Posts tagged Rupert Murdoch
Deborah Lipstadt, noted history and Professor of Modern Jewish Studies at Emory University, penned an op-ed in The Jewish Chronicle:
In recent months, however, Jewish sensitivities have been irritated by both Fox News’s reigning talk-show star, Glenn Beck, and Roger Ailes, president of Fox News.
Beck regularly professes his deep love for Israel and has a history of using Holocaust analogies to attack those with whom he disagrees – anyone to the left of him. He accuses his opponents of laying the groundwork for a fascist state. Last summer, Jewish Funds for Justice, a progressive group, criticised Beck’s opposition to the campaign for More >
On today’s show, Glenn Beck explained that he must be telling the truth or else Rupert Murdoch would not keep him on the air:
I often wonder how Rupert Murdoch keeps Glenn Beck on the air too given that his show has reportedly lost more than half of its advertising revenue. I’d add that Glenn is giving an underhanded dig to the scores of advertisers that are boycotting his show – and that this dig follows Murdoch’s recent dismissal of advertisers’ concerns.
Murdoch was also asked if last year’s boycott of Glenn Beck had any effect on the news network’s earnings.
The News Corp. CEO laughed and responded with a quick “no.”
“They’re not boycotting watching it because it’s getting incredible numbers,” he said. “We have not lost any business at all; some [advertisers] may have moved to other programs,” but “it has not affected the total revenues or the profits.”