Glenn Beck to tackle Hollywood instead of ‘wasting his life’ on politics

Radio talk show host Glenn Beck is transforming himself once again, this time into a movie producer.

The media entrepreneur is in the midst of converting a 72,000-square-foot movie studio in Irving, Texas, into a film center for Mercury Radio Arts, his parent company, he told The Hollywood Reporter.

Beck, who earns nearly $60 million annually from writing for TheBlaze and hosting his radio show, said he intends to produce three movies. One will be set in ancient history, one in modern history, and one will be faith-based. He also revealed that he bought back from Sony the rights to his best-selling book, “The Christmas Sweater.”

“The meaning of ‘The Christmas Sweater’ is that there are second chances,” he said. “It is based not only on my childhood but a dream that I had as an adult after I sobered up.”

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The recovering addict became a huge New York City radio and TV sensation before packing it all up and moving to Texas.

“I bought a movie studio for a reason,” Beck said. “I have every intent of finding great artists who will tell great stories that aren’t typical.”

“Everybody thinks they know who I am because of my stint on Fox,” he added. “That was two years of my life. I’m much more into culture than I am into politics, and that’s where I intend to make my stand.”

To prove his point, he told The Reporter that he drew inspiration from movies like “Divergent,” “Lone Survivor,” “True Grit” and “The Magnificent Seven.”

“Hollywood is missing this moment to reconnect with the American people because they don’t speak the language,” he said. “Some of it is out of spite – they might not like people of faith.”

Beck said he wants to produce movies that are not preachy but that are “great for the whole family.”

“We’re beginning to agree that Republicans and Democrats suck – they’ve built this machine to grind people into the ground,” he said.” I hate this stuff. I hate politics. I hate politicians, and I feel I’m wasting my life. Don’t we all know what’s happening? George W. Bush was taking us down a road, and Barack Obama is taking us down that same road. What difference does it make? I don’t want to waste my life anymore.”

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I still think exposing the politicians and their power hungry attitudes is important because if someone doesn't do it with a name and reputation, people will never be educated enough to make a difference at the polls.

Obsolutely right SammysDad:  There are good and bad politicians and if we don't weed out the bad ones, we will all suffer. I believe the dems are far more corrupt by using lies and deceit to sway the public. That party is hijacked by lefties that prefer socialism and government dominance than basic constitutional doctrine and govenment by the people, for the people ( all people ). They seek to keep people poor and dependent and sucker them for their votes. This is obvious. Glenn Beck is deciding to make a difference by producing conservative media which will help. There are many others that will continue to directly fight the politicians that lie and cheat. 

Hey richard to bad you are a liberal progressive democrat that just can not stand the truth.  Beck is big and large because he speaks the truth and he will  be successful because of that.  While your liberal progressive television and radios are loosing viewers by the thousands beck continue to group and add views at the expense of others.  Why, because beck is not political he is american and the american people are hungry for the truth and honesty.  His movies will be successful with large audiences because the every day person will be able to relate to it and the whole family can do go to a movie without killing, rap music,sex and vuglar language. 

I will chime in here and agree with Richard. I have never cared much for Beck's big mouth and bravado. His latest tirade against those who have supported and come to the aid of rancher Cliven Bundy really set my face against him. Obviously, he has a large following and I get that. I am just not one of them. I am also a Tea Party member and an Oathkeeper.

He has been brainwashed himself to not see the reality of what parts of the parties are real and what are not. Maybe it is because of his religion or his past addictions, but he seems to throw in the towel when he hits bumps in the road of life.

Ronald

care to explain to me what part of the parties are real?  

The proof that Government is too big is that folks spend so much time talking politics today. 

While I believe it is necessary to be engaged now, it is only so we can restore Government back to a size that once again becomes more inconsequiential in our daily lives and so we can once again get back to things that are really important, like family and chosen interests.

However, those who claim that there is no difference between Republicans and Democrats must not have been paying attention during the vote on Obamacare. But just as Progressive Liberalism has taken control of the Democrat Party, Patriotic Constitutional Conservatives must counterbalance this leftist swing with influence and more control of the Republican Party. But if the American people do not 'swing' with us there are few choices remaining, isn't that so? 

Robert

I don't have any disagreement with your post and do have a lot of agreement, especially on extreme must be countered with extreme. At this point it's imperative, since the argument of slowing down the arrival of our nation's transformation no longer is valid - the transformation is here. Slowing down their efforts to transform our country no longer has any benefit, their efforts MUST be reversed now.

but.. on the point of no difference - yes, Rs did vote against obiecare.. but they have also brought us equal atrocities such as DHS. In this way, there is no high level difference. D destroys this principle, R destroys that one.

THE NEW MOTTO: "What difference does it make at this point. Watch a movie."

Good for Glenn!!  He is one of FEW who will admit when he has made a mistake, explain it all and GO ON!!!   BECAUSE of his FOX show, MANY, MANY people were "turned around" politically, I know a lot of them, and future elections will show it.  In the meantime, Glenn goes on. He WANTS to do the movie thing, he has the money to do it,MORE POWER TO HIM!!!  

WOULDN'T WE ALL LIKE TO DO WHAT WE WANTTO DO????

Yeah, don't worry about politics Glen while the country goes down a shithole! Use your popularity to try and right this ship of state.

Agreed Dad of Sammy, but the sad truth is that the only propaganda the dumbed-down generations might comprehend comes from Hollyweird.  More effective maybe, than preaching to the converted.

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Schumer Refusing To Help Border Kids
Wants To Hurt Trump Instead

The controversy over how underage illegal aliens are handled at the border is heating up — but Democrat Senator Chuck Schumer just rejected a good-faith proposal to fix the problem.

A growing number of people on both sides of the political aisle have expressed concern for border separations, which occur when migrants are caught breaking the law along the border while they have children with them, or when the often exploitative relationship between adults and minors at the border cannot be established.

A vast amount of mis-information and outright lying about the situation has muddied the water, making it tough to understand the situation in its entirety.

Both liberals and conservatives, however, have voiced their support for a better system that results in fewer family separations, and even President Donald Trump has indicated that he is willing to stand with Congress if they change the law.

Shockingly, however, it looks like one of the most well-known faces of the Democratic party isn’t willing to take action, and is instead playing politics in order to attack Trump.

On Tuesday, Schumer openly rejected a Republican proposal to fix the immigrant separation problem at the legislative level, and instead whined about the president.

“There are so many obstacles to legislation and when the president can do it with his own pen, it makes no sense,” Schumer stated, according to The Hill.

“Legislation is not the way to go here when it’s so easy for the president to sign it,” he complained.

Democrats Reject Bill To Keep Families Together At Border – Schumer Says He “Wants To Keep Focus On Trump”

Think about that for a second: The president’s job is to execute existing laws. The legislature’s job is to change or enact new laws when needed.

A senator elected to the legislature for exactly that purpose is now refusing to do his job and pass legislation, while simultaneously blaming the president for enforcing the existing laws, as he is sworn to do.

If there was any doubt that Schumer and the Democrats are playing politics instead of trying to actually help migrant families, the senator made his intentions clear: Obstruct and point fingers at Trump.

“Asked if that meant Democrats would not support a bill backed by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) to keep immigrant families together while seeking asylum on the U.S. border, Schumer said they want to keep the focus on Trump,” The Hill explained.

Make no mistake: The Democrats dragging their feet and refusing to back legislation already drafted by Republicans will prolong the problems at the border.

“Schumer’s opposition to a legislative fix means there likely won’t be a quick end to the emotional images of immigrant children being separated from their families unless Trump backs down,” The Hill reported.

“Democrats want to keep the pressure on Trump instead of having Congress assume responsibility for the growing crisis,” the news outlet continued.

Again: There’s a solution ready to go, with Republicans including Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell ready to support it. Yet Democrats like Schumer apparently believe that scoring political points against Trump is more important than helping broken families on the border, even as their own liberal voters demand action.

“Congress alone can fix it,” stated Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen on Monday.

“I support, and all of the senators of the Republican conference support, a plan that keeps families together,” McConnell agreed.

“We need to fix the problem and it requires a legislative solution,” he said.

Yet Democrats refuse to budge.

This “do nothing but blame Trump” response from the left should prove beyond a doubt that all the tears and hand-wringing from liberals are disingenuous. They’re for show. If it was truly about helping innocent kids at the border, Schumer and his fellow Democrats could act right now.

If their priority was actually to solve the problem and help broken families, scoring points against Trump shouldn’t even be a concern. Even if they believed he was being stubborn on the issue, they could take the high road by doing their jobs and supporting bipartisan legislation.

They don’t, because solving the problem was never their goal. They are playing political games and using devastated children as pawns, while pretending that the president is the monster.

That’s sick… and the American people need to see exactly who is doing the obstruction.

SLAVEHOLDER??

Washington Post Compares
Jeff Sessions To Slaveholder’

The Washington Post compared Attorney General Jeff Sessions to “slaveholders” after he quoted the Bible on Thursday while discussing his department’s policy of prosecuting all illegal immigrants who cross the border.

Sessions made the statement during a speech to law enforcement officers in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

WaPo ran a story entitled “Sessions cites Bible passage used to defend slavery in defense of separating immigrant families” by general assignment editor Keith McMillan and religion reporter Julie Zauzmer on Friday.

Rather than detailing the statistics Sessions cited in the speech that explain the immigration policy, the story quoted John Fea, a history professor at Messiah College in Pennsylvania.

“This is the same argument that Southern slaveholders and the advocates of a Southern way of life made,” Fea said.

Sessions spent much of the speech discussing the numbers behind current immigration policy, including separating families at the Southwest border.

“I would cite you to the Apostle Paul and his clear and wise command in Romans 13, to obey the laws of the government because God has ordained the government for his purposes,” Sessions said.

“Orderly and lawful processes are good in themselves. Consistent and fair application of the law is in itself a good and moral thing, and that protects the weak and protects the lawful.”

“The previous administration wouldn’t prosecute aliens if they came with children,” Sessions said.

“It was de-facto open borders if you came with children. The results were unsurprising. More and more illegal aliens started showing up at the border with children.”

Sessions laid out the numbers in the speech.

“In 2013, fewer than 15,000 family units were apprehended crossing our border illegally between ports of entry in dangerous areas of the country,” he said.

“Five years later, it was more than 75,000, a five-fold increase in five years. It didn’t even have to be their child that was brought, it could be anyone. You can imagine that this created a lot of danger.”

The U.S. has the “opportunity” to fix its broken immigration system now, Sessions said.

“I believe that’s it’s moral, right, just and decent that we have a lawful system of immigration,” he said. “The American people have been asking for it.”

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