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nmbluesky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 12:17 PM
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Why Glenn Beck’s Show Was Cancelled [POLL]
Why did this happen? Let’s take a look at circumstances surrounding the cancellation of his show:

Ratings dropped precipitously, from 2.9 million viewers in January 2010 to 1.8 million in January 2011. Many of those viewers were from younger demographics, according to PoliticsUSA.
The language of the press release announcing the show’s end says Beck will be developing “a variety of television projects for air on the Fox News Channel as well as content for other platforms including Fox News’s digital properties.” Not good, Glenn. That sounds a lot like the announcement when Dan Rather was pushed out of the anchor chair at CBS News. Come to think of it, it sounds a lot like the departure announcement from Rather’s predecessor Walter Cronkite as well.
More than a third of Beck’s Fox audience was lost after his “Restoring Honor” rally in Washington.
After Beck called President Barack Obama a racist, ColorofChange.org urged consumers to boycott Beck’s advertisers, ultimately resulting in more than 400 Fox advertisers saying they didn’t want their commercials on Beck’s show, according to Forbes. That cost Fox News owner News Corp. a cool $600,000 a week

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http://mashable.com/2011/04/06/glenn-beck-leaving-fox/
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Dont_Bogart_the_Pretzel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 12:25 PM
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1. Beck 2012
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intaglio Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 03:25 PM
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2. Too left wing for Fox n/t
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nichomachus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 05:38 PM
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3. He served his purpose
It's just like Lou Dobbs, whose job was to start and propagate the meme that "millions of illegal immigrants" (read: Mexicans) were responsible for everything from unemployment to crime to the collapse of the health care system. Once that meme was firmly planted -- even in the minds of some so-called liberals -- Dobbs was no longer needed.

Beck had a purpose. Apparently, he has served his purpose and is no longer needed as a useful idiot by the corporatocracy.

It's as simple as that. It's the same way Sarah Palin will be nothing more than the answer to a trivia question before you know it.
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RebelOne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 05:39 PM
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4. 77.11% celebrate. n/t
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HopeHoops Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 05:43 PM
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5. There's no "He's a stupid fucking asswipe" option.
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Initech Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 05:45 PM
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6. This.
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Rex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 05:45 PM
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7. So he can go to work on another channel, supported by Fox and
distance themselves from Beck when he goes completely apeshit and starts telling his flock to start wearing white sneakers.
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