Glenn calls Lone Survivor ‘the greatest war story ever told on film’

Yesterday, Glenn had a chance to attend the premiere of the movie adaptation of his good friend Marcus Luttrell’s bestselling book, Lone Survivor. While Glenn doesn’t typically see R-rated films, he made an exception because of his connection to Marcus, and this morning on radio, Glenn heralded Lone Survivor as “the best” war movie ever made.

“Yesterday I saw the Lone Survivor movie… Because my wife and I were sick of watching man's inhumanity to man and every time we left a movie theater, we would leave there and say I just, I feel crappy, we stopped watching rated R movies. It's an arbitrary line but… it has changed our life,” Glenn explained. “Once in a while, and I did it for Schindler's List and Saving Private Ryan, we will find a movie that we feel is important enough to watch.”

Marcus was in attendance at yesterday’s screening, in addition to many former and current Navy SEALs. Glenn said he was so affected by the film, he was stunned to silence for most of the night.

I will tell you that it took me about 20 minutes before I could even speak,” Glenn said. “I've read the book. I've talked to Marcus about it, you know, sitting in a hotel room at night just kind of talking man to man or, you know, weenie to man. But until you've seen it, you have no idea what it was like. More importantly, I will tell you that I have more respect for Marcus Luttrell than I did before I went to see the movie.”

Struggling to find the right words to say to his friend, Glenn explained that he instead wrote a simple message for Marcus in the notebook he was carrying with him.

“As I sat after this movie, I couldn't even look at Marcus, and I had my notebook with me and I tore a page out of the back of my notebook and I just wrote, ‘This is the most humble thing I have ever seen a man do for his friends. I'm humbled to know you,’” Glenn said. “I got up and I put it into his hand because I knew I couldn't say it. Like a girl, I hugged him… He was very gracious.”

Perhaps most impressive about the film was how true to the real life events the movie remained, despite the fact that it was a Hollywood adaptation. As Glenn explained, Marcus did not write the book with the intention of impressing anyone or having people think he is a hero – he wrote the book to ensure his friends and fallen comrades were remembered respectfully.

“I think that Marcus told the story in a way where he didn't care how he looks. His entire focus was to make sure that his friends looked good, which I find even more heroic than what you'll find in the movie. And what you'll find in the movie are men that were so honorable all the way along,” Glenn explained. “It is the greatest war story, I think, ever told on film. It's the best. It's better than Saving Private Ryan, and will immortalize these guys. And that is the best part of it.”

The Lone Survivor opens in theaters nationwide on December 27. Watch trailer below:

There's been a lot of talk about the idea of a (peaceful) "national divorce" as the Left continues to abandon everything that made America what it is. Well, this week's guest on "The Glenn Beck Podcast" is all for that divorce. Michael Malice is the author of "The Anarchist Handbook" and host of the podcast "Your Welcome." He joined Glenn to talk about how an anarchist would peacefully take on America's greatest challenges — with a smile.

"My rights are not up for discussion," Malice told Glenn. He explained why his version of America will save America, and why, in spite of anxious talk of "national divorce," he has so much hope for the future.

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There are new curriculum standards being implemented into schools throughout the nation for health classes that not only go far beyond what's appropriate for young children, but are entrenched in clear political biases, too. Under the standards, third-graders are taught about hormone blockers and endless gender identities, and topics get shockingly graphic for kids as young as 11. Some schools are even teaching their teachers and kids to ignore what parents have to say about these topics. And the worst part may be that many parents are completely unaware what their children are being taught.

Tina Descovich, co-founder of Moms for Liberty, joined "The Glenn Beck Program" to explain exactly what you can ask at your next school board meeting to ensure this "horrifying" curriculum isn't being taught in your kid's school.

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It should come as no surprise that a newsworthy story receives more media coverage when released on a Monday than a Friday. The reason is in part due to a large number of news-consuming Americans checking out for the week to focus on their weekend plans rather than the news.

On Monday's radio program, Glenn Beck shared information that President Joe Biden decided to release on Friday — when fewer people would notice — regarding the Climate Finance report. This report is marketed to Americans as "A Roadmap To Build a Climate-Resilient Economy." But Glenn believes the report to be Biden's Great Reset warning shot to banks.

In this clip, Glenn warned that if Americans don't stand together, in eight years we all indeed will own nothing. Watch the clip for the full story. Can't watch? Download the podcast here.



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On today's radio program, Glenn Beck was joined by Bill O'Reilly to discuss the top stories of the week.

For O'Reilly, the biggest story this week centered around someone mysteriously missing from mainstream media news reports today: Mark Zuckerberg. Specifically, O'Reilly said it's the 'scandalous' way the Facebook CEO spent nearly $420 million to influence the 2020 election — and did so successfully.

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