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« on: June 30, 2011, 07:24:37 PM »

Glenn Beck signs off from Fox News: ‘This show has become a movement; it doesn’t belong on TV’
By Dylan Stableford
Glenn Beck began his final show on Fox News where he'll be for the foreseeable future: outside the building--and not on TV.

"We've done some amazing things together," Beck, flanked by at least one bodyguard, told viewers as he showed them the view of the set from the street, noting the bulletproof glass that was installed "for a myriad of reasons..." 

http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/cutline/glenn-beck-signs-off-fox-news-show-become-223643319.html 



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« Reply #1 on: July 01, 2011, 12:03:25 AM »

I'm kinda glad to see him go.  The man is entertaining in short bursts (5 min. or so), but he wears thin REALLY quick.
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« Reply #2 on: July 01, 2011, 01:24:30 PM »

Is he starting to believe his own hype?
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« Reply #3 on: July 01, 2011, 04:36:49 PM »

It would be great if all the pundits did this.
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« Reply #4 on: July 03, 2011, 05:30:32 PM »

Good riddance. He'll find ways other then TV though.
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« Reply #5 on: July 05, 2011, 08:59:34 AM »

Glenn Beck has some good charisma and that gets him by, but the problem is that he's just hawking talking points, not actual arguments and facts, and the people he's preaching to are willing to eat up his stuff with a spoon, unquestioned.

I'm glad his show is done but I'm not looking forward to his next phase of celebrity.
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« Reply #6 on: July 05, 2011, 09:16:42 AM »

I'm kinda glad to see him go.  The man is entertaining in short bursts (5 min. or so), but he wears thin REALLY quick.

I agree ~ I have access to Fox News and he sometimes (I say sometimes, because he does make a lot of sense) sounds like the fire and brimstone preachers that I heard as a child.  Smile

I just have to ask: Why bulletproof glass in the studio?  Buggedout
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« Reply #7 on: July 05, 2011, 10:39:32 PM »

Glenn Beck has some good charisma and that gets him by, but the problem is that he's just hawking talking points, not actual arguments and facts, and the people he's preaching to are willing to eat up his stuff with a spoon, unquestioned.

I'm glad his show is done but I'm not looking forward to his next phase of celebrity.

Yes, I agree that Beck has some intelligence that always seems to start out going somewhere, but going nowehere as he "hawks old talking points" and presenting hypotheticals with no "real" facts.  

But, I believe that his hypothetical situations deserve some merit, it not 100% merit.

Since we seem to be repeating history more than we are re-writing it (no big suprise there) Beck is saying that there are those on both sides of the aisle ready to resurrect the past and marry it to modern attitudes to make the world a more dangerous place, and profit from it as WE wind up paying for it thru their deployment of the hypothetical situations he presents.

A warning from history, of sorts.  

However, as to "eating up his hype" there are those in the Olbermann and Matthews camps who do the same thing, and since this is the media, that will never change.

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« Reply #8 on: July 06, 2011, 02:01:02 AM »

"This show has become a movement; it doesn’t belong on TV."

I agree with half of that statement.

Much as I love the idea of Glenn Beck embarking on some quixotic Man Who Would Be King quest, the real reason is probably more prosaic. Did he not get that cost of living pay increase he was hoping for? In American culture, the only other place for political commentators is talk radio. Talk radio is a big step down from Fox News.

Godspeed you, Beck Emperor! Bitter rants from a position of angry obscurity are always mildly amusing for a few minutes.
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« Reply #9 on: July 06, 2011, 03:38:14 PM »

My understanding is Beck had declining ratings and some of his accusations have become so wild (the Islamofascistcommunist conspiracy) that the right wingers at Fox consider him an embarrassment and wanted him to go.  The combo made it happen.
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« Reply #10 on: July 06, 2011, 04:21:18 PM »

"This show has become a movement; it doesn’t belong on TV."

I agree with half of that statement.

Much as I love the idea of Glenn Beck embarking on some quixotic Man Who Would Be King quest, the real reason is probably more prosaic. Did he not get that cost of living pay increase he was hoping for? In American culture, the only other place for political commentators is talk radio. Talk radio is a big step down from Fox News.

Godspeed you, Beck Emperor! Bitter rants from a position of angry obscurity are always mildly amusing for a few minutes.
I think the Emperor is on the throne now! 

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« Reply #11 on: July 06, 2011, 06:10:31 PM »

I don't really understand why they did this though. I've never heard of someone just ending a popular show that hasn't even been on that long.

I didn't watch it but he brought alot of very dour libertarian ideas to life for people, including getting Hayeks The Road to Serfdom on the best sellers list.
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« Reply #12 on: July 06, 2011, 08:51:19 PM »

I don't really understand why they did this though. I've never heard of someone just ending a popular show that hasn't even been on that long.

I didn't watch it but he brought alot of very dour libertarian ideas to life for people, including getting Hayeks The Road to Serfdom on the best sellers list.
I'd guess it would be some reason we won't find out for a while, maybe Beck didn't want to do the show anymore, or maybe he burned his bridges at fox somehow. I can't say I'll miss him.
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« Reply #13 on: July 07, 2011, 04:25:41 PM »

at libertarian boards and whatnot there was kind of a hands off approach but also a kind of amazement that these ideas were getting out to so many people. 
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« Reply #14 on: July 08, 2011, 01:37:43 PM »

I just have to say this.

I want to congratulate Mr. Beck on his decision to move from New York State to Texas. With that one move, he has raised the average i.q. levels in both states.
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