Telling: Stu saw Zero Dark Thirty, Glenn saw Les Mis

It was a movie kind of weekend for the crew. Stu, like most normal guys on the team, saw Zero Dark Thirty. Glenn, notorious for watching and actually liking Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow - went to see Les Mis. Glenn wouldn’t be able to catch a football if it were handed to him - but he sure can review a musical. Who soared and who flopped?

Unsurprisingly, Stu raved about Zero Dark Thity, calling it the feel good conservative movie of the year.

"It was fantastic," Stu said. "I thought it was great. And, you know, by the way, a lot of people were talking about this as it's going to be too nice to the Obama administration. Completely untrue. If anything, this will ‑‑ watching this movie justifies everything conservatives have been saying about the war on terror for the past 50 years."

"We could find out someday that this was all made up and all of this reporting is wrong. But if the movie portrayed it accurately, which I believe it does, and all reporting says that it did almost too good of a job, some of it ‑‑ some information that maybe shouldn't have been out there was the complaint against it, that they ‑‑ the woman who headed this up was a real woman in this scenario was 100% sure. And the other people in the room, they portrayed it as the least sure they were, that Osama Bin Laden was living in this house was 60%," he said. "And they sat on it for four months. Now, remember what we've always been told about Osama Bin Laden, that the guy's shifty, he's moving around from house to house, he's untraceable. If the that were true, they would have never had him. They waited way too long to act on this information, and it was much of it bureaucracy where this administration waited, it waited, it wanted to be sure. They went against the recommendations of the CIA who wanted to just bomb the building and not risk the lives of our soldiers. They did it anyway. I mean, this movie is the conservative feel‑good movie of the year."

Meanwhile, Glenn went to go see the musical Les Miserables. (Yes, Stu saw a military movie, Glenn saw a musical. No shocking).

"I went to see Les Mis and it is fantastic. I was nervous because they've never made a good movie about Les Miserables. Les Miserables is one of the best stories ever written and then this is a great musical and blah, blah‑blah and it's our family's favorite musical and a favorite story and we were all nervous. We went and we were like, they could just butcher this. It's brilliant. It's absolutely brilliant. Anyone how much they spent, $65 million on it. Somebody ‑‑ they got a deal on that. Anne Hathaway is, I don't particularly like her. I think she's a good actress but she was brilliant. That's some of the best acting I've ever seen. She was brilliant in that. Hugh Jackman, halfway through you I tuned ‑‑ I turned over to Tania and I said, 'Tania, that's Wolverine. This guy's Wolverine.' He's brilliant in this. Brilliant."

"It is ‑‑ it's the biggest epic movie. It is on the scale of, like I would imagine Gone With the Wind must have felt like at the time. It is just epic in its nature. I don't think I've seen a movie done like this with such attention to detail and it's just, I hate to say this but it's a sweeping epic."

Glenn Beck: One TERRIFYING thing is clear no matter who caused the Nord Stream pipeline leaks

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Evidence strongly suggests that the Nord Stream pipeline leaks were the result of sabotage, and U.S. and European officials have been working to discover who could be behind the explosions that damaged the natural gas pipelines running from Russia to Germany under the Baltic Sea.

Was it Russia? Ukraine? Germany? But no matter who carried this out, it has put the entire world in grave danger, because if this is indeed an attack, it means that non-military key infrastructure outside Ukraine is now on the "target menu," warned Glenn Beck on the radio program.

"It is so important for you to understand, this is now a non-military key infrastructure that has been destroyed," Glenn explained. "If Russia thinks we did it, they've already said, 'Nukes are now on the table.' That gives us a green light to use nukes," he added.

"This is non-military key infrastructure outside of the borders of Ukraine. To date, as far as we know, combat targets were either in Ukraine, or were military targets hit inside of Russia by Ukrainian Air Force or special forces. But the target menu now includes key civilian infrastructure: electricity, water utilities, energy production. That makes Russia more dangerous than ever. And that would be true no matter who carried out the attack," Glenn stated.

Now, the Russians are saying the Unted States did it, and the U.S. is saying it was Russia. But no matter who carried out the attack, "We are facing a Cuban Missile Crisis," said Glenn.

"This could end up being the biggest story of our lifetime and ... if it isn't played calmly by every side, this could be World War III," he continued. "Russia has already said that this gives them the right to use nuclear weapons as soon as they find out for sure who did it. That would be catastrophic, absolutely catastrophic."

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The White House can try to spin inflation all day long (and it's trying very hard). But you feel the effects of President Joe Biden’s disastrous leadership every time you go to the grocery store or fill up your car. The American economy is on the brink of disaster after less than two years of a Democrat-controlled Congress and White House. And they’ve got plenty more destruction in the works.

The bottom line is they WANT you to get used to a lower living standard. So, what do you do? How do you prepare? What will food and fuel cost in the months ahead? What would the next Great Depression look like? How are you going to feel the effects of ESG and the Left’s war on oil?

On Wednesday night's "Glenn TV," Glenn Beck brings in a panel of economic experts to answer those questions. He’s joined by Carol Roth, former Wall Street investment banker and author of “The War on Small Business,” and Jim Iuorio, a small business owner, stockbroker, and managing director of TJM Institutional Services. While both forecast the worst-case scenario for average Americans, they also offer a glimmer of hope to get us out of this mess.

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The FBI recently sent more than a dozen armed agents to the home of well-known pro-life activist Mark Houck to arrest him for allegedly violating the Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances or FACE Act. Now the father of seven faces up to 11 years in prison over claims that he blocked a man from entering an abortion clinic and shoved him when he wouldn't stop verbally harassing Mark's 12-year-old son. Now, if that doesn't sound insane enough, this all happened after local authorities dropped the case. So, what's the full story here?

Attorney Peter Breen joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Tuesday to tell the family's side of the story, including how the case was already "won" three years ago, and how, after receiving a target letter from the United States Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, Mark's legal team agreed to cooperate fully, only to hear nothing back until the day the FBI showed up on Mark's doorstep.

Breen also explained how the FBI has tried to downplay "abuse of power" claims, accusing Mark's wife of making "inaccurate claims" about the terrifying experience.

"Ryan-Marie, who is Mark's wife, she thought she saw 25 [FBI agents.] The FBI came back and said it wasn't 25, it was no more than 15 or 20 heavily armed federal agents. And she had called them a 'SWAT team' because she's a lay person. I don't know the difference between a SWAT team and a bunch of heavily armed, armored, and shield-bearing federal agents," Breen said.

According to Fox News, a senior FBI source said:

There may have been 15-20 agents at the scene, but denied 25 were there. The agents who came to the door had guns out and at the ready, according to this FBI source, but the guns were never pointed at Houck or his family and were lowered or holstered as soon as Houck was taken into custody. Houck was handcuffed with a belly chain.

"So, yeah, they had guns drawn and pointed at Mark in front of his wife and their children. And that whole show of force was done against a man who was not a drug lord, not a mafia boss, but instead, a law-abiding pillar of the community whose attorney said, 'we'll bring him in if you decide to charge, even though you have no case.'"

Breen went on to assert that he believes Congress "needs to" hold Attorney General Merrick Garland accountable for the arrest. "I can't imagine that those 20 federal agents were excited about being called out to a peaceful man's home, guns drawn," he said.

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Gavin McInnes broke the internet last month when his live show was interrupted, and it appeared that he was arrested. He broke the internet again a few weeks later when he admitted that the arrest was staged as part of what was intended to be an elaborate prank.

McInnes joined Glenn Beck on "Glenn TV" to explain the real reason behind his disastrous prank.

"This was a $10,000 joke. I lost 100 subscribers because of it, but I was going away to Paris for a week because my daughter is going to college and I thought let's make it interesting," McInnes said of his decision to fake an on-air arrest in the middle of his live "Get Off My Lawn" podcast on August 25.

"There was a method to the madness, with the prank ... my point was, first of all, this is happening to people in real-time. Tim Poole has been swatted a million times," he explained to Glenn. "The thought police are in full effect. I also wanted to lampoon the media's bloodlust for us suffering."

Glenn played a clip of the now-infamous hoax while McInnes explained what was really going on behind the scenes, including how his very drunk friend "Unrelia-Bill" was supposed to act the part of the arresting officer but ended up being much too intoxicated (at "2 pm") to speak even a few lines, and how smugly gleeful the "far left" was when they thought McInnes had actually been arrested.

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