What's next for Glenn Beck?

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  • the cost of freedom salt lake city, ut
    April 10, 2011 1:31 p.m.

    aw so sorry, he doesnt pay any taxes.

  • Mudd Lehi, UT
    April 9, 2011 12:18 p.m.

    Pagan @ 2:44:

    So what's your point?

  • bgl Santa Monica, CA
    April 9, 2011 8:52 a.m.

    I want more Beck! He is the reason the Republican party is eating their own. He is the reason they still don't have a candidate. He is one of the biggest reasons that Barak Obama will be our President for the next six years. Byron--I agree with you on just about every point, except Michael Moore. Love him or hate him, the guy is spot on! He is ALWAYS proven correct and it absolutely drives Reps. nuts.

  • awsomeron1 Oahu, HI
    April 8, 2011 11:13 p.m.

    I rarely listen to the Beck TV Show. I listen to the Raio Show less and less, because it has become mostly self promotion and commericals both inside and out side the program.

    Listeners Calls are Rarely taken and they are cut off and talked over.

    Beck has become a shameless self promoter, what used to be a nice family guy, has become a total jerk. I do not listen to Hannety much for the same reason.

    Mostly i just do not care. Iknow the World is going to heck in a hand basket and I cn't do much about it. So I fight against Abortion and listen to good music.

    I Post so that little I have to say counts and is read by the most people.

    I have No need for Beck for anything. Not then, Not Now, Not Ever.

    So Glenn Beck being off the air on TV, is just one less commerical (the one everyday about his TV show and how great its going to be). However I am sure he will find a way to replace it.

  • worf Mcallen, TX
    April 8, 2011 10:33 p.m.

    Glenn has done a great job of educating people of world events. It will go unheard. All through history, people like Glenn who speak out are rejected. I have an old neighbor who grew up in Germany. He stated that Glenn would have been despised had he lived in Germany during the early thirties. America is no different. Obama will win the next election no matter what he does or what some people say.

  • selway Paul, Idaho
    April 8, 2011 10:20 p.m.

    Beck is amazing. Unbelievable research and insight. Most of us do not want to believe the mess we are in or listen but from the beginning he has exposed more corruption and collusion than all the other journalists outside of Malkin combined. Those who reject him out of hand show their ignorance. I do not like his theatrics but his message is the most accurate in the media. The problems we have in this country and the enemies within as they have been exposed by their own words are legion. God bless you Glenn Beck

  • BoringGuy Holladay, UT
    April 8, 2011 9:16 p.m.

    Hopefully nothing in the future for the conspiracy theorist Glen Beck. One of his own fellow Fox News employees had started to call his show the "Fear Chamber."

    It's true. His little theories are silly and pointless. I look forward to America forgetting about Glen Beck except for the tiny but paranoid "black helicopter" crowd.

    Enough of Glen Beck! Enough of the Tea Party Already!

  • Gentile brookings, SD
    April 8, 2011 8:31 p.m.

    Beck will be ok. He has made his money and continues to safely stash it in various enterprises.

    Whew, and there for a moment I was worried about him. hhahahahahahhahhaah

  • Dixie Dan Saint George, UT
    April 8, 2011 8:28 p.m.

    All I can say to Fox News is one word: Gramercy!

  • jw Salt Lake City, UT
    April 8, 2011 8:23 p.m.

    Beck is a brilliant entertainer, and rarely does he make concrete predictions and or statements that can be disproven. Rather he gives his own opinions based loosely on facts and more on his interpretations of events, based on his own beliefs.

    Now, as a political science student I can say with a surety that I have some authority in the area of "extremist views". See there is a very definitive scale used to rate ones political beliefs, hence the terms "to the right" and "to the left" of the political spectrum.

    Glenn Beck's views are widely accepted to be to the "extreme right," meaning that in each category he usually pushes the limits of what a conservative would consider the furthest implementation of conservative policy (usually this means the least amount of government possible while still protecting morality and providing strong defense, for conservatives.)

    So when I say extremist views I do not mean extremism with negative connotations, rather compared to most individuals he advocates a much more extreme-style of conservative government.

    IMO... most LDS individuals are fairly moderate and find his beliefs to be extreme representations of their own core values.

  • Wally West SLC, UT
    April 8, 2011 8:18 p.m.

    re: byronbca | 1:05 p.m. April 8, 2011

    "I don't get why hard core republicans are obsessed with right wing propagandists."

    Because, a mind is a terrible thing to use. ROFL!

    Why think when you can get one of Rupert Murdoch's many mouthpieces to do it for you?

  • Hank Pym SLC, UT
    April 8, 2011 8:14 p.m.

    re: 2 bits | 10:48 a.m. April 8, 2011

    Now that Arnold S is back acting, there is still a certain former Gov who needs a *payin'* gig.

    Olbermann is now Director of News Operation on Current TV (owned by Al Gore). KO will have a show on said network soon.

  • BobP Port Alice, B.C.
    April 8, 2011 8:07 p.m.

    Any publicity is good publicity as long as they spell your name right.

    Beck will likely do very well.

  • one old man Ogden, UT
    April 8, 2011 7:30 p.m.

    I just discovered a fella named Thom Hartmann. Google his name.

    A striking contrast to Beck and others, Hartmann actually researches and provides accurate and truthful material.

  • BYUalum South Jordan, UT
    April 8, 2011 7:14 p.m.

    The rest of the story....George Soros hired 80 people on his staff to bring down Glenn Beck. Soros is a multibillionaire from Poland who really runs the show at Media Matters, Planned Parenthood, ACORN, unions, GE, all the networks, and about three dozen other operations. He successfully got advertisers to bail on Glenn.

    I think Glenn Beck will actually be more of a voice for returning the United States back to the principles of the Founding Fathers. He is definitely not going away. I respect the fact that Glenn Beck always backs up anything he states with actual video clips of the person making the statement or documents/references stating the person's own words. He always says, "Go look this up for yourself and decide."

    I have met Glenn in person, listened to him for eight hours as he bore his soul for the love of this great country. I saw no crazy man as some have stated here. I saw a compassionate patriot educating us in ways that the liberal press has never done. If you have ears to hear and eyes to see, you would see a good man! Love you, Glenn Beck!

  • scambuster American Fork, UT
    April 8, 2011 6:41 p.m.

    2 bits, I thought O'Reilly was their highest rated show Fox Nesws. Beck has lost almost 1/3 of his viewers in the last year alone. Also, highest rated doesn't mean highest revenue in advertisements. The bottom line is the dollar, not the rating. Usually they go hand in hand, but in the case of Glenn Beck, he has burned too many bridges.

    I say good riddance to Beck. I'm a Republican and avid Fox News watcher, and I have never liked Glenn Beck. His logic reminds me of the knight (Sir Bedevere) on Monty Python's Holy Grail who is helping the medieval townspeople decide whether a local woman is a witch or not using a bizarre chain of "connect the dot" logic.

  • Wastintime Los Angeles, CA
    April 8, 2011 6:32 p.m.

    Beck claims that Americorps has "just received half a trillion dollars in funding."
    Fact: For FY 2010, the president requested less than two billion dollars for Americorps' parent agency.

    Beck claims the "Obama Department of Justice" dropped the case against both men even though the evidence clearly supported a conviction.
    Fact: An Obama administration official at the Justice Department told a subordinate that he wouldn't accept the outright dismissal of a high-profile civil voter intimidation case against members of the New Black Panther Party, according to a report by DOJ's internal ethics office.

    He told his audience for several weeks that he "could not disprove" the existence of concentration camps run by FEMA in which conservatives were to be rounded up.

    "The government is trying to now close the Lincoln Memorial for any kind of large gatherings."

    Beck: Michelle Obama has 43 people on her staff; Nancy Reagan had just 3.
    Fact: Michelle Obama has a staff of 25. Nancy Reagan had a staff of about 15. The size of Michelle Obama's staff is similar to that of her immediate predecessors.

  • KM Cedar Hills, UT
    April 8, 2011 5:35 p.m.


    What are you going to do about your obsession with Beck? Now that he's gone who will be the boogyman?

    Fox donated 1 million to GOP. Do you even have any idea how much money was given to the dems and Obama this last presidential run? 1 million is a pithece compared to the funny money that the dems get in political contributions. What is the most irksome is the amount of money that is redistributed from the taxpayer to the community organizers and the unions to the DNC. Whats more they have the MSM to parrot the talking points of the DNC.

  • TOO Sanpete, UT
    April 8, 2011 5:32 p.m.

    SLC dem
    What "extremist" view does he have? If you can name one thing that he has said that hasn't already happened or has backfired then you can talk. Until then, do the research yourself.

  • Razzle2 Bluffdale, UT
    April 8, 2011 5:11 p.m.

    Beck ran out of things to say a long time ago. A daily show is not for him. A daily dose of fear is not good for anyone anyways.

  • CJ Miles Dallas, TX
    April 8, 2011 4:41 p.m.


    What do you think of Obama?

    What do you think of Beck?

    What do you think of the Government as a whole? Not democrats or republicans separate because it takes two to make up the Government at work......

  • KM Cedar Hills, UT
    April 8, 2011 4:39 p.m.

    "extremist" "hate speech" yada yada yada... The leftists are so glad to see the truthspeaker leave fox. Its always better to do the dirty work in the dark. No more exposure of groups like SEIU or ACORN. No more ties to presidential power by the likes of Sorros, van jones, Bill Ayers and the rest of the gang of communists. Yes, we are going to miss this articulate, funny, strange little chalk board professor.
    It will be nice to sit in the dark, once again.

  • Happy Valley Heretic Orem, UT
    April 8, 2011 4:08 p.m.

    Silly liberals, Beck is too deep for your shallow minds isn't he?

    Now that's funny "Beck is deep."
    Doesn't hang up on opposing calls.
    Liberals are trying to censor the media?

    Spoken like a true believer of Beck's Deep Mind.

  • Pagan Salt Lake City, UT
    April 8, 2011 4:08 p.m.

    'It wasn't to white people, but to America.' - worf | 3:48 p.m.


    Because 'all of America'...
    is a race.

    Worf, what did I 'mean' by that?

    Also, all this crying about the 'left' destroying Glenn Beck...
    but Fox is the company that dropped him.

    And we know how 'fair and balanced' they are.

    *'Fox News Parent News Corp. Gives $1 Million to GOP' - by Brian Montopoli - CBS News - 04/17/10

    'Fox News parent company News Corp. has given $1 million to the Republican Governors Association.'

  • 2 bits Cottonwood Heights, UT
    April 8, 2011 3:51 p.m.

    I would think Beck was crazy too... If all I had seen were the outrageous clips all the networks showed when announcing the story. 100% of the 3 I saw included the "Obama doesn't like white people" comment (which he retracted and apologized for LONG ago, but they can't get over it).

    But if you watch more than just the clips the MSM wants you to see of him being CRAZY... you could come closer to the truth (he's not really crazy.. he's just very passionate and outspoken). I guess if the Left is against that... we should all try to destroy him?


    I don't know... I just don't see the big deal some are seeing here.
    He's just going to do his shtick somewhere else. So it's not on FoxNews... what's the big deal about that?

  • worf Mcallen, TX
    April 8, 2011 3:48 p.m.

    When Glenn Beck stated "Obama is a racist". It wasn't to white people, but to America. He doesn't believe Obama would give his life for this country or promote the American Dream. How could Glenn believe this with all the change and hope that's been presented.

  • Mountanman Hayden, ID
    April 8, 2011 3:28 p.m.

    Why is it that if a liberal disagrees with something someone says, its hate speech? Why is it that if someone, anyone says anything a liberal doesn't like liberals want him shouted down, silenced and stopped? Why do liberals believe in free speech but only for themselves? Why have liberals never learned to use the channel change button on their remote if they don't like what a person says? Why is it that if a liberal doesn't like someone's message, they attach the messenger? Silly liberals, Beck is too deep for your shallow minds isn't he?

  • silas brill Heber, UT
    April 8, 2011 3:26 p.m.

    [ Beck's media company Mercury Radio Arts pulled in over $32 million during the 12-month period ]

    It's pathetic that the marketplace buys this stuff up. Talk about market inefficiency.

  • Pagan Salt Lake City, UT
    April 8, 2011 2:44 p.m.

    'Wow! The hate speech here is nothing short of...Christlike.' - Mudd | 1:05 p.m.

    *'Fox Host Glenn Beck: Obama Is A "Racist" - Huffington Post - 07/08/09

    'When Fox's Brian Kilmeadeon pointed out that many people in Obama's administration are white, so "you can't say he doesn't like white people," Beck pressed on. "I'm not saying he doesn't like white people, I'm saying he has a problem," Beck said. "This guy is, I believe, a racist."

  • CHS 85 Sandy, UT
    April 8, 2011 2:40 p.m.

    This is just today's Glenn Beck update. Thanks. We haven't seen enough stories about his departure from Fox News over the past several days. Sheesh.

  • cymrul West Valley City, UT
    April 8, 2011 1:56 p.m.

    Again I have to ask: Is this news? Why is this guy all over this site? Really, isn't there something more relevant to cover in the form of news? Maybe another earthquake/sunami? Or something really important like a 5 year old in Magna tying his shoes.

  • MoJules Florissant, MO
    April 8, 2011 1:52 p.m.

    It is so interesting, those that are Mormon that view Beck as off the path, I as a Mormon view Harry Reid as off the path. But Beck does uphold the constitution and that is so vital for this country which was founded by God. My gut feeling on Beck, is that he wanted to not do the show anymore. I really think that he will do more with Fox, as to having an impact with his knowledge and research by this new approach of doing specials. I for one give Beck a lot of credit, I know he didn't create the Tea Party, but he put the fire in other peoples bellies, he has helped to give the conservatives a voice to speak up for what they want and believe.

  • Earl Sandy, UT
    April 8, 2011 1:22 p.m.

    What's next for Beck? If only he could be sent to Iraq or Afghanistan to fight the wars he so proudly promotes...

  • Mudd Lehi, UT
    April 8, 2011 1:05 p.m.

    Wow! The hate speech here is nothing short of...Christlike. Nice. @Happy Valley Heretic: "He just lost his job belching cow, or has he got another place to voice his hate speech?"

    You're kidding, right? Did you read the article? That 'job' at Fox is the least of what he is doing and yes, he has many other places he can "voice his hate speech". His detractors can call what he puts out there hate speech if they want to, but his research staff is second to none and what he teaches can be verified. Seems to be a lot of ignorance and mis-information among the haters, mostly due to the media bias. C'mon haters, be honest, have you ever tried to search out and verify (or disqualify)what he has taught...or do you just spew? Ya, that's what I thought.

  • byronbca Salt Lake City, UT
    April 8, 2011 1:05 p.m.

    I don't get why hard core republicans are obsessed with right wing propagandists. Surely they must recognize that it is indeed propaganda, right? Does anyone actually believe people like Glen Beck are journalists or insightful unbiased political annalists?

    The reason why Chaffetz loves Glenn Beck so much is because Mr. Beck could convince republican voters that the sky will turn green and that it's the democrats fault.

    I'm sorry but anyone who listens to Glen Beck, or Rush Limbaugh, or Michael Moore is a tool. Another word for a propagandist is a deceiver. For those of you who read the scriptures you can probably guess where I'm going with this.

  • Phillip J Fry West Valley City, Utah
    April 8, 2011 1:02 p.m.

    Got to love all the Beck haters here. Keep up all the negative comments, it keeps making him more and more popular and here's why. Anyone who hasn't heard him on the radio or TV and formed an opinion on him yet is going to be more interested in hearing all the "hate speach" for themselves after listening to one of your rants. After all, we Americans love controversy and you are promoting controversy. When people do listen to him for the first time they immediately notice that nothing you've said is true and that they actually agree with him on a lot of issues. If they didn't then he would just fade into obscurity.

    I think this will end up being a good move for Beck and Fox. His show would be better as a regular special and it will give him more time to pursue other ventures that will have liberals ... their pants a year from now. I predict we're going to see some real investigative reporting exposing all sorts of corruption.

  • louie Cottonwood Heights, UT
    April 8, 2011 12:45 p.m.

    I think some one needs to tell Chaffetz that Beck is only about entertainment and if he needs to find a fill in for his TV viewing I suggest a suitable alternate would be Sponge Bob.

  • 2 bits Cottonwood Heights, UT
    April 8, 2011 12:43 p.m.


    Why do you assume (or HOPE) that Glenn_Beck will fall off the edge of the earth into obscurity... just because he's not on FOX???

    He was doing the same thing BEFORE going to Fox,
    He had good ratings on CNN when he was there,
    He had the highest ratings on Fox when he was there,
    He currently has the 3rd most watched daily news series on cable TV...
    So WHY... would he suddenly fall into obscurity??? Just because he's not on FOX???

    Do you REALLY give FOX that much power???


    Currently FOX is the most watched cable news channel. I wonder if they will be in that same position next year.

    I seriously doubt Beck is going to fall into obscurity, just because he's not on FOX daily.

    FOX didn't make Beck. I think he will go on.

    George Soros may have won THIS BATTLE... but I doubt Beck will just disappear because he's not on Fox daily.


    One GOOD thing is... the MSM is already starting to cover some of the same stories only Beck reported on before. Maybe we don't NEED him anymore!

  • Tami Herriman, UT
    April 8, 2011 12:41 p.m.

    I would just like to know how Glenn Beck is off the air and Howard Stern remains. If we're going to toss out trash, lets start with the dirty stuff.

  • Winglish Lehi, UT
    April 8, 2011 12:21 p.m.

    Extremism is ugly. Beck takes ugly to the next level.

  • 2 bits Cottonwood Heights, UT
    April 8, 2011 12:17 p.m.

    Maybe FoxNews could hire George Soros to fill Beck's spot... or use his $$$millions to hire more staff to write for the replacement show.

    Or... they could just stream MSNBC stories, or MoveOn or Huffington Post stories for that hour... it may get a lot of viewers and advertisers??? I know GE would be a BIG supporter! Maybe they could get Walmart and Coca-Cola back advertising in that hour?

    If that's all it's about... why not?

  • D'Anconia Providence, UT
    April 8, 2011 12:17 p.m.

    Where is the Daily Show going to get its material now??

  • ljeppson Salt Lake City, UT
    April 8, 2011 12:13 p.m.

    That menacing picture - with his finger pointed at me - as if to say "you're next!" The guy is terrifying.

  • Happy Valley Heretic Orem, UT
    April 8, 2011 11:36 a.m.

    He just lost his job belching cow, or has he got another place to voice his hate speech?

  • bluesman503 south Jordan, Utah
    April 8, 2011 11:33 a.m.

    You cannot chase away over 300 advertisers and slip badly in the ratings without consequences. His audience will continue to shrink until only the hard core conspiracy theorists remain and then he will disappear in Boca Raton or some other enclave of the rich to await the second coming of Christ in beatific splendor funded by all the people he duped into believing his vacuous and paranoid fantasies.

  • SLCdem Salt Lake City, UT
    April 8, 2011 11:32 a.m.

    The less of Glenn Beck, the better. I think he casts a negative light on LDS members, not because he represents their beliefs but rather because he is an influential member of the media who happens to be mormon and many people recognizd him as such. His extremist views do not represent the typical LDS member's views in my opinion.

    We need more public figures like Huntsman, more moderate sensible individuals, being scrutinized by the public as "representatives" of the LDS religion in the media's eyes.

  • Furry1993 Somewhere in Utah, UT
    April 8, 2011 11:31 a.m.

    Obscurity, hopefully

  • Sokol Las Vegas, NM
    April 8, 2011 11:31 a.m.

    As a life long traditional conservative, I have never been fond of this guy. I enjoy the more independent thinking of Michael Savage. Beck's ratings are faltering because of his dogma, whereas maverick thoughtful conservatives like Savage are exciting, interesting and totally passionate.

  • Belching Cow Sandy, UT
    April 8, 2011 11:30 a.m.

    Oh boy, here we go. Let the hate speech begin.

  • K.S. Salt Lake City, UT
    April 8, 2011 11:23 a.m.

    Hey, Glen, try not to let the door hit your behind on your way out. Not a day too late...

  • MoJules Florissant, MO
    April 8, 2011 11:14 a.m.

    I had stopped watching Beck, I really like him, but just seemed to be the same old thing every day. I would however be very interested in watching specials done by him. He really has a lot of great information, but it is heavy and day after day, gets kind of tiring. I also think with his eye issue, it will be easier on him not to have to do the daily show. I wish him luck and am curious to see what they put in that slot.

  • Happy Valley Heretic Orem, UT
    April 8, 2011 11:05 a.m.

    Charlie Sheen like appearances and rants, followed by the same rhetoric about being too real for the MSM.

    For real entertainment there's a web site quote test of "Who said it...Glenn, Charlie or Gaddafi" it's a hard test, the similarities are uncanny.

  • Pagan Salt Lake City, UT
    April 8, 2011 10:55 a.m.

    'What's next for Glenn Beck?' - Title


  • 2 bits Cottonwood Heights, UT
    April 8, 2011 10:48 a.m.

    IMO... The real question isn't what will Glenn Beck do next... he will obviously do what he's been doing (on CNN and then FoxNews)... just somewhere else.


    The big question should be... what will FoxNews do Next???

    They just lost their highest rated show... with no replacement in sight. The question should be... What will FoxNews do next?

    -Will they replace Glenn Beck with another Glenn Beck?

    -Will they see the light and hire Keith Olbermann to fill the spot?

    What will FOX do next... seems to be the much more interesting question to me.