From an April 21, 2011 response posted on Mike Huckabee’s website (emphasis added):
This week Glenn Beck has taken to his radio show to attack me as a Progressive, which he has said is the same as a “cancer” and a “Nazi.” What did I do that apparently caused him to link me to a fatal disease and a form of government that murdered millions of innocent Jews? I had the audacity—not of hope—but the audacity to give respect to the efforts of First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move campaign to address childhood obesity. I’m no fan of her husband’s policies for More >
From an April 18, 2011 article in The Daily Caller by Matthew Boyle:
A number of conservative activists and bloggers say they’re furious at media magnate Glenn Beck for what they call content theft. Over the past several years, Beck has relied on video, audio and written content from others to fill his radio and television shows, as well as his websites. Often he has credited his fellow conservatives for their work. Yet in many other instances say dozens of conservative journalists who spoke to The Daily Caller, he has not, often taking elaborate steps to cloak the origins of the material.
Publisher Andrew More >
Glenn Beck was instructed to stop using a portion of a Metric song in his bumper music. Why? Because Metric didn’t want the “association” with Beck. Good for them!
Back in March, Thomas Horn, a Metric fan, informed the band that Glenn Beck was using a portion of their song Rock Me Now as bumper music during his radio show.
Well, surprise! Metric didn’t know that Beck was doing this and swiftly took corrective action. And, today, the band announced that Glenn Beck would no longer be using their music as bumper music.
In announcing this, Metric also published the email Metric’s vocalist Emily Haines More >
By now, you might have heard that Fox News is canceling Glenn Beck’s television show. But, did you know that since the beginning of 2011, 8 radio stations have dropped Glenn Beck’s radio show their lineup? Buckley radio dropped Beck from five of its stations – WOR in New York City and four in Connecticut. Philadelphia’s WPHT, Madison’s WTDY and Milwaukee’s WISN also replaced Beck.
In addition to losing 8 stations, Kansas City’s KMBZ moved Glenn Beck from his desirable morning slot to the less desirable late evening slot. In Beck’s old slot, KMBZ moved in local talker Chris Merrill. After making this move, KMBZ discovered that replacing Beck is actually good More >
As previously reported, Glenn Beck’s advertiser troubles played a part in Fox News’ decision to cancel Beck’s show. What hasn’t gotten much attention is how Fox News’ President, Roger Ailes, characterized those advertisers. (more…)
NYT on Beck’s Departure: Fox Saw “Refusal Of Hundreds of Fox Advertisers” To Place Ads On Beck As An Issue
From an April 6, New York Times article (emphasis added):
The negotiations that led Glenn Beck to announce his departure from the Fox News Channel on Wednesday ended with an expression of “let’s part as friends,” according to several people with knowledge of the talks. But behind that moment was a torrent of acrimony that underscored just how fractious the relationship between Mr. Beck and the network had become during his three-year run More >
Fox News and Mercury Radio Arts announced today that Glenn Beck will be transitioning off his daily Fox News program.
From an April 6, 2011 press release:
Fox News and Mercury Radio Arts, Glenn Beck’s production company, are proud to announce that they will work together to develop and produce a variety of television projects for air on the Fox News Channel as well as content for other platforms including Fox News’ digital properties. Glenn intends to transition off of his daily program, the third highest rated in all of cable news, later this year.
Roger Ailes, Chairman and CEO of Fox News More >
Recently, the NYT reported that Fox News officials are “contemplating life without” Glenn Beck. Meaning: They’re considering not renewing his contract, which is up in December. One of the factors is the fact that over 300 advertisers are boycotting Glenn Beck’s show. This speculation has been fueled by recent reports that Glenn Beck’s ratings are plummeting and discussions about his advertiser problem.
On yesterday’s Imus in the Morning, Imus asked Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly if Glenn Beck will remain at Fox. And, O’Reilly struggled to give a diplomatic answer… (more…)
Tim Cuprisin at OnWilwaukee.com reports that Milwaukee’s WISN-AM is dropping Glenn Beck’s radio show:
I’ve learned that WISN-AM (1130) is canceling Glenn Beck’s daily radio show as of April 18.
The controversial TV/radio talker had been airing in the 8 to 10 a.m. weekday slot, with the third hour of his syndicated show running from 9 to 10 p.m.
There’s no comment yet from WISN management, but the move is designed to accommodate Jay Weber’s local morning show, which will air from 6 to 10 a.m., starting April 18.
Beck’s radio show is syndicated by Premiere Radio Networks which, like WISN, is owned by Clear More >
Stephen Colbert discussed reports that Fox News is considering letting Glenn Beck go. Colbert also mentioned the 300+ advertisers that are boycotting Beck’s show. He just wants to make sure that all are ready for coming Glennpocalypse.
From the April 4 edition of The Colbert Report: (more…)