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Did Fox make Beck back off?

by Danny Gallagher, posted Aug 23rd 2009 10:02AM
Glenn BeckEven though the sudden pull out from several sponsors hasn't caused Fox to prematurely eject Glenn Beck from his time slot, he was suspiciously absent from the airwaves this week.

Some suggest this Beck-free week wasn't just a much needed vacation for the host, or for the viewer for that matter.

TVNewser spoke to some Fox insiders who claim the network ordered the silver haired devil to take a week off so some of the heat over his advertising boycott could die down.

Even though the network has made denial after denial that the ad boycott has affected their revenue, the insiders told the blog that Fox has never dealt with a boycott of this magnitude, if at all. But will it even affect the network or Beck and his ilk? Not likely. It would take a near divine miracle to get headline making newsmen like Beck, Sean Hannity, the Fox and Friends cluster#*$&, and Bill "Papa Bear" O'Reilly off the air. And I wouldn't be surprised if Rupert Murdoch has God on his payroll.

Of course, the network and Beck's personal people denied that he was ordered to step back from the anchor chair until his case of the crazies wore off. Beck's personal publicist Matthew Hiltzik provided the Newser blog with an email dated July 14th announcing Beck's vacation. Hiltzik also personally told the blog that he thought it was "sad and disappointing ... that someone continues to peddle this completely bogus story." I'll bet Hiltzik feels weird saying that statement instead of hearing it in an angry email for a change.

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Fred

Yeah, Fox News is to the right....Shep Smith, Greta, Geraldo, Alan Colmes (he is still on radio) are all right wingers!!!! Hahaha!! Fox is the only cable news that has a mixture of both right and left. Sure, there is "token" rights and lefts on other cable news but not the balance that Fox has.

August 28 2009 at 1:47 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Preston

What Glenn Beck did was very offensive and Fox doesn't want to take the risk of losing any more sponsors the way he lashed at President Barack Obama. He should keep some of his opinions to himself, not blast about them in an outrageous fashion on national TV like that. I think that because he's doing better on Fox than on Headline News, the suits don't want to take the risk of removing his show off their lineup. Glenn needs to cool down for a week--he's become too angry as of late to match with his conservative stance.

August 26 2009 at 2:15 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
2sayf

Beck has not taken losing sponsors lightly as supposedly he has been spending much of his off camera time alone crying in dark, musty stairwells. Check out his new ridiculous sponsors... http://unreasonablysafe.wordpress.com/2009/08/18/becksnewsponsors/

August 25 2009 at 2:23 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
pat mahoney

What now no freedom of speach, sponsors should keep there eye on the numbers market share not opinions or controversay. You want to judge take a look of Obamas stimlus numbers didn't work insted it drove unemployment to doubel didgets,cash for clunkers didn't work, so why would the American public think they could run health care. wake up this problem is econimics not black or white or republican, demorcrat all our represenitives forgot who they work for quit listening to them educate yourself on the facts and be herd GLEN BECK HAS A RIGHT TO HIS OPINION maby we should boycott the companies that tromp on the freedom of speech Fox don't fall in the trap stand up

August 24 2009 at 2:49 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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Brett Alan

Stop getting your news from Fox News and learn some facts. The stimulus did NOT drive unemployment to "doubel didgets" or even double digits. In fact, unemployment is down this month, so by your own standards the stimulus is starting to work. Cash For Clunkers was a huge success by every measure. How dare you tell people "educate yourself" when you're misinformed?

Of course Glenn Beck has a right to his opinion. And people also have the right to not advertise on his show if they don't like his opinion. Or do you only support freedom of speech for those you agree with?

August 25 2009 at 3:10 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Joel

Why am i essentially being told by TVSquad which comments are valid or not? QUIT graying them out so it's hard to read. This is censorship and is showing that someone out there doesn't want to let everyone speak. I may not agree with every nutter on here but at least i can read their opinions and judge for MYSELF.

PLEASE STOP THE GRAYING OUT OF COMMENTS!!

August 24 2009 at 11:41 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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jim

It has to do with how many people have clicked on the thumbs-up or thumbs-down on the comments. I has nothing to do with TVSquad censoring comments.

August 24 2009 at 1:18 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Captain Awesome

The TVNewser story was debunked by Politico last week. His vacation has been scheduled since June.

August 24 2009 at 7:10 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
samantha

Why all the adverse comments. It's no secret CNN leans left; FOX leans right. Surprise! Surprise! And here we have another moonbat weighing in.

Fair and balanced is rarely heard, from posters, talk hosts, broadcasters, bloggers or commenters.

August 24 2009 at 12:52 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Michael

The only reason I would watch Glen Beck is so that I can understand which advertisers I would never buy products from. I have about as much use for Glen Beck as I do the bugger hanging out my nose.

August 24 2009 at 12:50 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
warfarian

Nothing cracks me up more than read blogs, and watch people get bent out of shape when someone's political tastes start to leak out in their blog post.

I have a important news flash...

It's a feaking blog about tv shows. Wake up! Bloggers don't have to be unbias or balance. I understand that many believe that the internet is serious business.

Please do everyone else a favor (on the right, the left, and/or everyone in between) who can understand, that blogger is a not a huge fan of Glen Beck and/or Fox News, and couldn't care less about it.

Feel free to rage quit this website and the internet, and find another place to complain about the mean, evil, and bias television blog that hurt your fragile political views.

August 24 2009 at 12:19 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Jimmy

When did this turn into the Huffington Post? You can tell how effective Beck is by how insane he drives you media types.

August 23 2009 at 10:42 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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