And Here Comes The Towel
Fox Nooze™ finally decided their boy has had enough.
NEW YORK (AP) — Glenn Beck later this year will end his Fox News Channel talk show, which has sunk in the ratings and has suffered from an advertiser boycott.
Fox and Beck’s company, Mercury Radio Arts, said Wednesday they will stay in business creating other projects for Fox television and digital, starting with some documentaries Beck is preparing.
Beck said that he went to Roger Ailes, Fox News chairman and CEO, in January to discuss ways they could continue to work together without the daily show.
“Half of the headlines say he’s been canceled,” Ailes said. “The other half say he quit. We’re pretty happy with both of them.”
Beck said he noted on his show Tuesday that “how many times can I tell the (George) Soros story,” referring the liberal donor that Beck has made a target of attacks.
“We felt Glenn brought additional information, a unique perspective, a certain amount of passion and insight to the channel and he did,” Ailes said. “But that story of what’s going on and why America is in trouble today, I think he told that story as well as could be told. Whether you can just keep telling that story or not … we’re not so sure.”
How much more punishment could the guy take, really? Papa Murdock has been bankrolling his side-show for over a year in the UK, and his list of sponsors here was beginning to resemble some of the Tea Bagger “rallies” of late. Pathetic.
The sad fact that he still holds on to well over a million viewers speaks more to the wretched state of conservative America than to any skill the man has at keeping viewers. His shtick lost it’s luster after about the fourth show for any sentient beings who could stomach tuning in. This sentiment from Media Matters founder David Brock pretty much sums it up:
“The only surprise is that it took Fox News months to reach this decision.”
Poor Roger Ailes added this lament:
“Advertisers who get weak-kneed because some idiot on a blog site writes to them and says we need to stifle speech, I get a little frustrated by that,” he said.
That’s right, some meaningless idiot on a blog site wrote some mean letters and stifled little Glenny’s free speech, which was enough of an annoyance to get Roger “a little frustrated”. Well done Stop Beck. Any effort that could pull Roger Ailes away from stuffing his face long enough to be frustrated is something to be proud of.
So as we all say good-bye to the Mad Tea Bagger’s regular Fox show, just remember that he’ll unfortunately still be around giving the gift of deluded insanity for a long time to come.