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Glenn Beck's departure from Fox News, Part 1 (forced out? [Conjecture])
wnd ^ | 5/26/2010 | Robert Ringer

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?"

What will it take to restore common sense and rein in out-of-control government? Get Glenn Beck's book inspired by Founding Father Thomas Paine

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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TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; Philosophy
KEYWORDS: beck; fiction; glennbeck; lds; mormon; obama; talkradio; truth
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Prayers requested for Glenn as he does God's work against tremendous evil to stop him.
1 posted on 05/27/2010 8:27:57 AM PDT by Evil Slayer
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To: Evil Slayer

yes.


2 posted on 05/27/2010 8:30:17 AM PDT by ken21 (i am not voting for a rino-progressive.)
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To: Evil Slayer

“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.


3 posted on 05/27/2010 8:30:31 AM PDT by Tublecane
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To: Evil Slayer

btw, when is Judge Napalitano starting his new show on FauxBusinessNet???


4 posted on 05/27/2010 8:30:35 AM PDT by gunnyg (Surrounded By The Enemy Within--~ Our "Novembers" Are Behind Us...If Ya Can Grok That!)
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To: Tublecane

who among us can ever really be...sure...


5 posted on 05/27/2010 8:31:47 AM PDT by gunnyg (Surrounded By The Enemy Within--~ Our "Novembers" Are Behind Us...If Ya Can Grok That!)
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To: Evil Slayer

Meh...useless conjecture...


6 posted on 05/27/2010 8:32:03 AM PDT by Crim (The Obama Doctrine : A doctrine based on complete ignorance,applied with extreme incompitence..)
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To: Evil Slayer
He is surely the biggest, fastest, most controversial star in the political commentary business in my lifetime.

Bit of a stretch.

7 posted on 05/27/2010 8:32:34 AM PDT by mgstarr ("Some of us drink because we're not poets." Arthur (1981))
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To: Evil Slayer

is glen being let go from fox...??....


8 posted on 05/27/2010 8:32:43 AM PDT by tatsinfla
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To: Evil Slayer

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!


9 posted on 05/27/2010 8:32:54 AM PDT by pgkdan (I Miss Ronald Reagan!)
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To: Evil Slayer

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.


10 posted on 05/27/2010 8:33:04 AM PDT by Tarpon (Obama-Speak ... the fusion of sophistry and Newspeak. It's not a gift, it's just lies.)
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To: Evil Slayer

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.


11 posted on 05/27/2010 8:34:12 AM PDT by Carley (WE CAN SEE NOVEMBER FROM OUR HOUSE)
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To: pgkdan
Yeah... But it got you to click on the link didn't it?

Go Glenn Go! If you are experiencing flack, you must be over the target!

12 posted on 05/27/2010 8:35:00 AM PDT by Dead Corpse (III, Alarm and Muster)
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To: Evil Slayer

Did anyone see Colbert’s bit on Beck where Beck says “God told me...” in reference to his Plan?


13 posted on 05/27/2010 8:35:01 AM PDT by sarasota
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To: Evil Slayer

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.


14 posted on 05/27/2010 8:35:09 AM PDT by jazminerose
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To: Tarpon
-- OReilly also said he would go done swinging --

O'Reilly is a swinger alright. Give the man a loofa.

15 posted on 05/27/2010 8:35:20 AM PDT by Cboldt
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To: Evil Slayer

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.


16 posted on 05/27/2010 8:36:23 AM PDT by Le Chien Rouge
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To: jazminerose

To where?

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.


17 posted on 05/27/2010 8:38:00 AM PDT by RangerM (A liberal is a man too broadminded to take his own side in a quarrel - Robert Frost.)
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To: Evil Slayer

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.


18 posted on 05/27/2010 8:38:02 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Evil Slayer

Aren’t this guy’s ratings huge? Why would Fox want to pass up on that?


19 posted on 05/27/2010 8:38:27 AM PDT by rhombus
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To: Tarpon
As an aside, OReilly also said he would go done swinging.

Faux News is betting on O'reilly's Soft Porn

20 posted on 05/27/2010 8:41:10 AM PDT by Uri’el-2012 (Psalm 119:174 I long for Your salvation, YHvH, Your law is my delight.)
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To: pgkdan
"Thanks for wasting my time on this stupid article that is pure speculation and in no way lives up to the headline."


Pure speculation is right. Not one bit of evidence is presented in support of the notion that Fox will be forcing him out. Given the ratings that Beck enjoys, I find the prospect highly unlikely. The people at Fox are quite aware of the fact that they have a reliable cash cow in Beck.
21 posted on 05/27/2010 8:42:18 AM PDT by rob777
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To: Evil Slayer

I was not aware that Glenn was no longer at Fox. Just saw him the other day. When did this happen?


22 posted on 05/27/2010 8:43:10 AM PDT by GOP Poet (Obama is an OLYMPIC failure.)
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To: Evil Slayer

Ah, it’s speculative! This is more of a blog piece than a news piece regardless of the source. Conversely, there are blog articles that are more news than blog yet are relegated to the blog forum. This one needs a headline disclaimer.


23 posted on 05/27/2010 8:43:17 AM PDT by NonValueAdded ("The real death threat is their legislation" Rush Limbaugh, 3/25/10)
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To: Evil Slayer

FOX is consistently the number 1 news network because it does NOT toe the standard leftist line of the rest of the media. Although FAR from the “conservative” network it is accused of being, it does at least present FACTS from time to time. Should Beck or any other actual conservative personality be removed from the FOX lineup, network credibility would suffer greatly. I can’t believe that the powers that be at FOX wouldn’t recognize that fact.


24 posted on 05/27/2010 8:44:20 AM PDT by Oldpuppymax
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To: Evil Slayer

Is this all pure horse hooey? Ridiculous post if so.


25 posted on 05/27/2010 8:44:23 AM PDT by GOP Poet (Obama is an OLYMPIC failure.)
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To: sarasota
If you believe in God, truly deeply believe in God.....God always tells you what to do. Not in the way a voice in your head tells you...if you happen to have one of those...but in your heart. God speaks to those who pray...if you listen.
26 posted on 05/27/2010 8:44:46 AM PDT by 4everontheRight ("America is good. And if America ever ceases to be good, America will cease to be great." Tocquevill)
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To: pgkdan

Wish I’d read your post before I went to the article. That’s two minutes of my life I’ll never get back.


27 posted on 05/27/2010 8:47:25 AM PDT by xkaydet65 (Never compromise with evil! Even in the face of Armageddon!! Rorshach)
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To: Evil Slayer

And what is “Part 2” going to be, eh? That WND has to eat its own specious commentary??


28 posted on 05/27/2010 8:49:38 AM PDT by MozarkDawg
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To: pgkdan

Consider the source......World Nut Daily..............


29 posted on 05/27/2010 8:49:41 AM PDT by Red Badger (When you see Jerusalem being surrounded by armies, you'll know that its desolation is NEAR. Luke 21)
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To: xkaydet65

I never read a WND article................


30 posted on 05/27/2010 8:50:09 AM PDT by Red Badger (When you see Jerusalem being surrounded by armies, you'll know that its desolation is NEAR. Luke 21)
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To: Evil Slayer

Now I know why I stopped reading WND a long time ago.


31 posted on 05/27/2010 8:52:33 AM PDT by JohnLongIsland ( schmuckie schucks)
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To: Evil Slayer

Brought to you by the chemically-altered minds of World Nut Daily. We now return you back to your regularly scheduled daily insanity.


32 posted on 05/27/2010 8:59:27 AM PDT by OCCASparky (Obama--Playing a West Wing fantasy in a '24' world.)
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To: All

don’t forget what/who owns FNC


33 posted on 05/27/2010 9:04:10 AM PDT by SF_Redux
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To: Tarpon
It's hard to say what O’Reilly really meant by “go down swinging” considering some of his off air antics. I'm sick of his populist drivel being shoveled upon the masses as “conservative opinion”
34 posted on 05/27/2010 9:04:55 AM PDT by Durus (The People have abdicated our duties and anxiously hopes for just two things, "Bread and Circuses")
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To: Durus

I took him to mean it ... the rest, it’s who he is. He tries to steer the center rail, but often falls off. I think FNC wants to at least try to stay neutral.

ORielly is a pretty stout feller


35 posted on 05/27/2010 9:07:00 AM PDT by Tarpon (Obama-Speak ... the fusion of sophistry and Newspeak. It's not a gift, it's just lies.)
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To: pgkdan
WND - We make it up, you decide!
36 posted on 05/27/2010 9:09:25 AM PDT by listenhillary (You might be a modern LIBERAL if you read 1984 & said "YEAH! That's the world that I want!")
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To: RangerM

He has said on his radio show that he’s hedging by keeping his radio show, his live shows, etc just in case he has to exit FNC.

I don’t see FNC dropping Beck but I can envision Beck making a graceful exit if his presence begins to cause too many headaches for the network. I appreciate FNC, but it is a business & has to answer to many interested people, including a Saudi Prince.


37 posted on 05/27/2010 9:11:08 AM PDT by jazminerose
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To: RangerM
"I have the feeling that Fox would give Beck the 7 or 10 PM timeslots rather than let him go."

I'm trying to figure out right now why Beck doesn't have the 7 PM slot. He has a much better show than Shep Smith and it's hard to watch him live at 5:00 PM. A lot of people aren't home from work by then. Just think how much larger his ratings would be at 7:00 PM.
38 posted on 05/27/2010 9:11:41 AM PDT by Old Teufel Hunden
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To: Evil Slayer

Who would think that Ailes would get rid of a guy that draws 3 million people at 5 PM?


39 posted on 05/27/2010 9:13:01 AM PDT by almcbean
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To: tatsinfla
is glen being let go from fox...??....

No.

40 posted on 05/27/2010 9:13:37 AM PDT by airborne (Why is it we won't allow the Bible in school, but we will in prison? Think about it.)
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To: Evil Slayer

They get rid of a real talent like Glenn Beck and keep the losers like Shep Smith and O’Blowhard. I’d rather watch CNN. (especially if Rush were to buy it. *hint* *hint*)


41 posted on 05/27/2010 9:13:52 AM PDT by McGruff (So how is that Hopey Changey thingy working out for ya America?)
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To: Tublecane

The sane man in an insane world, will appear to be the one who is insane.


42 posted on 05/27/2010 9:14:46 AM PDT by Clock King (Ellisworth Toohey was right: My head's gonna explode.)
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To: RangerM

If Fox lets Glenn Beck go, they will loose big time. People will turn on their advertisers and Fox will loose. I seriously doubt that Fox would be dumb enough to do this. Glenn Beck is one of the first to tell the people, in ways the people can understand, what is really going on. It’s tough to listen to him at times but he backs up his statements every time. Let Washington disprove anything he says and he will respond back. I trust this man and I hope for the best for him.


43 posted on 05/27/2010 9:17:25 AM PDT by RC2
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Well, I don’t know what to think about the posted work, but I do know that ultimately Fox News is NOT a conservative network...it is a money making network owned by Rupert Murdoch...who is not really conservative. He does however like to make money, and he is using some conservative commentators to make money, and has created a MIDDLE of the road network.

The craziest thing, IMO is that Fox has been branded as the far right network. Actually Fox is center to slightly center right, CNN is center left, MSNBC is farther left. Talk Radio is the actual “right”

The entire reason liberals fail on talk radio is that liberals don’t need to go to talk radio to get their POV. They get it every day on morning TV, MSNBC, CNN and even primetime TV show plots...late night TV etc etc.

Having said all that, I can see a scenario where Beck might hit a sore spot and Murdoch might want to bring him back toward the center, and Beck telling them to shove it, and voila...impasse.

Isn’t this basically what happened with Matt Drudge on Fox regarding the Abortion picture (or is my memory failing me)?

I think this is what the author is trying to get at, without saying it, that Beck may be rattling the wrong trees.

I used to make fun of all the conspiracy theories about the Bilderbergers, CFR, David Rockerfeller etc etc, but the more you read the details and the government/think tank documents generated that no one ever reads, there is a deeper reality that exists mainly because no one is paying attention. It is hidden in plain sight.

Beck appears to be following a rabbit hole, and the further you go into it, the crazier you sound to people who don’t look.

You can also tell when the media destruction machine starts rolling, that someone somewhere is on to something.


44 posted on 05/27/2010 9:17:28 AM PDT by Crimson Elephant
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To: pgkdan

Agree, seems like the author is trying to plant an idea.


45 posted on 05/27/2010 9:18:08 AM PDT by opentalk
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To: Crimson Elephant
Having said all that, I can see a scenario where Beck might hit a sore spot and Murdoch might want to bring him back toward the center, and Beck telling them to shove it, and voila...impasse.

Ailes is the one running the show and it was Ailes who gave Glenn Beck free reign, told him to do his show any way he chooses, totally on board with the blackboard, twenty-minute opening lecture, the whole deal.

46 posted on 05/27/2010 9:23:06 AM PDT by MozarkDawg
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To: Evil Slayer
He is surely the biggest, fastest, most controversial star in the political commentary business in my lifetime.

I've already gone from not missing a show to never watching. Someone should let me know if he's stopped talking about Anita Dunn yet.

ML/NJ

47 posted on 05/27/2010 9:31:28 AM PDT by ml/nj
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To: MozarkDawg

I’m sure, but there could be some touchy subject in the future.


48 posted on 05/27/2010 9:34:33 AM PDT by Crimson Elephant
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To: Evil Slayer

I read all three of Robert Ringer’s books. I heartily recommend his “Winning through Intimidation” (if you can find it)


49 posted on 05/27/2010 9:37:03 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 (Public healthcare looks like it will work as well as public housing did.)
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To: Evil Slayer

I hope he doesn’t leave Fox or is forced out. He is the reason I watch them and if he is gone I will be too.


50 posted on 05/27/2010 10:09:42 AM PDT by chris_bdba
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