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04-06-2011 08:28 PM  6 years agoPost 1
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http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20110406.../us_tv_fox_beck

NEW YORK – Fox News Channel on Wednesday said it was dropping Glenn Beck's afternoon talk show, which has sunk in the ratings and suffered financially due to an advertiser boycott.

Fox and Beck said the show will end later this year.

Fox News and Beck's company, Mercury Radio Arts, said they will work together to create other projects for Fox television and digital.

Beck was a quick burn on Fox News Channel. Almost immediately after joining the network in January 2009, he doubled the ratings at his afternoon time slot. Fans found his conservative populism entertaining, while Comedy Central's Stephen Colbert described Beck's "crank up the crazy and rip off the knob" moments.

He was popular with Tea Party activists and drew thousands of people to the National Mall in Washington last August for a "restoring honor" rally.

Yet some of his statements were getting him in trouble, and critics appealed to advertisers to boycott his show last summer after Beck said President Barack Obama had "a deep-seated hatred for white people."

More than 400 Fox advertisers told the company they did not want their commercials on Beck's show.

Viewers also began turning away. Beck's 5 p.m. ET show averaged 2.7 million viewers during the first three months of 2010, and was at just under 2 million for the same period this year, the Nielsen Co. said. His decline was sharper among younger viewers sought by advertisers.

Increasingly, the show began to be dominated by Beck standing in front of a chalk board giving his theories about the world's troubles.

However, Beck has built a powerful brand for himself with a radio show and digital properties. A key Fox executive, Joel Cheatwood, is joining Mercury Radio Arts later this month.

"I truly believe that America owes a lot to Roger Ailes and Fox News," Beck said in a statement. "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."

One of Beck's most prominent critics — David Brock, founder of the liberal watchdog Media Matters for America — said that "the only surprise is that it took Fox News months to reach this decision."

Tea Parties are for little girls with imaginary friends

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04-06-2011 09:39 PM  6 years agoPost 2
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No surprise to me that Beck is leaving Fox news. Perhaps he will do better on radio. He could be another Rush L.

I wish him the best of luck.

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04-06-2011 10:00 PM  6 years agoPost 3
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Good show sometimes, but too often he's a bit weird.

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04-07-2011 02:02 AM  6 years agoPost 4
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Too bad he doesn't have the deep pockets of Microsoft or a George Soros to keep him on the air like the crazy left wing haters such as Maddow, Matthews, and the rest on the propaganda channels.
They can say any crazy, racists, hateful thing and just keep going.

Anything is possible if you don't know what you are talking about!

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04-07-2011 04:37 AM  6 years agoPost 5
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From what I understand he is starting his own network and will be teaming up with fox

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04-07-2011 09:25 PM  6 years agoPost 6
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He better on the radio, TV show sucks.

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04-07-2011 11:23 PM  6 years agoPost 7
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I can only take so much of him. He gets very strange quite often.

Stupidity can be cured. Ignorance is for life!

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04-08-2011 12:28 AM  6 years agoPost 8
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Yea I can understand how you guys on the left cant handle red meat. Keep watching the lame stream media and hear what the Obama administration wants you to hear..

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04-08-2011 01:45 AM  6 years agoPost 9
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Beck's only problem is that he is honest and correct.
So if you think he is weird then you either an apathetic hack or in denial.

George Matthews

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04-08-2011 01:57 AM  6 years agoPost 10
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I'm far from a lefty! Sometimes he makes good sense. The problem is that, overall, he looks a bit looney due to number of times he's gone of the reservation. If you think he hasnt gone off the reservation then you need some help with reality.

Stupidity can be cured. Ignorance is for life!

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04-08-2011 02:25 AM  6 years agoPost 11
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I have only watched a few episodes and he does get old fast. But I also caught his radio show and it was funny. TV people don't seem to translate to radio and radio people don't seem to translate well to TV. BOR gave up his radio show. I don't think Dennis Miller did well on radio although it wasn't all that political. On radio, Beck has sidekicks that keep the show moving. But for the article to suggest it was from the boycott is a little disingenuous. That started in 2009 and many of those advertisers either already didn't advertise on politically controversial shows or stopped advertising on all of them and not just Beck. So I'm not sure that the phone banks of the "tolerant" and "open-mined" moonbats calling advertisers 24-7 didn't backfire as it probably hurt low rated MSNBC more than highly rated fox.

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