|Fresh off his conviction of being a swinger last week, Stu had this to say about George Clooney... "I'm saying he looked hot."|
Glenn: I have no idea that Stu said, I ended the show yesterday. I came back in the studio and, I was, like ‑‑ I didn't know that Stu got on and said yesterday, Glenn's out in the hallway and I'm not going to go get him because he's out in the hallway with George Clooney.
Stu: Yeah. It didn't seem like an event that would be repeated so, I figured let it play out. It was all of 30 seconds. What's the point of getting you in here so you can say what?
Glenn: So I could say, end of the show. See you tomorrow. So, I guess we should fill you in on the conversation that I had with George Clooney yesterday in the hallway. I find out ‑‑ I find out this morning that Bob Costas, who is on this floor all the time, a very nice guy, he's always bringing people up. I mean, everybody who is anybody who has been up here with Bob Costas ‑‑
Stu: He gets all the good guys. We don't get anybody.
Glenn: We don't get anybody. Well, that's because, as I find out today, a lot of his guests hate me and there's a few ‑‑ I guess there's been a few guests that have come up and they hated me. I really thought that George Clooney would hate me and maybe he does. I don't know. He's George Clooney, but ‑‑ so, yesterday I walk out of my studio and he comes around the corner and I look up and I'm, like, you're George Clooney. And he was actually the first one ‑‑ wasn't he, Stu, because I was out with Sarah.
Glenn: He was the first one. He came around the corner and he said, Glenn Beck. And I said, "Mr. Clooney! How are you?" And he said, "Good. How's the show going?" And I said, "Very good. It's going very, very well."
Then I thought, I'll offer an olive branch because this is something that I've said for a very long time on this program. Well, I disagree with George Clooney. George Clooney makes blood shoot out of my eyes on just about everything political, but I have also maintained that he's a really nice ‑‑ he seems like a really nice guy, a guy that you could sit down and talk to and still be normal with even though you disagree with him and that's the way I think we're supposed to be.
Why is it that that's the way we all are in our own personal life? I mean, you work with people you disagree with, you know. You disagree with them politically. It makes your eyes bleed, but they're nice people. What we've done to each other is we've allowed ourselves to be separated to where you can't join hands with them, apparently, on anything and so I said to George Clooney, I said, "Listen." I said, "My daughter has been talking to me for awhile on this one. She's in school and she's part of the stop Darfur campaign and" I said, "I know you don't really care about hearing stories about my daughter because you don't know me," I said, "but I just want you to know that people on the other side care deeply about Darfur, as well. I think we're going to be held personally responsible in the end if we haven't lent our voice, at least, to end Darfur. It's madness, what's happening there." I said, "We have to stop separating each other."
Stu: I think you said "tearing each other apart" or something.
Glenn: Yeah. "Stop tearing each other apart". And he looked at me in shock. Were you watching, Stu? You had the door open. You were listening, you little weasel.
Stu: I was totally eavesdropping.
Glenn: So, when you ended the show, did you end it with, "Glenn's with George Clooney, Shhh. I'm trying to listen?"
Stu: That's exactly what I did.
Glenn: Did you hear the whole conversation?
Stu: Most of it, bits and pieces.
Glenn: So, anyway, we have to stop tearing each other apart. And he looked at me stunned and he said, "I'm not tearing you apart. When have I torn you apart?"
Stu: He is, like, "I've never torn you apart."
Glenn: I've never torn you apart. And I said, "No, no, not you." And that's when Bob Costas joined in and said, "No. He saves all of his real vitreal for Bill O'Reilly." I laughed and Bob laughed and George didn't laugh. He said, "No, I've never torn you apart." I said, "I don't mean us tearing each other apart. I mean left versus right. Conservatives and liberals. We've got to stop tearing each other apart especially when we agree on so much."
And then he talked to me a little bit about Pat Robertson and how the right has been right on Darfur. How conservatives have come out of the woodwork for helping Darfur and I believed him. How he respected the right helping on Darfur.
Stu: I think it was important ‑‑ it seemed to me to be, at least, from hearing him, to not make that a left/right issue.
Glenn: Yeah, because we both agree on that. That's not a left/right issue. Now, we happen to disagree on how to solve the issue. I mean, you know, he believed for a long time the UN ‑‑ I don't want to ‑‑ I'll let George Clooney knee speak for himself on the UN, but I sure was left with the impression that he didn't think the UN was the answer anymore.
Stu: Yeah. He essentially said that to the UN. I mean, he was in front of the UN ‑‑
Glenn: That's right. He did do that. I can say that. He said the UN doesn't get it, is not going to stop it, and you know, inside of my head was Hallelujah? We've won one. Someone in Hollywood gets it. The UN is nothing but full of a bunch of rats that are going to side with whoever ‑‑ again, this is not my impression of George Clooney's point of view. And I have to tell you something. If I may approach the Bench here on an ADD moment. I hate having this conversation with you now because this morning I got up and in the paper here in New York there's a big article, "Trace Trashes Trump" and it's how Trace Adkins was on this radio broadcast. We're not carrying here in New York or ‑‑ we are in Chicago? Okay. And, you know, I like the fact that we have, like, a little club here. Do you know what I mean? That we're like, I can talk to you about stuff and the pin heads in the media don't listen and so we could just carry on. Now the media is listening and so now I feel bad, everything I tell you, because if I'm telling you something that somebody else has said to me and I'm using, like, for instance, the George Clooney conversation, I feel bad because I don't know what his parameters are. I don't want to have a conversation with somebody and then they go, well, wait a minute. I mean, you just said this ‑‑ that I said that about the UN? The only reason why I'm doing it now is because, as Stu pointed out, he's already said this stuff.
Stu: To the UN.
Glenn: Right. And so there's this big story about how Trace Adkins was on the program and he trashed Donald Trump and so now I've got to call Trace and say, I'm sorry. It's always been a little club. I hope this doesn't, you know, cause problems for you. I guess everybody who gets on the program now, you've got to know that ‑‑ I mean, we've always had the blog weasels out there, but, now, like, the media is listening and it sucks, but, anyway.
So, he was talking about, you know, the UN and I said, you know, China is supplying them with weapons and, you know, Russia, China, it's all ‑‑ I mean, everybody is ‑‑ nobody has a reason to fix it because it's about oil and religious extremism. That's what it's about, greed and power. And so, anyway, it was a good conversation and I stand by the fact that I think he is the guy I thought he was, a reasonable guy that I just never want to talk politics with, a reasonable guy as far as a guy who can just, you know ‑‑ you'll just be normal and I don't think he'll stab you in the back. Do you know what I mean? Did you get that impression from him?
Stu: Well, when we hang out, I feel like it's more ‑‑
Glenn: Oh, come on!
Stu: No. That is the impression I got from him.
Glenn: And Bob Costas is a good guy, too.
Stu: Yeah, he's always been very cool with us, but it seems that ‑‑ because I kind of was hoping to catch you, like, I was hoping to kind of go back for thighs transcripts because we have transcripts of the show that we have and I was looking for all the times you've mentioned George Clooney.
Glenn: Here's the thing, because honestly, one of the producers said, the producer of the Bob Costas show, said ‑‑ George Clooney walked in, he told Sarah this, when he walked in yesterday, he comes around the corner and my green room is right by the main entrance and he comes in the corner and he looks into my studio through the glass and he said, is that Glenn Beck? He said, yeah. He said, that guy rips me all the time. So then I found that out this morning and I was, like, oh my gosh, I feel bad because he thinks I'm a hypocrite because ‑‑ I remember ripping him on politics but not as a human being. Dan, you're looking at me with crossed eyes. Don't I usually say with George Clooney that I think he's a nice guy, he's a guy that you could actually have a conversation with.
Glenn: I just go with everything he says?
Dan: Before we kept records, I think we actually did a whole hour on debating that, that you could sit down and be cool with him, but you wouldn't want to come to fisticuffs or whatever with him.
Glenn: Fisticuffs? Who talks like that? Maureen Dowd from the "New York Times". Maureen Dowd, we're trying to get Maureen Dowd to listen to us.
Dan: So, I searched the transcripts since we started keeping these records.
Glenn: And no fisticuffs?
Dan: No. Can we stop distracting here?
Glenn: By the way, your spats are a little dirty.
Stu: My dungarees?
Glenn: It's dress‑down day.
Dan: Your biggest theme popped up a couple of months ago when he was in Time magazine, but your theory is that you're saying ‑‑ here. Let's see which one it is.
Glenn: You don't have any idea what it's like to have everything you say ‑‑ look. This is the thing I was talking about. I like this. This has always been, like, my little cubicle and we can talk and we can gossip and stuff and say whatever we want and nobody ever heard it. Do you know what I mean? It was just, like, you and me. We're just talking every day and now, like, people are taking record of everything I say. You have no idea what it's like to just let stuff spill out of your face three hours every day and then have somebody say, but excuse me. Back in September you said. I don't even remember that conversation! All right. What did I say?
Dan: Those days were rad.
Glenn: Do you know what this is? This is different than television. In television, you know, everything we say we, you know, make sure that it's exactly right. Here I'm just hanging out. Here it's just me.
Stu: Yeah. There's a lot more time to fill.
Dan: So, anyway, so you said ‑‑ here's one. You said, did you see the George Clooney article in Time magazine? Stu says, that's right. He's not sure if he's helping. You say you yeah, you think he might be hurting it and you say, nothing has changed. I was just held at gunpoint over there by a 14 year old kid. And you say, I'm actually going to reach out to George Clooney on this. I doubt he'll ever talk to me. Stu says, the next time ‑‑ you say, how, George, I was to talk to you for a minute and then you say, my people are going to contact his people because I think this is something that the left and the right can agree on. This is the point you harped on a couple of days in a row on about how he's been on the cover and ‑‑
Glenn: Stu, what have you found where I ‑‑ did you find anything, Dan that I ‑‑
Dan: No. You're saying, like, Hey, I think this guy ‑‑ I think he really cares about Darfur. I think he, you know ‑‑
Glenn: I do. I think Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt actually believe what they're doing. I think Angelina Jolie ‑‑ for instance, Madonna, skank, move on! Did I just say that out loud?
Stu: Yeah, you're going to be meeting her in the hallway.
Glenn: I'm sure I will. Do you think I'm going that walk out behind this bullet‑proof locked door with Madonna out there? She'll kick my butt!
Stu: All the sudden she's like a weight lifter.
Glenn: Yeah. George Clooney, was anybody surprised ‑‑ Sarah was so disappointed. She sat there with her mouth open. She's, like, George Clooney. George Clooney is standing right where I sit all the time. But were you surprised? He's, like, 90 pounds.
Stu: He is definitely thinner.
Glenn: He's not really 90 pounds. What do you think?
Stu: I have no idea. I wasn't looking him up and down like that, but I think ‑‑
Glenn: Shut up.
Stu: I was. I would say about a buck 50.
Glenn: What, 5'11"?
Dan: 5'8", 5'9".
Dan: I wasn't standing right next to you. I was also stalking from the next room.
Glenn: Cowards! You could have stood by me and go, come on, George, come on! No. He was very nice.
Dan: He was about 5'10", 165. That would be my guess.
Glenn: He was surprisingly ‑‑ I looked at him and I was, like, I could take you by the legs and throw this over and say, I would like to exchange this, please, for the bigger version of George Clooney. In the movies he looks like he's really ‑‑
Stu: That's standard, though, isn't it? But his coolness is his weapon.
Glenn: Oh, it was like Danny Ocean walking through.
Stu: And they had to block off the floor.
Glenn: They... we had to block off the floor because people from other floors were coming up with their card keys and they were coming up to, you know, fawn all over him. So, they had to block off the floor yesterday and he walked if and he's in some $5,000 suit and he looks Like Danny Ocean
Stu: This guy is not speaking 14 hours in a makeup trailer.
Glenn: What are you saying here?
Stu: I'm saying he looked hot.
Glenn: There is no doubt about that. I hate to go all homosexual here, but he was hot. He was hot.
Glenn: What? I'm cool with my sexuality. It's not like I wanted to make sweet, tender love to him, but I'm just saying I'm glad my wife wasn't there. Never let your wife see George Clooney. Go see all the George Clooney you want. Never see him in person. Your wife will divorce you. That's all there is. She may kill you with a shovel at night. I'm not sure.
Stu: I have some quotes from you talking about Clooney. And I think you've been actually pretty ‑‑ you said ‑‑ let me ask you this: Is it really about Africa? I believe it with George Clooney and Darfur. I believe it with Angelina. Madonna? Come on. Even your appearance with Paula SANE. I completely believe Angelina. I balance sheet my believe George Clooney on Darfur. When man done in a says Africa to go by a kid? I have a hard time. Wow. I'll bet they're happy they hired you.
Glenn: He must have misunderstood.
Stu: Well, I mean, we obviously wreck on Hollywood and there's a couple of times you take a jokey sort of approach at Hollywood and he's included in. The biggest thing you said questioning I'm, Hey, I'm worried about Darfur, too, but we pull out of Iraq and we're going to have another Darfur on our hands.
Glenn: And I'll say this to his face, Hey, you care about Darfur, solve Iraq because if we pull out of Iraq, it will be a picnic in comparison so Darfur. I mean, it will be an absolute blood bath and I think I've even side, do you know what? Just tell George Clooney to pull back to Kuwait, stand there with the boats, we'll put all the guys on our boats and then George Clooney will go in because Hollywood will say it's cool to go in.
Stu: In summary, I was looking to catch you and call you a hypocrite. It's very disappointing.
Glenn: Keep looking.