Wright Words: Why Fox fired Glenn Beck

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  • johntvalentine Tamaqua, PA
    Jan. 12, 2013 6:17 a.m.

    It would be my earnest prayer that our Father in Heaven, will grant our beloved America another thousand American Patriots just like Mr Beck. I just read, The 5000 Year Leap by W.Cleon Skousen. Every high school and college student should read that great book. Mr Beck, would have fit right in with our Founding Fathers. Mr Beck, is that American Patriot that is truly an American Citizen that does protect and defend, America's sacred gift from God, America beloved Constitution. Mr Beck exposes the evil progressives, the haters of America's Constitution. May God protect Mr Beck and his loved ones.

  • Rikitikitavi Cardston, Alberta
    April 19, 2011 8:19 a.m.

    Loved Beck's book Overton Window. Spoke with a long-time friend re world domination conspiracy theory.He's a long-time BYU religion professor so judge for yourself. His response was enlightening. Satan has vowed to dominate the world and thus far has done quite well. In light of Satan's undeniable presence and influence in today's world can anyone DENY the obvious?

  • rickdoctor Chandler, AZ
    April 18, 2011 4:41 p.m.

    First I have been told for quite a while by my conservative friends that ONLY FOX is honest and fair, not like those other biased stations -- now I am told that FOX is indeed a purveyor of falsehoods -- which is it folks?
    Yet, with consistency, the prevailing message is that Mr. Beck 'cannot tell a lie' or even 'stretch the truth', correct? So, no matter the source, if it contradicts Mr. Beck, it is, ipso facto, unreliable. If you say it enough times, it will become a 'truism' -- isn't it ironic that the media (TV and radio) that have made Mr. Beck famous will someday also be his un-doing -- which actually does not make me happy, just sorry for him and his 'never-questioning, never-even-critical followers.

  • Doug10 Roosevelt, UT
    April 17, 2011 10:25 p.m.

    Beck for president...ha ha ha ha

  • Machado South Jordan, UT
    April 17, 2011 6:30 p.m.

    So reader2011: Cite your sources.

    How did you come up with this "truth" when there is empirical evidence that disputes it?

    Why are you so certain that you feel you can completely discount or ignore any evidence that doesn't support your own opinion?

    Are you the brain-washed simple-minded one that just parrots what you have heard others say without any evidence to support their claims?

    Or do you have real numbers and real data to support your posting?

  • caleb in new york Glen Cove, NY
    April 17, 2011 6:29 p.m.

    the headline says Why Fox News fired Glenn Beck. the article says Fox News didn't fire Glenn Beck. I'm troubled by this inconsistency, especially since the headline is what lured me into read the article. That seems deceitful to me, even though I haven't been harmed too much.

  • reader2011 250 Buffalo Grove rd, il
    April 17, 2011 4:36 p.m.

    If a company does not renew a talk show host's contract, he is, in effect, fired. I am surprised you don't know the basic fact that number of viewers, in and of itself, is important only when it translates into REVENUE. In other words, advertising dollars. Usually a show will get the ad dollars if it has high viewership, but that was not happening with Beck's show. Because of his extreme positions and racist rants, large corporations stopped supporting his show with ads. If you don't even know this, then you are too uninformed to write about it.

  • AnH Salt Lake City, Utah
    April 17, 2011 3:52 p.m.

    A very lopsided review. What the writer calls "creative energy" many see as creative lies. I understand he's an entertainer and nothing more than that, but my guess there are some who follow Beck that believe in the dishonest contexts he creates as he makes his arguments. Limbaugh does the same. It's clear a majority of his audience is republican and uneducated--it's not the republican part that's the trouble. There is actually an intellectual tradition from the right that should be taken seriously. Beck is not it.

  • JonathanPDX Portland, Oregon
    April 17, 2011 12:34 p.m.

    Why isn't he concerned about fixing what's wrong instead of spending so much time trying to figure out ways to make money from his fans?

    You know you can only spin something around so many times before it either breaks or comes apart.

  • Rosalind80 Windsor, CO
    April 17, 2011 10:48 a.m.

    Maybe it's just me, but I don't usually consider being "extremely creative" a positive thing when it comes to telling the truth. And that is supposedly Mr. Beck's job, is it not? I think perhaps he missed his calling as a Hollywood screenwriter - the public loves a good conspiracy thriller!

  • oldschool Farmington, UT
    April 17, 2011 10:22 a.m.

    The Deseret News itself is guilty of spreading false and misleading news about Beck. Google deseret news glen beck show ending.

    Anytime anybody takes a stand, such as Beck, opponents call it extremism. What is a moderate but somebody who refuses to take a stand, preferring to waffle on issues? Either Obama is a left-wing liberal or he is not. With all the evidence that is available, anybody who thinks he is not a far-left extremist is either an idiot, ignorant or so liberal that the forest can't be seen for the trees.

    I admire Beck for taking a stand and for using actual historical facts to show what liberalism has done to America and the world.

  • patriotandmore Spanish Fork, UT
    April 17, 2011 7:08 a.m.

    Too bad Glenn hasn't learned that mature, thinking people just want facts and don't need to be entertained. I haven't' been able to stand to listen to him for many, many months.

  • Mohamet Newport Beach, ca
    April 17, 2011 1:55 a.m.

    I suggest that Glenn Beck collaborate on an independent talk show with Charlie Sheen. It will be the best thing since Tammy Fay Bakker got her show going with Ru Paul!

  • selway Paul, Idaho
    April 16, 2011 11:51 p.m.

    Awesome analysis Machado, again a central theme of his show for its entirety has been an open call made nearly daily for anyone to refute any of his claims. He constantly underscores the importance of doing your own homework. Seriously I doubt if 99% of his detractors have watched a full episode of his program. If they have they are intellectually dishonest in their criticism on the counts they simply have never shown a modicum of proof of. Your last comment really cut to the chase in regards to national dialoge with the hundreds of themes he has presented not once has he been proven wrong in his hypothesis.

  • selway Paul, Idaho
    April 16, 2011 11:17 p.m.

    Again Phil where is the sensationalism with Jeffrey Immelt, Franklin Raines, or Jaime Gorelic, and the most visited member of the White House Andy Stern and their influence on this administration? You are a hypocrite calling Beck a hate monger as other bloggers have stated he goes out of the way in all instances to preach the opposite. Look closely at any of his rally's they have been remarcable in the mild tone of speech and wonderful decorum of the attendee's. You villify him when in truth he preaches just the opposite of hate speech.

  • Machado South Jordan, UT
    April 16, 2011 11:02 p.m.

    I've never watched or listened to Beck. I prefer doing my own research rather than having anyone spin it for me.

    However, reading these comments have influenced me in favor of Beck. The Anti-Becks have not provided one iota of evidence (other than outrageously expressed personal opinion) to support the claim that he was fired and why.

    If you want to make your argument:
    - Show actual ratings data that proves he is losing viewers, or
    - Show actual marketing data demonstrating that his show and/or Fox is losing advertisers, or
    - Provide real evidence that he was fired rather than exercised his own option to pursue other interests.

    Until you do that, you are nothing but mind-washed simpletons believing what you want to believe without regard to truth. Ironic since that is your biggest complaint about Beck.

    If you gathered all the anti-Becks and gave them a one-hour show to expose Beck, based on what I have read here, they do not have one shred of real evidence to support any of their claims. They would be off the air before their hour was up.

  • JRJ Pocatello, ID
    April 16, 2011 10:49 p.m.

    Thank you, Jason, for a clearer picture of things. And thank you, Glenn, for some very interesting lessons on the Constitution, the framers and those who would gladly destroy all that has come from the sacrifices of so many. I'll listen to you wherever you land.

  • manaen Buena Park, CA
    April 16, 2011 10:36 p.m.

    "Whether or not you agree with Beck on politics and policy, its almost indisputable hes more Walt Disney than Rush Limbaugh."
    Finally, a candid admission that Beck's about fantasy.
    I care much less *why* he's off the air than *that* he's off the air.

  • Phill Provo, UT
    April 16, 2011 10:17 p.m.

    Glenn Beck is a sensationalist.
    Glenn Beck promotes fear and creates an environment of "hate" tours "the left", and name calling. For many, the "left" is nothing but evil. But take it as no surprise that the Right or "conservatives" are just as wrong and guilty than the left, In fact, I would even fear them most, they can hide behind the slogans of religion. And they are.

    Food for thought for all who hide behind conservativsm..
    "Those who govern their thoughts and actions solely by the principles of liberalism or conservatism or intellectualism cannot be expected to agree with all of the teachings of the gospel of Jesus Christ. As for me, I find some wisdom in liberalism, some wisdom in conservatism, and much truth in intellectualismâbut I find no salvation in any of them."
    - Dallin H. Oaks

    As for me, I'd follow that guideline and not that of Mr. Beck :)

  • selway Paul, Idaho
    April 16, 2011 8:44 p.m.

    On balance the critics loose by a landslide. With more stories than nearly all the other journalists combined not a single story ever brought to light by this man has ever been discredited. From the scam of carbon credits, GE, NBC,Fannie Mae, predicting Katrina's distruction and scores of other topics he has always been cutting edge. His research and intuitivness has led him down this road which most of us would rather block out and frankly he fell a little on the sword of truth which most would rather dismiss than confront. You are a fool if you think he ever brought up these subjects for ratings.

  • gogogoff Orem, UT
    April 16, 2011 7:55 p.m.

    fishie, keep telling yourself those lies, maybe they will come true, till then DEAL with FACTS like BECK does every night.

  • fishie Provo, UT
    April 16, 2011 7:03 p.m.


    You can't be upset that there were unsubstantiated rumors about why Beck was leaving his television show on Fox. Beck's entire show on Fox focused on unsubstantiated rumors. What goes around, comes around. Sadly the Beckians want to blame the "main-stream" media for the problem either way.

    More truth. Less Beck.

  • Charityalways Centerville, UT
    April 16, 2011 7:02 p.m.

    I think the popularity of paranoid conspiracy rhetoric is fading. (At least I hope so). The conservative Sutherland Institute just published a wonderful essay on this with regard to the immigration debate. And with regard to Bro. Beck and others (Olbermann on the other side) is that most people can only get excited so long before they start wondering why the all the hysterical forebodings aren't exactly coming true. Of course there will always be some, as we read here in the comments, who will go to the dark side of fear and paranoia and popularize those like Beck. With all the discussion of the level of violence-toned speech after the Arizona shooting, regardless of the merits of any of the arguments or actual causes of that horrible incident, most people do feel a sense to tone it down a bit - that it's just not appropriate to be so excited or excitable. Thank heavens.

  • capt salt lake city, ut
    April 16, 2011 6:10 p.m.

    I cant believe Becks ratings were high. Almost all of the talking heads are very predictable and boring. Why even have a show really when you already know the side the person is going to take. I disagree with Michael Savage almost every day, but he is still obviously a well educated man. He has depth and is entertaining. Beck with that blackboard and all those evil icons Hitler, Communism, is laughable and silly. Funny how you can go to a liberal rally and see George Bush portrayed as Hitler, and you see Beck trying to demonize Obama and dems with the same imagery. Its all so silly. The fact is all these greedy dishonest people caused and continue to cause our woes. Thinking it is any one party is just not true. If everyone was an honest person, we would not have these troubles. People lying to get Welfare, Wall ST. greed, Illegals taxing the system, companies that want the cheapest labor possible, outsourcing, overtaxing, loopholes to pay zero tax, etc....it all is the problem...Dems and Repubs are all the same. Few good people on each side

  • junkgeek Agua Dulce, TX
    April 16, 2011 5:30 p.m.

    Beck may make more money with his new venture but have less influence. Which is the win?

  • Wally West SLC, UT
    April 16, 2011 5:25 p.m.

    If you check the authors creds, you'll realize this is hardly objective journalism. Its got more spin than Fixed News will ever have.

    Simply put, The Beckster was no longer a rain maker for Rupert Murdoch... so good bye Glenn.

    FWIW; I love how the article states Glennie is more Walt Disney than Rush L and a wildly creative thinker. Now thats comedy.

  • walter17 Wailuku, HI
    April 16, 2011 3:56 p.m.

    okay, so why was glenn beck fired?

  • A Guy With A Brain Enid, OK
    April 16, 2011 10:17 a.m.

    Nothing but the truth on this article. Of course, that won't stop liberals from saying Beck was "fired".

    However, go check the ratings, like the article suggested. Beck was winning the ratings for his time slot. Again, go check the ratings yourself.

    Facts are truth and truth just doesn't go away even if you wish it would.

    Unfortunately liberals refuse to believe that......

  • Red Smith American Fork, UT
    April 16, 2011 7:18 a.m.

    A man reads books and thinks out loud is hated.

    A man who asks why is hated.

    A man who pulls himself out of a bottle, supports not only himself but others is hated.

    A man who changes his mind as his truth box changes is hated.

    A man who thinks for himself is hated.

    A man who questions bureaucracy is hated.

    A man who get rich for thinking out loud in front of a chalk board is hated.

    I'd love to see any of the haters stand in front of a chalk board on TV and think out loud. They won't do it, because they can't.

    Those that can't hate those that can.

    Hate is a form of intellectual racism.

  • Bitherwack Bethesda, MD
    April 15, 2011 9:45 p.m.

    If only that creativity belonged to someone able to take responsibility for his actions.

  • AZguy Phoenix, AZ
    April 15, 2011 9:27 a.m.

    Holy-Glenn Beck-worship Batman. This author needs to try harder to show an unbiased opinion.

    Glenn Beck's wonderful ideas are nuetered by his rantings, ravings, and misdirects.

  • pat1 Taylorsville, UT
    April 15, 2011 8:25 a.m.

    Interesting to me that this is in the entertainment section. I know my comments won't get posted here, because I am not a Glenn Beck fan. Some may view him as creative, but his massive ego puts me off.

  • Esquire Springville, UT
    April 15, 2011 6:29 a.m.

    Beck is killing in the ratings and the sack him? If ever there was an apologist piece, it has to be this. Talks about Beck's underrated machine, well, this is it. Beck had his moment and it is now passing him by, just as it seems to be for Palin. I'm betting the world is tiring of the antics and the extremism. The circus stayed on the stayed too long and the audience is bored.

  • Quagthistle Utica, KS
    April 15, 2011 1:48 a.m.

    "Perhaps the enduring lesson of this story is that relying on the truth from those rooting for your failure is a bad idea"

    There's an interesting quote. If extended to the president of our country, this means that I shouldn't believe anyone's commentary on the president if they have something to gain from the president's downfall, like, gee, I don't know, maybe the *Rebulican Party*?! So, if Mr. Beck stands up on his show and decries health care reform, complete with a few tears, does that mean that I shouldn't believe him because he made his ratings skyrocket by attacking health care reform (and making it sound like the worst thing since the Vietnam War)? The fact is, there's little that comes up on the news, most especially politics, that one can take at face value anymore. Truth rarely plays much of a role these days, and trust is in ever-decreasing supply (no matter what side you stand on).

  • liberate Sandy, UT
    April 14, 2011 10:34 p.m.

    Are you kidding? Those who think Beck made the decision are still drinking the kool aide. As one who is familiar with the business side, there is no way Beck would walk away from the publicity he receives by being with Fox. It would be insane to do so because being in media it is all about exposure. Fox is not going anywhere, and no one person can make or break the platform. But Beck can and will make or break his own endeavor. It's an enormous amount of risk for him to do this. I don't believe for a second that it was his choice.

  • midwestreader Brighton, MI
    April 14, 2011 6:37 p.m.

    I really do not understand all of the poster who defend Beck by saying that those who attack him have never listened to him. I share his faith, watched him for awhile, until he really fell off the deep end. Do not quote scripture when it comes to mass media. It is insulting to all faiths.

  • the truth Holladay, UT
    April 14, 2011 5:12 p.m.

    RE: Rutland vs. Medfield

    Glenn Beck is NOT leaving FOX.

    Glenn Beck was NOT fired.

    Glenn Beck CHOSE to not renew his contract and continue his hour show.

    Glenn Beck will still be on FOX as a guest and will br creating other programming for FOX among many other things he is still and will be doing.

  • Janet Ontario, OR
    April 14, 2011 4:08 p.m.

    When the Glenn Beck tidal wave rolled in, I gave him more than a good trial. I listened to many shows and watched him on TV. I bought the DVD on which he tells his conversion story and invited friends over to watch it. I gave another copy of the DVD to a non-LDS family member. After awhile, it became obvious that this was a guy who loved pushing the envelope. Like the class clown in junior high, he would do anything for attention. Then he discovered the attention-getting value of the conspiracy theory, especially when layered in a parfait of quasi-educational rhetoric about history. Claiming to know the mind God and the Founding Fathers gave him ethos that trumped Rush Limbaugh's "talent on loan from God." Those who watch him faithfully take him a lot more seriously than he takes himself. He's an entertainer, for crying out loud (pun intended)! He's making millions upon millions of dollars, and he doesn't seem to care whether what he says is true or not (I've fact-checked). His die-hard fans are sheep who follow a mad ("north by northwest") shepherd.

  • regis Murray, UT
    April 14, 2011 2:15 p.m.

    I used to enjoy watching Beck's program. But it got old after awhile. I think he needs to follow more of a interview format like O'Reilly and VanSusteren, and less of the chalkboard conspiracy theories.

    That said, I'm sure Beck laughs all the way to the bank when he thinks of the things his critics are saying. And I have no doubt the mainly liberal news media will do all they can to put a negative spin on Beck's departure from Fox.

  • hillplus Aurora, CO
    April 14, 2011 1:24 p.m.

    God Bless Glenn Beck!!

  • D. Jeremy Spring, TX
    April 14, 2011 12:38 p.m.

    Carla in WV said: "I truly don't understand the support [Beck] seems to have within the LDS community--which prides itself on seeking and following the truth--given his seeming disregard for truth."

    It's obvious that you don't listen to or watch Glenn Beck. Please provide an example where Beck disregards the truth and attempts to lead his audience astray.

    The reason a growing number of LDS support Beck isn't because of a shared faith, but rather because Beck speaks of personal responsibility, God, the Founding Fathers, the Constitution, and other qualities that LDS culture honor. He spends a good portion of his programming pleading with his audience to not take his word at face value, but instead seek personal revelation from God. He also constantly pleads with his audience to get their finances and personal life in order, to repent of any wrongdoing, and gain a personal relationship with the Savior.

    With these topics at the forefront of his commentary, it is a wonder why all LDS do not tune in.

  • D. Jeremy Spring, TX
    April 14, 2011 12:31 p.m.

    I've read too many comments that still falsely state that Beck was "fired" or "let go." Seriously, why would he be sticking around for the next 7-8 months if he was fired?

    Beck decided to leave so he can now focus his research efforts and message in other areas. Fox will sorely miss Beck at 5pm, since it is teribly difficult to get any ratings at that hour, let alone ratings that eclipse ALL of those from MSNBC, CNN, HLN during prime time - COMBINED!

  • elton1111 Oak Hills, CA
    April 14, 2011 12:06 p.m.

    I am not a fan of Beck, as I do not appreciate his lack of respect for our duly-elected president. So I admittedly do not watch him and am thus lacking in some information. What I have heard was that advertisers were upset by his never-ending conspiracy theories that would make Joe McCarthy blush. Fox lost revenue because of this, so Beck was fired to stop the hemmoraging (sorry, no spell-check, but you know what I mean) of cash. Am I wrong on this? I was sure to find a refutation in your article, but all I saw was how fast Beck's mind works (I've heard about that-- how many conspiracies can one think up during each news cycle?). Do you have nay information about these advertisers who left Fox? Is that an untrue report? Thank you.

  • luvmysoul Stafford, VA
    April 14, 2011 11:27 a.m.

    Never liked him, never watched him; therefore I won't miss him. But wish him all the luck in his new adventures.

  • martian Herriman, UT
    April 14, 2011 11:00 a.m.

    The thing is: I don't care why Beck is gone, just glad he is. Whatever he decides to do next, I still won't be a listen/reader/follower. I just wish he'd quit acknowledging his "Mormonism". He is extreme, filled with hate, attention-seeking. I hate for people to link those negative aspects of his personality with my religion. They may mistakenly attribute them to the entire organization.

  • Carla in WV St. Albans, WV
    April 14, 2011 10:47 a.m.

    Like Beck, I'm LDS, but I truly don't understand the support he seems to have within the LDS community--which prides itself on seeking and following the truth--given his seeming disregard for truth. I can understand why people might watch him or Rush Limbaugh for entertainment purposes, but a lot of their viewers take them seriously as political commentators. Is Beck OK with misleading people, as long as he gets a paycheck? If he's so creative, can't he come up with another way to make lots of money?

  • 3ULLS3Y3 Salt Lake City, UT
    April 14, 2011 9:20 a.m.

    I don't know if it's been brought up by others on this comment board, but perhaps Beck didn't want his audience (or critics) to view him as a "crazy Mormon" while Mitt Romney runs for President. Perhaps Beck feels he would be doing many Americans (potential voters) a disservice by appearing too whimsical and conspiracy-theory driven. If this is the case, it was a good move on his part. Though I do not subscribe to most of his opinions, this could have been a great strategy to help promote Mitt rather than have people group the two conservative LDS members together in the name of religion.
    Just my two cents.

  • Ernest T. Bass Bountiful, UT
    April 14, 2011 9:09 a.m.

    Beck is wonderful and never diverts attention from reality.

  • Peter Coyotl West Jordan, UT
    April 14, 2011 8:31 a.m.

    So much for unbiased journalism.

  • I M LDS 2 Provo, UT
    April 14, 2011 8:06 a.m.


    Beck is not an "extreme conservative".

    He is just "extreme".

  • cynic Appleton, WI
    April 14, 2011 2:43 a.m.

    Jason Wright's day job, for which he undoubtedly gets paid handsomely, is to make Glenn Beck look good. When you are credited as the (virtually unknown) "co-author" of a book with a high-school educated celebrity, it means you did all the heavy lifting and got none of the credit. Interesting that the DN would take a paid Beck cheerleader like that and pay him to write an "article" about Beck. I looked for the "opinion" label, but it was mysteriously absent.

  • cjb Bountiful, UT
    April 14, 2011 1:49 a.m.

    Like his radio show. I admire his talent. Wish he was a moderate instead of extreme conservative. I enjoy disagreeing with him.

  • CHS 85 Sandy, UT
    April 13, 2011 9:52 p.m.


    "It is clearly an opinion piece. It doesn't pretend to be anything else."

    If so, why did the DMN decide to publish this in the Utah "news" sectino and not the Opinion section?

  • timpClimber Provo, UT
    April 13, 2011 9:31 p.m.

    To all you Beck haters--I was one at first too. Then I began checking on the references he gave with his views. Darn it! He was right on the money most of the time. Soros is a spooky dude who almost brought the UK to financial ruin just to make $$ and he is buying up large amounts of gold lately, ?? Beck does his homework which few of his critics do. I'm grateful for an opinion TV personality who made me do my own research and make up my own mind. I anticipate his future docu-opinionmenteries will be as good as his past ones.

  • There You Go Again Saint George, UT
    April 13, 2011 8:02 p.m.

    "...Jason Wright was the co-author for Glenn Beck...".

    There is nothing unusual with being an apologist for a co-author. Mr. Wright has acknowledged his sympathies and allegiance to Beck.

    Beck has more than enough money to commission as many apologists as needed in-order to write his story any fanciful way he sees fit.

    The true definition of an "...elite...".

  • cla Salt Lake City, UT
    April 13, 2011 7:27 p.m.

    Even if all you write is true...and I think some of it may actually be true...you still have no credibility. Let's see, someone who's seeking to do business with Mr. Beck is giving me the "facts." You're comprised. This isn't a news article...was it labeled as commentary? Guess I missed that. Or is the Deseret News trying to disguise commentary as news? Wouldn't be the first time...the D-News agenda is pretty transparent. I guess the editors no longer care. Shame...journalism is dieing, if not already dead.

  • Marrion Barry provo, Ut
    April 13, 2011 7:03 p.m.

    Sounds like someone's got a crush on Glenn Beck.
    I read the LA Times every day, and the only way I heard it there was just like man crush described. So maybe some references to the articles he cites would be useful for building his case.

    You go boy! Crush on Glenny!

  • Rutland vs. Medfield Seattle, Wa
    April 13, 2011 6:56 p.m.

    RE: the truth

    When Fox starts telling the truth, you will be living in a thousand years of peace. Until then, it's not going to happen.

    The good news in Beck leaving Fox is that I am not affected at all--I can go on living without ever watching/listening to Glenn Beck.

  • jsf Centerville, UT
    April 13, 2011 6:18 p.m.

    When are the neocons going to understand America is sick to death of this sort of divisive, insulting, and vitriolic "patriotism" ? Yes you just gotta love that union, liberal violent insulting vitiolic togetherness.

  • the truth Holladay, UT
    April 13, 2011 6:12 p.m.

    RE: Furry1993
    RE: LOL

    It's obvious you guys didn't even bother reading the story.

    Your comments are the usual S.L.O.P. (standard liberal operating procedure),

    commenting out of ignorance and hatred, intentially decieving others.

    RE: bluecollar

    Since its a study done by liberals based on what they believe as a baseline, it is not even worth looking at, it is so obviously false just on the face of it.

    Liberal media and studies are filled with lies.

    YOu need fox and glenn beck to get the real truth, not the crap the liberals feed you.

  • bluecollar Kearns, UT
    April 13, 2011 5:42 p.m.

    the university of maryland performed a study which concluded that persons who rely on fox for their news reporting are misinformed regarding key political issues. google it if you want more information.
    perhaps with beck gone fewer people will be misled.

  • LOL holladay, utah
    April 13, 2011 5:35 p.m.

    When are the neocons going to understand America is sick to death of this sort of divisive, insulting, and vitriolic "patriotism" ?

  • Uncle Charles Where freedom and liberty reign, utah
    April 13, 2011 5:25 p.m.

    It's funny to read the posts of the Glenn Beck haters.

    Such vicious comments for someone you don't watch or listen to.

    Such vitriol for someone no one watches.

    Such hate for a man that has lost 300 advertisers.

    Seriously, do you all just share the snapshot from Mediamatters, HuffPost, Moveon or PMSNBC?

    I can't imagine watching or listening to anyone that you hate so much; or is it that you are all just jealous of the man and his success?

    Beck has brought a ton to light that no one else touched. Kind of like Edwards affair being exposed by the National Inquirer.

    Beck has and will continue to run circles around the "elitists" of the nation.

    I also challenge all of you Beck haters to hold every other on air personality to the same standard you hold Beck. We know you aren't hypocritical in any way, right?

  • In My Humble Opinion South Jordan, UT
    April 13, 2011 5:24 p.m.

    Follow the advice Oprah got from Roger Ebert, Beck: Syndicate.

  • The Judge Kaysville, UT
    April 13, 2011 5:21 p.m.

    Look at the numbers. Overnight ratings from Thursday, April 7th

    Net 5PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
    FNC GLENN BECK 2,062 450 1,001
    CNN SITUATION ROOM 753 181 349
    MSNBC HARDBALL 797 219 329
    CNBC FAST MONEY 176 36 104

    P2+ is people over 2, other demos are self explanatory. Sure, Beck's ratings have dropped. But look at the numbers. Beck is a powerhouse.

  • Furry1993 Somewhere in Utah, UT
    April 13, 2011 5:12 p.m.

    I think it's quite simple. Beck offended and revolted enough people that his advertisers began to hear their discontent. There were several who refused to advertise on his show -- I did business with them. There were others who did advertise with them -- I refused to do business with them. And, in each case, I made sure the business knew what I was doing and why. It's my right to determine where I will spend my money, and why. Guess what -- the advertisers listened.

  • CT98 Saint George, UT
    April 13, 2011 5:10 p.m.

    Awesome Article. I figured the divorce was much more amicable than had been reported on CNN and MSNBC. Beck will continue to be a political force for good for the foreseeable future.

  • smithda Bountiful, UT
    April 13, 2011 4:55 p.m.

    I just can't believe you would compare Glenn Beck to Walt Disney. I'm not saying Walt was perfect by any means, but he used his power for primarily good, positive things to bring people together. Glenn's doom and gloom and divisive nature is such a sad use of his talent. I'm glad to see him leaving and hope that with that a few more people don't think the world is going to end any day now so the country can start working together and bring sanity back into politics.

  • one old man Ogden, UT
    April 13, 2011 4:52 p.m.

    When I got creative and told some real whoppers, my Mommy washed my mouth out with soap.

    Beck's Mommy must not have.

  • Cats Somewhere in Time, UT
    April 13, 2011 4:34 p.m.

    I think it is so funny that some posters are making the point and are so offended at the fact that this is a "biased" article. It is clearly an opinion piece. It doesn't pretend to be anything else. It is clearly written by someone who writes commentary and is also personally acquainted with Glenn Beck. Jason felt a need to report the facts and set the record straight about what happened. He is also a friend and associate of Glenn's. That doesn't mean he can't write an article in the Deseret News. It's not a news article. HONESTLY!

  • SLMG Murtoa Australia, Victoria
    April 13, 2011 4:23 p.m.

    Sacked, contract ended or what ever the real breath of fresh air is, Beck is gone. Good riddance!

  • jsf Centerville, UT
    April 13, 2011 3:59 p.m.

    Pagan Go back to the books, Blood libel has nothing to do with Jesus Christ.
    Blood libel refers to christians across europe saying the jews were killing the christian children as a sacrifice, which usually stirred up the locals to attack and kill the jews. Pallin was saying she was the victim of a false story to stir up a bogus rage.

  • LOL holladay, utah
    April 13, 2011 2:50 p.m.

    Glenn Beck said that hes "a little uncomfortable" with some of Donald Trump's claims about Obama's birth certificate and that the nation doesn't need a "show boat."
    Please, please, please dont make me pick a side. To be honest, I'm even more terrified than I was before, knowing now that Glenn Beck is capable of nuance and restraint. I'm not comfortable living in a world where I have to think about both of them at the same time. You have to admit he really got our momentum going. Now, onward to take back Worcester, Mass. from Lucy Stone and the National Women's Rights Convention. Yeah, he really showed everyone how America has lost touch with its roots and explained why we absolutely need new leaders in the mold of our great Founding Fathers, like Glenn Beck himself, a Mormon with no aspirations of higher education.

  • Ralph Salt Lake City, UT
    April 13, 2011 2:35 p.m.

    Could this be the beginning of the end for Lonesome Rhodes?

  • UtahBlueDevil Durham, NC
    April 13, 2011 2:34 p.m.

    Brent.... your comment is so one sided it is silly. The same exact comments can be made the opposite direction as well. What, you don't think Beck and his followers haven't targeted certain people as well. For every wing nut on the left, there is an equally wing nut on the right.

    Meida Matter employs 86.... how many exactly does Fox News employ? I am willing to wager more than 10. How many does the LImbaugh, Hannity, Ingraham, Michael Reagan employ? How about CPAC or APAC? And the Koch brothers haven't funded anything... I am guessing? Americans for Prosperity is hiring... does that not count.

    And Brent, it doesn't even take one researcher to discredit Beck. He does a fine job on his own. In fact, with 10 people doing his research for him, you would think he would not make some of the huge gaffs that he has made. The problem is much of this comes down to opinion and point of view, and people will read, hear, and believe what they want to - and "facts" has far too little to do with much of it.

  • William Robert Cottonwood Heights, UT
    April 13, 2011 2:22 p.m.

    Obviously someone who co-wrote his book is going to defend him. What a biased article

  • Sinder Stansbury Park, Ut
    April 13, 2011 2:21 p.m.

    It's sad to watch decent people pander so much for their ratings that they start believing all the rhetoric they are spewing out and just spiral down to insanity and hate.

  • gogogoff Orem, UT
    April 13, 2011 2:07 p.m.

    He was not fired, they promoted him to Producer.

  • BrentBot Salt Lake City, UT
    April 13, 2011 1:58 p.m.

    Some of the lefty posters think there is no liberal conspiracy to "get" Glenn Beck. Why does Media Matters employ 86 people (and they are looking for more), largely funded by George Soros, solely to not only discredit Glenn Beck but to attack Fox's advertisers.

    By the way, Glenn employs 10 researchers. Why does it take 86 people to discredit him - when he simply plays the leftys' own words?

  • Pagan Salt Lake City, UT
    April 13, 2011 1:45 p.m.

    'He sat and listened to the hate filled speech of Jerimiah Write for 20 years.' - mkSdd3 | 11:34 a.m.

    Jerimiah Write?

    The Pastor of Trinity United Church of Christ?

    But...I thought Obama was a Muslim?

    *'Nearly 1 in 5 Americans Thinks Obama Is Muslim, Survey Shows' - By Lauren Green - 08/19/10 - Fox News

    *'Trump on Obama's Birth Certificate: 'Maybe It Says He's a Muslim' - Fox Nation - 03/30/11

    FYI, I never said Glenn Beck was a racist. I was quoting Glenn Beck.

    'I say that the only weapon the left has is to use fear mongering...' - HaveANiceDay | 12:00 p.m.

    *'Concerning the "Death Panels" - 08/12/09 - Facebook - Sarah Palin

    *'Sarah Palin's 'blood libel' claim stirs controversy' - By Cathy Lynn Grossman - USA TODAY - 01/13/11
    Palin called herself the victim of "blood libel" the original term for blaming Jews for the death of Jesus and an anti-Semitic rallying call that led to countless deaths of Jews, primarily in Europe and Russia.

  • suzyk#1 Mount Pleasant, UT
    April 13, 2011 12:58 p.m.

    Fox didn't fire him - this has been in the mill for some time. Glenn will still work some with Fox but is going to present some of his own programs and I'm looking forward to that. He is so good and upbeat that he does need his own show...he has earned that. I wish there were more Glenn Beck's in the world today...people we can count on to tell the truth.Glenn Beck is the best - I don't know of any tv people who could come close to his caliber.

  • CHS 85 Sandy, UT
    April 13, 2011 12:45 p.m.

    Gotta hand it to the DMN. If they want 100 comments on a non-story, just put the words Glenn Beck in the title.

  • LOL holladay, utah
    April 13, 2011 12:27 p.m.

    Glenn Beck is a recovering alcoholic. The other neocon guru, Rush Limbaugh, is a self-professed drug addict. (What is it about these conservative types?) Why do you suppose these two conservative heroes are prone to alcohol/drug dependency? I do know this much. Ask any physician or expert in the field of drug-dependency and they will tell you you can't trust an alcoholic. Alcoholics lie even when they don't have to. They are the most difficult people to deal and reason with. And they always go off the wagon sooner or later.
    Finally, what do you suppose the psychological profile is of people who would take the time and listen to divisive vitriol from these conservative gurus 24/7 and reruns on weekends? These are some very troubled people it seems to me.

  • HaveANiceDay Ogden, UT
    April 13, 2011 12:00 p.m.

    @Pagan | 10:04

    I didn't say that the left did cause Glenn Beck to say Pres. Obama was a racist.

    But I still don't get your point. I say that the only weapon the left has is to use fear mongering and you call Beck a racist. I really don't understand what your point is.

  • mkSdd3 Ogden, UT
    April 13, 2011 11:34 a.m.

    @Pagan | 10:04

    Glimpses of Obamas mindset can be obtained from reading his two books, The Audacity of Hope and Dreams from My Father where Obama describes his animosity toward white people. In Dreams from My Father Obama wrote: "I found a solace in nursing a pervasive sense of grievance and animosity against my mother's race."

    He sat and listened to the hate filled speech of Jerimiah Write for 20 years.

    Telling Rosa Parks to sit in the back of the bus was racist. I think we all agreed to that.

    President Obama saying, We cant have special interests sitting shotgun. We gotta have middle class families up in front. We dont mind the Republicans joining us. They can come for the ride, but they gotta sit in back.

    That sound racist to me and to Glen Beck. I guess we will never agree what constitutes a racist.

  • fran246 West Roxbury, MA
    April 13, 2011 11:22 a.m.

    "Although he airs during Dennys senior discount hour, hes still pulverizing the prime time 8, 9 and 10 p.m. shows on the other cable news networks."

    That's pretty offensive to seniors.

  • NeilT Clearfield, UT
    April 13, 2011 11:22 a.m.

    My best friend worships at the feet of Glenn Beck. I have tried to understand him and I just can't. One day he went on a rant because the big bad evil government had the audacity to cancel a football game due to an impending blizzard. We do have the constitutional right to watch football don't we. There are times that I feel like screaming everytime I hear him say leftist, socialist, or progressive. There just words he uses to frighten people into believeing the sky is falling.

  • Dektol Powell, OH
    April 13, 2011 11:19 a.m.

    Was listening to Ed Schultz on the radio awhile back and he had the story right. Beck isn't the only story Shultz has right. Nice to hear him in contrast to screaming paranoia radio.

  • Cats Somewhere in Time, UT
    April 13, 2011 10:52 a.m.

    Reading some of these posts it is very clear that many of these posters don't really watch Glenn and don't really know what his positions are on just about anything.

    He is NOT a conspiracy theorist. He is NOT extreme.

    Unfortunately, most of these posters have bought into the propoganda that is put out by Glenn's detractors. Is he emotional in his presentation? YES. Is he passionate about what he believes? YES. But, he is NOT extreme or zany. One has to really listen to what he says and stop buying into the garbage that is put out about him.

  • UtahBlueDevil Durham, NC
    April 13, 2011 10:37 a.m.

    KM - not really sure who you are referring to by " anti-American left"... perhaps Hugo Chaves or some like that. But saying that some one is 'anti-american" because they don't believe in your particular brand of conservatism is a bit of a leap.

    Maybe that person is Howard Stern... who knows. And no what, he is still on the air, just only not on a prime network anymore because of his comments. Same goes with Mr. Beck.

    I do have a question for your. If most of American voted unlike you, does that make most of America un-American? Who gets to decide what is "true" Americanism and who isn't? Is it your belief that only "conservatives" love this country? Moderates need not apply?

    Anytime anyone says another person is 100% right all the time, I get worried. Last I checked, the last person who qualified for that label lived a little more than 2000 years ago. So I have no idea why the fact that some see some of what Mr. Beck has said to be over the top as somehow being unAmerican.

    I guess I just don't understand purist conservatism.

  • 1Infidel APO, AE
    April 13, 2011 10:33 a.m.

    Thanks for taking the time to dispel another progressive lie, swallowed and perpetuated by 95% of the lazy media outlets, and glommed onto by the hordes of life's uneducated illiterates and hate-spewing syncophants of liberal idealogues.

    Best wishes to Glenn Beck in his efforts to push back against decades of indolence and deceptions spawned by public educators, network and print news media, and conniving progressives.

  • christoph Brigham City, UT
    April 13, 2011 10:30 a.m.

    If he wasn't fired by Fox, he was fired by CNN headline news the fall of 2008, which was prime time. I would like to see Beck and Jason Wright work as plumbers, farmers, policemen, fire fighters, nurses, engineers, teachers, doctors or scientists---in other words, to get a real job, and that is for all media people on the left and right---they all talk too much and work too little. The one constant thing with Beck is he changes his tune every 18 months or so. If you do or don't like what he is saying, just give it a year or 18 months and he will be onto something else.

  • Brock Hazel Park, MI
    April 13, 2011 10:26 a.m.

    If he was fired for his drop in ratings, how could any of the talking heads at CNN, MSNBC, or any other liberal broadcasting outlet be keeping their jobs? Beck's lowest ratings were 10 times better than of the liberal outlets.

  • Alpine Blue Alpine, UT
    April 13, 2011 10:25 a.m.

    Once read somewhere that the truth hurts and cuts "bad people" (softened definition for DN Moderator censor) to the quick.

    Glenn Beck is one of the few commentators that actually share truths with us. Unfortunately these truths are hurtful to those that deserve it. Mr. Beck is not a hatemonger in anyway, shape, or form. To call someone by a name they deserve (but try to hide, ie. Marxist) is not propogating hatred-just the truth.

    This was the problem with Keith Olbermann at MSNBC (aka DNC PR Director) who never spoke any truths whatsover, but twisted truth to fit his vengeful hyperbole. Mr. Olbermann was the real hatemonger among media talking heads. Hope we are never again subjected to his perpetual smirk.

    Glenn Beck is not going away (as noted earlier), but will continue to hang around to torment liberals with the unvarnished truth for a longtime. If the truth he speaks hurts, it may be time to clean-up your ideology.

    Israelis are fond of saying that there is real evil in the world and that Americans in our naivete don't understand its real nature. Thank Heavens for Beck for helping us recognize/understand evil around us.

  • bluemoon1977 Provo, Utah
    April 13, 2011 10:14 a.m.

    There is nothing new in this article. No unveiling of some vicious liberal conspiracy to get Glenn Beck or Fox News (never balanced and hardly fair, the little motto has long been known to be a jab at other media and not a description of Fox's actual practices.)

    Anyone who follows media in the least knows that this is about falling market share for Beck, more freedom to say whatever he can make up overnight, and then sell it to gullible, uncritical viewers who can't get enough of him.

    I love when he cries while wearing his favorite mock dictator uniform.

  • CBPapa Cedar Hills, UT
    April 13, 2011 10:08 a.m.

    Glenn Beck makes me cringe every time he opens his mouth.
    A very wealthy carnival barker.

  • Pagan Salt Lake City, UT
    April 13, 2011 10:04 a.m.

    'The left has only one weapon when it comes to fighting Glenn Beck, and that is fear mongering.' - HaveANiceDay | 9:40 a.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."

    Um, yeah.

    The left MADE Glenn Beck use the 'racist' card?

    I disagree.

  • OnlytheCross Bakersfield, CA
    April 13, 2011 9:59 a.m.

    Was gonna say that Glenn never wore as thin as His Royal Bulliess O'Reilly, was more appealing in his humanity and far more entertaining than any other anchor there..

    But there's a conspiracy here despite all Jason's efforts to the contrary. Me thinks me smells a Soros in the studio...

  • Independent Henderson, NV
    April 13, 2011 9:54 a.m.

    No doubt Beck remians very popular. What concerns me is that Beck, and all sorts of people like him, pass off entertainment as news, and a sizeable portion of Americans are buying it.

    That's not to say he doesn't raise valid points, or that there isn't truth in what he's saying. It's just that when it is presented in such a way as to suck you in for the sake of generating revenue from sponsors, some things are overemphisized, and the viewer comes out with a skewed vision of reality. All news outlets are guilty of this, ever since they discovered in about the 1950s that news broadcasts are a great way to make money. This is what all of today's news outlets are about, from traditional nightly network news to Fox, MSNBC, Beck, Olbermann, all of it. They just want money, and they'll do and say almost anything to get you to tune in.

    It's amazing how much better the world looks when you stop watching and listening to Beck and the rest of the 24-hour cable news networks. I wish we could give it a try.

  • mkSdd3 Ogden, UT
    April 13, 2011 9:51 a.m.

    @Axel - 9:15

    You put Beck, Hanity, and Howard Stern in the same box? Really? Why not add Maddow, Oberman, and Jon Stewart. For that matter lets add in Barbara Walters, and Oprah.

    You say these people do not believe what they are saying, I say you are completely wrong. These people not only believe what they are saying, it is part of who they are.

    There are people out there whose sole purpose is to shock you by what they are saying, but Beck, Hanity, Maddow, and all the others are not part of that class.

    I understand that you were just trying to discredit Beck by putting him in the same box as Howard Stern, but most people see through your little tricks.

  • Sigfried Payson, UT
    April 13, 2011 9:51 a.m.

    Yeah, I though it was a little dodgy, the story of how everyone just quit listening to him all at once after he has been a leader in ratings for some time. Whatever.

  • OnlytheCross Bakersfield, CA
    April 13, 2011 9:49 a.m.

    I will miss His Royal ADD-ness. He gave me food for thought, made me DVR him every other week, and his slap-stick was hilarious comic relief. He should do a bi-weekly schtick with Jon Stewart and triple the Comedy Channel's ratings. He could out-rate South Park easily if he turned to animation alone: Heck, just having his satire in a PG-rating would entice me to that channel.

    What will I do with the Kleenex box that sits cautiously near the tellie... Just in case?

    If Howie-GutterMouth-Stern can pull off a come-back, who's to say that Beck can't single-handedly resurrect any one of his personas? My suggestion: Have a different Beck character on each day. Folks can tune into which ever flavor they want: Nutty, Serious, The Professor, The Preacher Wanna-Be, Mormon Apologist, Zany 3 Stooges, Weepng Granny, The Baker Man... I'll give the guy some ideas, but he's probably already had his 5 yr-old kid story-board it.

    I just wanna record the day he "does his own homework" and discovers Biblical Christianity!! The Kleenex will be gone!

    was refreshing compared to

  • Pagan Salt Lake City, UT
    April 13, 2011 9:49 a.m.

    'They want our country back from the warmongers and the big - huge spending leftists. Including Bush.' - KM | 9:26 a.m.


    KM, when EXACTLY did Bush join 'the Left?'

    When he gave tax cuts to the wealthy?
    How about the Wall Street Bail out?
    Patriot Act?
    Or when he invaded Iraq and Afghanistan?

    The only thing that 'changed', was that the far extreme Right had an up close, and personal view of what those extreme ideologies lead too.

    Or can you give me ANOTHER reason why George W. Bush was elected...


    No, I see this as simply trying to distance your self...
    from the far right's ideologies that got Bush elected.

    It's called 'buyers remorse.'

  • Daniel9193 Calgary, Alberta
    April 13, 2011 9:49 a.m.

    Really Bluto, you know of no one who has been told that the rest of their contract will be honoured but they are not being renewed on new terms? Happens all the time in business with consulting contracts (has happened to me), obviously happens everyday in media. And the production contract was with his company not with Mr. Beck. They know his face on TV does not bring in revenues on a daily show, but are willing to see if his "specials" will. Becks profile will fall as it is owed in huge fashion to his FOX exposure. He will continue to make money because those who choose to listen to him will follow him as long as he makes it easy for them to do so. What is great about America (one of the list anyway) is that a following of 2 million people can make you very rich and Beck knows that and takes full advantage of it.

  • tracer Paradise, UT
    April 13, 2011 9:48 a.m.

    One of the endearing qualitis of Beck is that he is one of the few (if not the only) self-deprecating personalities on talk radio and punctuates with a bit of comedy that is sometimes a bit much. I am amazed that the detractors still refer to him as hate mongoring when what I hear is his plea for decency and resolution through non-violent means. Would love to see a comparison of "hate" words from different public figures. Glen can be difficult to listen to...for the most part because of the angst brought about by his predictions. Sometimes I just want to find a big pile of sand to immerse in.

  • Doug10 Roosevelt, UT
    April 13, 2011 9:43 a.m.

    lots of sizzle but I struggle to find the steak

  • HaveANiceDay Ogden, UT
    April 13, 2011 9:40 a.m.

    It seems most likely that Beck was let go because his show was being boycotted by advertisers. The advertisers were running away from Beck because the corporations are afraid of the left leaning media. This is a war of words and thoughts. Mr. Beck is trying to go on with his life and continue his war in a different way. Whats so surprising about any of this.

    His TV show wasn't all that influential to begin with. He was using his radio program to reach way more people. He will continue to reach these people and the left will continue to fight against him.

    The left has only one weapon when it comes to fighting Glenn Beck, and that is fear mongering. They will demonize him and say how hate filled he is. It is all just part of the war of words. The left can not stand to have a different opinion out there.

  • carpoolmom SOUTH JORDAN, Salt Lake
    April 13, 2011 9:39 a.m.

    Thanks Jason for your comments. It really takes a lot of courage to stick up for Glen since there are so many that just go crazy when his name is mentioned and fill the comment page with hate. The last year on TV most of the time he talked about God or the constitution and our founders and telling us to be kind, good and give service. Obviously these bloggers have not watched his TV show. I don't like things Obama does but when theres an article written about him I usually don't comment and if I do I am respectful and just stick to the point of what I disagree with him. I don't attack him personally.

  • Fitness Freak Salt Lake City, UT
    April 13, 2011 9:32 a.m.

    I used to hope to get news without spin from the lamestream media (NBC, ABC,CBS,) but just before the 2008 election I realized all they were doing was giving the DNC free campaign air time.

    Now I watch the lamestream if they're doing maybe a cooking segment, but thats about all.

    I don't even have cable (buying my own health insurance)but I am able to go online occassionally and read Fox.

    I hope to be able to follow Glenn especially during the 2012 campaign.

  • Utahprof Salt Lake City, UT
    April 13, 2011 9:30 a.m.

    This story reads like it was written by someone who works for Beck. Oh, wait, it was written by someone who works for Beck! Doesn't the D-News have any degree of journalistic integrity - the kind which would distinguish a press release from a proper opinion piece.

    The interesting thing about this supposed glimpse into the real reason why Beck's show won't be on Fox anymore (I'll be agnostic about whether Beck walked or was pushed for the moment) is that it doesn't mention that he lost almost half his audience (that "ratings have slipped from the sky highs of the health care debate" isn't the same) and that a large number of advertisers refuse to have anything to do with his show. Even if he continues to hold a certain number of viewers, it means nothing without advertisers. And that the average age of his viewers is "circling the drain" makes him a truly lousy business prospect.

  • KM Cedar Hills, UT
    April 13, 2011 9:26 a.m.


    Or "truth has no agenda." Now thats profound.

    The left better get used to the fact that Beck, the tea party and conservatives are getting stronger, not weaker. They want our country back from the warmongers and the big - huge spending leftists. Including Bush.

  • gizmo33 St. George, Utah
    April 13, 2011 9:25 a.m.

    working class. you stated Beck is a hate monger and his act is wearing thin you got my vote I agree 100%

  • Chickenchaser Centralia, WA
    April 13, 2011 9:15 a.m.

    Religion and politics are divorce prone.

  • axle Riverton, UT
    April 13, 2011 9:15 a.m.

    Beck is just trying to use his talents to make a living. Everyone needs to see this. Quit trying to believe that these radio and TV hosts truly believe every word that they present to you. They are just trying to rile people up so that they will tune in and listen. The more people do that, the more sponsors jump on board to advertise, the more that happens, the more the network can pay the host. It is about money, not what these guys believe to be the truth. It doesn't matter if you are Beck, Henedy, or Stern it is all the same.
    Once the advertisers feel that it is time to get out the host is done, plain and simple.

  • Eric the Half-bee Bountiful, UT
    April 13, 2011 9:13 a.m.

    Love how you slipped "the daily show" and "new deal" into the same sentence.

  • phgreek Hooper, UT
    April 13, 2011 9:12 a.m.

    ...seemed a fair treatment of the issue. I've seen some of Beck's material. Thus far I would give him a B for the research and the conclusions he draws from it. I try not to label people based on historical definitions because there is always baggage. You can't call someone Marxist in the academic sense without invoking imagery that goes too far...Beck is dead on in many of his assessments, but people tend not to see the academic use of terms and see the sensational. Suffice it to say, there are very bad folks in DC right now, and we need to continue to run they, and their financiers out. Beck did a good job dogging them for who they really were. I suspect he will continue to do so.

  • New Mexico Albuquerque, NM
    April 13, 2011 9:11 a.m.

    Some of the things Beck says are very hard to hear------ even putting me to the point of fatigue! However, that does not make those things false or irrelevant.

  • dueling banjos salt lake city, ut
    April 13, 2011 8:57 a.m.

    another pide piper ...who'll goes his way like bush, all been rehearsed ...I almaost made it out of the middle class now there isn't one. I mean the guys who sneak across the borders have more rights than I do and I pay for that. Then Newsweek's article revealing some pretty gory stuff in the article "the military's secret"...and glen never uttered a word ..there's no glory so there's no story only someone's child caught in the strike zone! Now that's a rap!!

  • Bluto Sandy, UT
    April 13, 2011 8:51 a.m.

    When was the last time, you heard of someone being fired, who then was allowed to stay on the job for another 7 or 8 months, and then on top of that, the Employer, that just fired you, also signs a multi-million dollar contract with you, to produce programming?

    Fire me all day long if that's the net result, please Sir, may I have another.

    The wishful thinking of Beck's demise, by his critics, is about to be re-set, and they are about to have their World rocked, when Beck announces his new upcoming projects. He's not going away, so buckle up lefties.

    And have you noticed, his critics never challenge Beck with specificity and counter arguments? Why, because they can't.

    So they continually just make broad generalized perjorative rants, with nothing to back it up with.

  • Daniel9193 Calgary, Alberta
    April 13, 2011 8:47 a.m.

    Beck was fired or at least not renewed at the option of Fox. He had viewers but could not attract new advertisers and in any media an audience without revenue means you will not be around long. Half his ads were promos for other Fox programs to fill dead ad space and many of the other half had direct links to him as a spokesperson.
    I listen(ed) everyday to his TV on XM radio and though I lost the chalkboard visual, it was still the best hour of comedy available on the radio for my daily commute.

  • Sandy Salt Lake City, UT
    April 13, 2011 8:43 a.m.

    My dad listens to Brother Beck and keeps me posted. I turn it on every now and then as an antidote to NPR, many of whose listeners, like Beck's, think it is the be-all and end-all.

    Everyone has an angle, a bias, a spin. As I read and listen, I pay attention to my gut, which tells me that NPR is very smart and dignified but sorely lacking innocence. As for Brother Beck, he is smart and abounding in innocence, but oh what fearmongerer he is. I'm sure it pays well, but my gut tells me that at least that part of his gospel is not true.

    As for this column, my gut says, . . . hmm, maybe, maybe not. May your venture with him accomplish all you hope.

    And as for the Truth, my gut says Truth Will Prevail.

  • Phill Provo, UT
    April 13, 2011 8:39 a.m.

    Why are we supposed to care why Beck was fired? Why is there a defensive article as if we cared to know? Why wasn't there a similar article for Olberman been fired??
    Ok Ok I get it, lots of Beck listeners and followers, and yeah he's LDS therefore he deserves a spot.. but come on, can you please be a little more biased with this article? (sorry for my sarcasm)

  • LOL holladay, utah
    April 13, 2011 8:33 a.m.

    Glenn Beck, like all neocons, gives me a warm and fuzzy feeling all over.
    He makes me feel more American, more righteous, more ... well, more than any liberal could ever be in this lifetime.
    After Beck speaks, preaches, teaches, I feel like a huge weight's been lifted from my shoulders. I want to go out and buy 37 more American flags and wave them all at once - especially in the faces of those pesky liberals. My blood pressure drops, my migraines go away, and I feel more love and brotherhood towards everyone than I have ever felt in my life.
    I worship Glenn Beck. My hero, my idol, my true American guru. I wish I could be more like Glenn Beck in everyway. Especially when I look at my meager bank statements.

  • CA. reader Rocklin, CA
    April 13, 2011 8:28 a.m.

    There is an old saying in the news world: Never let the truth stand in the way of a good story.

    All the media is losing customers to other sources of news like Fox, et al, because people are not as sheep-like as NBC, CBS, ABC, et al would like us to be. We can see through their supremely biased reporting. Now there are alternative sources that spell out truths that many in power would rather we didn't know. The light of truth is almost more than they can bear.

  • KM Cedar Hills, UT
    April 13, 2011 8:17 a.m.

    Whats really strange is these leftists writing about this article have never, that I have seen, ever, doubted the machine that is the DNC media. Influenced greatly by Soros and his ilk. Putting out talking points day after day, and striving to curb or "nudge" free speech by influencing advertisers and such.

    utahblue, who is the quarterback for the anti-American left? I mean the anti-free speech left, the ones that don't like to be exposed to the sunlight. I know that 'spooky dude' works in the front office of the team, and maybe he is the quarterback, but be a little more curious and tell us who is running the White House?

  • marxist Salt Lake City, UT
    April 13, 2011 8:06 a.m.

    Re: BrentBot "They try to disparage his routing out the Marxists in the Obama administraiton..." Alas, there aren't any.

  • Evets Eagle Mountain, UT
    April 13, 2011 8:05 a.m.

    Thanks Jason for a good positive story on Beck. I am so tired of the negative articles that are so far from the truth. Beck has talked about a transition for a long time. It came as no surprize. He was already going in new directions.

  • BoomerJeff Saint George, UT
    April 13, 2011 7:56 a.m.

    I loved Glenn's TV show and will miss it. He took current events, tried to connect them, and then predict what it will mean to us in the future. He tried to show the motivations of influencial people (good or bad) and what they believed in, and what they are trying to accomplish. There is no other news show that does this. He will be greatly missed on a daily basis and his fans will search him out through other media. One of the most important themes in the Book of Mormon is for us in the latter days to recognize and stamp out "secret combinations" so they don't destroy us. I think Glenn Beck has been faithful to this plea. "Well done Good and faithful servant".

  • silas brill Heber, UT
    April 13, 2011 7:47 a.m.

    [ ... the grind of a daily show handcuffs Beck. ]

    What a joke. Sorry your eccentric boss lost his job as a fiction writer.

  • working class Salt Lake City, UT
    April 13, 2011 7:46 a.m.

    Beck is a hate monger, and his act is wearing thin. I used to be scared to death of him - that is no longer true. I have never felt esteem for the guy even though I share his faith.

  • Winglish Lehi, UT
    April 13, 2011 7:31 a.m.


    Glenn Beck's propaganda machine crossed the bridge from zany indignation to lunacy. Once the public understands that you're certifiable, well, nobody really feels comfortable in your presence.

  • Bluto Sandy, UT
    April 13, 2011 7:24 a.m.

    What's laughable, is when they state that Becks's ratings have plummeted 30%.

    They take a snapshot spike in his ratings, during the Health Care/Election coverage, and then create a false baseline.

    Like Obama taking the average National Deficit of 2-4 hundred billion, to 1.5 trillion his first year and then treating 1.5 trillion as the new annual deficit norm.

    With Beck they use his 3+ million viewers ratings spike in that one month period, and then treat that as the norm. It's not.

    Hannity, O'reilly, Grethe etc. also peaked at this time and then dropped, yet nobody is saying that their tratings have plummeted?

    Reality is, Beck has averaged about 2 million viewers for each year. Taking singular snapshots is deceptive by design. It's why you just can't trust the MSM anynmore.

    Michael Jordan had some high water marks of 70 points or so. Where his 2 week or one month average may have been 40 or 50 points. When he leveled off to his 30 points a game average, did people say his scoring has dropped by 30% or 40%?

    Beck still beats his competition by 4-5 fold.

  • Schwa South Jordan, UT
    April 13, 2011 7:18 a.m.

    I don't think many people doubt his creativity. He's been saying imaginary things for years.

  • bgl Santa Monica, CA
    April 13, 2011 7:17 a.m.

    Sounds like Jason has hitched his wagon to a falling star. This article reminds me of the kid who has been placed in the corner on a time out and is still jumping around saying, "Look everybody! I'm still doing things!!!"

  • daclash Yuba City, CA
    April 13, 2011 7:15 a.m.

    You met with him about a potential project together and then I'm supposed to believe this story is unbiased?

  • Springvillepoet Springville, UT
    April 13, 2011 6:55 a.m.

    It looks as if Jason Wright is looking to make certain he has a future with Glenn. Why else write a pro-Beck article for the DN? Talk about preaching to the choir, Utah is the one place where PR isn't needed for Beck.

  • Cats Somewhere in Time, UT
    April 13, 2011 6:53 a.m.

    Thanks Jason. I knew he wasn't fired, but the wrong story seems to be going around. Unfortunately, not that many Americans will read this story.

  • UtahBlueDevil Durham, NC
    April 13, 2011 6:45 a.m.

    So let me understand this.... in effect you are saying that he is like the hottest quarterback in football, and that every time he has the ball, his team scores. But despite this, he is soon to be a "free agent" and his team has decided to pre-announce that they will not be resigning their star player.... just because he is just too good.

    Now maybe the media is a bit different. Maybe too good of ratings is a bad thing. Perhaps, just perhaps, Fox decided they were tired of fighting off advertisers for that time slot, so they decided to cut lose their star property. Sort of like the Colts cutting lose Manning because the headache of all those season ticket renewals becoming too big of a head ache.

    Or could it be that Beck suffered the same fate that a lot of other shock radio people suffered when they made the transition to TV? This would fall into the same category as Howard Stern being cut loose while he was at the top of his game, and despite his rating being through the roof.

    Beck got let go not because he was too good.

  • A_Chinese_American Cedar Hills, UT
    April 13, 2011 6:42 a.m.

    I love Glenn Beck's show a lot, and very much admire his creativity also. Hope he will be successful in the new era.

  • flatlander Omaha, NE
    April 13, 2011 6:37 a.m.

    The first question that comes to mind is whether Jason Wright is as far off the true story as the other news sources he talks about. Maybe he is not as relevent anymore as he once was. The fact that his numbers beat other non relevent shows does not make him a winner. I do not hear co workers talk about him anymore like I used to. Just like the flags that everyone flew after 9-11, they are either old and faded or not there anymore.

  • DN Subscriber Cottonwood Heights, UT
    April 13, 2011 6:31 a.m.

    "Why Fox fired Glenn Beck" headline is hardly indicative of what the story actually says.

    Is this merely a lazy headline writer, or poor choice of words, or is it confirmation of the very points the story makes that the media distorts Beck and is out to get him?

    Enquiring minds want to know?

    And, I am not even a fan of Beck's!

  • BrentBot Salt Lake City, UT
    April 13, 2011 6:15 a.m.

    Jason Wright is absolutely correct. The Mainstream Media would like nothing better than to see Glenn Beck fail. They try to disparage his routing out the Marxists in the Obama administraiton, by calling him a prevaricator. But anyone who has watched his show knows he uses their own words - which are embarassing to them to be found out.

  • Anon 64 Oahu, HI
    April 13, 2011 6:09 a.m.

    With or without Beck on Fox the World Still turns. Yes the Sky is ealling in, but there is Not Much You Can Do About It.

  • awsomeron1 Oahu, HI
    April 13, 2011 6:05 a.m.

    Can we all say TMI (to much information). I do not listen to Beck much any more, not because he is bad, but because he is a 3hr Commerical.

    The Glenn Beck Show has become a Commerical Having a Radio and TV Show at the same time is very often to much.

    I hope he gets to spend a little more time with his family. It is more that Beck Fired Fox then Fox Fierd Beck.

    Maybe he just wanted to stop. Have you ever Quit a job on good terms, just because you did not want to do it anymore.

    He has enough money he could stop right now and do nothing else ever, and his kids could be near do well and his grand kids also, way way into the future.

    WE do not want Beck to wind up doing a Dr. Laura.

  • Old Scarecrow Brigham City, UT
    April 13, 2011 5:54 a.m.

    This story is spinning so fast it may go flying right off my computer screen at any moment.

  • Penguin Inc. Salt Lake City, Utah
    April 13, 2011 3:14 a.m.

    Well, you've staged quite a brilliant defense for dear Glenn. And with such spunk and attitude. Nicely done. Now, if only Mr. Beck were more moderate. Sigh. But, I guess conspiracies can't really be moderate, can they?