Skip to comments.Glenn Beck, Fox end dark, nasty cable era today (major hurl alert)
Posted on 06/30/2011 9:12:30 AM PDT by Lucky9teen
When Glenn Beck signs off today at the end of his last Fox News cablecast, he will leave a TV legacy of reckless, divisive and ugly speech in his wake. He and Fox News should both feel some shame for the harm they have done to the national political discourse -- how they have taken an hour of dinnertime each weeknight and used it to help polarize us with paranoid and angry words.
But, of course, Fox and Beck seem to have no shame, do they? In the case of Fox News, it thinks good ratings are all that matter. And in the case of Beck, it's all about the new projects he has and his claim to make $30 to $40 million a year, with only a tenth of that having come from Fox.
Good for them and their skewed value systems.
I will tell you something, I did much of my Ph.D. dissertation research on the blacklisting of the 1950s, and Glenn Beck's speech and attacks were as nasty and dirty as any of it. And there is no one who can absolve Fox News for loosening those ugly forces on American life again at a time when we as a nation need to come together to solve massive problems like no time since World War II.
Tell me about how Beck will end his Fox run in third or fourth place overall in cable news ratings, and I'll ask you at what price? He and Fox did it by speaking to our worst demons and betraying any notion of public trust that comes with being a cablecaster and part of the American press.
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Beck is on to something, if they are still screeching like stuck pigs. I hope his new endeavors have an even bigger and longer lasting affect on these tools.
I keep hearing the meme that Glen Beck was so horrible. How about some examples? Instead, just saying how bad he was.
Wasn’t Van Jones a commie? What did he say that wasn’t truth?
Glenn said “they’ll be crapping their pants when they see what he does next” so I’m guessing the left is worried.
Glenn was restricted on FOX and felt that that wasn’t the deal he made.
this guy is bitter and jealous.
This article is a riot. They are comparing Beck to McCarthy! The writer is complaining about Beck exposing communists in the Obama administration.
On the bright side, FOX’s tissue bill should drop significantly.
I hope glenn is right in saying “they are going to wish I was only on an hour at five”....
Wow....what a totally misinformed individual...
My thought is Beck is going to go after the school systems for not teaching the Constitution and Declaration.
Get ready for the up and coming cultural war. And it is going to start with Isaiah 11:6
I love how libs like this idiot always love to bring up McCarthyism and then go on to engage in the same exact behavior... ie. silence FOX, silence Beck, etc.
On their planet it is inconceivable that folks could weigh the issues and reach conclusions that are different from theirs. The only explanation is that they have been brainwashed by Fox and talk radio. How could it be otherwise?
Try telling them that FoxNews simply reflects beliefs that people have held for centuries and they will refer you to Rolling Stone or something.
Many are so busy or too careless to pay attention to what has and is happening to the American way of life.
Glenn has a point of view which is based on facts. So get real and NOTICE what is occurring daily to our government, local, state, national. Most all have spent their self into oblivion.
This is currently an upside dawn and crazy America and the government of today is insane.
God help us in our day, in Jesus name, amen.
....Mr.David Zurawik pissed away his time....
I regret he wasn't able to complete that work.And that so few supported him.
Dave, here is typical Pinko Scum,Useless to society and a Liar.
So let me get this straight...this guy got his doctorate with a dissertation propagating the commie’s defensive smoke-screen of the fifties, and we’re supposed to credit that as his authority to write an itemless editorial condemnation of Beck’s rhetorical style, regardless of validity.
These guys really are very funny.
I guess that’s one way to get someone to look at your dissertation-not that I bothered. The man is a dolt! Ivy League Faculty?
Beck is so hateful that 3 million folks tune in daily to watch him spew. LOL!!
How about when Beck quotes Soros from George’s own book or from a taped speech, and the libtard media goes to Soros to get a NEW quote, so they can claim they’ve “decimated” Beck’s credibility?
Must be writing about keith Olberman
God Bless and Protect Glenn Beck.
I don’t know where we would be at this time without him, he is truly a hero.
I will be buying a subscirption to his tv network, and I will have no further need to watch Fox, aside from Redeye, of course.
True. And most of the so called hate speech is just quotes that Glenn plays from these crazy commies Obama has put in high places. The guy who wrote this article is too stupid to realize that he’s right about the hate speech but its coming from his own tribe.
I looked this guy up. Now I know why he tries to impress the reader, he has the brain of a tulip.
The hypocracy is amazing. Amazing that they don’t see it. He compares Beck to blacklisting yet he wants to blacklist Beck. They see this as reasonable.
Plus, he never mentions Chrissy Mathews.
I’m guessing the writer never read (or has conveniently ignored) books like “Red Star Over Hollywood,” the brilliant debunking of the blacklisting myth by Ronald and Allis Radosh.
I can’t recommend the book fAs most of you know, Radosh was a communist for many years, and knows the territory well. As he outlines in the book, many of those in the film community accused of being “Reds” were guilty as charged, and their plight was cleverly manipulated by the Communist Party. I used the term plight advisedly; as the Radoshes remind us, many of the “blacklist” victims maintained a very comfortable lifestyle, and many still found work in their profession.
In fact, the real victims of the blacklist were those who tried to expose the communist influence. Case in point: Edward Dmytryk, director of “The Caine Mutiny.” For “naming names,” he became a pariah in Hollywood. He kept working, but his career tapered off after “Caine,” largely the result of his testimony before the HUAC. He was largely blacklisted by the power brokers in Hollywood for exposing communists. That was the “real” blacklist.
It's like awaiting a juicy prime cut of perfectly grilled beef.....It not only looks great, but it will taste as good as it looks.... One can depend on uncut "primebeck".............
The "blacklisting of the 1950s" is child's play compared to that which is needed. I want criminal leftists working for years at hard labor in chain gangs.
Correction in my post...meant to say I can’t recommend the Radoshes book highly enough. It is a great read, superbly researched and well-written. Completely demolishes the blacklisting myth and documents the long influence of communists in Hollywood.
Another good book (though not widely read) is Edward Dmytryk’s memoir, “Odd Man Out.” He covers much of the same territory, from someone who was a communist in Hollywood, realized the error of his ways, and cooperated with the HUAC.
Here’s yet another anti-American communist denying that anti-American communists actually exist or ever existed. Naturally, anyone who claims otherwise is a “McCarthyite” - which is the Left’s preferred epithet for those unafraid to tell the truth. Deception and false accusation are as natural as drawing breath to these people, for whom the ends always justify the means.
And 2 million of them must be liberals. Otherwise how could they know that “Beck lies all the time” and “spews hate and intoerance”? sarc
I have an idiot cousin who actually posted the following on FB:
“Fox News is not a news channel. Everyone knows that. Only Fox News thinks they’re a news channel.” Huh?
He constantly posted that Beck was a liar. I constantly asked him for one example and all he’d do is keep repeating that Beck is a liar. We no longer speak to each other. I’m no longer on FB. My life is so much more calm.
I do remember, however, there was a teacher who taught "civics", who tried to get us all to write a letter to our senator to "stop McCarthy"..it didn't work with me.
I suppose that there have been liberal nuts trying to warp young minds since time began...
...(I am ready for the final conflict)....
Where do newspapers get people like this David Zurawik? He is guilty of that of which he accuses Beck.
I like Beck, disagree with the hope,Charity,etc. But he has shined a huge spotlight on some dark corners in the the US. Pay to listen to him on the web, not likely. Paid to listen to satellite radio (XM) at night while working, now that he’s gone, might drop XM....but not paying to listen more....I’m mobile over 14 hours a day, no time for “podcasts,etc”