Skip to comments.Glenn Beck drops his name from Web network, promises media 'revolution'
Posted on 06/19/2012 8:51:39 AM PDT by Hojczyk
Hugely successful and often controversial, Glenn Beck is a man full of complexities.
He points the finger in his new book "Cowards" but calls for "Restoring Love" in his upcoming rally. He jokes about being "Unelectable" on his comedy tour, but his new studio in Dallas includes a replica Oval Office for his mock presidential addresses.
Now, the media mogul is dropping his name from the online TV network based on his personal brand. GBTV will be merged with TheBlaze.com, the Beck-owned but independently operated news and opinion website. The entire network will be called TheBlaze.
That all-star team includes some unlikely executives who have joined the Beck team. There's Betsy Morgan, formerly CEO of The Huffington Post and before that an executive at CBS News. There's Joel Cheatwood, formerly a senior vice president at CNN and Fox News. Also Kraig Kitchin, formerly founder of Premiere Radio Networks, and Carolyn Polke, who was a consultant at Accenture.
"Sometimes the truth hurts," said Beck. "And if you'd read the book 'Cowards,' you'd see President Obama is not the only one, and it's certainly not a Republican and Democrat book. It is a human problem. Cowardice is a human problem."
While Beck isn't outwardly supporting either of the two major candidates in the 2012 election, he does have a prediction.
"If things would remain stable, I would say we are looking at a loss for the president around the size of, if not greater than, Jimmy Carter," he said. "Americans are tired. They are tired of the finger-pointing. They are tired of the excuses. They're tired of it on both sides."
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Good for Beck. The Legacy Media needs to be taken down a notch or 500.
Not a bad article..
Never liked the GBTV moniker....too much like LGBT....
When I heard him the first time on the radio and for quite a ling time thereafter I always had this impression of a used car salesman, but I don’t know why.
So now I just think of him as the used car salesman of talk radio.
GBTV ... a subscription based service ... has more viewers then CNN does, and CNN is free
that must really bug them
And now he pens a book titled "Cowards." HA!
>>Beck jumped the shark by going on/off stage with body guards and a bullet proof vest at his “Restoring Honor” rally in DC, while Sarah Palin and Alveda King did not.<<
He did it for his wife. She asked him too.
I would be begging my husband to protect himself as well.
>>Really jumped the shark with that fake Oval Office. <<
Do you understand how many liberal heads exploded when that was unveiled?
I would tell my wife to go watch with Todd Palin.
how do you figure that???
Hopefully his network will have enough strength to pull Fox to the right or, better yet, beat out Fox, eventually.
I’m not crazy about the name. GBTV gives me the warm and fuzzies. Maybe it’s bees, “gee whiz,” the Bee Gees, or CBGB’s. Maybe he wanted to disconnect his name from the institution, but the use of his initials accomplished that. Or maybe he didn’t want to be associated with the alphabet networks.
I haven't read Glenn's book but this is my take on the problem.
>>I would tell my wife to go watch with Todd Palin.<<
If you were my husband, you would be taking your pillow to the couch for a couple months.
However, if you loved me and wore the stupid vest to make me happy, you would be a happy man. VERY happy. Every night. For a good long time, in many different ways.
Get my drift?
Beck has been breaking all the rules, and getting more successful every time he does.
He left TV (big mistake because TV drives everything); he just signed a $100 million radio contract.
He started a pay-to-view website (big mistake as people won’t pay for internet content); he has over a quarter of a million subscribers paying monthly $10 fee (you do the math).
He reportedly cleared $80 million last year.
I’m not really much of a Glenn Beck fan, but you can’t deny he’s getting it done. If this is jumping-the-shark, maybe more people need to start skiing.
uhh..they could have still shot him in the head ! that was silly
Going to shop for skis...
generally a precursor to a “For Sale” sign going up...
Beck is on the radio here two hours starting at 10:00 A.M. As far as I’m concerned it amounts to a two hour infomercial .... he’s promoting a book, or his TV show, or his latest grand project .... or just standard commercials. It’s very predictable and beginning to bore me.
I know very few people who used to love him on FNC who now watch him via Roku. It's a shame he left "regular" TV, IMO.
Audio of Breitbart at link:
-—It’s a shame he left “regular” TV, IMO.——
True. The worst part is that he won’t be discovered by channel surfers.
On the plus side, he is protected from Soros-financed boycotts.
I wear a bullet proof vest. Am I a coward?
Hey, at least it wasn't a phony Greek forum.
Roku is a good alternative to cable. I watch Beck on it, and Roku has a lot of interesting channels.
There are a lot of cable channels not on the Roku, but it’s worth looking into as an alternative to paying those high cable bills for a lot of channels one does not watch.
I don’t always agree with Glenn Beck, but at least he is using his fortune to try to undo the damage caused by the propaganda media. I feel that his motives are right in exposing media lies and informing the public with the truth.
HOORAY Glenn Beck! Glenn Beck is OUTSTANDING! (as are the individuals who work with him)
I always confused GBTV with LGBT, when I glance at articles with those letters I had to read further to see if it was about Glen or Gays
>>uhh..they could have still shot him in the head ! that was silly<<
Dude, women are irrational sometimes.
He did it to please her. It’s not my marriage nor yours, it’s his.
I know tons of people who watch him.
Having the Roku and GBTV means you don’t have to watch him at five.
And you don’t need cable.
If you need help with the Roku, I could sell them. Just FReepmail me and I’ll help all I can.
I was watching when Beck announced Breitbart’s death.
He was as upset as I was. It’s wasn’t the drama queen act either.
Personally, I believe that the Big sites gave Beck all the info that they were planning to release on BO. Beck had the “vetting” that AB announced. Because the Big people knew the truth about AB’s “Natural Causes”. I think Beck came to the plate and volunteered to do it.
Who knows what goes on behind the scenes.
Thank you so much for your offer of help, netmilsmom!
"Buy Roku" is on my list... just haven't done it yet. It's been kind of a back-burner thing. Maybe within the next month or so.
GREAT tagline, by the way... ;-)
I do know you have to pay to subscribe to GBTV. Does it run LIVE 24/7, or does Glenn just do a couple of shows per day, and they re-run over and over? Can the Roku be used like a DVR, ie you can watch Glenn's show on it whenever?
Also I've heard you can get all kinds of movies and old TV shows via Netfix and Amazon.com Prime. How do you do this? I don't understand the specifics.
Thanks in advance. :o)
What IS the truth about Andrew's death? I've never heard a definitive answer.
I miss Andrew Breitbart SO much...
True. The worst part is that he wont be discovered by channel surfers.
Also, who knows, he may have received a specific threat.
Once you subscribe to GBTV.com, you hook up your Roku and find the GBTV channel. You “add channel” and it will guide you through connecting your GBTV account to the Roku.
You basically just have to go to your computer and type in a code that the Roku displays on your TV.
It’s not 24/7, yet. But he just announced plans for 24/7 programming.
He is always selling something. I don’t care. It’s my prerogative whether or not to buy his products. I like his take on things.
With Netflix and Amazon it’s the same deal. If you have a Netflix account (with streaming) or Amazon account (don’t *have* to have Amazon Prime, but you get a lot of free content if you do), you add the channels, Roku displays a code and gives you a web site to go to, you go to your computer and access the web site, log into your Netflix/Amazon account and enter the code.
Somebody as smart as Beck should have seen that "GBTV" looks too much like "LGBT", and people viewing cable TV listings with their remotes in their hands aren't going to click on anything that looks like the faggot channel. And sorry, but "The Blaze" sounds homo to me too (shrug).
Great idea, Glenn, but come up with a better name. Good luck, and I'll be watching.
It seems you got a great explanation. If you need any more help, shout out! We are here to help
And you only need to put in codes for Pay stations.
Things like Dailymotion or FoxBusiness are added from the “Channel Store” straight to the Roku.
And here is a their new channel guide.
I'll head over to Best Buy one of these days and will get going on it, and I'll sign up for GBTV.com. Glad to hear Glenn's TV world is expanding...
Does anyone have an opinion on which is best: NetFlix or Amazon Prime? (I've had a regular Amazon.com account for over a decade)
Some friends of ours subscribe to Amazon Prime and love it - they watch lots of old TV episodes and new and old movies.
Looking at the Amazon.com/prime list of videos... looks like I can watch (ie) Downton Abbey - all of Season One for free (?).
Thank you so much for that link, FRiend! I’ve really learned a lot on this thread...
My hubby likes Netflix but I like Amazon Prime.
When you sign up for Prime, you not only get the videos but also they upgrade you to 2 day supersaver shipping on Amazon purchases. (I just received a Korean indoor grill that I ordered Saturday night, shipped free) Last I looked, it was 80.00 a year.
When I went to Amazon and put in Downton Abbey, it showed 0.00 to watch season 1.
American males in particular, have bought the Playboy philosophy and it was goodbye to boy scouts,altar boys,Annapolis,etc....
you can't serve two gods....either you're morally upright and steadfast or you are not...
so I think we'll see more self emasculation of males.....sorry to say...
Perfect storm, all of the above. ‘Girl power’ in the schools overshadows all. Even most of the Disney movies now are about female super heroines; Tangled, Brave, blah blah... Bad for boys and boyhood.