Moment of Truth




Woman Who Admitted to Cheating on 'Moment of Truth' Says She Did It for Money

GLENN: We're talking about the show Moment of Truth and I know that's exactly what they want but you're not going to watch it. I mean, I have no respect for you as an audience. You are just not going to watch it. It's for mindless dopes that just are totally numb to evil. Come on. You don't think so Stu? You don't think this is -- come on, you don't think that this is -- you don't think -- I mean, it's not evil like, you know, "Hey, look at the TV show I created." It's evil in the fact that it's just, it destroys families, which --

STU: This does not destroy this family, Glenn. Her cheating on her husband is destroying their family.

GLENN: What about the guy on the first show that we saw, okay, it's the only show that we saw I'm proud to say. We all decided we were going to watch it together because we thought there's a chance this could be the worst show ever, ever made. And it is

STU: Yes.

GLENN: And so we watched the first episode. Remember the guy who's the trainer, okay?

STU: Yes, I remember this.

GLENN: And remember how he lost. He lost because the question was, have you ever left your hands on someone you're training maybe a little longer than what you should have? Inappropriate amount of time? But it wasn't like, have you ever fondled somebody. It was, have you had your hands on somebody you're training maybe a little longer than you should have. There's no way to answer that.

STU: No.

GLENN: And come out with a job, with your pride, with anything because I don't know about you but if I were a trainer and that question were asked of me, I would immediately be thinking, oh, crap, have I? Probably -- I mean, I've probably wrestled -- I'm a guy! I would have wrestled with that.

STU: Well, and I mean, you also wouldn't be sure what is -- there's no line that says how long it should be.

GLENN: Right. And so it's like, is this the appropriate amount of time; I should take my hands off of her now. And just the time that you thought, oh, wow, this is an inappropriate time; oh, I should take my hands off. There it is!

STU: Right.

GLENN: You know what I mean? So if you answer -- if you answer yes, what woman is going to come to you for training?

STU: You obviously don't answer yes.

GLENN: And if you answer no and the machine says it's a lie, what person is going to come to you for training? And your wife was just sitting there and your wife is like, what are you doing to him? It's horrible.

STU: You've got to believe a legitimate relationship with two people who love and trust each other are going to be able to go home and say, this is a dumb Fox show; they can say anything that they want.

GLENN: A good, stable relationship would never go on this show.

STU: That's a very good point which is why I'm saying it's not ruining relationships. It's just putting dumb people on TV.

DAN: The caliber of people that try to get on these shows are the ones that want to be famous. They are the ones that want to be on there anyway.

GLENN: I wish it doesn't -- convince me it doesn't say something about us as a society.

STU: I don't know that it does.

GLENN: Convince me. I want to believe that. Convince me.

STU: Well, first of all it's a terrible --

GLENN: Be sincere.

STU: First of all, you know, it's not a good show. I'm not watching it. There are a lot of people that aren't watching it.

GLENN: No, no, and I take back what I said at the bottom of the break and this woman's going to go and vote. Nobody who is even watching this is going to go vote. This is the lowest denominator that's watching this show.

STU: The lowest denominator was on the show.

GLENN: The second lowest is watching it.

STU: You know what, I don't know if that's true. You know what show I love? I love, I'm going to admit it, I love Cheaters. Have you ever seen the show Cheaters?

GLENN: No.

STU: I love Cheaters.

DAN: A great show.

GLENN: But wait a minute. Isn't that the show where they catch the cheater?

DAN: Yes.

STU: Yes.

GLENN: There's nothing wrong with that one in comparison.

STU: I'm looking at a disastrous relationship that's horrible.

GLENN: I understand, but you're catching the dirtbag.

STU: Well, you are catching the dirtbag in this case, too. The woman is getting caught doing it --

GLENN: They are doing it for money. She's doing it for money.

STU: There's a slight, a slight difference but, you know, I'm not going to sit here and say you can't watch dumb people embarrass themselves. I like that.

GLENN: Dumb people embarrass themselves is, what was the one where you're eating worms?

STU: Fear Factor? Yeah.

GLENN: That's dumb people embarrassing themselves.

STU: Believe me I'm not trying to make the argument you should go directly to jail for watching these shows.

GLENN: It's not an elitist thing. It's not an elitist thing. I mean, look. Honestly do you really, do you really believe that we are that far away from someone saying we cannot afford these prisons; let's commercialize the prisons; let's have a show, prison fight. They are dirtbags, they will volunteer. They could, you know, have nicer quarters if they, you know, are -- and it's prison fight. How close are we to -- see?

STU: This is a copywritten idea.

GLENN: Well, everything that's on the show, since it's transcribed, it's all copyrighted.

STU: So you can't take it to a network.

DAN: Who do we get to host?

GLENN: Apparently Stu.

STU: I would be fine with it. There, of course, are lines but after tuning in to the Glenn Beck program every day and hearing for three hours about how your economy is in severe danger.

GLENN: Oh, come on, man.

STU: I'm just saying that, like, I'm not going to criticize people for going home and watching this entertainment.

GLENN: That's why I watch American Idol but you know what, like American Idol, I saw the one from two nights ago and my wife and daughter were watching it and I don't know. One of them started getting like all up in Simon's face and he was like, what do you know, Simon? And Simon said, you know, this is an opinion. This is a show. And I just, we're just so coarse. We're so coarse and it's getting worse and worse. And I mean, if you want to go there, then let's really go there. And I'm dead serious on this. You want to make the -- you want to fix this show?

STU: Yes.

GLENN: You put people in the audience -- you know how -- what was the thing where it was a Millionaire show, where you could ask the audience, you would poll the audience? Okay. So the device is there. It's on the back of the seat and you just put, you know, your answer there. You can put, yes or no, okay? So when she answers and she wins $100,000 for saying "I just cheated on my husband," you would put -- the audience has to be polled, yes or no. The question is, should she get a jolt of electricity for being such a dirtbag.

STU: Wow.

GLENN: Yes or no.

STU: I'm tuning in.

GLENN: I would. I would. Tune in. Now, it starts, you know, with the $100 answer, she just gets a little, kind of a little shock.

STU: She might even like it.

GLENN: At the $500,000 question, it's this close to death. It's this close to death. She's got to foam at the mouth, we give her so much juice.

STU: But she's still alive.

GLENN: She's still alive and she can go spend her money, that way we teach you a lesson at the same time. Why not.

STU: Because at least there's some repercussions.

GLENN: That's right. You've just been a dirtbag for cash. I think I've got to give you some juice.

STU: I mean, yeah. I mean, there we go. I mean, because of the embarrassment. How can the embarrassment even affect someone who's doing that? You're going on national television to confess an affair.

GLENN: Sure.

STU: So I mean, embarrassment, the fact that people think you're a total dirtbag around the world?

GLENN: Right.

STU: Would that have any effect on someone like that?

GLENN: We don't judge you. We're not a rant and we're to the going to stone you to death. We're just going to give you some juice and some cash.

Now, the only problem that I see with this...

STU: The only one, you can find only one.

GLENN: There's only one. The amount of electricity and the greenhouse gases that it would cause. But if we could find clean energy to do it, I'd be for it.

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​How it was

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The Property

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The Hong Kong protesters flocking to the streets in opposition to the Chinese government have a new symbol to display their defiance: the Stars and Stripes. Upset over the looming threat to their freedom, the American flag symbolizes everything they cherish and are fighting to preserve.

But it seems our president isn't returning the love.

Trump recently doubled down on the United States' indifference to the conflict, after initially commenting that whatever happens is between Hong Kong and China alone. But he's wrong — what happens is crucial in spreading the liberal values that America wants to accompany us on the world stage. After all, "America First" doesn't mean merely focusing on our own domestic problems. It means supporting liberal democracy everywhere.

The protests have been raging on the streets since April, when the government of Hong Kong proposed an extradition bill that would have allowed them to send accused criminals to be tried in mainland China. Of course, when dealing with a communist regime, that's a terrifying prospect — and one that threatens the judicial independence of the city. Thankfully, the protesters succeeded in getting Hong Kong's leaders to suspend the bill from consideration. But everyone knew that the bill was a blatant attempt by the Chinese government to encroach on Hong Kong's autonomy. And now Hong Kong's people are demanding full-on democratic reforms to halt any similar moves in the future.

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Let's join the people of Hong Kong in their defiance of tyranny.

Matt Liles is a writer and Young Voices contributor from Austin, Texas.

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