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

Republican Rep. Dan Crenshaw of Texas joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Thursday to discuss the Left's current efforts to rid the U.S. military of "extremism," Democrats' push to separate President Joe Biden from the nuclear codes, and how conservatives can use government to battle the far-left, their policies, and their efforts to control Americans.

Crenshaw called the military's efforts to rid their ranks of extremism, "so obviously and clearly politically motivated," as the entire premise is based on reports that some active service members and veterans participated in the Jan. 6 storming of the U.S. Capitol.

"Mathematically, that's not a good indication of where active duty military stand or where veterans stand more broadly," Crenshaw said of the generalization that military personnel are extremists. "And I thought we were against that kind of profiling. Right? I thought that was against the liberal values that supposedly the Left stands for."

"But, Glenn, you know very well the Left is not liberal," he added. "The Left is very anti-liberal. And I think as conservatives, we have to say that more often. They have become genuinely authoritarian. Progressivism is not in sync with liberalism. All right? There's a big difference between an Alan Dershowitz liberal and a Democrat Party progressive. They're totally different."

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Glenn Beck: THIS is why Biden nominated Merrick Garland as attorney general

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Many will remember President Biden's attorney general nominee Merrick Garland as the man Republicans refused to hold a Supreme Court confirmation hearing for back in 2016. So, was Garland's AG nomination just meant to be a slap in the face to Republicans? Glenn Beck thinks there's a lot more to it.

Given how focused Democrats are on rooting out vaguely defined "right-wing extremism," Garland's work in supervising the prosecution of the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing suspects gives us a hint, Glenn suggested on radio this week. He said he's "all for" stopping dangerous extremists, but couldn't help noticing how Garland isn't talking about any of the destruction that happened over the summer.

"I am all for justice. I am all for making sure we catch the bad guys, as long as the bad guys are not defined to be on only one side," Glenn said. "Merrick Garland said [Monday] that there was no comparison between what happened on January 6th and what happened over the summer. That is because the Washington elites see themselves as better than somebody who owns a taco stand. I don't. The Constitution doesn't. They are the same crime."

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"All rich countries should move to 100% synthetic beef. You can get used to the taste difference," said holy anointed billionaire Bill Gates. Green activism has been around for decades. But what used to be wacky has now worked its way into the world's power structure. You must believe the science. You cannot question the science.

The Texas power failure provided America with a disturbing and deadly preview of the Great Reset. But Bill Gates, AOC, and other Democrats say this only proves we need to enforce MORE green policies.

On his Wednesday night special this week, Glenn Beck reveals how deep the Great Reset tentacles reach into government and business to strangle freedom and their efforts to control every aspect of your private life.

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Why are we letting criminals out of prison while putting pastors in? Pastor James Coates of Canada's GraceLife Church was recently fined, arrested, and put in maximum security prison for violating lockdown rules.

Rebel News founder Ezra Levant joined Glenn Beck on "Glenn TV" to discuss the story. Ezra said he's noticed a trend of government officials "picking on" Christians as "lockdownism" becomes almost a new kind of religion, and warned this might be just the start of more persecution to come.

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