GBTV FAQ'S

Last night, we had our maiden voyage of GBTV.  Afterwards, I answered your questions about it.  It's new--people had a lot of them. You can ask your question if it's not answered below right here. The questions are grouped into categories, in capital letters.  Questions are in bold, answers are not.

HOW TO WATCH GBTV

Someone said they watched tonight on TV using a Roku wireless streaming box. Not sure what that is but it would be great if we didn't have to gather the family around my computer.

Yes, I have one and it's awesome. I watch Netflix, MLB.tv, and Amazon video on demand on it. They all work really well.

Thanks for the forum I enjoyed what I could but my signal wasn’t great so I missed most of the broadcast. Will GBTV be always available online as I don’t own a TV I truck across the us and Canada so all I have is my laptop.

Yes, GBTV will always be available on your laptop. Can you write GBTV in the dirt on the side of your truck to help with advertising?

Hi we watched GBTV tonight but there was continuous pausing, though it did improve towards the end of the program. Was that a glitch due to the solar flare, heavy traffic or something??

I had some issues as well. The important thing to remember about tonight is that it wasn't the MLB technology. When I use MLB.tv, I never have those issues, so we shouldn't see them on the final product.

Are you looking into Xbox360/PS3 options like Netflix and MLB NHL have.

We're working with a lot of developers to get GBTV on as many devices as possible. Nothing to add to the list at the moment, but stay tuned...

I am a technological moron. Can I just watch GBTV on my laptop or do I need to hook something up to my television?

Hello fellow moron. You can definitely watch on the laptop--no prob.

Will we be able to tune in at 6 lets say while the show is in progress but start from the beginning?

I believe so. That's how MLB.tv works, and they are the ones doing all of our technology for the project. They are the best in the business.

Where can we find out more about streaming to our TVs....the whole partnership with MLB, etc. I connected my laptop to my TV via HDMI cable tonight. Is that how I'm going to have to do it?

There are a bunch of other ways to do it. We'll have a full list posted as we get closer. You won't have to do it that way...

Will you make a how to video about how to watch GBTV using Roku and a TV?

We were talking about that today. I think yes. Hopefully SE Cupp will do it so it's actually watchable. Good thing about Roku is it's about the easiest thing I've ever hooked up to my TV. You'll like it a lot.

I signed up and clicked "Buy Now" and nothing happened. Even after a very long tme. Like 30 minutes.

Email support here: customerservice@gbtv.com They should be able to help.

EXISTING INSIDER AND INSIDER EXTREME MEMBERS

I am an Insider Member. Does my membership aurtomatically transfer over to GBTV?

Yes. You will automatically be moved over to GBTV. You'll get the TV show, plus the audio of the radio show like you have now, for a lower price. You can also always upgrade to GBTV plus for a little more if you want.

Do I get GBTV or GBTV Plus with my insider extreme membership ?

You will get GBTV Plus. Lots of new benefits for the same price.

Will the app for the iPhone also work on my iPod? P.S. We love you Stu!

Yes. I mean, not the old school white ones with no screens. But the iPod touch? Yes.

Any support for Apple TV?

From what I gather...Apple TV is still a closed ecosystem, there is no app store...

We will certainly try though...If you have an iPad, we hope to have the iPad app Airplay enabled, so you’d be able to watch the iPad feed on your AppleTV, even without a separate AppleTV app.

Will there be an "app for that"? On the iphone, droid, etc?

iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, definitely. Not sure on when we will have Droid quite yet.

WHAT PROGRAMMING WILL BE ON GBTV

Will we be able to see all of the Restoring Courage events on GBTV?

Yes, you will. All the planned events, and the ones Glenn decides he wants to do 10 minutes in advance.

Let's say im a disenfranchised libertarian with almost nowhere to go for my politics. Will GBTV help provide me with the reinforcement that only Judge Napolitano currently does?

Disenfranchised libertarian? Welcome home.

Will we be able to see some of the live shows Glenn has done, such as "Common Sense Comedy Tour", "The Christmas Sweater Live", "Broke Live", etc that aren't currently available on demand?

I'm not sure about the older shows that aren't currently posted, but I'll ask around. Everything we do on the road going forward will have GBTV elements to them.

This reality show won't have a hot tub, right?

If it doesn't, I won't be on it. (You’re welcome)

Stu, will your kid's live birth be televised on GBTV?

Not at this time. I will be performing a recreation set to music live on Broadway though.

Has there been any talk about having the social media be apart of the programming or the TV show, using live responses from Facebook or Twitter, etc?

Yes--there is a lot of really cool stuff coming on this front. Luckily, none of it has to do with pictures of Anthony Weiner.

Hi Stu can we sign up now for GBTV, and if we can will be all set for the launch on 9-12, or do we sign up around the launch date? Thanks.

You can sign up right now at GBTV.com. You'll get a lot of great stuff this summer like the Restoring Courage events in Israel, a behind the scenes reality show, dozens of hours of documentaries on demand, plus the radio show and the 4th hour etc. It's definitely worth it, and discounted if you sign up now until the whole network starts.

Will we be able to get GBTV on demand or will we be limited to on air time schedules. Will episodes be archived for future viewing? Will David Barton have his own program? I am blown away by the depth and breath of Glenn's vision and commitment!!!

On demand--Yes. There is a lot of stuff going on with David Barton, though nothing official to announce yet.

Is Glenn's radio show going to be on GBTV right away?

Yes--the radio show, along with the 4th hour with me and Pat will be on GBTV right away. Also, the way it’s presented will be changing as well in some really cool ways.

Will it be all news type shows or something more?

It will have a lot more than just news. Of course, he'll change it 20 times before it starts, but it will have the best of the Fox News show, and a lot of other stuff he's wanted to do for a while.

When will Jeffy get his own show?

Never O'Clock.

Will the GBTV launch be repeated for those that missed it?

Yes--posted already: HERE

Will you get your own show? The Stu Show? I can't get enough Stu.

Well, there's the 4th hour, with Pat and I...Pat and me? Me and Pat? That's on everyday on GBTV.com. I need no more work.

Any thought given to the next comedy tour show, maybe a pay-per-view so that those of us you never come see in Georgia can sit at home and watch it in our underwear?

Yes, a lot of these will be available on GBTV. Are you Anthony Weiner?

Will you be able to watch previous shows if you missed them at the time they are broadcast?

Yes, they will all be available on demand, whenever you like, for 30 days afterwards.

MISCELLANEOUS

Is there a place we can donate to all the things Glenn is creating?

Ummmm...Yes. GBTV.com. Sign up, then give gift memberships to everyone you know.

Actually, there will be a lot more detail on the charity side of things as well as they develop...stay tuned.

Ever wonder what's wrong with Pat? Hates NY pizza? It's sacrilege.

I know...right?

How come you don't answer my question?

Some of the questions you've all asked I need to ask smart people to get answers on. But I'll try to get to as many as possible....

What about those of us who are losing jobs, taking pay cuts, paying crazy prices to exist every day....and who are not going to make another monthly payment to watch Glenn? I DVR the show and watch it every day, but not at a monthly rate. Sorry!

Understandable. Glenn fought hard to get the lowest price point of $4.95 to keep it as cheap as possible. But I'll be honest with you--this stuff costs a fortune and we have to pay for it somehow...unless...maybe Geithner gives us the keys to the printing presses or something? Anyone friends with Timmy G that can get us hooked up?

So, with the reach out in books, movies, and tv, when is the record label coming?

Soon after GBGC, his new greeting card company. Or something.

I'm guessing the "other, bigger studio" that is being built is in TX ... any word on that?

No official word on that. Don't ask Glenn...because he'll tell you.

Former White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders joined Glenn Beck on this week's podcast to share her unique perspective as a trusted adviser and confidante to President Donald Trump for two and a half years, which she also details in her new book, "Speaking for Myself: Faith, Freedom, and the Fight of Our Lives Inside the Trump White House."

Sarah described the unprecedented levels of corruption she saw firsthand during the Russia probe and shocking lengths to which Democratic leaders and the mainstream media would go to "take the president down."

Sarah said she often saw sides of Donald Trump that the media never covered. Recently, she went on the record denying the Atlantic's claims that the president mocked our military during a 2018 trip to France. She was on that trip, she told Glenn, and her account of what really happened paints a very different picture.

"The people who are making this outrageous charge are such cowards for doing so in an anonymous way. If you really believed this, and believed it was wrong, one, why did it take you so long? And, two, put your name on it the way the rest of us have," Sarah said.

"He didn't say those things. Not only was I there that day, Glenn, I spent two and a half years traveling all over the world with the president, watching him interact with men and women of our armed forces almost every single day during that two-and-a-half year period," she added.

"This is a person who loves America and loves the people who allow the rest of us to live in America, free, and have prosperity. And I got to see that a lot. I think it is shameful that people are trying to distort who he is and what he has done, particularly when it comes to the men and women in the military."

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The Daily Beast recently reported on a group of 50-plus leading progressive organizations that calls itself the Fight Back Table or FBT, who are planning for a "post-Election Day political apocalypse scenario."

The FBT held a meeting on Zoom to launch an initiative they dubbed the "Democracy Defense Nerve Center." Meeting participants prepared for expected threats to a fair election in November, such as "armed right-wing militia dudes show[ing] up in polling places," or poll locations that "mysteriously close" on Election Day. They also predicted that President Donald Trump would claim victory regardless of November's election results, which would lead to inevitable "mass public unrest."

"It is very obvious that Trump is laying the groundwork for claiming victory no matter what ... we will fight to protect [our democracy] from what we truly see as a president who has gone off the rails and taking this country down an authoritarian fascist path," said MoveOn Executive Director Rahna Epting.

On the "Glenn Beck Radio Program," Glenn argued that the left is using large-scale mail-in voting — which unlike absentee ballots does not require voters to submit an application ahead of the election — to set the stage for chaos, revolution, and ultimately cause civil war to destroy our nation.

"No one will believe the [election] outcome because they're changing the way we're electing a president this time. And people don't understand the difference ... this is Democratic states just printing ballots and mass mailing them," Glenn said.

"They've been war-gaming this forever," he continued. "And the media is trying to make it look as if the right is the one that is violent. We're not planning anything to happen on Election Day, except to go and vote. The chaos that's coming, I think is remarkable. And if the DOJ doesn't get involved and find out who these groups are and what they have planned, you are going to have intimidation and chaos the week of the voting, and for weeks [afterward] until we go into civil war. This is not hyperbole. This is what the left is now saying."

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Netflix film 'Cuties' is darker than you thought

'Cuties'/Netflix

Plague. Recession. Riots. Looting. Fires. Murder Hornets. And now, as we round the third base toward the home stretch, 2020 gives us Cuties, a delightful French coming-of-age film by Maïmouna Doucouré that's half Stand by Me and half Coyote Ugly – if you were to combine both films into an anthropomorphic entity and then forcefully dip its toe into the perilous waters of pedophilia.

Cuties begins by showing us an 11-year-old Senegalese girl named Amy, whose fundamentalist Muslim family has recently moved to France. We learn that Amy's father has gone back to Senegal to bring home the woman who is to become his second wife. The mother's struggle is very clear to Amy, who begins right then and there to develop a hatred for her father. She starts looking for ways to rebel, and soon lands in the company of a group of ne'er-do-well girls, who fancy themselves dancers and have adopted the group name "Cuties". Their primary goal in life at the moment – and the thing that drives the film's narrative – is to participate in and win the big dance competition coming up soon. The ring-leader – a dark-haired bespectacled girl who resembles Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to such an eerie extent that it can't have been on accident – lives in Amy's building, and the two form a kind of delicate friendship throughout the film.

Here is where the movie most resembles a female version of Stand by Me, and it's also where I began to understand that this is a remarkably beautiful film at times. It's well-shot, well-scored, and well-acted. In fact, Fathia Youssouf Abdillahi (the actress who portrays Amy) is quite possibly the most talented child actor I've ever seen.

I began to understand that this is a remarkably beautiful film at times.

The portrayal of this group of girls wending their way through the thick tangles of childhood and constantly grasping at what they perceive to be higher concepts of adulthood is somehow both charming and bothersome at the same time. Knowing virtually nothing of the real world of sexuality, they engage in a kind of whimsical speculation as to how sex works that almost comically mirrors the aforementioned Oscar-winning film (and a ton of other coming-of-age movies as well). Some of this is fine. There's a particularly funny-turns-emotional moment when one of the girls, upon finding a used condom lying around in the woods, blows it up like a balloon and begins playing around with it. The other girls – who at least know enough to know that one doesn't touch such things for fear of disease – immediately recoil from her, tell her that she's going to catch AIDS, and so embarrass and frighten her that she begins to cry. The scene is, again, beautifully shot, and I found myself sympathizing with the character as she feels an overwhelming moment of ostracization-through-misadventure. In the following scene, we are treated to a montage of the girls washing her mouth out with soap, and it breaks the tension.

All of that to say that not only does this movie have plenty of redeemable moments that are on the beat film-wise, but also that it will pull you in headlong whether you want it to or not – which is what a good film is supposed to do.

But, alas, there's more. And I'm not so much talking about the risqué dancing that's done throughout the film. Here's why: as if the plot structure of every coming-of-age story didn't lay it out clearly enough for us, kids strive to be adults. The results are often hilarious, sometimes disturbing, but it's their nature. Kids want to be more like adults. And in a world – such as the one depicted in this movie – where children either can't or won't seize on the example of adulthood provided by their own parents, a vacuum is created. And nothing fills the vacuum of responsible parenting better than social media.

For the girls, it is the well from which they draw their inspiration, acceptance and love. "Likes" are the currency of the realm, and if you don't think this is true in your own kids' world today, you need to wake up and smell the Zuckerberg.

Thus, it is no surprise that these young dancing girls are modeling their very existence after what they see in online videos, and regurgitating the same back at the soulless machine. That they would be twerking and gyrating in a manner that falsely suggests they do know a thing or two about sex is normal when you consider that they're dining daily on visual and musical junk food – art perhaps not entirely without merit, but certainly without taste. And if there's one thing about the movie that phone-it-in parents might do well to see, it is perhaps the juxtaposition of budding childhood and the laissez faire morality adhered to by the demigods of popular culture. In short: these girls are just trying to be like the only set of role models afforded to them.

Here's what should (in my opinion, anyway) not be okay, though.

Aside from the moments of dancing, this film is filled with the cinematography of sexuality. When you watch any film in which there is a femme fatale character (or in some cases several of them), the way in which they are shot by the camera is extremely suggestive of overt sexuality. To quote one of my favorite online film critics: "You may not have noticed, but your brain did." Tracking shots over women's bodies, particularly up their backside or across a heaving bosom all decorated in cleavage, are a stock in trade for many filmmakers (and the only one for some of them). It's so common in the making of movies that it's often lampooned as a trope.

I'm reticent to accuse the woman who made this film of directly catering to the desires of pedophiles – but... I can't completely dismiss the idea, either.

We'll save the discussion about whether or not this is offensive when actresses in their twenties and thirties do it for another time. What I would hope we could all agree on is that you don't – in good conscience – use those same tracking shots over the bodies of a group of 11-year-old girls, even to make a point. And you certainly don't do it over and over and over throughout the course of a movie. The unstated purpose of such shots in a regular film is to give the viewer a taste of the voyeur. You wouldn't be allowed, in polite society, to walk up to a woman and stare at her from inches away, scanning down her body as if you were about to fax her someplace. But with the movie camera, you get a little taste of that. Dopamine rushes to your brain, and you're instantly glad you shelled out the twenty bucks to see the movie.

And while it's theoretically possible that the unstated purpose on behalf of the filmmaker changes when the subject is a little girl, it can't be denied or even overlooked that, for a certain subset of the viewing population, the effect does not. I'm reticent to accuse the woman who made this film of directly catering to the desires of pedophiles – but after having sat through an hour and a half of shot after shot of this very overt technique, I can't completely dismiss the idea, either.

As Amy progresses down the path that her (barely) world-wise friends have chosen, she becomes far more steeped in it, because she has no sense of the unseen boundaries which exist even in a hedonistic postmodern society such as present-day France. She spirals out of control very quickly, trying to outdo her friends in overt displays of sexuality and even violent aggressiveness. If there is a redeeming quality to the message of the movie, it is that we are fairly explicitly told through what we see her go through that this is not the best life for her. That escaping from the oppressive Muslim traditions of her family is a thing she should seek, but that this is not the way to go about it. All throughout her journey, we are subjected to close-up images of her body (and the bodies of the other girls). At one point, Amy's mother and aunt seem to be performing a kind of exorcism on her to drive out the evil rebellious spirits they believe have taken over, and Amy vibrates in the middle of the room on her knees in a paroxysm of movement which is half-dance, half-apparent-demonic possession, and all sex. I don't mean to be graphic here, but she may as well have been doing a full-on sex scene, for all the heavy breathing and gyration and rank passion that's going on. As an adult – and particularly as a parent – it made me literally feel ill to watch.

It's a beautiful final scene... but it fails to pull the film from the mire into which it's dipped.

And, if you believe the film's director, that's what you're supposed to feel. She claims that the whole intent of the movie is to get people to feel uncomfortable as they realize the hyper-sexualized nature of children in our modern world, and how it's driven by the nanny state that is social media in our modern era. Part of me wants to applaud the effort – it certainly worked on me. I walked away from my television with a feeling of nausea and a renewal of the commitment in my head toward doing anything and everything I can to make sure that my own children never watch this film. The fact that the movie ends with Amy making a choice to reclaim her childhood – that she walks away both from the more oppressive elements of her Muslim upbringing (insofar as she will be able – we are never told) and from trying to become an adult too soon (insofar as she will be able – we are also never told) and embraces just being an 11-year-old girl – that fact doesn't change what's transpired. It's a beautiful final scene – it really is – but it fails to pull the film from the mire into which it's dipped.

In summary, I can't really put any sort of seal of approval on this film, despite part of me wanting to. I generally subscribe to the idea that showing us a thing is far better than telling us a thing – but there are limits, and I think Cuties crosses them. As much as I want to believe that the director's motives are pure as the driven snow, it's not lost upon me that – as I mentioned before – one of the main characters (with whom we are meant to be sympathetic multiple times throughout the film) is very obviously meant to be the prototypical girl-who-wants-to-be-AOC. This film is at war with its own supposed message – it seeks to convey the horrors of oversexualized youth while laying out on for open display an entire smorgasbord of pedophilic fantasies. The game simply isn't worth the candle.

Osama bin Laden's niece, Noor bin Ladin (Noor's family has always spelled their name differently than her uncle) wrote an open letter to America, praising our country as "a beacon of democracy and hope for all subjugated peoples" across the world, and warning: "America, you are at the very edge of the precipice. Please wake up! Take hold! Fight for your country, and be proud of your roots! Uphold your values. Stand for your flag and your anthem. Defend your history. Don't relent in the face of those who seek to re-write it to serve their narrative and justify the destruction of your nation. You have much to cherish and protect for your sake, and ours."

Noor never stood with or supported her uncle. In fact, she grew up with an American flag proudly displayed in her childhood bedroom. Now a resident of Switzerland, she describes the chaos and destruction she's seen spread across America over the last several months.

"Watching the gratuitous violence, streets burn, buildings and statues being defaced in America over these past months, I am heartbroken to see how an entire generation was successfully brainwashed into hating the very nation that has yielded the most freedom, justice and equality anywhere in the world.

"I am also highly distressed by the blatant erosion at various levels of your most basic individual rights and freedoms as guaranteed by your Bill of Rights, from arbitrary censorship of speech to unlawful, politically motivated abuses of justice," she wrote.

Noor warned America that if we don't stand up, defend our history, and cherish the principles which make our country great, than those who have sought to undermine our country for decades will divide and destroy us from within.

"The truth is that the undoing of America has been decades in the making. The globalists, Deep State, swamp, whichever name you call them, have been hard at work to weaken America's sovereignty and standing as world leader. Intent on erecting a new system of world governance where they would be in total control, they are seeking to undermine the fundamental principle of your country, "a government for the people by the people", replacing it instead with a world order of international institutions ultimately puppeteered by a caste of technocrats, oligarchs and international bankers.

"Though your Constitution stands firmly in their way, it never deterred them. Like a trojan horse, they infiltrated governmental and intelligence agencies, and all realms of society - education, media, entertainment, culture. At their disposal, tools of mass population influence: propaganda, fake news and censorship. By pushing their marxist-socialist progressive agenda for years, they set out to destroy your fundamental values and divide you. They negated God, dissolved the family unit and dissevered us from moral objectivity, effectively leaving a vacuum of degeneracy, cognitive dissonance and absurdity in its wake," she added.

Read the full letter here.

On the radio program Friday, Glenn Beck shared several highlights from Noor's letter as well as her first-ever interview with the New York Post.

"A letter was written to America this week. I want you to listen to the words," said Glenn. "'America, you are at the very edge of the precipice. Please wake up! Take hold! Fight for your country, and be proud of your roots! Uphold your values. Stand for your flag and your anthem. Defend your history. Don't relent in the face of those who seek to re-write it to serve their narrative and justify the destruction of your nation. You have much to cherish and protect for your sake, and ours.' [...] The woman who wrote that, the woman who is an American at heart, who is warning us, is Osama bin Laden's [niece]."

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*Note: Glenn mistakenly referred to Noor Bin Ladin as Osama bin Laden's sister. She is his niece.


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