In this video, noted 9/11 expert Jesse 'The Body' Ventura interviews the Honky Tonk Man.
GLENN: Putting the radio back into Radio City, from Midtown Manhattan in Rockefeller Plaza, this is the third most listened to show in all of America. Hello, you sick twisted freak. Welcome to it. My name is Glenn Beck. So in quite possibly my teenage daughter's favorite phrase to hear from their father, yesterday I got into the makeup chair and they are putting my makeup on and I see this guy kind of walk in and he looks like Peter Boyle. You know who Peter Boyle is? Played Frankenstein in Young Frankenstein. And he walks in and I'm like, that's Jesse Ventura, that's not Peter Boyle. And so he sits down right in the makeup chair right next to me and I said, "Hello, Mr. Ventura." And he said, "Hey." And then he kind of looked over at me and he recognized me and he said, "Oh, jeez, it's you." And I said, "Well, nice to see you." And he said, "Yeah, why don't you ever have me on your show?" And I wanted to say, "Because you're screaming at me sitting here while somebody's putting stuff on your face." And I said, "I'd love to have you on the show; anytime." And he said, "Yeah, you'll never do it." I said, "Really? Why not?" And he said, "Because I eat people like you." And I wanted to again say to him, we're not on a wrestling mat. I mean, you know you're not getting paid for, you know -- "And I'll rip your arms off." And I said, "Oh, do you?" "Yeah. Lou Dobbs I destroyed." I'm like, whoopedy doo, good for you. Now I regretted even looking at him. And I said, "Well, good for you, good for you." And I closed my eyes and it was like, make him disappear. And pretty soon just silence, maybe 10 seconds and he says, "You know what I've been doing? You know where I am?" I didn't even open my eyes. I said, "Nope." Said, "I've been surfing." "Great." "Yeah, I've been down surfing where there's a lot of brown people." I said, "Really?" Still I didn't even open my eyes. Just, I'm having that conversation. "Really?" "Yep. All the spooky brown people. You know, all those people we're all supposed to be so afraid of." So I opened up my eyes and I said, "You are really an angry man, aren't you?" "I'm not angry. I'm just sick and tired of our country being ripped apart." I said, "Well, then we have something in common." "I'm just trying to stand up and do the right thing." I said, "Well, again there's a second thing we have in common. We should talk sometime. It's been fun." Closed my eyes. "Can I ask you something?" I said, "I don't think so." He said, "No, just one thing. I just want to ask you one thing. Come on, I just want to ask you" -- come on. He was so stunned that I didn't say yes. "Come on, just one thing." "All right." "Why is it that nobody like you will ever talk about 9/11?" "Is that your question?" "Every time somebody like me who just has a few questions we want to be answered, how come we'll never get those questions answered?" That's why when in my head I went, "Oh, jeez, he's one of these guys. Of course he's crazy." I said, "What's the question you can't get answered?" "How can that building fall faster than gravity?" What? "You know, I know a few things about explosive because I" -- I said, "I know, you used to be a Navy SEAL. I've heard the story." "Yeah. Well, steel doesn't melt at that temperature." Really? That's weird because I think steel melts at the same temperature consistently. So all you have to do is get it to be hot enough. "It doesn't burn that hot, does it? Jet fuel doesn't burn that hot, does it?" I said, "As a matter of fact, everything in the World Trade Center can be explained if you'd like to talk to the people at Popular Mechanics who did a very long extensive study with some of the greatest scientists known to man. You know, I can put you in touch with them because I had all of these questions and I had them all answered. So if you'd like me, I could put you in touch with them if you really want to know." "Oh, really?" I said yes. "And who owns Popular Mechanics?" I said I don't know. Bye-bye. There's just no way. I don't know who owns Popular Mechanics. I don't know. Who owns Popular Mechanics? Is it Time-Warner?
DAN: It's a corporation.
GLENN: "It's the Hearst Group." Okay. The Hearst Group. All right. The Hearst Group." Actually I think it's Time-Warner. "Like I said, it's Time-Warner, and they had a subscription of Time magazine. Where was it found? On the desk of the CEO of Enron!" Okay, crazy pants, thank you. Guy's nuts, out of his mind nuts.
STU: To me that is a litmus test. You know what? They always say you shouldn't have them or whatever. That is one. If you believe in 9/11 conspiracy theory, I immediately dismiss you as crazy.
GLENN: As soon as he left, all the makeup women said, he is crazy.
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GLENN: And I said, I don't think I've ever met -- I said, I just met George Clooney, a guy I couldn't disagree with more on, on 90% of the issues. We found things to talk about and we were pleasant to each other. I've never in my life had an encounter with anyone like that. I sat in the makeup chair two days ago with Mario Cuomo. Governor Cuomo was there. He never opened his eyes the whole time. And I'm talking to one of my producers and I'm like, find out about this on the economy and find this out and this out and this out. I need these answers. He didn't say anything and I'm like, he's dying inside. And he stood up and he said, you know, good questions. Another question you should ask is this, this and this. I said, Governor, how are you, sir? He said good. Said, good to see you. Left. We don't have to hate each other.
STU: Yeah. Well, I mean, this is the -- you know, this is the problem. Jesse Ventura, he's obviously crazy. And I've actually heard him try to explain, you know, his theories.
GLENN: His craziness?
STU: Yeah. It's just like, you know, these things have been explained 100 million times. It's like the lady we had who was talking. Who was the guy, the guy who wrote "Them" that was on, Johnson?
GLENN: Jon Ronson.
STU: Jon Ronson who was explaining that he had a friend who was in the tube bombing in the U.K. and she was a survivor of this horrible terrorist attack and she goes on the Internet one day and finds that she's being mentioned as a fake person, that she didn't exist, that she's been part of this worldwide conspiracy, that she wasn't really killed, that she never really existed. Here's a woman, she's alive. She survived it and she's having to go on and try to convince conspiracy idiots like Jesse Ventura that she actually survived a terrorist attack. It's crazy. These people invent their own worlds. And they just live in it by themselves.
GLENN: It's really nuts. But here's why they're growing. Here's why people like Jesse Ventura and these movements like these nut job 9/11 people. The reason why they're growing is because the Government hasn't given you any reason to trust them on so many different levels. On so many topics you don't trust the government.