Skip to comments.Glenn Beck's departure from Fox News, Part 1 (forced out? [Conjecture])
Posted on 05/27/2010 8:27:56 AM PDT by Evil Slayer
On rare occasions, a unique figure bursts onto the national stage and has a dramatic impact on politics, culture, or both. Glenn Beck is one of those figures. He is surely the biggest, fastest, most controversial star in the political commentary business in my lifetime.
Beck is a real-life version of Howard Beale, the fictional television commentator in the 1976 film classic "Network." Beale whipped his cultish TV audience into a frenzy, exhorting them to stick their heads out the window and chant, "I'm mad as hell, and I'm not going to take this anymore!"
Much to the chagrin of the oligarchy in Washington, however, Glenn Beck is not a fictional character. He's real, and he has succeeded in enlightening his audience far beyond Beale's simple rants about the unfairness of life. Beck is much more knowledgeable, much more factual, much more rational and much more focused on the key issue: America's loss of liberty.
I find it more than just a bit ironic that ultra-liberal CNN Headline News gave Beck his first forum on television. There, he created a huge stir with his "rodeo-clown" antics and his willingness to talk openly about his drug- and alcohol-addicted past. But as he increasingly added his political views to the mix, people started asking, "Why isn't this guy on Fox News?"
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Of course, Roger Ailes was closely observing Beck all along, and, in January 2009, he brought him to Fox and fit him into the 5 p.m. time slot. While Beck had been moving more and more toward political commentary at CNN Headline News, from the moment he came to Fox his transition to near-total politics was swift.
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“Beck is a real-life version of Howard Beale”
It needs to be remembered that Beale was in fact insane, and that we’re not sure whether or not Beck is.
btw, when is Judge Napalitano starting his new show on FauxBusinessNet???
who among us can ever really be...sure...
Bit of a stretch.
is glen being let go from fox...??....
Thanks for wasting my time on this stupid article that is pure speculation and in no way lives up to the headline. Glenn Beck has not been forced out at FOX News and this is a bunch of crap!
As an aside, OReilly also said he would go done swinging.
I don’t know how much credibility to attach to this story though, it’s all speculation.
Other than the part about Beck’s meteoric rise. I am sure the pressure on Beck is immense.
The entire article is nothing but an acid induced hallucination.
Beck has not been fired and I don’t see that on the horizon.
It would hurt the FNC brand and they know it.
Go Glenn Go! If you are experiencing flack, you must be over the target!
Did anyone see Colbert’s bit on Beck where Beck says “God told me...” in reference to his Plan?
It’s WND. I’ll wait for confirmation from a more credible source.
That said, I get the feeling Glenn has been planning an exit from Fox.
O'Reilly is a swinger alright. Give the man a loofa.
Unlike PBS and their government funded drivel,Beck brings ratings which equal advertisement dollars.
In the immortal words of Wesley Snipes in New Jack City:
Money talks;bullsh_t walks.
He gets the most TV exposure at Fox (as far as cable news), unless someone else is going to give him a prime time slot.
I have the feeling that Fox would give Beck the 7 or 10 PM timeslots rather than let him go.
I don’t think Fox would be that stupid. Beck is pulling in bigger numbers at 5PM Eastern than all of the other cable networks combined can pull in prime time. If they did can him Beck would have no trouble getting equally huge audiences for his internet stream.
Aren’t this guy’s ratings huge? Why would Fox want to pass up on that?
Faux News is betting on O'reilly's Soft Porn