Skip to comments.Ben Shapiro’s Website Eyes Buying Glenn Beck’s TheBlaze
Posted on 02/12/2018 1:47:11 PM PST by conservative98
The fracking billionaire brothers behind Shapiros Daily Wire website are looking to expand their conservative media holdingsthat seems to include Glenn Becks crumbling empire.
BETSY WOODRUFF LACHLAN MARKAY 02.12.18 3:35 PM ET
The people who head Ben Shapiros conservative news site are in talks to buy Glenn Becks troubled media empire TheBlaze, The Daily Beast has learned. Two sources familiar with the conversations said this appears quite likely, though the deal isnt final.
Reached for comment, Shapirowho heads The Daily Wire, which is eyeing TheBlazedid not dispute this report.
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So the blaze could become relevant again?
Drudge headline: BLAZE Fire Sale?
Geez, there hasn’t been this much self destruction since, what, Steve Bannon.
If I was close enough and had a knife, the stabbing just wouldnt stop. Glenn Beck
I wish we knew what happened to Beck... he may have political opinions that differ but he threw his entire business under the bus
Beck was good when the Blaze first started but he started sniffing glue or something. I think he started thinking he was Ghandi or MLK. He then decided to “Take the High Road” even if it led him off a cliff, and it invariably did, because most high roads end in a cliff ledge and
“you never take the high road when the enemy is blowing up bridges!”
This Daily Beast story is more about the Texas Wilks family than about either Beck or Shapiro.
Short story is that the Wilks, Beck and Shapiro were each big Cruz supporters and they own the Daily Wire that Shapiro runs, as well as the Blaze. They first wanted Breitbart but not the Mercer daughter that came along with making an offer.
The whole bunch, altogether, were invested and supportive of Cruz. Personally, I hope they are not all still pushing for a Ted Cruz empire.
Beck thinks the Earth is flat and that sheep’s bladders may be employed to prevent earthquakes. IOW, he believes in every crackpot theory about, life, religion, science, politics, and business. Beck would be a Scientologist if the Mormons hadn’t converted him first. He’s Art Bell reincarnated.
Back during his FOX days, Beck admitted he was bipolar and suffered from AADD, as well as bouts with depression, but he said he had overcome alcohol. All of that explains a lot about a lot. I’m guessing his mental health issues are fairly severe, enough that the issues more than anything else has blown up his career.
When he is bizarre, I do remember these things and feel sorry for him, but even so, I have no inclination to follow him or his radio program, or the Blaze.
So one never Trumper is going to take over another never Trumper.
Wake me when something groundbreaking occurs.
So ends the long sad fall of Glenn Beck.
If you check out the 2016 election coverage on The Blaze and The Daily Wire you'll see how closely aligned they are. They were covering one another's coverage as they went from condescending chuckles about Trump's impending defeat to full on mourning and rationalizations for his victory. The last half hour is glorious.
The thing is, if two #nevertrump networks merge, who will care?
I still do not like Shapiro, Beck or Cruz. Those 3 couldn’t win dog catcher.