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Did Glenn Beck's erratic Never-Trump-ism torpedo The Blaze?
American Thinker ^ | 9/1/2017 | Monica Showalter

Posted on 09/01/2017 4:36:11 AM PDT by Governor Dinwiddie

Glenn Beck's The Blaze is enforcing 20% layoffs on its staff, a major sign of distress, all the more curious because the election of Donald Trump pretty well showed how significant the potential reader base out there might be. After all, most conservative websites are either doing well, or holding their own in the current tough media environment. Breitbart doesn't seem to have any trouble hiring new people, as the re-entry of Steve Bannon and maybe Sebastian Gorka can testify. Breitbart has also been expanding its overseas operations. The Wall Street Journal editorial page has been hiring, the Daily Caller seems to be picking up new talent.

So, what did Beck in? I can only speak for myself as a reader, but if you ask me, it was Beck himself. The guy just couldn't keep a steady editorial line. He puffed and pontificated, taking himself from tea party stalwart to the guy who was always complaining about conservatives, the very thing that did Jeb Bush in. Not to mention, he bawled a lot. But style points aside, his big problem was that in an era of Trump, he didn't like Trump. And it wasn't because he was a swamper, which has a certain logic, it was because he invented himself some biblical apocalyptic vision and cooked up a rationalization from it that Trump was a bad guy. Or something.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Constitution/Conservatism; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: glennbeck; nevertrumper; nevertrumpers; theblaze
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I was sorry to see Glenn go off his meds last autumn. He really lost it.
1 posted on 09/01/2017 4:36:11 AM PDT by Governor Dinwiddie
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To: Governor Dinwiddie

Or maybe he just got bought off.


2 posted on 09/01/2017 4:37:28 AM PDT by circlecity
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To: Governor Dinwiddie

Beck voted for Hitlery, yet, being a moron, he’s too stupid to see that as a reason for his demise.


3 posted on 09/01/2017 4:38:19 AM PDT by CodeToad (Victorious warriors WIN first, then go to war! Go TRUMP!!!)
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To: Governor Dinwiddie

He sold out and lost.


4 posted on 09/01/2017 4:38:32 AM PDT by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life's tough.It's tougher when you're stupid.)
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To: Governor Dinwiddie

I tried to listen to his radio program but couldn’t stand it. Him and his sidekicks sounded like a bunch of 13 year kids. Just stupid.


5 posted on 09/01/2017 4:41:15 AM PDT by caver
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To: circlecity

God knows but it was sure one hell of a face plant.


6 posted on 09/01/2017 4:41:53 AM PDT by wastoute (Government cannot redistribute wealth. Government can only redistribute poverty.)
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To: wastoute

Beck is drinking again.....among other things.


7 posted on 09/01/2017 4:45:14 AM PDT by mastertex
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To: Governor Dinwiddie

For a while when he was at his peak he was making a boatload of money. Hopefully he didn’t blow it all on the Blaze and he can fade into obscurity with a comfortable nest egg. His career as a pundit is over.


8 posted on 09/01/2017 4:46:16 AM PDT by Oshkalaboomboom
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To: Governor Dinwiddie

I used to be a loyal daily listener to his show. After last year when he started the Trump/Hitler/Nazi comparisons, I now immediately switch my radio from 9AM-Noon to another station. He has and will never get me back because of his insane tirades!


9 posted on 09/01/2017 4:46:23 AM PDT by Brandonmark (Made America Great Again! 11.08.2016 - A DAY OF RENEWAL)
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To: Governor Dinwiddie
The answer to the question posed by the headline would be, "Yes."

Glenn Beck did some great things at one time, then inexplicably began first to ridicule his own supporters (I think he may have been the first to coin the condescending term, "birther") and finally to trash their chosen candidate, Trump. It goes without saying that is not a recipe for success.

And his brief detour into fancying himself a modern-day Walt Disney didn't help.

10 posted on 09/01/2017 4:46:34 AM PDT by noiseman (The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.)
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To: mastertex

Were I he, I would, too.


11 posted on 09/01/2017 4:46:46 AM PDT by wastoute (Government cannot redistribute wealth. Government can only redistribute poverty.)
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To: Governor Dinwiddie

Very excessive crying

sudden and repeated announcement of some cataclysmic disease, later doesn’t pan out

Very high Cliffhanger promises of impending stories that never come to anything at all, not even any follow-up or explanation


12 posted on 09/01/2017 4:50:19 AM PDT by gaijin
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To: CodeToad
Were you in the booth with him? According to his own words he didn't vote for the beast. But, you go ahead and run with your beliefs. I used to be a Beck fan but not anymore. I haven't listened in years and won't ever again but claims like your should be backed up.

RELATED: I Am Neither Endorsing Nor Voting for Hillary Clinton

13 posted on 09/01/2017 4:50:30 AM PDT by raybbr (That progressive bumper sticker on your car might just as well say, "Yes, I'm THAT stupid!")
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To: Governor Dinwiddie

He’s still on the air? I thought he’d be in a rubber room by now. He is nuts.


14 posted on 09/01/2017 4:52:55 AM PDT by democratsaremyenemy (Streepisacreep)
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To: Governor Dinwiddie

It certainly torpedoed my respect for him.


15 posted on 09/01/2017 4:53:05 AM PDT by Savage Beast (To the insane, the sane appear insane. MAGA = Renaissance!)
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To: Governor Dinwiddie

I axed the blaze subscription when Beck lost his mind during the primaries.


16 posted on 09/01/2017 4:53:12 AM PDT by glock rocks (... so much win!)
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To: Governor Dinwiddie

Since Glen went with Hillary, I avoid his radio show and tv network like they’re CNN or MSNBC. Too bad. I used to like him.


17 posted on 09/01/2017 4:53:27 AM PDT by Dixie Yooper (Ephesians 6:11)
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To: Governor Dinwiddie
Mr. Cheetos really went off the deep end....


18 posted on 09/01/2017 4:53:43 AM PDT by Enchante
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To: raybbr

“But, you go ahead and run with your beliefs. “

I will. Were you in the booth with him to prove he didn’t vote for her??

He campaigned against Trump and supported Hitlery, yet, you gullibly and naively believe he voted for Trump?

Don’t be an idiot.


19 posted on 09/01/2017 4:54:38 AM PDT by CodeToad (Victorious warriors WIN first, then go to war! Go TRUMP!!!)
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