Skip to comments.Glenn Beck: Farewell to a Fearmonger (Barf Alert!)
Posted on 04/07/2011 10:55:04 AM PDT by wac3rd
NEW YORK Becks 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, Becks apocalyptic shtick has been getting rancid fast. Its 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 Kings "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 Palina draft movement that they had to deny.
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Glenn Beck is an American patriot and deserves all our support.
John Avlon is an American enemy and should be arrested for treason.
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.
Why is Thar rag still around ?
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.
I couldn't agree more...shame the Neville Chamberlain wing of FR disagrees...
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.
No wonder O’Reilly has her on all the time...
People still read that?
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.
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.
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.
It’s all so incestuous. Thanks for this interesting information!
People on the left (and some on the right) are just way too obsessed with Glenn Beck.
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.
So much jealousy from the left.
First of all he IS NOT departing Foxnews. That was his first statement. Once again TIME gets it wrong.
And, Margaret Hoover is frequently a guest on BOR.
Absolutely right! Wished Fox had dumped BOR and would have given Beck his time slot. BOR is an nitwit.
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.
WE HEAR . . .
New York Post (NY) - Monday, February 22, 2010
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.
This guy Avlon was also a Gulliani speech writer......I can’t stand Margaret Hoover......graduated in 2001...WTF does she know about anything?
Blech! GLENN HAD THE KNIVES OUT FOR HIM AT FOX.
Wherever Glen Beck goes to report his “turths”, I will follow to listen.. He is truly one that is “Standing in The Gap”