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

How does a sports writer know how to fix America, and America's racial dilemma?

In a special edition of the "Glenn Beck Radio Program," Outkick sports columnist Jason Whitlock filled in Tuesday for Glenn to explain how we can bring America back together, lean into racial harmony, and restore the values of our Founding Fathers. Because if not us, then who will?

Jason started out by explaining how, during a recent appearance on the program, he felt a spiritual connection with Glenn, regardless of physical differences, as both share a common passion for God and country.

"Glenn and I share a kindred spirit. A kindred passion," Jason said. "We have two things that we love and are passionate about: God and country. I am not a minister. I'm a flawed sinner just like Glenn and just like you. But I am a believer. Believers share an energy that connects them, that cuts through our physical differences and makes those differences irrelevant relevant. That's what I felt when I met Glenn, an energy and a spirit that connects us. We are broadcasters, media personalities, operating in separate spaces, trying to talk to Americans, who share our passion."

Jason went on to say that he believes there are forces operating, both outside of and inside America, that are working to separate America from God, and that much of what we've witnessed in 2020 — from the racial division stirred by the mainstream and social media, to the rioting and looting by Antifa and Black Lives Matter, to the "remaking of the sports world into a shrine that celebrates resisting criminal suspects and denigrates this great country at every turn" — are symptoms and consequences of America's enemies separating God and country.

"We are one nation under God. We are nothing without Him," Jason continued. "The flawed sinners who founded this nation baked God into this country with their Declaration of Independence. We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal. That they are endowed by their creator with certain unalienable rights. That among those, are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. The foreign and domestic enemies of this nation are baking a new American cake. God isn't an essential ingredient in this new cake. He isn't an ingredient at all. The removal of faith is sewing the disharmony that is terrorizing and destroying the United States of America.

"Why am I here today? I'm here to tell you how we take our country back, how we restore the freedoms and the liberties our enemies seek to remove in their remaking of a godless America."

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One of the most shocking things British journalist, political commentator, and author of "The Madness of Crowds," Douglas Murray witnessed during his recent stay in America, was how many Americans are acting as if they live in 1930s Germany or behind the Iron Curtain, afraid to stand up and speak out because they're afraid of the consequences.

Murray joined the "Glenn Beck Podcast" this week to explain why he believes the state of America is actually worse than we realize, and how the Left's obsession with rewriting history has ushered in guilt, fear, and a "silent majority."

Murray said he's particularly "fed up" with those on the Right who are afraid to voice their opinion because they don't want to become the target of leftist mobs on social media.

"Do you think anyone in history who told the truth had an easy time? You've got the easiest time that any opposition movement ever did in history," Murray said.

"You cannot have these people in America living in a free society — which is for the time being free — pretending that they live under the circumstances of Jews in 1930s Germany," he added. "Speak up. Speak out. Don't be a silent majority; be a very damn noisy majority. And don't put up with the oppression of people who are totally insincere ... they want to make money. They want to win. Nothing more. Call them out ... and get back to what you should be doing as a nation."

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New York City shut down its schools over the coronavirus with barely any notice. But even before that, Governor Andrew Cuomo apparently wasn't in the mood to be asked about it, and he made that very clear to reporters.

Asked on Wednesday whether parents could expect schools to be closed as soon as Thursday, Cuomo mocked reporters for their "obnoxious and offensive" questions and accused them of not paying attention. Watch the testy exchange for yourself here.

On Thursday's radio program, Glenn Beck and producer Stu Burguiere had plenty to say about Stu's least favorite governor and the decision to close schools. But Glenn also offered his own theory on why coronavirus restrictions have become so political: Americans refuse to be forced into submission.

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Everything comes down to the two Senate runoffs in Georgia. If we lose both races, we lose the country. Democrats know this and are pouring in millions to usher in a Marxist agenda.

As the Left tries to hide how radical the two candidates really are, Glenn takes us inside the Democrat war room to expose the wolf in pastor's clothing, Raphael Warnock, and America's Justin Trudeau, Jon Ossoff. Socialism, the Green New Deal, and "defund the police" are all on the table. And Glenn warns of what's to come if conservatives don't activate: Chuck Schumer will weaponize the Senate, and the radical Left will launch an all-out assault to ravage the Constitution.

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