Posts tagged Glenn Beck
Following a series of increasingly hostile public exchanges between Fox News and Glenn Beck’s camp, Beck’s “transition” off of Fox was announced on April 6. Fox recently confirmed that Beck’s final show will take place on June 30.
Glenn Beck’s Fox News exit is the result of a decline in revenue, ratings and relevance.Revenue
More than 300 advertisers excluded their ads from Glenn Beck’s Fox News program since late July 2009 when he called President Obama a “racist” who has a “deep-seated hatred for white people.” In February 2010, the UK broadcast of Glenn Beck’s show began running without any commercials due to More >
On July 22, Anders Behring Breivik went on a shooting rampage on Norway’s Utoya Island. At the time of this blog post, the most current reported number of casualties is 68.
Strangely, on his July 25 radio program, Glenn Beck smeared the victims of this tragedy by comparing them to Hitler youth, saying:
“As the thing started to unfold and there was a shooting at a political camp, which sounds a little like the Hitler Youth. Who does a camp for kids that’s all about politics? Disturbing.”
Needless to say, Beck’s smear was wildly off base. A former press secretary of Norway’s prime minister More >
More than 300 advertisers excluded their ads from Glenn Beck’s Fox News program since late July 2009. The New York Times reported that Fox News saw “the refusal of hundreds Fox advertisers” to place ads on Beck as an issue that influenced the cancellation of Beck’s show.
Be sure to check out these amazing charts that illustrate the cost of advertisers boycotting Glenn Beck’s show.
Great work all! Onward we go…More >
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.
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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 >
HuffPo Slideshow: 12 Things Glenn Beck Can Do With His Newfound Free Time (with shout out to StopBeck effort)
Today, the Huffington Post’s comedy section posted a slideshow with some suggestions for how Glenn Beck can fill his free time now that Fox News has canceled his show.
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 >