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    Default Why is Glenn Beck leaving his Fox News show?

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    It’s the end of an era: Glenn Beck is leaving his daily talk show on Fox News later this year, he and Fox announced Wednesday. The show, called “Glenn Beck,” had seen a precipitous decline in ratings over the last year, and Mr. Beck’s departure was not unexpected.
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    Uh Oh, where are you righties going to get your political thoughts from when Beck leaves??????????????

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    Unfortunately Beck went way too religious on his show. To much religion and not enough politics. At least he got the communist Van Jones canned.
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    As is so often the case, egocentrism was his downfall. Good thing too....think of how many sheep have flocked to his feet!

    Once the 300-some sponsors pulled out of his show, I think he realized he can make MUCH more money via targeted audience venues and rallies.

    Sadly, we haven't heard the last of GB.
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    He is too left wing for FOX News. I believe he has a gig at the Huffington Post, the Washington Post and MSNBC. I am pretty sure he will be a guest speaker at Columbia School of Journalism as well.
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    Beck is a major liability to any broadcaster wanting to keep their lisence and abilty to broadcast. Not because he is left or right but because he is irresponsible with his stories. He is hurting Fox News' credibilty.

    Except for Greta, I can't watch the Bozos at Fox News. Fox BUSINESS is the best TV on TV!!!
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    I heard he was running for mayor of Port St. Lucie. Claims he can turn that cesspool of socialists around. Not sure why he's bothering. I've told him many times, you can't make a silk purse out of a sows ear.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dnf777 View Post
    As is so often the case, egocentrism was his downfall. Good thing too....think of how many sheep have flocked to his feet!
    Once the 300-some sponsors pulled out of his show, I think he realized he can make MUCH more money via targeted audience venues and rallies.

    Sadly, we haven't heard the last of GB.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Uncle Bill View Post
    I heard he was running for mayor of Port St. Lucie. Claims he can turn that cesspool of socialists around. Not sure why he's bothering. I've told him many times, you can't make a silk purse out of a sows ear.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Franco View Post
    Beck is a major liability to any broadcaster wanting to keep their lisence and abilty to broadcast. Not because he is left or right but because he is irresponsible with his stories. He is hurting Fox News' credibilty.

    Except for Greta, I can't watch the Bozos at Fox News. Fox BUSINESS is the best TV on TV!!!
    That's odd, Franco. They've all spoken very highly of you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Roger Perry View Post
    The show, called “Glenn Beck,” had seen a precipitous decline in ratings over the last year,. . . .
    Hmm, "precipitous decline" must be a relative term.

    He used to average 3 million viewers, beating Hannity and challenging O'Reilly. Now with an average 2.2 million, he is firmly ensconced in third place of all cable news shows, with numbers that MSDNC and CNN can only have wet-dreams about.

    His leaving is NOT directly related to his numbers, but it is indirectly related. When he was averaging 3 mil. viewers he paid off as a lead-in to other Fox programming, and Fox could justify the lack or advertisers. Now with "only" 2.2 mil. viewers the lack of advertisers mean he is more valuable as a contributor and not as a host.

    He will still be doing specials for Fox.

    And I agree with those who said he got too "religious." Some would argue that he had a "jump the shark" moment when he did the show touting Mormon archaeology.
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