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Bill O’Reilly predicts how the media will handle President Biden’s FIRST press conference

President Biden FINALLY is about to end his 100-year record by holding a press conference on his 64th day in office. Bill O'Reilly joins Glenn to predict how reporters within the White House press corps will handle the big event. Will they make deals with the president's communications team? Will they challenge the president on misleading answers, or will they give him ANY kind of pushback at all? Listen to this clip to find out O'Reilly's thoughts…

Biden's new fentanyl 'Strike Force' is a TRAP
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Biden's new fentanyl 'Strike Force' is a TRAP

The Treasury Department has launched a new "Strike Force" to crack down on illicit funds behind fentanyl trafficking. But that's not all that's going on. Glenn and Stu discuss the bigger story: According to reporting from Blaze News, the strike force will be led by the Treasury Department as a means to crack down on money laundering networks, particularly those utilizing cryptocurrency. Instead of closing down the border, the government is once again taking aim at Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. But Glenn isn't letting this story slide under the radar ...

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GLENN: So the Treasury Department launches a new strike force, to crack down on elicit funds behind fentanyl trafficking.

Stu, this is a story in Blaze media today.

Just tell me just from the headline, what you think this story is really all about.

STU: Give me the headline one more time.

GLENN: Okay. Treasury Department launches new strike force to crack down on illicit funds behind fentanyl trafficking.

STU: Okay. Well, it seems like, you know, you have the stuff coming over the border. Maybe in from China.

They have a crack team, making sure that they can stop this.

GLENN: You really think that's what that's about?

STU: Look, now it's probably something terrible.

But from the headline, it would say, okay.

GLENN: Okay. I'm going to read it.

Stop when you realize what this really is.

Okay.

Biden administration Treasury Department announced Monday, the launch of a new strike force, dedicated to cracking down on illicit funds behind fentanyl trafficking.

Agency recently formed the counter fentanyl strike force to marshal the Treasury's resources and expertise in a coordinated and streamlined operation to combat the trafficking of elicit fentanyl. Any idea yet?

You will. It noted that the strike force will be led by the office of Terrorism and Financial Intelligence and IRS criminal investigations. Okay? You're starting to get it. Right? Okay.

In Monday's statement, Secretary of the Treasury, Janet Yellen, reaffirmed the Biden administration's commitment to stemming the flow of deadly fentanyl into communities across the United States.

She noted the new strike force will allow us to bring the department's unrivaled expertise in fighting financial crime.

STU: Hmm.

GLENN: Treasury will use every bit of every tool, at its disposal to disrupt the ability of drug traffickers to peddle this poison in our country.

The strike force aims to crack down on money laundering networks.

Do you know what this is about yet?

STU: I mean, it seems like a money grab by the federal government.

Financial -- sorry. Financial monitoring of every citizen.

GLENN: Okay. Okay. Financial strike force aims to crack down on money laundering networks. Particularly those using --

STU: Bitcoin.

GLENN: Yes! Yes.

STU: Okay.

GLENN: You want to stop fentanyl, you close down the border.

STU: You know what it would really help, Glenn.

Because obviously, the way to stop fentanyl. Is to stop Bitcoin.

GLENN: Yes, it is. Isn't it?

STU: It's not just stopping Bitcoin. You need a central bank digital currency. That you can turn off for purchases of this bad things.

That you can stop people from doing all these naughty things.

GLENN: Exactly right.

Everything would go through the financial crimes division of the IRS and the Treasury.

STU: That's perfect.

It's like a department of pre-crime.

GLENN: Something like that. Something like that. We would have to come up with newspeak, to be able to come up with the right terms.

STU: That will solve all our problems. Stop the problems before they start.

GLENN: Yes. I like that. I like that.

STU: Did you see this story from Los Angeles?

Where they had this potential serial killer, and how they caught him.

GLENN: No. I hate these stories. Because I'm always like, good, serial killer caught. The way they did it, really bad.

STU: Oh, yeah. This is all over the country. Basically, this guy had a car. He went in. They found -- they saw him around one of these neighborhoods. He went in and killed someone. Some poor dad in his garage. In his home to kill these kids.

Along with a bunch of homeless people. Anyway, they got his license plate. And every time anyone pulls into Beverly Hills, they scan every single license plate.

So they -- he just drove through Beverly Hills, and they're like, oh, there he is. And just went and got him.

That's -- because every single person who enters the city, has their license plate scanned to see if they're any problem at all.

And the people of Beverly Hills are like, we're really rich, and we don't want people here that we don't like. So we love this idea.

GLENN: Wow. Sometimes just because they're driving a Prius, we say, get out.

STU: Yeah, four cylinders. Get out of town.

BETTER options for TIME's 'Person of the Year' than Taylor Swift
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BETTER options for TIME's 'Person of the Year' than Taylor Swift

TIME Magazine has named Taylor Swift its 'Person of the Year' for 2023 and Glenn and Stu have some ... thoughts. Yes, Swift has cemented herself as one of the most popular people in the world. But she also ruined football for Stu. So, are there any better options for person of the year? Glenn and Stu go through a few, including who the leftists should really choose: The presidents of Harvard, MIT, and UPenn who shockingly made excuses for anti-Semitic chants and threats. How, in the world of freakouts over "microagressions," can you make excuses for calling for the genocide?!

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GLENN: Stu, who would you choose? Who would you choose?

Think of the entire year, all of the things that have happened. Who?

Who would be the person of the year?

STU: Wow. Well, they usually name some horrible dictator.

You know what, the Hamas freedom fighter.

GLENN: Yes. Yes.

STU: Person of the year. Yes. There you go. No?

GLENN: Not the Israeli story.

Soldier. I think Hamas would have had a better chance of winning it.

STU: Oh, yeah.

GLENN: That's not who it was.

Come on. Come on.

Person of the year. Hmm.

STU: I mean, Zelinsky?

GLENN: Let me give you -- no. He's already --

STU: Putin?

GLENN: No.

STU: How about Zelinsky and Putin, arm and arm on the cover?

No.

GLENN: Let me give you a hint.

With yet another dramatic reading.

Our secret moments in your crowded room. They have no idea about me and you. There's an indentation in the shape of you. Made your mark on me, golden tattoo.

You know yet?

STU: No.

GLENN: All this silence of patience, hiding in anticipation. My hands are shaking from holding back from you. Oh. Oh. Oh.

All of this silence and patience, pining and desperately waiting. My hands are shaking from all of this. Oh. Oh. Oh.

STU: Sounds like a person with an issue.

GLENN: Say my name, and everything just stops. I don't like you like a best friend. Only bought this dress so you could take it off.

Take it off.

STU: -- I appreciate at you not reading anymore of this. Whatever it is.

GLENN: Really? Come on. Who is it? Who is it?

STU: It sounds very interesting. And I would really like to know.

GLENN: It's the bicycle woman that just won.

STU: The bicycle woman?

GLENN: Yeah. The won that just won the bicycle race. You know, the guy who -- the --

STU: Wait. The transgendered guy who won the bicycle --

GLENN: Yeah. The women's bicycle race.

STU: I don't know who that person's name is.

GLENN: I only bought this dress so you could take it off.

You don't think that TIME Magazine would do the transgender movement?

STU: Maybe the male athletes. Trans women in sports is the person of the year?

GLENN: Yes. No.

STU: Did they write a very mediocre song?

GLENN: No. It is, of course, Taylor Swift.

STU: Oh. Tay Tay, congratulations.

GLENN: Person of the year. Now, I don't think that's shallow.

STU: I mean, she's a big entertainer.

GLENN: She is a big entertainer. She is a big entertainer.

STU: You know, lots of impact on my football watching. I got to see.

GLENN: I just want to bring it up because I know how much she means to you.

STU: She does.

I get to hear the pitch of, hey, did you know a player on your favorite team is related to the person who is dating this woman that you don't care about?

Let me talk about it for 48 straight minutes.

That's -- I love that, in every NFL broadcast.

GLENN: I know you do.

STU: But no. Taylor Swift. I mean, look, you can -- she had a heck of a year.

GLENN: Oh, she did.

STU: It really was an amazing year.

GLENN: She did. She's the entertainer to do.

STU: If you're going to give it to an entertainer, she's the obvious choice.

GLENN: Her or Jimmy Fallon. What a year he had.

STU: Trevor Noah. Would you put -- there's another one. But if you will give it to an entertainer -- it feels like there's a lot going on this year.

GLENN: She's the one. No. What was happening?

STU: There were multiple wars that broke out.

GLENN: Huh. Really?

STU: Yeah. Kind of had that. You had a lot of stuff going on, that was of large impact.

But maybe --

GLENN: The whistle-blowers? They would have been --

STU: Which ones?

The Hunter Biden ones? Any of the anti -- the ones that pointed out that we were just targeting Catholics for no reason, and calling them terrorists. Which ones -- none of them, by the way, that you would mention, would go to this. Unless it's a whistle-blower like Donald Trump. Then you have a chance.

GLENN: Right. Right. Right.

Sure. But how about the Ivy League presidents of Harvard MIT?

I mean, they're women. And they were -- they were fantastic, yesterday.

Fantastic on anti-Semitism.

STU: They've been very strong on that.

GLENN: They have been.

STU: Very strong.

GLENN: They're very anti-Semitic.

I mean, they're very good on that.

STU: You can put Rashida Tlaib. She's been the queen of the anti-Semites.

GLENN: Well, I think it's pretty hard to -- let me play a little of the testimony on Capitol Hill.

From the presidents of Harvard, MIT, and Penn. They were asked about, you know, the calls for genocide, of all the Jews on their campus.

Listen to this.

VOICE: At MIT, does calling for the genocide of Jews violate MIT's code of conduct or rules regarding bullying and harassment. Yes or no?

VOICE: Targeting individuals, not making public statements.

VOICE: Yes or no, calling for the genocide of Jews does not constitute bullying and harassment?

VOICE: I have not heard of calling for the genocide of Jews on our campus.

VOICE: But you've heard of chants for Antifa?

VOICE: I have heard chants, which can be anti-Semitic, depending on the context, calling for the elimination of the Jewish people.

GLENN: Stop. Stop. Stop. I just have to say. I have heard chants on campus. That could in the right context, be anti-Semitic.

Calling for the genocide of the Jewish people.

STU: Well, sometimes, when you call for the genocide of Jews. You're not being anti-Semitic at all.

You're looking for more living space.

Living space. That was a big -- that was another catchphrase, you might remember from Mystery. A living space.

GLENN: Not for them. But for us.

STU: For us. We need to spread out. Spread our wings out a little bit. Not enough room for the German people. They love our living space.

GLENN: All right. So she's heard chants that could --

STU: In theory. Now, we're not going to say that they were.

GLENN: No, they could be anti-Semitic in the right context.

You know, I don't know what context it would be anti-Semitic to say, we should have a genocide of all the Jews.

STU: There's probably one, though. Somewhere out there.

If we really searched.

GLENN: Okay. Let's continue.

STU: Incredible.

GLENN: So those would not be according to the MIT's code of conduct or rules?

VOICE: That would be investigated as harassment if pervasive and severe.

GLENN: Stop. Stop. Stop. If pervasive and severe.

Now, I think anybody standing at a rally, chanting death or genocide to all the Jews, I don't know. I think that's pretty severe.

STU: I would say, it is pretty severe.

And it seems, if it doesn't violate your code of conduct. Perhaps your code of conduct needs to be adjusted.

GLENN: Right. Did you go to Harvard, though?

STU: I did not.

I don't know what his policy is.

GLENN: I don't either. I don't either.

And I don't understand, you know, the intellect of Harvard. Let's go to MIT where they're even smarter.

VOICE: Ms. McGill, at Penn, does calling for the genocide of Jews violate Penn's rules or a code of conduct? Yes or no?

VOICE: If the speech turns into conduct, it can be harassment.

GLENN: Okay. Stop. Okay. Stop.

So --

STU: Interesting. Interesting.

GLENN: So if they're changing "death to all the Jews," and then -- but they round them all up.

STU: That's not -- and then they actually kill all Jews.

GLENN: Then it's harassment.

STU: At that point. Once they've wiped out all the Jews, we're going to act. Okay?

GLENN: Hey, they can build showers. They can build gas chambers. But the minute they start to use them.

STU: Well, and technically the speech is calling for genocide. So they probably have to wipe them all out before we act. That's when our code of conduct will kick in.

When there's no Jews left. We will be like, you know what, hey, guys, stop. And I bet they will at that point.

GLENN: Yeah. Okay. Here we go.

Well, there won't be any left.

STU: Right.

VOICE: Specifically calling for the genocide of Jews. Does that constitute bullying or harassment?

VOICE: If it is directed and severe and pervasive, it is harassment?

VOICE: So the answer is yes?

VOICE: It is a context-dependent decision. That's your testimony today, calling for the genocide of Jews?

GLENN: Context.

VOICE: It's based upon the context. That is not bullying or harassment?

PAT: This is the easiest question to answer yes, Ms. McGill. So is your testimony that you will not answer yes?

VOICE: If it -- if it --

VOICE: Yes or no?

VOICE: If the speech becomes conduct, it can be harassment, yes.

VOICE: Conduct meaning committing the act of genocide? The speech is not harassment?

This is unacceptable, Ms. McGill. I'm going to give you one more opportunity for the world to see your answer. Does calling for the genocide of Jews, violate Penn's code of conduct when it comes to bullying and harassment? Yes or no?

VOICE: It can be harassment.

VOICE: The answer is yes for him.

And Dr. Gay, at Harvard, does calling for the genocide of Jews, violate Harvard's rules of bullying and harassment?

Yes or no?

VOICE: It can be, depending on the context.

VOICE: What's the context?

VOICE: Targeted as an individual. Targeted at an individual.

VOICE: It's targeted at Jewish students. Jewish individuals.

Do you understand your testimony is dehumanizing them?

Do you understand that dehumanization is part of anti-Semitism?

I will ask you one more time, does calling for the genocide of enjoys, violate Harvard's rules of bullying and harassment?

Yes or no?

VOICE: Anti-Semitic rhetoric -- anti-Semitic rhetoric when it crosses into conduct. It amounts to bullying and harassment --

GLENN: I can't believe this. I can't believe this.

If you have a microaggression, which is not saying --

STU: Right.

GLENN: -- we should kill all of you.

Okay? A microaggression, they need a safe space.

Everybody needs to go cry. And be protected.

STU: If you use the wrong pronouns. They put these things in these categories.

And calling for the genocide of Jews.

You know what, if it's targeted toward an individual. Well, technically, if you're calling for the genocide of the whole race, it's not targeted at an individual. It's all individuals.

Every single one of them.

So I guess, maybe that's their out.

Also, I will say, you know, that's one of the best grilling -- I mean, that is -- she did a really good job of that.

GLENN: Oh, really good job.

STU: Now, I will say, it should have been easy for them to say.

You can look at. What you don't maybe get on radio.

The faces of these women, as they are trying to answer these questions.

They are so smug, and so like, oh, this -- she -- I see what you're trying to do here.

And I'm not going to fall for it.

Well, it depends on the content.

GLENN: Hang on. What are you trying to do there?

STU: Yeah. You're trying to trap her.

To make them say the Palestinian protestor kids are bad.

It's like, yeah. When they're calling for the genocide of the Jews, yeah, they are. You should be able to say that. With real confidence.

GLENN: Yes. Should be really easy. By the way.

STU: Even more confident than the pronoun mistake. That you will throw ten kids out of your school for next week.

GLENN: Here is a Jewish student. That is suing UPenn, describing anti-Semitism.

VOICE: On October 7th, Israel was attacked.

Since October 7th, American Jews have been under attack. My name is Aioli Cody (phonetic), and I'm a proud American, studying at the University of Pennsylvania.

I love Penn. I have wanted to attend this university since before I could remember.

I am here because the Penn I attend today is unrecognizable from the Penn I once used to know.

Penn, once renowned for groundbreaking discoveries, like the mRNA vaccine, is now a chilling landscape of hatred and hostility.

Our university revered for its pursuit of knowledge, has devolved into an arena where Jewish students tiptoe through their days, on certain and unsafe.

Not only are tensions palpable, but there have also been materialized actions to intimidate and harm students, a bomb threat against Halal, a swastika spray-painted, the Hilal and Shabbat houses vandalized. A professor in the armed wing of Hamas' logo on Facebook. A Jewish student accosted. Jews are Nazis, etched adjacent to Penn's Jewish fraternity house.

Why doesn't the University hold the perpetrators of such acts accountable?

Is the university fearful that they may offend those who wish to intimidate and harass their fellow students.

Penn's ambivalence fuels a crisis that is shattered by academic sanctuary.

Policies meant to safeguard us, have become hollow promises. And let us be clear, if they fail Jewish students today, tomorrow they will fail the rest of us.

GLENN: It was powerful. Yesterday was a very powerful day.

Why Disney TANKED in 2023
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Why Disney TANKED in 2023

Disney is taking hit after hit at the box office and marked its first (non-pandemic) year since 2014 in which it failed to release a billion-dollar movie. And apparently, Hollywood workers are all too aware of what the issue is. Glenn speaks with Film Threat founder and publisher Chris Gore, who has spoken with Disney insiders, including animators and current and former employees as part of a series of stories called "The Disney File." He reveals some of his biggest finds: "All of the veteran talent has been driven from the company," he says, "starting with John Lasseter. And his departure was not what was described in the media." And they've been replaced by what many Disney insiders have described as woke "activists." Chris also describes a "toxic" work environment that pushes DEI and trashes the company's own movies. "I have never seen a company tube their credibility faster," Glenn says. So, will Disney finally take a hint?

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GLENN: It was another scandal for Disney. Only now Disney has I show you or another lost its ability to shed scandals with ease.

Disney is just dying on the vine. And it couldn't happen to a better group of people. It really couldn't.

I -- I wish them to receive all of the things and the seeds that they have planted.

You know, they used to be -- they used to be the company that would bring joy and magic. And now it's black magic. And, you know, just some corporate empire. That, you know, will do anything for a buck.

And now they believe that they are the guardians of culture. And they are going to change our culture.

Their latest example is wish.

It's a movie that supposedly is to serve as the celebration of the 100th year of Disney magic.

It is hackie and uninspiring. And really not worth your time. And everybody knows that. Nobody is going to see it.

We have -- we have an inside look now, at what is -- what is happening at Disney.

And can they ever bring it back?

Film threat, the founder and publisher of Film Threat. Chris Gore is with us now. Hi, Chris. How are you?

CHRIS: Hey, doing great, Glenn. Thanks for having me on the show.

GLENN: So first of all, tell people about Film Threat. Because I'm not sure they know about it.

CHRIS: Well, it's an independent film. We were a magazine in the '80s and '90s. Now it's a website, and a podcast. And we have remained, oddly enough, politically agnostic through all of these --

GLENN: How did you do that?

CHRIS: Well, first of all, I don't know why any -- all the entertainment media outlets should actually be this.

GLENN: Yes.

CHRIS: It's really bizarre.

I feel obligated. A movie comes out. It's an independent film.

Fritz one side of the aisle to the other. We will cover it.

That's not true for all my leagues, in the industry, who cover film.

It's unfortunate.

GLENN: I mean, you did Matt Walsh's what is a woman? And it was actually objective. And I assumed it would never happen in today's world.

Never.

CHRIS: Yeah. I think it's an important documentary. It's worthy of coverage. And I don't know why it was covered by every media outlet.

I think it's an important conversation. But, you know, we'll also cover documentaries about drag queens.

GLENN: Sure.

CHRIS: We're all over the place. And I think that that's our obligation.

You know, we also -- we also reviewed Candace Owens documentary, BLM.

Which did not get a favorable review.

But we look at everything. And we try to be objective.

And I -- you know, I would like to see more of that.

GLENN: Chris, I am the biggest Disney fan.

I mean, I have the original prospectus, hand-colored by Walt Disney. I have been a fan since I was a kid. I've always been a champion for Disney.

I have never seen a company, tube their credibility, faster, than the Disney corporation.

And I have gone from a fan to somebody who can't wait to see them burn themselves out of existence.

It's -- it's a remarkable thing that's happening with Disney.

CHRIS: Well, it is crazy to watch in real time.

How they've taken one of the greatest brands.

One of the greatest brands. A family brand.

And I think it really has to do with getting away from their core values.

When I'm talking about those values.

I'm talking about the values of Walt Disney, the man. At the company.

Walton Disney was a proud American, who -- who espoused family values through his art.

And we -- we see where the company is now. It's become very corporate.

Filled with middle management bloats. Micromanaging all of their artists.

And as I like to say, I think corporate cultured kills creativity. And that's where we are at. There's more to this story.

There's a lot more to this story, actually.

GLENN: You have -- you have an article coming out, where you've talked to many of the insiders, who are giving you a real deep look into what's -- what the culture is there.

And there's one story about when everybody came back from work after COVID, and they were having a meeting about which breakfast cereals, to put into the break room. And what happened?

CHRIS: Well, it's a funny story. This was on a Zoom call.

They were coming back from COVID, and restocking the break room with cereals, which devolved into a conversation about privilege.

And if you ate certain breakfast cereals, when you were a kid, you were privileged.

But if you ate generic breakfast cereals, that said something about your upbringing, and status.

There seems to be a bizarre obsession with -- with all of this nonsense.

Identity. You know, privilege. And the fact that a simple conversation about restocking the breakfast cereal in the break room, devolved into that, shows you how bad the rot is. Which is at every level.

And the key word that's come up.

I will just say this.

The article coming up on the FilmThreat.com website, which is being written by my colleague Allan Ing.

It's -- we're currently talking about a dozen current and former employees of Disney. And also people who work in animation.

We're calling the series of stories, the Disney File. But the stories we're hearing are fairly shocking. So also --

GLENN: Like -- like --

CHRIS: For anyone that's paying attention. Shocking.

GLENN: Like what?

CHRIS: Well, ultimately, there's more specifics to it.

But ultimately, all of the veteran talent has been driven from the company.

Starting with John Lasseter.

And his departure is not as described in the media.

There was much more to it.

I believe that certain people felt threatened by John Lasseter. Probably because he was the most talented person at the company.

Nearly every Pixar film was a home run.

I mean, even the lesser Pixar films.

Even the lesser Pixar films. When you look at what Disney is putting out today.

They're amazing.

So that was the beginning of the rock. Was his departure. And that veteran talent has been not replaced by veteran talent. It's been replaced by -- and I'm using words that are in the correspondences, a key word came up in every correspondence with every person.

And that is activism. The people that have been replaced. They've been replaced by activists.

And it's at all levels.

You can't necessarily blame upper management.

But the rot is from beyond up.

GLENN: Right.

So somebody described to me. And said, Glenn, Bob Iger.

Nobody else can fix it now.

They felt that Bog Iger was responsible for this.

But they said, they hired activists.

And allowed them at the bottom, to just infest the Disney culture, if you will.

Then it just kept growing stronger and stronger.

And now there's really nobody left. To hand the company. And say, okay. All you guys, shut up. Get out of here.

You can't do it anymore.

Do you believe that's true?

CHRIS: I believe that's 100 percent true. 100 percent.

GLENN: Wow.

CHRIS: And I think it's just a company culture that's been created.

And those that don't agree with the direction of the company.

Have to remain silent. And are reprimanded, even for espousing certain ideas.

And the HR department at Disney, appears to work in an oppressive manner, creating a toxic work environment.

Where if you -- we're talking about innocuous posts on Facebook, from years ago.

An employee being dragged into HR, into HR. To have meetings at ungodly hours. You know, 6:00 a.m. or something.

With an attorney, sitting next to the HR person.

To discuss a social media post.

There is a fall in line attitude. And if you don't fall in line, you're not welcome at Disney.

Which has led to -- which has led to many of these people leaving have their own accord.

They're simply not welcome to think their own things.

GLENN: Well, I know creative people, and there's nothing that drives creative people more crazy. I mean, Walt would lose people from time to time. Because his management style was, keep them always guessing. You know, and it will make them sharper.

The animators hated that. But Walt was so good at what he did, that you're either in Disney or you're not.

Now that's not the case. No creative person is going to want to go to work every day, let alone be creative at work every day, if you're constantly looking at your DEI shoulder.

CHRIS: Well, that's 100 percent true. And on that note, interestingly enough, lecturers come to Disney often, to help animators. And discuss topics like how a giraffe runs. What does it look like when it runs. How do birds fly? Different type of birds. They have brought in lecturers to talk to all of the animators. And in our article, we will discuss the person who has been coming in with the animators.

Because not only was this DEI person saying, that based on your identity, you are -- you are racist, based on the way you look. You are just a racist person.

This DEI instructor. Instructor, lecturer, went on to critique all the Disney movies and why they're racist.

And why in particular, a movie called The Princess and The Frog is racist, which features a black princess.

GLENN: Oh, my gosh, that was to expose, to bring in African-Americans. And to expose people to a different culture.

That's what that whole movie was designed to do.

CHRIS: Well, yes. Absolutely. But this lecture pointed out, that because the -- the pretext to the film was to turn into a frog. And remained a frog for most of the movie. That that was racist.

And basically, this lecturer was telling the animators, everything you're doing wrong. Which erupted into a huge argument. Of some of the animators that stood up.

This is the problem. This is the big problem.

Is this is well-known throughout the animation industry. That Disney acts in this way.

There are other companies. For example, Illumination, you know, distributed by Universal. Their animated films. They avoided any sort of political messaging. They make movies that are entertaining.

Dominion's movies.

The Super Mario movie, which crossed the billion-dollar mark.

They're just making family entertainment, and they're well aware of that. Disney is the exception in this, where the messaging is a huge part of this. This is well-known in the industry.

It's become a whisper network.

Where animators, that have felt so betrayed, that these Walt Disney company's legacy is falling by the wayside. That they speak on private message groups about each other. About everything that is going on.

But here's the deal.

If people at the Disney company don't speak out, there won't be a company left to save. It's -- it's dire. When you look at the amount of money that they've lost this year. It's -- it's unbelievable. When you look at -- in the year 2019, Disney had seven movies, that crossed the billion dollar mark.

This year, it's zero.


GLENN: It's unbelievable.

It's the fastest. It's the fastest destruction of the greatest brand, ever. Of the 20th -- of the 20th century.

And you're right.

I'm not sure if it's going to make it.

Chris, I have to cut you short. But I apologize for that. I would love to have you on when the story comes out. And spend some real time with you because I think it's fascinating to see the price that they're paying. Chris Gore. The name of the website is filmthreat.com. Filmthreat.com.

This illegal immigrant story just got MUCH MORE COMPLICATED
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This illegal immigrant story just got MUCH MORE COMPLICATED

Glenn has made a big discovery in the story of Colony Ridge, Texas. Up until now, reporting has suggested that the massive illegal immigrant settlement outside of Houston was cartel-infested, crime-ridden, and set up by developers who are immorally taking advantage of the illegal immigrants. But after visiting the community and speaking to one of its developers, Glenn now believes the story is much more complicated. Glenn's head researcher, Jason Buttrill, joins to explain their latest findings as they film BlazeTV's next documentary.

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Below is a rush transcript that may contain errors

GLENN: So we are in -- we're in Houston, and we've got our production team, our documentary, Blaze TV documentary team. And, of course, I brought my good friend and chief researcher, and head writer for my television program, Jason in. Who, Jason, tell me the story that we thought, we were going to find, and we still may find.

But tell me the story that you thought we were coming out for.

JASON: So just based on the reporting that's happening so far I was expecting basically almost what I saw in Iraq. Like UN tents type things.

Crime going all over the place.

The ultimate squalor that you can think of.

Mixed in with crime, visibly.

It was almost like Grand Theft Auto. You know the name.

But actually seeing it in real life play out.

I have to tell you, when we first showed up, I do not, I can't fathom how that's the story that you get, just by showing up, driving around. And saying, okay. This is what's going on.

Because this story is a lot more complicated than that. Obviously.

There's a lot more pieces moving here, than I think anyone has even talked about.

And you can't get to it, on the surface level.

You will have to go deeper. Which this amazing documentary team is doing.

And it's amazing.

GLENN: Yeah. I will tell you, we came yesterday.

And I was looking yesterday. We were told.

By several sources. Several sources.

That we were looking at a situation, where this Colony Ridge. They were being sold. Being sold at usury-style interest rates of 20 and 30 percent.

Credit card rates. That's -- that is what we were told.

You were looking at a situation where there were gangs involved. The cartels were involved.

That is part of the story we will get into today. I am doing several interviews on that today.

But I will tell you, if the authorities don't have -- if they're not willing to go on camera, and say, yes.

This is what -- I mean, there was -- we -- we were talking about a story yesterday.

Where these two teenage kids, were shot in the head, at a mailbox area.

They were both in their car.

And somebody went to the mailbox of -- of -- you know, where all of the mailboxes are in this area.

And they saw this car, and these two guys, they thought were just sleeping. These two teenage kids were just sleeping.

They watch them. They come back and they see, they're still there.

Hey, something is not right.

So they went up to the window, and they were going to knock on the window. And they look in. And these two kids have been shot, I believe in the head, execution-style, it seems.

Well, now we're hearing that perhaps that didn't happen there.

That this was crime that was a body dump, and there are places in Houston. There is one very famous place that is a body dump.

That's really bad. But was this gang-related, and was it happening here?

There's only one truth, in the end.

But I'm -- and I'm really glad to say this.

We are doing everything we can, to get to that truth. Not our truth. Not the story we think people want to hear. But the actual story.

Not sure, I did several interviews yesterday, and walked away, believing parts of all of the interviews.

Walked away liking some of the people. You know, not necessarily loving some of the other people that we interviewed.

But thought there was truth, a little bit, in everybody.

And so our job now is to just piece this together.

Because this is something that will happen all over the country.

There is a lot of money being made here.

And you wonder. I mean, how long did we discuss this, Jason?

That we're not sure, if any of this is illegal.

Might be immoral.

Might be -- might not even be that strong. Might be something that you're like, I wouldn't do it.

I don't want my friends being involved in this.

But is it immoral, or is it illegal?

JASON: Oh, yeah, constantly. And, I mean, Glenn, you and I did a show, I believe it was last week. Where it was a Wednesday night special. And we picked up the top two issues, that the country is most concerned about.

Number one is the economy. People's finances.

And number two, the border. Those. And immigration.

The top two issues.

This story has elements of both on gigantic magnitudes.

Because if it's a border issue.

I mean, we have an area that is huge.

If people are getting mortgages, when they don't need Social Security numbers. When they don't even need traditional mortgages. They're able to come here.

And nobody is integrating. They're all riving in this one little area. I kind of want to know if this is the standard going forward. All over the country. Are these going to be popping up all over the place? Is that not the issue? I don't know. We've been scouring social media, including Spanish social media on the number one issue, on the economy and financing. We're not exactly sure the ins and outs of how these deals are made.

But it does look like there are people confused. There are multiple people confused. As they were in the 2008 financial crisis.

People didn't know what they were signing up for, for some of those adjustable-rate mortgages. I don't know if that's similar now, but we have got to get that story correctly.

Because the stories that have come out right now, I do not believe have.

But people need to know. Economically, financially. Are you getting into a good deal here?

Number two, the border. Is this making the border situation worse? Or is it not as connected as we've been led to believe it is?

GLENN: The other thing is, I mean, this is such a fascinating story.

Because these are people -- these are people that do not have a chance of getting a traditional loan.

Okay?

70,000. We were in the neighborhood. And it's not a neighborhood I would want to live in.

There were parts of it that seemed pretty eerie and sketchy.

But there are other parts of it, that were pretty nice. Pretty nice.

And these are people, that would not get a traditional loan.

So they are going out. And they are getting a loan.

We are told today, we're still verifying everything.

I told you yesterday, 20 to 30 percent.

That's what we had found online. And with some other sources.

But it appears, that maybe that is not true. We will have more, when we -- as we go, we have to lock these things in.

The guy who is selling it, told me yesterday. It's 12.7.

Well, 12.7, is very high. For a house loan.

But the United States, the federal -- the Federal Reserve charged 19 percent at one point.

You know. And if you don't have any credit at all, and you don't have any money to put down, that's actually not a bad rate, quite honestly.

Do you agree with that, or disagree?

JASON: Yeah. I think it sounds like not a great rate. But what I'm seeing from social media from people who have done this. I don't even know if they understand that.

Because once they start getting into these loans like a couple years down the road, some of them are abandoning them. Like, oh, this is not worth it.

Like, I don't think they were expecting to spend the amounts of money they were. It's just what it looks like from the confusion there.

GLENN: So there's a difference though, between them understanding it. And predatory loans.

And usury. You know what I mean?

And it -- you know, you can look at this story.

It's amazing. It's amazing. I wish -- well, you will be.

In January. I was going to say, I wish I was with you yesterday. I was so conflicted.

Not on crime. Not on any of that stuff.

But I went back and forth on, is this -- at first, I was -- it's probably illegal.

And it's absolutely immoral.

And I'm still not having an answer on either of those two.

It might be illegal. It might be immoral. But I had a swing yesterday, back and forth to these.

To where I'm like, well, I don't know.

I don't know.

This might be something good for somebody, who can't start in America.

JASON: What does that sound like? It sounds like every documentary that you've ever watched.

I watched this documentary about aliens. They started out debunking them.

Then in the middle of it, they kind of go back and forth. Maybe not.

At the end, they're like, wait a minute. Are aliens real?

That's how I felt yesterday. Not on aliens. On this.

It was exactly the same. Back and forth and back and forth. This is an amazing story. It really is.

GLENN: Yeah. And it has huge ramifications. At the very least. At the very least.

And I don't know if we will have time to cover this.

The thing I went to bed with last night was, is this the future of America?

It is a community. It's enormous.

About the size of Miami.

I was told by the developer, 130,000, to 150,000 residents, when they're done.

I heard close to a quarter of a million, from other sources.

It's a lot of people.

Right now, it's anywhere between 40 and 70.

And it -- it's a huge area.

And it is in this small, little, sweet little town.

Where they're -- nobody is rich there. I mean, there's trailers. You know, people living in trailers on their land there.

But it's like my grandparent's farm when I was growing up.

It was this little quiet, sleepy town.

And all of a sudden, boom. Right in the center of it, are, you know, going to be 100 thousand plus people that don't speak English.

Generally, don't speak English.

That is a shock to the community. And that doesn't necessarily make it wrong. Where, you know, everybody is into -- not in my neighborhood.

But it is shocking for that neighborhood. And can vastly change it.

And the problem is, just down the road, a little bit. Are these very nice, very, very nice wealthy neighborhoods.

That if you didn't know, you're coming into Houston. You're getting off the freeway. And you would buy the house. You would see these places, like this is great.

But you would have no idea that the slums, literally the slums are right behind your house. Right on the other side of the woods.

Right down the street.

And that becomes a Brazil situation. Which is -- which is not good. Not good.

So anything you're left with?

JASON: Just on how a lot of these stories, there's a lot more than meets the eyes. And you will really not get into it, if you operate how the mainstream media does, how they do it right now. They take a story, and they run a narrative. And that's what gets pushed out to the entire country. And you never learn any further. You never go deeper. That's what I love about what we're doing now, we're going deep.

And I can't tell you, like that documentary about aliens. How many times I will be flip-flopped on this story, by the end of it.

I don't know at this point.

We have, I believe two or three interviews today. Tomorrow, we're interviewing another three or four, including something that goes late into the night. And I think the day after that, is another four.

So, I mean, we are going both sides. Back and forth. Back and forth. Back and forth.

Where we end up, I have no idea.

But it will be a whole lot of fun to do it. And for the audience to watch it play out.

GLENN: Yeah. And it's -- you know, the one thing I took away yesterday.

And I mentioned this earlier.

Is -- it's very easy to be like the mainstream media. I went into this. We had all kinds of information. We have the information. We have the sources.

But we don't necessarily have everybody on record.

It's going to be interesting to see in the next few days, who is willing to say, no, no, no. Say that to the camera. You know what I mean?

And who -- who is -- figures and stories stand up. And whose stories don't. And we walked in yesterday. I walked into the afternoon.

To an interview, I thought, absolutely, just going to chop this up into little teeny bite-sized pieces.

And walked away, saying, I'm not sure we have the story.

Not -- not saying that anybody is -- that I believe anybody right now.

That's -- I think that's the -- the thing I walked away with.

I walked away believing one thing. I walked out not believing anything.

And, you know, it's -- we are grateful to Blaze TV.

For spending all of this money. It's an incredible expense to do documentaries like this. And investigations.

It takes a whole team of people. My gosh, this documentary team is unbelievable. I mean, honestly, it's -- they are remarkable, at what they do.

And you'll be able to see this on Blaze TV. Your support means the world.

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This documentary, warts and all. And let the chips fall where they may.

And I mean, there's one politician that we can't get a hold of. And we've offered to fly to him, at any time.

Nothing.

He's stonewalling us. And that is Greg Abbott. And it says -- it says a lot, that his campaign received $1.4 million.

I mean, I know I paid 10 percent of what I -- what I make. In tithing.

So I know what I get from my church, I know what God has done for me lately, what has -- what -- what is the person that gave Greg Abbott $1.4 million? What are they getting out of this?

The answer to me was, well, nothing.

Is it? Is it?