Did Glenn really throw a frog into a pot of boiling water?.... No.
GLENN: So last night I showed, you know, the fable, and it is a fable. In fact, it was in the original script before I threw the frog in, and I removed it and because I didn't want to telegraph that we knew. But it is a fable that you throw a frog into boiling water and it jumps out. That's not true. I don't know who did that experiment but maybe PETA should look into them. So we threw this fake frog, and we filmed it beforehand, and you'll see all the behind the scenes tonight. But we filmed it beforehand. We filmed the me reaching in to grab the live frog beforehand. And I'm telling you, Sarah, who is our director, she it was like Steven Spielberg last night. I actually, I actually walked over to open up the frog thing. Then they went to the videotape, the close up of my hands. I had then closed the thing and walked back towards the camera and I look up at the monitor and I see that my hand is still in the thing, you know, because of the videotape. I ran back to the thing and put my hands on that frog thing so when they went back to us, I was at that position and walked back.
STU: I was watching it on TV. I wasn't in the studio at the time.
STU: Because I was in the meeting where we planned this thing.
STU: And I was like, I hope he comes out and clarifies. It looked too real.
PAT: It did. It was seamless.
STU: I couldn't believe how real.
GLENN: It was really good. It was really good. She was Steven Spielberg last night. So I throw this fake frog. I say, you know, you throw it into the boiling water, and I have this little plastic frog, and we throw I throw it into the water and then for comedic effect I just pause and have that WKRP "I swear turkeys could fly" moment and I just said... "Okay, forget, bad example." And then I go back in and I say, forget about just like forget about the Republicans because many of them are fake, they're progressives. Forget about the Democrats because they're fake. I then say, the next line in the script was forget like the frog, forget about the frog because it was fake. I then also later say in that same segment that we knew that it was a we knew that was a fable, that they don't actually jump out, blah, blah blah, made a point. I come back, I fish the frog out. I didn't want to even take it out because I wanted the cameras to catch me fishing it out. I take the frog out, the rubber frog. I give it to John Bolton and I said, would you verify, ambassador, that that is a plastic frog. And he said, oh, yeah, it's plastic all right.&n bsp; So that's what happened. But even the Christian Science Monitor didn't do their homework. Their story is, if I may read the headline, Glenn Beck boils cute little frog to death.
GLENN: The story goes on to say conservative commentator was trying to illustrate a point on TV but it didn't work out for his point or for the poor little prop. Beck was trying to explain the size of President Obama's programs are so massive and coming so fast, the American people couldn't handle it, the American people are fighting back. How best to demonstrate this? Frogs. Beck likened the conservative uproar to Obama's initiatives to frogs that are thrown into boiling water, the experience is so shocking that frogs jump out. It's too much, too fast, he said, and the frogs, conservatives, aren't taking it. No, the American people aren't taking it. If the water was cooler, he says, it would gradually heat up and we would get the analogy, but it doesn't quite work. We know where he's going. Fail. The problem is his experiment failed.
STU: Did it?
GLENN: Beck had a pot of boiling water.
STU: Did it, media?
STU: Did it fail or are you proving it 100% correct?
GLENN: Beck had a pot of boiling water on his stage as well as a container of cute little jumpy frogs. He appeared to grab an unlucky one to begin the lesson, Barack Obama has galvanized the country, blah, blah blah, like, Beck tossed the little frog into the water. Oops. The problem is the frog stayed put.
STU: Oh, my gosh, did it?
PAT: Oh, no!
GLENN: So did we witness the senseless murder of an innocent frog, writes the Christian Science Monitor. Shame on you, media. Shame on you! Maybe you should watch tonight at 5:00. You want the truth, America? You can't go to the same old sources.