-Texas) joins to discuss how Biden's "woke" policies are threatening America's national security and our way of life.

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Apparel company The North Face recently stated that it would no longer make jackets for oil and gas companies because it doesn't want to be associated with the fossil fuel industry. In response, Colorado-based oil and gas company Liberty Oilfield Services rented full billboard ads to remind The North Face of the truth: "Globally, 60% of all clothing fibers are made out of oil and gas. For North Face, it is likely 90% or more."

Liberty CEO Chris Wright joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Tuesday to discuss just how much of our economy — beyond outdoor apparel and energy — wouldn't exist in a world without fossil fuels. And he warns that many companies are now deeming this truth to be "controversial."

"I have been for years, trying to get a real, honest dialogue about energy going," Chris told Glenn. "So we took this opportunity to point out that North Face jackets are ... almost completely made out of oil and gas. How can you choose not to associate with the essential material your equipment [is] made out of? So we put a billboard up ... the billboard says, 'That North Face puffer looks good on you. And it was made from fossil fuels.'"

"Most billboard companies did not want to run that billboard. They thought it was controversial," he added. "And Facebook put a hold on our brief video just saying the jacket looks good, this is what it's made out of. In today's world, that is controversial."

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During a lecture at the Yale School of Medicine's Child Study Center, a New York City-based psychiatrist told students and faculty that she fantasizes about "unloading a revolver into the head of any white person that got in my way," among several other shockingly race-hating statements.

In April, Dr. Aruna Khilanani — a New York-based forensic psychiatrist and psychoanalyst — delivered the talk called "The Psychopathic Problem of the White Mind" virtually as part of the Yale School of Medicine's "Child Study Center Grand Rounds," a lecture program for "trainees in child psychiatry, psychology, and social work, faculty, clinicians, and scientists."

On the radio program Monday, Glenn Beck shared several quotes from an audio recording of the lecture provided by Bari Weiss, a former opinion writer and editor for the New York Times.

Here are a few of Khilanani's statements from the audio:

  • "This is the cost of talking to white people at all. The cost of your own life, as they suck you dry. There are no good apples out there. White people make my blood boil."
  • "I had fantasies of unloading a revolver into the head of any white person that got in my way, burying their body, and wiping my bloody hands as I walked away relatively guiltless with a bounce in my step. Like I did the world a f***ing favor."
  • "White people are out of their minds. And they have been for a long time."
  • "White people feel that we are bullying them when we bring up race. They feel that we should be thanking them for all that they have done for us. They are confused, and so are we. We keep forgetting that directly talking about race is a waste of our breath."
  • "We are asking a demented, violent predator who thinks that they are a saint or a superhero, to accept responsibility. It ain't gonna happen. They have five holes in their brain. It's like banging your head against a brick wall. It's just like sort of not a good idea."

"We must take a stand. We must speak out, because this is evil," Glenn said in response to Khilanani's shocking lecture. "I don't care who you voted for, you know this is evil."

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