NYC Radio Listeners Just Say No to Glenn Beck’s Crazy Hate
January 5, 2011
(ChattahBox US News)—Uh oh, this must hurt. The radio listeners in New York City are sick and tired of tuning in to a race-baiting crazy person promoting tin foil hat conspiracy theories, who thinks our first black President is a “racist” with a “deep-seated hatred of white people.” That’s right, Glenn Beck, Fox News’ Messianic freak and self-described rodeo clown and carnival huckster is being thrown out of the New York City radio market due to low ratings. And New Yorkers are not the only listeners rejecting Beck’s hatemongering. As of January 17, Beck will also disappear from the Philadelphia market.
You know this was bound to happen. Sooner or later, people start to ignore and walk past the crazy person screeching on the street corner about the end of the world. And that’s what seems to be happening to the conspiracy theorist in chief Beck.
The NY Daily News reports:
“Glenn Beck may be one of the hottest talk show hosts in the country, but he apparently left New York’s WOR cold.”
“WOR (710 AM), one of the city’s two biggest talk radio stations, said this morning it is dropping Beck’s syndicated show as of Jan. 17 and replacing him with a familiar New York name: Mike Gallagher.”
‘”The reason is ratings,” said WOR program director Scott Lakefield. “Somewhat to our surprise, the show wasn’t getting what we wanted.”‘
As Media Matters points out, being dumped from his home base of New York must be demoralizing for Beck.
“To call this a major embarrassment for Beck is an understatement. After all, he’s been based in New York — where he tapes his nightly television show for Fox News Channel — for the last four years. And he’s not being replaced by some hot new up-and-coming talent, but a lower-priced and unexciting retread in longtime veteran Gallagher — a clear sign that WOR isn’t bluffing or exaggerating to say that Beck’s ratings in the Big Apple were truly awful.”
Let’s hope so.