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Glenn Beck: Farewell to a Fearmonger (Barf Alert!)
TIME via Yahoo! News ^ | 4-7-11 | John Avlon

Posted on 04/07/2011 10:55:04 AM PDT by wac3rd

NEW YORK – Beck’s departure from Fox News marks the welcome removal of an incendiary talk-show host who reveled in apocalyptic shtick and the politics of incitement, writes John Avlon. Plus, the Fox-Beck divorce. The nightly nervous breakdown will not be televised. Glenn Beck is going off the air on Fox News. It is a remarkable reversal of fortune for a man who one year ago was banking $32 million annually, teaching Americans how to fear-monger for fun and profit. But with his ratings down nearly 50 percent and advertisers abandoning the show, Beck’s apocalyptic shtick has been getting rancid fast. It’s almost hard to remember that not so long ago Glenn Beck was being taken seriously as a political figure by hyper-partisans on the far right. The proto-Tea Party rally on Capitol Hill in 2009 was directly inspired by Beck. This past summer, he filled one-third of the Washington Mall with his faithful for what turned out to be a religious revival with political overtones, on the anniversary of the Martin Luther King’s "I Have a Dream" speech. There were even, it is now surreal to say, calls for him to run for president on a ticket with Sarah Palin—a draft movement that they had to deny.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: beck; fearmongering; glennbeck; liberalbias; time
The same talking points of the Left Wing Media fretting over Beck and what he says. Joe Klein and Soros hate America, this is one of their lackeys. No facts on dispelling Beck's stories, but empty emotional arguments that refute nothing.
1 posted on 04/07/2011 10:55:07 AM PDT by wac3rd
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To: wac3rd
His ratings down 50% and he is still number 3 overall, so the rest of the folks must be really hurting.
2 posted on 04/07/2011 10:56:47 AM PDT by SubMareener (Become a monthly donor! Free FreeRepublic.com from Quarterly FReepathons!)
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To: wac3rd
His ratings down 50% and he is still number 3 overall, so the rest of the folks must be really hurting.
3 posted on 04/07/2011 10:56:58 AM PDT by SubMareener (Become a monthly donor! Free FreeRepublic.com from Quarterly FReepathons!)
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To: wac3rd

Glenn Beck is an American patriot and deserves all our support.


4 posted on 04/07/2011 10:59:59 AM PDT by blam
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To: blam

John Avlon is an American enemy and should be arrested for treason.


5 posted on 04/07/2011 11:02:30 AM PDT by Doc Savage ("I've shot people I like a lot more,...for a lot less!" Raylan Givins)
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To: wac3rd
Being popular does not make you right.

Beck is correct more often than not. That makes him unpopular and his message becomes a cumulative "Debbie the Downer" after a while. American media is all about making people feel good while entertaining them. Beck's messages made people feel really bad while he entertained them. The people had no tools or experience in processing the realities Beck delivered.

6 posted on 04/07/2011 11:05:23 AM PDT by blackdog (The mystery of government is not how Washington works but how to make it stop)
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To: wac3rd
The author of this drivel is John Avlon who is married to Margaret Hoover(of BOR fame) and the great-granddaughter of former President Herbert Hoover.


7 posted on 04/07/2011 11:07:41 AM PDT by Bed_Zeppelin
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To: wac3rd

Why is Thar rag still around ?


8 posted on 04/07/2011 11:07:45 AM PDT by mosesdapoet ("To punish a province Let it be ruled by a professor " Frederick The Great paraphrased)
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To: wac3rd

Democrats: the party of complete distruction.

It’s a shame they hadn’t targeted BOR...... that’s the POS that needs to go.

Think what one may about Beck and his style/show, the man has done great things for America.


9 posted on 04/07/2011 11:07:58 AM PDT by Gator113 (I'll be voting for Sarah Palin, Liberty, our Constitution and American Exceptionalism.)
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To: blam
Glenn Beck is an American patriot and deserves all our support.

I couldn't agree more...shame the Neville Chamberlain wing of FR disagrees...

10 posted on 04/07/2011 11:09:07 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: SubMareener

Seriously does anyone read Time magazine anymore?

Even at Becks lowest ratings most of the MSM talking heads could still only fantasize about ratings like he has.


11 posted on 04/07/2011 11:10:24 AM PDT by Babashane
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To: Bed_Zeppelin

No wonder O’Reilly has her on all the time...


12 posted on 04/07/2011 11:11:17 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: wac3rd

Time?

People still read that?


13 posted on 04/07/2011 11:12:00 AM PDT by VanDeKoik (1 million in stimulus dollars paid for this tagline!)
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To: blackdog

Yes the show DID make me feel bad sometimes.

But that was my fault for being a p*ssy. Now I learned to use the info he gave me to prepare for things that could happen.

Now I sleep better.


14 posted on 04/07/2011 11:14:21 AM PDT by VanDeKoik (1 million in stimulus dollars paid for this tagline!)
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To: blam

Absolutely. A true patriot. Had he been around back then, he could have been one of our Founders.

There are things I didn’t care about him and his show, But I will sure miss him and all that he does for our country.


15 posted on 04/07/2011 11:17:53 AM PDT by Gator113 (I'll be voting for Sarah Palin, Liberty, our Constitution and American Exceptionalism.)
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To: wac3rd
While I have my own concerns with Beck, the following must be noted.

John Avlon is a shrill, hand-wringing liberal foot soldier of limited writing talent and a lightweight in intellectual ability. His most notable issue with Beck is jealousy. If you're looking for sanctimonious leftist commentary skimpily clothed in moderate-rational drag, Avlon's your man.

16 posted on 04/07/2011 11:19:00 AM PDT by Steel Wolf ("There are moderate Muslims, but Islam itself is not moderate." - Ibn Warraq)
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To: Rush Limbaugh; Bed_Zeppelin; STARWISE; maggief; hoosiermama; SE Mom; penelopesire; Liz

It’s all so incestuous. Thanks for this interesting information!


17 posted on 04/07/2011 11:25:04 AM PDT by onyx (If you truly support Sarah Palin and want to be on her busy ping list, let me know!)
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To: wac3rd

People on the left (and some on the right) are just way too obsessed with Glenn Beck.


18 posted on 04/07/2011 11:45:52 AM PDT by GSWarrior (To activate this tagline, please contact the board administrator.)
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To: Bed_Zeppelin

Thanks for that info. Hoover’s liberal schtick and grating voice cause me to hit the TV’s “Off” button almost as fast as when I mistakenly surf into The View. Now it all makes sense. Birds of a feather.


19 posted on 04/07/2011 11:48:30 AM PDT by Bernard Marx
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To: wac3rd

So much jealousy from the left.


20 posted on 04/07/2011 11:56:29 AM PDT by ozzymandus
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To: wac3rd
Ha-ha-ha! Media matters.commie approves this message!


21 posted on 04/07/2011 12:00:27 PM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: onyx

Totally !


22 posted on 04/07/2011 12:03:37 PM PDT by STARWISE (The overlords are in place .. we are a nation under siege .. pray, go Galt & hunker down)
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To: wac3rd

First of all he IS NOT departing Foxnews. That was his first statement. Once again TIME gets it wrong.


23 posted on 04/07/2011 12:06:59 PM PDT by chris_bdba
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To: blam
Glenn Beck is an American patriot and deserves all our support.

Yes, despite his faults I agree. Beck touched some very raw nerves with his reporting of subversives in the Obama administration. This is not much different than what others like Michelle Malkin and David Horowitz have done in print. But Beck had huge ratings on Fox. He was beginning to really ruffle some feathers.

The big problem Beck had was his style. He has a clownish demeanor about him and this doesn't not allow people to take him seriously about many issues. He tends to go off the deep end on occasion. He also brings up facts about people's backgrounds but will not tie ends together for a conclusion. So he has his faults.

That said, Beck has been a big positive. I hope he continues to have influence in the big debates on the big issues and makes contributions. He might be better behind the scenes as some have suggested.
24 posted on 04/07/2011 12:18:03 PM PDT by truthguy (Good intentions are not enough.)
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To: Bed_Zeppelin

And, Margaret Hoover is frequently a guest on BOR.


25 posted on 04/07/2011 12:32:28 PM PDT by jazzlite (esat)
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To: Gator113
It’s a shame they hadn’t targeted BOR...... that’s the POS that needs to go.

Absolutely right! Wished Fox had dumped BOR and would have given Beck his time slot. BOR is an nitwit.

26 posted on 04/07/2011 12:35:39 PM PDT by Logical me
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To: onyx

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/11/08/fashion/weddings/08HOOVER.html

Margaret Hoover , John Avlon
New York Times, The (NY) - Sunday, November 8, 2009
Margaret Claire Hoover and John Phillips Avlon were married Saturday at Stanford Memorial Church in Palo Alto, Calif. The Rev. Susan Scott, a Lutheran minister, officiated, with the Rev. Samuel Johnson Howard, the bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Florida, taking part.

The bride, 31, will continue to use her name professionally. She is a political and media consultant in New York and a commentator on the Fox News Channel. She graduated from Bryn Mawr. From June 2004 to November 2005, she worked at the White House as the associate director of the Office of Intergovernmental Affairs.

She is a great-granddaughter of Herbert Hoover , the 31st president of the United States. She is on the board of overseers of the Hoover Institution at Stanford and on the board of the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library Association in West Branch, Iowa.

She is the daughter of Jean W. Hoover and Andrew Hoover of Littleton, Colo. Her father, a mining engineer, retired from Greenfield Engineering in Denver. He is also on the board of the Hoover library association. Her mother retired as a flight attendant for United Airlines.

The bridegroom, 36, is a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute and a columnist at The Daily Beast. He graduated from Yale and received an M.B.A. from Columbia. In 2007 and 2008, he was the chief speechwriter and the deputy director of policy for the presidential campaign of Rudolph W. Giuliani, the former mayor of New York. He is the author of “Independent Nation: How Centrists Can Change American Politics” (Crown, 2004). He is on the boards of the Bronx Academy of Letters, a high school, and the Citizens Union of New York.

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WE HEAR . . .
New York Post (NY) - Monday, February 22, 2010

EXCERPT
THAT the left and right of the political spectrum came together at Tina Brown’s house the other day to celebrate pundit John Avlon ‘s new book, “Wingnuts: How the Lunatic Fringe Is Hijacking America” - the first tome from the Beast Books imprint. Guests including Peggy Noonan, Carl Bernstein, Kiran Chetry, Rich Lowry, Mark McKinnon and Stanley Crouch all toasted Avlon and his new bride, Fox News star Margaret Hoover , the great-grandaughter of Herbert - and nobody threw a drink.


27 posted on 04/07/2011 12:40:25 PM PDT by maggief
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To: onyx; Rush Limbaugh; Bed_Zeppelin; STARWISE; maggief; hoosiermama; SE Mom; penelopesire; Liz

This guy Avlon was also a Gulliani speech writer......I can’t stand Margaret Hoover......graduated in 2001...WTF does she know about anything?


28 posted on 04/07/2011 12:43:16 PM PDT by superfries
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To: maggief

Blech! GLENN HAD THE KNIVES OUT FOR HIM AT FOX.


29 posted on 04/07/2011 12:43:16 PM PDT by onyx (If you truly support Sarah Palin and want to be on her busy ping list, let me know!)
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To: All

Wherever Glen Beck goes to report his “turths”, I will follow to listen.. He is truly one that is “Standing in The Gap”


30 posted on 04/07/2011 1:19:33 PM PDT by HarryH (Still Standing in the Gap!)
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To: blam
Glenn Beck is an American patriot and deserves all our support.

DIT... DIT.... DIT.....DITTOS....Glenn, is a WITTY, SMART WARRIOR. HIS BLACKBOARD HAS FRIED MANY A FREAK SO FAR.....he's GUUURRRRAAATE! Glenn WIELDS HIS MIGHTY, MIGHTY SWORD, ON A DAILY BASIS. MAY HE CONTINUE TO SLICE AND DICE AMERICA'S FOES.
31 posted on 04/07/2011 3:37:06 PM PDT by flat
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