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

On last week's Wednesday night special, Glenn Beck revealed where the Black Lives Matter organization really gets its funding, and the dark money trail leading to a cast of familiar characters. Shortly after the program aired, one of BLM's fiscal sponsors, Thousand Currents, took down its board of directors page, which featured one of these shady characters:

Ex-Marxist professor and author of "Beyond Woke," Michael Rectenwald, joined Glenn Beck on the TV show to fill us in on the suspicious change he discovered on the Thousand Currents webpage and the Communist terrorists who is now helping run the organization. (Fortunately, the internet is forever, so it is still possible to view the board of directors page by looking at a web archive from the WayBack Machine.)

Rectenwald revealed the shocking life history of Thousand Currents' vice chair of the board, Susan Rosenberg, who spent 16 years in federal prison for her part in a series of increasingly violent acts of terrorism, including bombing the U.S. Capitol building, bombing an FBI building, and targeting police for assassination.

"Their whole campaign was one of unbelievably vicious, murderous cop killings, assassinations, and bombings," explained Rectenwald of Rosenberg's terror group known as the May 19th Communist Organization or M19.

Watch the video below to catch more of the conversation:


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​Facebook BOYCOTT: Major corporations demand MORE social media censorship

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A Facebook anti-hate campaign called "Stop Hate for Profit" is gaining momentum, leading large companies like Patagonia, North Face, REI, and Ben & Jerry's to pull advertising revenue if Facebook doesn't do more to "stop the spread of hateful lies and dangerous propaganda on its platform."

But, what is considered "hateful"? It's anything that goes against the mob, and they won't stop with Facebook. Any voices that speak out against the progressive narrative will soon be censored and silenced. The more this campaign grows, the more our freedom of speech diminishes.

Watch the video below to hear Glenn Beck break down the details:



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On his TV show Wednesday night, Glenn revealed where Black Lives Matter gets its considerable funding, and the dark money trail leading to a cast of familiar progressive characters.

Shortly after this program aired, one of the organizations, Thousand Currents, took down their board of directors page, which featured one of these characters.

Michael Rectenwald, a guest on Glenn's show, pointed out the suspicious change on Twitter.

Coincidence?

Fortunately, the internet is forever, so it is still possible to view the board of directors page by looking at a web archive from the WayBack Machine. Here's a screenshot:

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Do you recognize your country anymore?

Me neither.

Not only is history being made, it's being rewritten and our history is being lost to Marxist revolutionaries as statues are toppled and Merriam-Webster changes our language. Does this passage from George Orwell's 1984 seem eerily similar to our day?:

"Every record has been destroyed or falsified, every book rewritten, every picture has been repainted, every statue and street building has been renamed, every date has been altered. And the process is continuing day by day and minute by minute. History has stopped. Nothing exists except an endless present in which the Party is always right." 1984, George Orwell

In the digital age, book burning is unnecessary. "Inappropriate" material just evaporates into the ether with a simple keystroke. The days I've been warning about for years are finally upon us and we need to be able to call on the wisdom of our Founding Fathers and other brilliant patriots and if you are relying on digital copies, you could find yourself out of luck.

Knowledge truly is power and we are now in the time where we need all the resources we can get, so I put together this list of the books you HAVE to have in your personal libraries. Along with these selections, I earnestly advise that you keep a journal. Your personal history is powerful and being able to preserve your thoughts and feelings for your posterity to learn from is an invaluable addition to any library.

I'd also suggest you look into Mercury One's "Leadership Training Program," the tools learned will be invaluable as you are able to inspect and learn from original sources as well as being taught by passionate historians. Stay tuned on this front, we have some exciting announcements coming soon.

You ARE the audience that will save the Republic and you have been prepared over the years for the role you need to play. I thank you from the bottom of my heart for being the people that Alexis de Tocqueville wrote about. America is good because it's people are good.

Keep up the good fight and God bless!

The 5000 Year Leap, by W. Cleon Skousen ​

The nation the Founders built is now in the throes of a political, economic, social, and spiritual crisis that has driven many to an almost frantic search for modern solutions. The truth is that the solutions have been available for a long time -- in the writings of our Founding Fathers -- carefully set forth in this timely book.

In The 5000 Year Leap: A Miracle That Changed the World, Discover the 28 Principles of Freedom our Founding Fathers said must be understood and perpetuated by every people who desire peace, prosperity, and freedom. Learn how adherence to these beliefs during the past 200 years has brought about more progress than was made in the previous 5000 years. These 28 Principles include The Genius of Natural Law, Virtuous and Moral Leaders, Equal Rights--Not Equal Things, and Avoiding the Burden of Debt.