Do Hollywood Elites Look Better in HD or 4K Ultra HD?

What could cause a tough and seasoned radio commentator to watch a bunch of Hollywood elites rubbing elbows, patting backs and sharing their politic views during acceptance speeches? One thing and one thing only: a new 4K Ultra HD TV.

"Now we find out the real reason why Pat watched the Golden Globes," Glenn said Monday on radio.

Pat Gray, co-host of The Glenn Beck Program, received a very nice TV from his wife for Christmas.

"Anything that's in 4K, I'm there. So when the Globes came on, I thought, Oh, look at that, it seems to be ultra HD 4K. But I lasted about 10 minutes," Pat said.

Luckily, that 10 minutes did not include Meryl Streep's diatribe on the persecution of Hollywood actors.

Listen to this segment from The Glenn Beck Program:

Below is a rush transcript of this segment, it might contain errors:

GLENN: Four millennials pick up this handicap kid and beat on him. I'm having a hard time with the CBS story because it doesn't sound like the same story that we all saw last week. We'll give that to you here in just a second. Also, did anybody watch the Golden Globes? I mean, I didn't. Did anybody turn them on. Believe it or not, Pat --

PAT: I tried to. I tried to watch for a minute.

GLENN: Why? Why?

PAT: I just wanted to see what movies were going to get awards.

GLENN: The ones you haven't seen.

PAT: Eh, it turns out that way. Pretty much.

GLENN: It turns out that way every time. And lo and behold, some of the speeches given --

PAT: Oh, agonizing.

GLENN: Of course. That's why we didn't watch it, Pat. We didn't watch it. We begin there, right now.

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GLENN: Wow. Pat watched it. Now we find out the real reason why patched watched the Golden Globes. His wife gave him -- I mean --

PAT: A nice TV for Christmas.

GLENN: I don't know where this came from. She gave him a big 4K TV.

PAT: Uh-huh.

GLENN: And so you're just watching anything in 4K.

PAT: Anything that's in 4K, I'm there. So when the Globes came on, I thought, "Oh, look at that, it seems to be --

JEFFY: Oh, Jennifer Lawrence, 4K.

PAT: -- ultra HD 4K. But I lasted about ten minutes.

GLENN: Did they look different in 4K?

PAT: Yeah, you can see everything. It's like x-ray vision. You can see their underwear. It's amazing.

GLENN: No, seriously. No, seriously.

PAT: I mean, everything is so much clearer. It's just that much more vivid. You know how blurry regular TV, standard television looks now when you have HD?

GLENN: Yes, yes, yes.

PAT: It's the same from HD to 4K.

JEFFY: Tell us how -- tell us how blurry it is, Pat.

PAT: That dramatic?

PAT: It's pretty dramatic.

So it's really blurry. Yeah.

GLENN: So do they look better, worse, or about the same?

PAT: They look worse. They look better now than they did -- well, it depends on who you're looking at, obviously, like always. Like always.

JEFFY: Yeah.

STU: It's amazing though because I remember when HD came out. I remember thinking I was going to beat the system. And I don't care about the stupid HD. So what it looks a little bit better. Now I can save a lot of money on the standard definition ones. You can pay nothing for them. And thinking it was the smartest thing in the world. And it's amazing. It comes to the point that you have on your cable system 1,000 channels, 18 of them are in HD, and those are the only channels I would watch.

PAT: Only ones I watch.

STU: And when that transition happened -- now probably the same thing with 4K. I haven't even seen it yet. I haven't even seen the quality.

GLENN: I've seen it displayed. I haven't received an invite yet from Pat Gray.

PAT: You have an open invitation to come over any time.

GLENN: Yeah.

But it's dramatic. It's dramatic.

STU: Really? Because it just doesn't like --

GLENN: Yeah. But I'm not going to buy one until it's like $800. I've done that train before.

STU: Yes.

GLENN: I'm not being fooled again.

PAT: And the thing is, not that much is broadcast right now in 4K. So...

STU: Except the Golden Globes. You'll get the Oscars. You'll get the Super Bowl. A lot of the big events.

PAT: And some stuff on Netflix. Their new stuff is generally 4K.

STU: Really? Through the freaking internet?

PAT: I think The Crown is in 4K.

GLENN: Is it?

PAT: Yeah. And some of the other shows.

GLENN: So you might watch The Crown?

PAT: So I'm thinking about watching The Crown now.

GLENN: It's really good.

PAT: It won the Golden Globe last night. Right? It's highly acclaimed. I know that.

GLENN: So is there anything last night that we should know about?

STU: The big news is the Meryl Streep thing, I guess. The political --

PAT: Oh, jeez. This speech was agonizing. I mean, listen to this.

MERYL: So Hollywood is crawling with outsiders and foreigners. And if we kick them all out --

PAT: May I first say: There is no A in the word "foreigners." So can we just start there? Foreigners. It's not "foar." It's "for." Foreigners.

GLENN: Okay. All right.

MERYL: You'll have nothing to watch, but football and Mixed Martial Arts, which are not the arts.

GLENN: Whoa, whoa, whoa.

JEFFY: And a lot of people seriously disagreed with that.

PAT: Yeah.

GLENN: Whoa. I didn't know that. I had already called the Trump administration. I'm trying to be part of the National Endowment for the Arts. I was hoping we could give all of the money to the MMA. I thought that was it.

STU: And, by the way, I don't know if Meryl has seen this, but if she's seen the TV ratings, they already are only watching football.

JEFFY: Thank you.

STU: I don't know if you've noticed this, but like the top five of the top six shows every single week are the NFL.

PAT: No kidding. No kidding.

GLENN: And honestly, do you care that some of the best shows on television now are made in England or made in Vancouver, BC?

STU: No.

PAT: No.

GLENN: Do you care?

PAT: No.

STU: I don't care. And also I've noticed a few -- and, Pat, maybe you can back me up on this, a few people of color and foreigners in sports. Noticed a few of them.

PAT: Yes.

STU: Noticed a few of them.

JEFFY: What?

STU: It's weird. I've noticed in the NFL, it's not all white people. Not all white people. In fact -- and we still seem to love watching it. It's almost as if her point is completely inane. Completely --

GLENN: Almost. I've missed you, Stu. I've missed you.

STU: Okay. I missed you too.

PAT: And also, Trump didn't even say that. Trump's not talking about kicking out all foreigners.

STU: Trump is Hollywood. All he talks about is ratings.

JEFFY: Right.

PAT: Yeah.

STU: There's never been -- outside of Reagan probably, a president that was more closely aligned with Hollywood than Donald Trump.

JEFFY: Yeah.

GLENN: Next to Reagan.

STU: Right.

PAT: That's so agonizing.

GLENN: You brought it on yourself, brother.

PAT: I know. Well, that was the last straw for me. I turned the channel immediately. I couldn't take it.

I mean, she made me in love with Donald Trump. I wanted to go back in time and vote for him, not just once, but multiple times, just because I'm so sick of these people.

STU: And I will say --

PAT: It's agonizing.

STU: I 100 percent agree with Donald Trump on what he took today, which is a much more difficult stand than saying Meryl Streep's an idiot when she makes a political speech. That's an easy stance to take.

JEFFY: Which she is.

STU: The tough one and the true one is that Meryl Streep sucks as an actress.

JEFFY: Amen.

STU: Not as a speaker. Not as a political theorist. As an actress, she's terrible --

PAT: Never been more with you than I am right now.

STU: Thank you, Pat.

JEFFY: And she's so overrated.

STU: She stinks. She's overrated. Trump tweeted it today. I've been saying it on this show for how many freaking years.

GLENN: He did not say she's overrated.

PAT: Did he say she's overrated?

STU: She's the most overrated actress.

GLENN: Oh, my gosh. He says that about everybody.

STU: But he's right on this one. Give him credit when he's right. He's 100 percent right. She stinks. And history will hopefully correctly recognize that she's terrible. Terrible.

PAT: I mean, they made her out to be the queen last night.

STU: Of course, they always do. They just give her the awards before she even does the movies. But she's terrible. And it's finally -- we have a president that can recognize that. Because I don't even know, would Reagan have done it? I don't know if he'd have the guts.

GLENN: No. No.

STU: Luckily, Trump is out there with the guts to say Meryl Streep sucks, and --

JEFFY: Meryl Streep, one of the most overrated actresses in Hollywood. Doesn't know me, but attacked last night at the Golden Globes. She's a Hillary flunky who lost big.

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PAT: I love that. You got to love --

GLENN: Why? Why?

STU: Hillary lost big. Because Meryl won the award. Right? Meryl didn't lose big in the particular award. But who cares. I'm 100 percent with him on this point, and I'm happy to celebrate it.

GLENN: They don't even -- they don't even -- they don't even recognize the rot in their own state. They don't even recognize --

PAT: Oh, no.

GLENN: Why are you not paying, you know, the people in California to do your food catering, to pick you up? Why do you have to fly to someplace else? Your house is in California. Why do you have to fly someplace else to do it?

Why is Duck Dynasty done in Louisiana? Do you even know how they found Duck Dynasty? You know how that came to be?

JEFFY: Yeah, from the tax incentives from the state.

GLENN: Tax incentives.

JEFFY: Which I believe they pulled out of.

GLENN: Louisiana said, "We're going to make this the most -- the easiest place to do movies and television. You film anything here, we're going to give you a huge tax break." Okay.

So they do.

The producers don't say, "Hey, there's these guys in Louisiana that are great."

JEFFY: Yeah.

GLENN: The producers say, "Go to Louisiana and find a story that might be a show."

STU: Yeah, and this has happened throughout history. Rocky was -- if I remember the story right -- was initially a New York story. You know, it's so associated with Philadelphia.

GLENN: Right.

STU: But it was kind of a New York story. It was supposed to be filmed large portions of it in New York. But because of unions, they went to Philadelphia.

GLENN: The unions were better in Philadelphia than --

STU: They found a more willing environment. And they had to -- a lot of it, they still had to -- like, one of the reasons they developed the Steadicam and used the Steadicam a lot for that was because -- by their telling at least because they basically had to run around and hide from people where they weren't supposed to be shooting the movie, which is kind of a funny thing.

GLENN: Really?

PAT: That's great.

STU: But these things do lead to innovations. And you see this. This is Hollywood at its most out of touch. And everyone was tweeting and Facebooking about how this is why Trump won because they see people like Meryl Streep with these attitudes and treating everyone out there, half the country, in this way.

And it's so annoying. Even when they don't like Donald Trump, they'll vote for him. Because they're just so sick of that.

GLENN: It's so elitist. It is this understanding that everyone in this room is right. Even though everyone in that room are not in lockstep. But they've silenced those people. So everyone in this room is right. And we're now being broadcast across the country, so now we're going to tell the little people --

JEFFY: Yeah.

GLENN: I mean, it is Norma Desmond: All you little people out there in the dark.

They just -- they believe we're stupid. And so there's no way we're ever going to listen to one of your points, while you're telling us we're stupid.

STU: I've got great examples of this too.

GLENN: Okay.

JEFFY: Well, we don't think you're stupid. Just watch football and MMA.

GLENN: And that's not the arts.

I mean, I think that was written as a funny line. But she delivered it, maybe because he's a bad actress --

STU: Yes!

GLENN: But she delivered it as a slam in everybody's face, like we don't know that's not art.

And now, this: Told you last week, threw my back out. And one of the reasons why is because I was away from my Casper mattress

PAT: Plus, you moved in your chair. You were in a chair, and you moved.

JEFFY: You moved. You've made another chair to sit in.

PAT: We tried to tell you -- we warned you, I don't know, how many times, don't move because you've got to be careful. Don't move. And you moved.

GLENN: I know this makes you guys feel good some way. I'm just not sure how it makes you feel good.

The media went nuts after President Donald Trump said "Two Corinthians". But apparently, nobody cares when Joe Biden called the authors of Biblical Psalms "palmists" — twice.

During a Thanksgiving speech on Wednesday, Biden said, "I'm sure we can, we can pros-claim [sic] a palmist, with a palmist who wrote these following words, 'The lord is my strength and my shield and with my song, I give thanks to him.'"

On the radio program Monday, Glenn Beck and producer Stu Burguiere pondered whether Biden actually meant to quote a fortune teller instead of a psalmist, but ultimately decided the former vice president likely had no idea what he was reading.

They also discussed the hairline fractures Biden suffered in his right foot on Saturday while playing his dog, and Glenn tossed out a few headlines he thought might work just a little too well.

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The Supreme Court slapped down New York Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo's COVID-19 restrictions on religious gatherings Wednesday, arguing that strict limitations on the number of people in churches, synagogues, and other houses of worship — while liquor stores, bike shops, and many other non-religious places face few or no restrictions at all — are in violation of the First Amendment.

On the radio program Monday, Glenn Beck and Stu Burguiere applauded Justice Amy Coney Barrett, who reportedly cast the deciding vote in the 5-4 ruling, as well as Justice Neil Gorsuch who took specific aim at Gov. Cuomo for limiting religious gatherings to as few as 10 people in some areas, while imposing "no capacity restrictions on certain businesses he considers 'essential'."

"It turns out the businesses the Governor considers essential include hardware stores, acupuncturists, and liquor stores," Gorsuch said. "Bicycle repair shops, certain signage companies, accountants, lawyers, and insurance agents are all essential too."

"Government is not free to disregard the 1st Amendment in times of crisis," Gorsuch wrote in a separate opinion.

Gov. Cuomo has since called the Supreme Court ruling "moot" and "irrelevant" because he had recently lifted restrictions in most of the affected areas.

"This is a trick they play all the time. They've done this with Second Amendment cases as well," Stu noted. "They'll put a ridiculous restriction in that's obviously not constitutional, keep it in place for a year while it goes through the courts, and right before it gets to the Supreme Court they withdraw the rule. So then the case gets thrown out because it's moot."

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Hey Joe, THIS is how you handle terrorists

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If you haven't seen the new Apple TV+ drama Tehran, it's definitely worth your time. It tells the story of an Israeli spy who sneaks into Iran to set up an attack on Iran's nuclear program. Now that the new Bond movie is delayed, this show has a little bit of everything to hold you over: international spies, hackers, double agents.

But I digress...

No matter how Hollywood tries to invent these stories — and this one is definitely good — they always fall short of what happens in real life. What happened in Iran this past Friday is a movie waiting to happen.

What happened in Iran this past Friday is a movie waiting to happen.

Iran's top nuclear scientist, Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, was assassinated as he was traveling to his private villa just a few miles east of Tehran. The operation involved a team of over 60 people. Around 50 logistical support agents backed up a dozen gunmen. They knew everything. His schedule, his private address, his classified movements, the route...

Fakhrizadeh was traveling in the middle of three armored vehicles. When they approached the ambush site, the hit team cut off all the electricity in the surrounding area. A car bomb was then remotely detonated, taking out the rear vehicle in the convoy. 12 gunmen proceeded to open fire on the other two cars. Iran's top nuclear scientist was dead, and NONE of the hit squad were wounded or arrested.

Now you can already guess where the blame is being directed this morning. Almost immediately, the fingers began to point at both Israel and the United States. The mainstream media is trying to paint this as an effort by Trump to sabotage a Biden effort to restart the Iran Nuclear Deal. Remember that "masterful" stroke of Middle East foreign policy? You know, the deal that included $150 BILLION — in cash — that Obama and Biden knew would be used to kill Americans and destabilize the entire region. Remember that?

They said it was impossible... but Trump did it.

They claimed their way was the only path to peace. What did they get from it? Iran spread out all the way to the literal doorstep of Israel. The elite Iraqi troops of the Republican Guard were staging in Syria, plotting that ultimate attack to take back Jerusalem. The entire region was set to explode... but then Trump scuttled the deal. What did it lead to? Historic peace agreements between the Arab world and Israel.

They said it was impossible... but Trump did it. He reimposed sanctions and launched a campaign to kill terrorists rather than give them money.

John Brennan took to Twitter this weekend to call the assassination a criminal act.

It echoes what they said when the top terrorist in the world — Qassem Soleimani — was assassinated in Iraq. Coincidentally, the Iranian government published artwork over the weekend depicting Soleimani and the, now dead, nuclear scientist standing side by side.

You see, now matter how people like Brennan and Biden might try and say otherwise, this is exactly the type of person Iran's "Robert Openheimer" was: a terrorist in the same category as Soleimani (but obviously with a lot more dangerous capability).

Iran has been protecting this man for two decades. They called him merely "an academic," but denied the UN IAEA inspectors to ever question him.

The rhetoric Iran fed the global community was that their nuclear program didn't have anything to do with weapons, and that this nuclear scientist was involved in research to improve their energy programs. But in 2007, the CIA said this was a cover story. In 2008, the United States froze his assets, and the IAEA made it public that this scientist was leading Iran's nuclear weapons project.

Iran called it "Projects 110 and 111." Fakhrizadeh was tasked with finding out how to miniaturize a nuclear warhead and make it durable enough so that it could survive re-entry into the atmosphere on top of an ICBM.

There can be no accommodation with terrorists.

Obama and Biden's nuclear deal didn't stop ANY of this. Israel revealed in 2018 that Projects 110 and 111 continued. Fakhrizadeh was specifically called out as still being the main man in charge.

Biden thinks his policy of accommodation will somehow bring us the peace that Neville Chamberlain once thought was possible with Hitler. When has this borne fruit with any maniacal tyrant or terrorist... ever?!

And that's exactly what Iran and their thugs are. They're terrorists! They're not a legitimate regime. Long before ISIS, the terrorists in Iran stole a country, planning to spread their caliphate all over the world. Members of Al Qaeda, despite being Sunni, enjoy free sanctuary under their protection. They want to burn Israel to the ground. They chant "death to America"... It's actually a holiday there.

There can be no accommodation with terrorists. Biden wants peace with Iran, and he'll probably roll out a red carpet and offer them a few hundred billion more dollars. We know this doesn't work. To quote Reagan, "there's one way to have peace and you can have it in this second... surrender."

That's how you deal with terrorists, and — whether we were involved or not — another one was just taken out.

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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