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GLENN: Where did Stu go? Is he doing more research with Playboy magazine or
PAT: I don't know.
GLENN: You know it's amazing how it's amazing how strong the poll is to read that article. Not even to read the article. To just look at the magazine. Isn't it? And it is a I mean, it is a testimony, it is a testimony to how fragile I know my life is and I know the power of, that I just, I won't even look at it. I gave Stu handed it to me today and I said, open it to the correct page.
STU: I have the most important job on the show today.
GLENN: Isn't it amazing?
PAT: Yeah. Just can't mess with it.
GLENN: Pornography is so deadly. You get I mean, you ask, you ask your preacher, you ask your priest, you ask your minister, a psychiatrist. I bet you they will tell you the number one destructive force in marriage right now is pornography.
PAT: No question about it. There's no question.
STU: Really? You don't think over money or alcohol?
PAT: Uh uh. I bet you it's foreign.
GLENN: Yeah. You talk to any, you talk to any religious leader or any psychiatrist that I have talked to.
PAT: They are freaked out about it.
GLENN: Freaked out. Because what happens is you open up the door. Because it is so the Internet just keeps you into it. It's no longer like it's a magazine that comes, it's now the Internet and it's just a wormhole and you just start going down into this wormhole and you don't get out and before you know it, you know, the husband is downstairs at 2:00 in the morning spending, you know, a couple of hours online and then the whole relationship with the family just changes. And before you and it just gets worse and worse and worse. It's really dangerous stuff.
STU: Nothing else, you'd be too tired to wake up. You'd have sleep problems. You'd be up at 2:00 in the morning for two hours and then your relationship would change because you'd miss breakfast.
STU: And other such things.
GLENN: Uh huh. Thanks for giving us that perspective, Stu.
STU: Thank you.
GLENN: Now, there is an image in here. This is a takedown piece on me in the Christmas issue, perfect for Christmas, Playboy magazine.
GLENN: And it starts with an image that I want to describe to you that says it all, I think. Describe the image.
STU: Basically what you have here is the title of the article is the triumph of the conservative. The right is rising again. The real counterculture is led by an unlikely talk show host named Glenn Beck. The picture to represent you and your audience is what appears to
GLENN: It's a double
STU: Yeah, I'm actually looking at the centerfold right now.
GLENN: It's a double page picture.
STU: Yeah, double page picture of a guy apparently potentially looks like he's looking in his basement or some almost windowless room. He is kneeling and apparently praying because there's a Bible right in front of him. Also a gun, which is weird because I swear how someone else put
GLENN: I always pray with my Bible and gun.
STU: I remember somebody, though, putting, clinging to your God and your guns.
GLENN: God and your guns.
STU: I do remember something about that at some point. Also he apparently seems to be praying to a picture of Sean Hannity, which is interesting. There is ammunition just laid out on the desk. He seems to be a former military man of sorts. He would look as, some would describe him as almost a militia member, those evil militia members.
GLENN: Is he wearing camouflage?
STU: He is not wearing camouflage but he's got sort of combat boots and that sort of thing. This's an AK 47 leaning up against the windowsill.
GLENN: I thought you said it was a windowless room.
STU: I said it was an almost windowless room if you'd listen to me, which you don't.
GLENN: I listen to you for the pictures.
STU: Thank you. Thank you. That's a compliment, I think.
STU: There is I'm trying to think. There's a couple of documents here I'm trying to make out. There's another picture of you, the fancy one from the CNN days of you just pointing back at the camera like look at me, I'm pointing at you. And then there's a
GLENN: Isn't there the Confederate flag on the wall?
STU: There's a giant Confederate flag on the wall. There's also a Confederate flag under the Bible that he's praying to and a sticker that says socialism is un American. A giant picture of Barack Obama as the joker hanging on the wall.
PAT: Of course.
STU: A "Don't tread on me" flag.
GLENN: It's almost like
PAT: Is there another stereotype?
STU: There is a crucifix.
PAT: Is there a NASCAR playing on TV?
STU: There is a can of Miller High Life I just noticed. So you got that.
PAT: Beer, beer, good.
STU: There seems to be, I would describe it as a bowling trophy.
PAT: Got to be bowling. Anything else is too hip, it's too cool.
STU: I would say so. I think that's about as much
GLENN: That is a double
GLENN: That is a double page picture of who you are.
STU: That's how they see you.
GLENN: Not me. Not me. That's you.
STU: That's the audience.
GLENN: That's the audience. If you listen to me or you're a part of the rise of the right, that is who you are. Now, this is one of the worst I haven't even read it, but Stu has. This is the sloppy journalism that is happening at the lowest level, the lowest rung of journalism, Playboy magazine, to the highest level of journalism, the Washington Post, New York Times. It is so sloppy, and anybody who has ever even listened to me, if you've listened to me throughout the years, you know that I've called for George Bush's impeachment, I called for investigation into the scandals that were happening with the Republican Party, I told you that the I told you that the game that George Bush was playing with interest rates and these easy mortgages back in 200, I think 2003 or 2004, I said don't do it, it's a game, it's going to destroy us. I told you that the economy was coming unglued. I told you there was some kind of transnationalist thing going on with George Bush at the border. I mean, I've been very consistent on all of this stuff. But they don't even look at any of that. In fact, the claims that I make about socialist Marxism, et cetera, et cetera, communist, I've only charged that there was one communist in the White House, in the administration, one. I have not made a claim that there's more. Only one. Who was he?
PAT: Van Jones.
STU: Van Jones.
GLENN: What does the article say? And this is a common theme. What does the article say?
STU: Yeah, they shockingly even mention Van Jones. But later on in the article start calling you out for essentially a fake Red Scare, that you're trying to create these communists when none exist. Which is interesting because Van Jones himself, himself, called himself a communist. This is not our opinion of all of his policies put together what it equals.
STU: This is him calling him a communist.
GLENN: What is it do you have the line in the article that specifically says about, he said, you know, these socialists, he's on this Red Scare stuff, you told me about it earlier today.
GLENN: And say it's not like there are any actual communists because that would be a problem if there were actual communists. This guy even admits it, that it would be a problem. You can't get anybody on the left to say that. You try and ask your friends. If there were actual communists, if the president appointed an actual communist, would it be a problem? They won't answer that question. Get them to answer. He said if the president had appointed an actual communist, if there were communists in the White House, that would be a problem. But there are no actual communists.
STU: Now, and I am looking for the line here. I know he said that you were making up the communists in the White House. I don't know that he said it was a problem.
GLENN: Oh, I thought you said he did.
STU: I don't think, I don't remember it's possible.
GLENN: Of course it's not a problem. You can't get it out of anybody.
PAT: Because he did appoint a communist.
GLENN: And it's not me. Those are the words of Van Jones.
PAT: It's just a fact. You can't I mean
GLENN: No, it's a quote.
PAT: You are getting hammered for presenting facts, which is just unbelievable.
GLENN: Okay. So here's the really interesting thing. You know which side. You just ask your friends. You just ask your friends. What is the message that Glenn Beck is saying? What are the facts that Glenn Beck is saying? Or what are the facts that you are now saying to people? What are the facts? Don't make fun of because all that's happening, if you notice, Saturday Night Live, Jon Stewart, Playboy, South Park, all this week coming full guns a blazing on me. All they are doing is making fun of my mannerisms. That's all they're doing. None of them will actually address any of the facts. If they can distract you with mannerisms, if they can ridicule me and make me into a joke without ever addressing any of the actual facts that I bring to the table, well, then they win. Don't allow them to do this to you. Make sure you stay on the facts. And when they go, Glenn Beck, he's probably a big fat Bozo. But let me ask you this: If there were a communist that were appointed by the president and he knew he was a communist, would that be a problem?