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
I was not aware that Glenn was no longer at Fox. Just saw him the other day. When did this happen?
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.
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.
Is this all pure horse hooey? Ridiculous post if so.
Wish I’d read your post before I went to the article. That’s two minutes of my life I’ll never get back.
And what is “Part 2” going to be, eh? That WND has to eat its own specious commentary??
Consider the source......World Nut Daily..............
I never read a WND article................
Now I know why I stopped reading WND a long time ago.
Brought to you by the chemically-altered minds of World Nut Daily. We now return you back to your regularly scheduled daily insanity.
don’t forget what/who owns FNC
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
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.
Who would think that Ailes would get rid of a guy that draws 3 million people at 5 PM?
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*)
The sane man in an insane world, will appear to be the one who is insane.
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.
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.
Agree, seems like the author is trying to plant an idea.
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.
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.
I’m sure, but there could be some touchy subject in the future.
I read all three of Robert Ringer’s books. I heartily recommend his “Winning through Intimidation” (if you can find it)
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.