Beck ending show on Fox
April 6th, 2011
01:25 PM ET
3 years ago

Beck ending show on Fox

(CNN) - Fox News Channel anchor Glenn Beck will end his daily show later this year to develop and produce a variety of television projects to air on the channel, according to a release Wednesday.

The new agreement between FNC and Mercury Radio Arts will ensure Beck appears on the television network and through other "digital properties."

"Glenn Beck is a powerful communicator, a creative entrepreneur and a true success by anybody's standards. I look forward to continuing to work with him," Fox News Chairman and CEO Roger Ailes said in a statement.

"Glenn Beck" launched in 2009. The host previously hosted a show on CNN's sister network HLN.

Howard Kurtz, Washington bureau chief for The Daily Beast and host of CNN's "Reliable Sources" said the split was a "divorce many months in the making."

"By the end, both sides wanted out," Kurtz said in an email. "Beck's show proved too radioactive for Fox, and the network became an uncomfortable home for Glenn Beck."


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  1. lulz

    He's only a success at being a fraud.

    April 6, 2011 02:29 pm at 2:29 pm |
  2. Rsprings

    I am not a huge fan of Beck but you have to admit his daily monologue thought provoking. I found it amusing how he could string facts together and back them up with video tape or books, articles, voice recordings etc. He could weave a conspiracy could he not. He also, pissed off the DEMS. That I like!

    April 6, 2011 02:30 pm at 2:30 pm |
  3. victor J

    This clown needs to just disappear into obscurity already. He is personally as toxic as his show is and unlike Sean Hannity and Bill O'Reilly, Beck, actually believes the crap he spews from his mouth on a daily basis. Him and his cohorts have effectively liked to their viewers so many times that 51% of them honestly believe the President is not even a US Citizen. That is just down right shameful!

    April 6, 2011 02:30 pm at 2:30 pm |
  4. JohnM

    "Glenn Beck is a powerful communicator, a creative entrepreneur and a true success by anybody's standards. I look forward to continuing to work with him," Fox News Chairman and CEO Roger Ailes said in a statement.
    Roger Sickees you forgot the human species standard. The wasted entity referred to as glen beck was and is an utter failure at qualifying as animal or vegetable.

    April 6, 2011 02:30 pm at 2:30 pm |
  5. Nick

    In other words, "We found a special brand of crazy that really resonates with our viewers, and we'd like to apply that to all of our shows"

    April 6, 2011 02:31 pm at 2:31 pm |
  6. navehm

    good riddance!

    April 6, 2011 02:32 pm at 2:32 pm |
  7. gt

    thats terrible news for msmbc.... thats all there lead stories down the drain... its been glen beck is for the last yr top lead story...msnbc will be doom with out this clown gone...

    April 6, 2011 02:32 pm at 2:32 pm |
  8. urbansprall

    beck should be off the air. the lie that is obamafraud is a bad lie which means its a lie like a child with chocolate all over his hands and mouth admits to not eating any candy. no matter how much beck and the rest of the mainstream media sycophants tell you otherwise, obamafraud is a real problem. everything you read, hear, or see today is controlled by a handful of corporations. they are all telling you the king has cloths. do you believe them? Start here: ask your congressmen and senators to address 042-68-4425 in a letter. how far do you get with that?

    April 6, 2011 02:32 pm at 2:32 pm |
  9. Jack Watcher

    Glen Beck is one sick puppy. The divisive drivel that he spouts is anti-American and bad for our country. The fact that he has so many followers is a sad and scary commentary on the state of our national mentality. As far as Roger Ailes comment goes, I would suggest that Hitler was also "a powerful communicator" and we all know how he turned out.

    April 6, 2011 02:33 pm at 2:33 pm |
  10. cerulamania

    but what will comedians make fun of now?!?!!

    April 6, 2011 02:33 pm at 2:33 pm |
  11. trailrunner

    Long overdue. . .

    April 6, 2011 02:33 pm at 2:33 pm |
  12. tstorm

    Glenn Beck is the face of mental illness. Glad he's a Republican!

    April 6, 2011 02:33 pm at 2:33 pm |
  13. William

    Beck has got to get out of the Fox media circuit because he would look "biased" when he and Sarah Palin run on the Republican ticket for the White House, guaranteeing the Republicans a huge loss in the next presidential election. Together, they are a pair of "lead balloons", insuring a Democratic victory.

    April 6, 2011 02:33 pm at 2:33 pm |
  14. Reality

    Send that guy to XM radio and leave him there to rot.

    April 6, 2011 02:34 pm at 2:34 pm |
  15. Joyce

    I will missMr.Beck

    April 6, 2011 02:34 pm at 2:34 pm |
  16. Adam

    Well, the biggest domestic terrorist loses one platform to spread his hate and ignorance on. Shame he isn't going away entirely though.

    April 6, 2011 02:36 pm at 2:36 pm |
  17. Pete

    "Glenn Beck is a true success by anybody's standards." Huh? Not by mine.

    April 6, 2011 02:36 pm at 2:36 pm |
  18. Chitown Jason

    Hah..you know you're crazy when your show is "too radioactive" for Fox, of all places.

    April 6, 2011 02:36 pm at 2:36 pm |
  19. Broz

    Hmm. I'm glad his show is over but sad he'll have even more crazy influence over additional programs on a channel with such a subversive narrative

    April 6, 2011 02:36 pm at 2:36 pm |
  20. Jessica

    Now where will I go for my daily sob fest and blackboard lessons?

    April 6, 2011 02:36 pm at 2:36 pm |
  21. Mountaineer

    His venom is full of exaggerations and lies that gullible people take as gospel. His words are dangerous as his storytelling is taken as truth when it's not!

    April 6, 2011 02:37 pm at 2:37 pm |
  22. Jack Watcher

    The divisive drivel that Glen Beck spouts is un-American and bad for our country. The fact that he has so many followers is a sad commentary on the state of our national mentality. As far as Roger Ailes comment goes, I would suggest that Hitler was also a "powerful communicator" and we all know how he turned out.

    April 6, 2011 02:38 pm at 2:38 pm |
  23. chuck

    Good, maybe he can get a job as Limbaughs side kick on talk radio. LOSERS.

    April 6, 2011 02:38 pm at 2:38 pm |
  24. mbcoh

    Hopefully this will get a few of his paranoid schizophrenic, feeble-minded, apocalyptic conspiracy nut fans off the lazy-boy and into therapy.

    April 6, 2011 02:38 pm at 2:38 pm |
  25. NotRedNorBlue

    So the rabid dog is no longer hindered by a leash but instead is allowed to roam free. Ugh!!!! I would prefer he still be on Fox News.

    April 6, 2011 02:38 pm at 2:38 pm |
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