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jefferson_dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 11:29 AM
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Glenn Beck To 'Transition Off' Fox News Program
Edited on Wed Apr-06-11 11:48 AM by jefferson_dem
Source: Huffington Post

Fox News and Glenn Beck announced thast Beck will "transition off of his daily program" later this year.

From the news 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.

Read more: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/04/06/glenn-beck-to-...



:applause: The harder they come...

The Decline of Glenn Beck
What caused it?
James Downie
March 3, 2011 | 10:59 pm

Six months ago, Glenn Beck held his Restoring Honor rally on the National Mall, drawing a crowd of about 100,000. Newspapers and magazines featured the rally on front pages around the country. The next month, The New York Times Magazine devoted a cover story to him. In record time, the piece observed, Beck has traveled the loop of curiosity to ratings bonanza to self-parody to sage.

Just six months later, however, Beck seems to have traveled somewhere else entirely. His ratings and reputation are in steep decline: His show has lost more than one million viewers over the course of the past year, falling from an average of 2.9 million in January 2010 to 1.8 million in January 2011. He now ranks fifth among Foxs six weekday talk hosts, trailing lesser-known personalities like Shepard Smith and Bret Baier. Becks three-hour radio show has been dropped in several major cities, including New York and Philadelphia, and has seen a ratings decline in most other markets. Its hard to gain a million viewers, says Eric Boehlert, who follows Becks shows for the liberal media watchdog group Media Matters, but its really hard to lose a million viewers. And Becks fall contrasts with the fortunes of other Fox News hosts, like Bill OReilly and Sean Hannity, whose TV ratings stayed solid throughout 2010.

Becks commercial viability also seems to have suffered. His viewership among 25- to 54-year-olds, a prized advertising demographic, declined by almost one-half in 2010. An advertising boycott organized by liberal groups has caused over 300 companiesincluding Procter & Gamble, UPS, Coca-Cola, and Wal-Martto stop showing commercials during Becks show. The Beck brand isnt what it used to be off the airwaves either: His most recent non-fiction book, Broke: The Plan to Restore Our Trust, Truth and Treasure, was his first book in eight years not to reach number one on The New York Times best-seller list.

<SNIP>

http://www.tnr.com/article/politics/84662/the-decline-g...
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thereismore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 11:32 AM
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1. Too crazy for Fox. Unbelievable. nt
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The Backlash Cometh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 11:41 AM
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9. We have touch down!
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Enthusiast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 02:34 PM
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48. Hardly
Beck has done his damage. Look at the Tea Party House of Representatives and their actions for more confirmation.
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Blaq Dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 04:35 PM
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64. Beck is taking off in his spaceship, ay?
He doesn't want to be solely blamed for shutting the government, thus causing the military not to receive their checks. Thanks a lot, Turd Baggers. lol
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struggle4progress Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 11:50 AM
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15. Or maybe they might could have found somebody even crazier
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Cal33 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 12:04 PM
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20. Yes,possibly too crazy - even for Rupert Murdoch. Although this is hard to believe.
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Initech Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 02:19 PM
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45. And somehow I didn't think it was possible!
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monmouth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 11:33 AM
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2. Losing sponsors = "You're canned!"...Let's simplify this..LOL...n/t
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loudsue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 11:38 AM
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4. Are they really losing sponsors?
Why in the hell doesn't faux news just quit doing shit like they do? Where in the hell is there any integrity ANYWHERE at that company.
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Raine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 04:46 PM
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65. Yes, he really lost sponsors. The only ads he had
left were mostly local ones sold by the cable company. The guy was just so crazy big legit companies didn't want to be associated with him.
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barbtries Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 11:34 AM
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3. just fire his ass.
you don't have to pretend.
oops. it's fox. blah blah bullshit. i am glad however that he won't be poisoning the discourse daily any more, at least not on tv
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Ian David Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 11:38 AM
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5. Play him off, Keyboard Cat!
Edited on Wed Apr-06-11 11:45 AM by Ian David



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PotatoChip Donating Member (481 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 02:10 PM
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43. LOL!
Edited on Wed Apr-06-11 02:14 PM by PotatoChip
:applause:

K & R to the OP too. Woohoo!

ETA: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J---aiyznGQ
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eShirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 11:39 AM
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6. winning
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The Nexus Donating Member (231 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 11:50 AM
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14. Don't be so sure
He probably owns the slot and will pick his replacement. Adverttisers boycott my ass!!!! Though nationals were down, local advertising was up. This deal smells. Please DUers, don't jump the gun on this one.
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demwing Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 08:09 PM
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76. Why? What in the world do you expect?
I don't understand your point.
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jillan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 11:39 AM
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7. Now we have to figure out a way to get him off the radio too. Yes I am all for the first amendment
except for people that are from another planet.
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SoapBox Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 11:48 AM
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13. Ditto!!!
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eleny Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 11:40 AM
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8. Transition like maybe dropping a hot potato?
"...third highest rated..."

Yes, but maybe with the least number of sponsors in all of cable news.
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liberal N proud Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 11:43 AM
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10. Is this from the Onion?
I will not believe he is gone until he is gone.
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valerief Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 11:43 AM
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11. Beck has a NEWS show? I thought it was opinion. nt
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progressoid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 11:59 AM
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19. +1
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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 11:47 AM
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12. "the third highest rated in all of cable news, " And FOX is the #1 rated cable network.
Sad.
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AlbertCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 03:13 PM
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54. "the third highest rated in all of cable news, " And FOX is the #1 rated cable network.
Owned by News Corp... which loses money quarterly. Murdoch has to prop it up.


And the show being on in automotive repair shop waiting rooms and Motel 6 lobbies may bring ratings up, but that ain't watching.
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SkyDaddy7 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 03:38 PM
Response to Reply #54
57. Literally every business in Georgia from...
Big Name restaurants, Dentist, Doctors and yes auto mechanics & cheap motels...It is NUTS!
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tpsbmam Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 10:12 PM
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85. I've noticed that it's not on in the places here that used to have it on all the time
At least at the places I go to. Of course, I've complained at all of those places so that may have something to do with it, particularly if others complained as well. I suspect there were at least a few more who did.

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underpants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 07:18 PM
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70. They are the MSM
Justin Beiber can't call himself "alternative" and Fox can't play victim anymore....though we all know they will
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russspeakeasy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 11:53 AM
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16. Here comes Sarah....
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goobergoober01 Donating Member (58 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 11:54 AM
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17. Beck's Blue (Alcohol Free) is still my favorite!!! You GO GIRL! i'll cry if you pass me an onion!!
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Jester Messiah Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 11:55 AM
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18. Bye-bye, asshole! Here's hoping you wind up sleeping on park benches! [nt]
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SnakeEyes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 12:23 PM
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23. Somehow I doubt that...
The man has created quite the multimedia enterprise and still has the 3rd largest radio show in the country.
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totodeinhere Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 01:24 PM
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35. He is a multi millionaire and financially he really doesn't need that Fox show.
He makes a lot more from publishing and his radio show anyway.
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Jester Messiah Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 02:38 PM
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49. So was MC Hammer.
Anyway, quit crushing my dreams! :-P
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totodeinhere Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 03:09 PM
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53. OK friend. I didn't mean to crash your dreams. Dream on. n/t
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AlbertCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 10:15 PM
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86. He makes a lot more from publishing and his radio show anyway.
Evangelism seems to work well there. Now he can continue to develop his "politico-preacher" character. What an act!
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Javaman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 12:14 PM
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21. He's done.
This is just tv gibberish to keep the nuts out there from going postal when they can't get their daily dose of stupidity.

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Crowman1979 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 12:16 PM
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22. The only radio he should be on is CB radio.
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Roy Rolling Donating Member (762 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 12:23 PM
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24. "free market" morons take notice:
(not DUers) The marketplace has spoken. This type of idiocy doesn't sell anymore. Consumers of Beck's brand of propaganda and misinformation are dying off and changing the channel. Welcome to the world of "shellacking" as you would say.

Next up: Donald Trump is a guest on his own show "Celebrity Apprentice." The Donald is forced to beg his friends for donations for original finger-paintings he creates in one of his vacant properties.
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Rozlee Donating Member (821 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 08:41 PM
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81. Hope you're right about Trump.
A new NBC/Wall Street Journal poll of likely Repub voters shows him tied with Huckabee in second place for the Repub Primary. Yeah, I know. Just when you thought the rank and file Rethugs couldn't get any weirder.
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AlbertCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 10:22 PM
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87. NBC/Wall Street Journal poll of likely Repub voters shows him tied with Huckabee in second place
The GOP hasn't had one single sane nominee since Abraham Lincoln!!!! I swear! This will be like the 5th parade of clowns starting with Reagan. It's like a cross between Pinter and Ionesco.
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AlinPA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 12:30 PM
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25. To be replaced by another republican crazy, playing with their own poop. nt
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nolabear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 12:37 PM
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26. Does this mean the age of media call-outs is ending?
Let me say right off that I have a team in this, Team Keith, Jon, Rachel, Thom and others, whom I enjoy (though frankly I'm worn out and don't pay them the attention I once did). But there's a part of the RW/LW media enterprise that does seem like a sport, and they play one another for our reactions and sponsorship.

But has it now jumped the shark? I have never been able to watch Beck for more than a minute or two because he brings out the psycho killer in me and I can't tolerate feeling that much venom toward anyone, but now are we swinging back toward serious politics and perhaps action rather than the screaming and posturing and finger pointing? I think we'd be a better country for it.

And yeah, I know it's possible that he's of to assume some other position, but he's so bizarre I can't see it. He's made his crazy bed and I hope he has to lie in it.
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go west young man Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 12:40 PM
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27. His rally drew 87,000 according to scientific estimates.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Restoring_Honor_rally

They used a margin of error of + or - 9,000 people. The Daily Show drew attention to the fact that most of those people were in lawn chairs with coolers taking up space.
The MSM tried to push the storyline that the crowd was in the hundreds of thousands. A more accurate estimate is roughly 50,000 obese, fat, racist, dumbed down rednecks
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wellst0nev0ter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 12:41 PM
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28. Well, Jay Severin's Now Free
Just sayin' :shrug:
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AllTooEasy Donating Member (540 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 12:53 PM
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29. Things may get worse; Beck will produce several Fox show now...

...read the rest of the article. It's not a good sign.
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Scottybeamer70 Donating Member (844 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 01:11 PM
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30. Actually.....
I think he "transistioned" off the planet a long time ago.
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katty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 01:16 PM
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31. give him a one-way tix to the looney bin
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Taverner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 01:16 PM
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32. Charlie Sheen took over as the "Trainwreck in progress"
And you have to admit, he's MUCH more fun to watch than Beckkk
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totodeinhere Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 01:22 PM
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33. I wonder what crazy right wing asshole they will get to replace him.
Fox News will continue to be Fox News and will continue to spread hate and lies. But in spite of that I can't help but be satisfied to see Beck leaving.
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Dappleganger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 01:23 PM
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34. Time to move him to TBN or CBN...
my guess is that Beck will be wanting the gold throne, however.
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KansDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 01:28 PM
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36. "Transition off?" I was hoping he would "fuck off."
But I'll accept "transition off" just the same...
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legin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 10:07 AM
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95. I think we now have a new term of internet abuse
to someone:
"Why don't you just transition off".

I like it, although it's a bit more difficult to spell.
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legin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 10:09 AM
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96. I'll think I'll nip down to the basement
to see if I can try it out.
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trusty elf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 01:44 PM
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37. the harder they fall
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RUMMYisFROSTED Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 01:47 PM
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38. The "replacement" should be interesting.
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Frisbee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 01:50 PM
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39. "third highest rated in all of cable news"
that is just too f---ing scarey. We really must live in a nation of crazy people.
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Bragi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 01:54 PM
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40. His elongated departure makes him the Brett Favre of Fox News /nt
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HankyDubs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 01:54 PM
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41. Next up...the Glenn Beck Channel
For when you can never get enough Glenn.
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stubtoe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 01:57 PM
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42. Nah, I suspect it's the Repubs behind it, expunging the Tea Bagger icons from Fox.
The baggers were useful in the last election cycle. Unfortunately for the Repubs, though, it all got out of hand, now that some bagger candidates made it to Congress, and started spoiling the party with their tantrums and antics.

Since Fox is the official mouthpiece of the GOP, it makes sense that now they want to tack back away from the crazies.

Just my 2 cents. And hey, where exactly has Sara been lately?? They shutting her down too, maybe?
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renate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 11:28 AM
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97. that makes perfect sense to me
I wonder whether Murdoch and the Koch brothers are on the same team. If I had to guess, I'd assume that Murdoch is more in line with the traditional Republican party and doesn't like seeing the Koch brothers' increasing power on the right. :shrug:
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abqmufc Donating Member (590 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 02:11 PM
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44. Conservative Broadcasting Association will begin soon, paid by Koch.
Come on Fox was stifling Beck. In the era of 700 plus channels on Direct, Dish, and Comcast you know it is only a few months till the far-right has its own TV channel funded by the likes of Koch, Monsanto, et al.
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IcyPeas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 02:27 PM
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46. he can take his millions and get lost
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IDemo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 02:28 PM
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47. Retiring to spend more time with his puppet collection...
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Hubert Flottz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 02:39 PM
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50. He ain't worried about the family it's the coming rapture that demands
more of his time and attention. Maybe he should think about a Kool-Aid stand?
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reformist2 Donating Member (998 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 02:53 PM
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51. Wow, talk about a meteoric crash and burn.
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AlbertCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 03:08 PM
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52. Fox News and Mercury Radio Arts, Glenn Beck's production company, are proud to announce ...
Edited on Wed Apr-06-11 03:09 PM by AlbertCat
...His show has lost more than one million viewers over the course of the past year, falling from an average of 2.9 million in January 2010 to 1.8 million in January 2011. He now ranks fifth among Foxs six weekday talk hosts, trailing lesser-known personalities!!!!!!

:rofl:
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TalkingDog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 03:19 PM
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55. He's gonna RUN! Let's start a betting pool. When will he declare?
n/t
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underpants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 07:22 PM
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71. I think he will run
the field is wide open

Trump? -- please

Romany? -- a Mormon on the ticket of the party of the South--- no
Pawlenty? - wasn't he in "The Kids in the Hall"?

Sarah? - that is just funny

Barbour? - He has the money backing him but the visual (perception) of him vs. Obama will be devastating

Paul Ryan - probably the front runner at this point


Beck knows how to create the perception. He is batshit crazy but a POTUS run is money money money in the bank.
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randr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 03:37 PM
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56. Transition???
Code for getting a rail to ride out of Dodge?
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onehandle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 03:46 PM
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58. Translation: You're Fired. I've been predicting this for weeks. nt
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cascadiance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 03:52 PM
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59. A guy I know that works for him told me to "check here"...

He says that Beck is off to do "bigger and better things"...

http://gbtv.com/
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cascadiance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 03:59 PM
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61. Here's more info on this GBTV.com (Glen Beck TV) Oprah-like effort of his!
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Bucky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 03:52 PM
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60. He's served his purpose and now they're moving on to the next demagogue.
He's been paid mere millions while earning his benefactors billions by aiding Republican victories in Congress (spineless Democratic appeasement did the rest, but that was probably factored into the equation to begin with). Now his show is an advertising liability, so he's being put out to stud.
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47of74 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 07:24 PM
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72. Put out to stud?
Thanks for that mental image.
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Bucky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 08:17 PM
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78. Sorry to have borne the bad tidings to ya, but....
Don't you just know that he's going to be replaced by a dozen bad clone-Becks on Fox and every lame-ass AM talk radio station?
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PatGund Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 04:05 PM
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62. Well.....
Fox could always hire Alex Jones and George Noory, and cut out the middleman.
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cstanleytech Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 04:15 PM
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63. He could be back though
in a few years just like Newt is trying.
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BumRushDaShow Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 04:56 PM
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66. They didn't need him anymore
But :applause: and thanks to Colorofchange.org for their long-running campaign to remove him off the air.
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onecent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 05:58 PM
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67. don't let the door hit you in the ass.
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Wolf Frankula Donating Member (118 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 06:57 PM
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69. You said what I wanted to say.
Transition right out that door Becksy, and don't let it hit you on the way out.

Wolf.
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Auntie Bush Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 07:36 PM
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74. I hope it hits him on the way out. nt
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LostinNY Donating Member (59 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 06:11 PM
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68. I don't believe it
He's up to something. No actual date when he's off my tv and what he's up to. Never trust someone like Beck! I just get the feeling he's up to something and he's just trying to get us off his case and to pat ourselves on the back while he does something even worse then that stupid show of his.
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underpants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 07:25 PM
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73. I ..... because I love my country SO MUCH... I think... ...I think I am going to cry!!!
or make fun of myself on my own book cover

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rpannier Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 08:09 PM
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75. I read in another article that the thing that likely push him over was
Rupert Murdoch's wife hates him and friends of hers have said she wanted him gone
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demwing Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 08:16 PM
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77. This doesn't sound too good for Mittens
The most accepted Mormon on the Right just got shelved.

Circling the evangelical wagons maybe?
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livetohike Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 08:18 PM
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79. Why wait so long? Why not now?
On the other hand, FOX will lose more viewers by then. Can't lose here :-).
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rpannier Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 09:35 PM
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83. He has one more year left on his contract
Edited on Wed Apr-06-11 09:37 PM by rpannier
Money issues

on edit: Is there anyone who draws 1.8 million viewers for a 5 pm spot?
He may have lost a million viewers, but he still has 1.8 million
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alp227 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 08:40 PM
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80. just learned about this from ABC World News
of course i know that Beck is too hot even for freaking FOX NEWS.

The other sudden cable news departure of the year following Keith Olbermann. However, beck has the higher privilege because:
- Beck never got suspended by Fox News anytime, while MSNBC did suspend Olbermann for making unauthorized political donations
- Beck has a radio show that can be heard in many places across America, Olbermann only has his FOK News Channel blog (K not X, lurking freepers)
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YvonneCa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 09:12 PM
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82. Learned from...
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earcandle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 10:08 PM
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84. Yeah for People Power!
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Major Hogwash Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 10:45 PM
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88. It's because those suckers molded Beck in to the shape of a god!
My comment is an inside joke for the DU forum members.

If you got it, okay.
If not, do not pass GO, do not collect $200, go directly to jail!!


LoL
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Zambero Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 11:11 PM
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89. Money magnet? No. Looney magnet? Yes.
Not good quals for a prime-time cable slot. Good-bye and good riddance.
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a simple pattern Donating Member (426 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 12:23 AM
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90. That transitioning transitioner
can transition right off as far as i'm concerned.
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Mosaic Donating Member (851 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 06:00 AM
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91. Good riddance!!!!
Don't let the door hit your ass on the way out.
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zehnkatzen Donating Member (769 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 06:43 AM
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92. Yeah, right. Stroll away now that the damage is done. n/t k/r
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malmapus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 07:54 AM
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93. A victim of the OLIGARH.
Why must we loose all the good ones to that OLIGARH!!?? WHYYYYYYY?????
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Name removed Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 08:41 AM
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NuclearDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 11:32 AM
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98. dammit soros did you do this too
the puppet master strikes again!

this is hugh guys
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