Crazy Glenn Beck, GOP Channel Fox News Parting Ways

April 6, 2011

(ChattahBox Political News)— Crazy paranoid conspiracy theorist Glenn Beck announced today he’s leaving Fox News when his contact expires in December. Whether he was pushed out, is leaving on his own accord, or a little bit of both is still not clear. But Fox News officials let slip last month that Beck’s loony and violent apocalyptic conspiracies about the coming Communist Muslim terrorist caliphate spearheaded by the secretly Muslim “racist” President Obama, were starting to grate on their last nerve. And after Beck attacked our first black president as a racist against white people, at least 300 hundred advertisers pulled their ads from Beck’s Armageddon hour. The joint announcement released by Fox News and Mercury Radio Arts, Beck’s media company, referred to the demise of Beck’s TV show as an agreement for Beck “to transition off of his daily program.” The press release spoke of future on-air projects between Beck and Fox News. So, he would still be peddling his giant hair ball of lunatic hate and paranoia, just in much smaller doses. And that’s good news for the state of our social discourse.

Besides the loss of advertising revenue, combined with Beck’s decent into on-air madness, as he was forced to keep topping himself with more elaborate and kooky conspiratorial nonsense, Beck has also been steadily shedding viewers, as his ratings have tanked. Beck lost a whopping 30 percent of his audience compared to last year.

And his radio shows are also hurting, with multiple radio stations dropping his syndicated show and replacing it with local programming.

In the joint press release, Beck thanked Fox News chairman Roger Ailes “for the lessons I’ve learned.” And Ailes hailed Beck as “powerful communicator.”

“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.” […]

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Glenn Beck said: “I truly believe that America owes a lot to Roger Ailes and Fox News. I cannot repay Roger for the lessons I’ve learned and will continue to learn from him and I look forward to starting this new phase of our partnership.”

This “transition” seems to have been in the works for a while. As ChattahBox reported last month, Beck has been preparing for life without Fox, that may include his very own End Times cable channel:

“Glenn Beck, Fox News’ conspiracy-theorist-in-chief, may indeed be wearing out his welcome at the right-wing propaganda network. According to a New York Times report, Beck is contemplating creating his own cable channel after his Fox News contract expires in December. And if that doesn’t pan out, Beck may expand his lucrative Insider Extreme subscription service on his website.”

The fact that Beck became too extreme for Fox News, says a lot, considering that the Republican propaganda outlet peddles a steady diet of right-wing smears, misinformation, bigotry and offensive rhetoric 24/7.

Good riddance Beck.


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