Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Mr. Clown, OOPS, I Mean Mr. Beck, is Leaving FOX News

by: Les Carpenter
Rational Nation USA
Birthplace of Independent Conservatism

This just out. Although it should not come as a surprise or disappointment to many.

Fox News and Glenn Beck announced Wednesday that Beck will "transition off of his daily program" later this year.

In a joint news release, Fox News and Mercury Radio Arts, Beck's production company, said that they will "work together to develop and produce a variety of television projects for air on the Fox News Channel as well as content for other platforms including Fox News’ digital properties."

Beck, the statement said, would "transition off of his daily program, the third highest rated in all of cable news, later this year." It is not clear what the programs will be, or how many of them there will be.

Both Beck and Fox News have been publicly hinting that a split could be forthcoming...{Read More}

Beck, immediately preceding and following the release of his book, Common Sense,
in this independent conservatives view served a rational and valuable purpose. But like so many "celebrities" he lost sight of that which constitutes rational, as well as the national, self interest.

Mr. Beck, like El Rusbo before him, strayed from the vision that made them relevant. It happened at the precise time they realized that the entertainment value of their message {with props and theatrics} would produce for them the greatest profit. Which of course equated to...  modify the message to fit the perceived greatest entertainment value and ultimate profit for them. So much for values I guess. Both sides of the political discourse aisle suffer from this.

Apparently ethics and values are relevant for some only as long as it contributes to their personal wealth. I leave it to each and every thinking individual reader to determine for themselves what that statement means.

Rational Nation USA wishes the Fox News clown well. We hope you are successful in all your future endeavors. And just in case you may be looking for a "real independent conservative" you know where you can find him. Actually if you do you may just find a truly "independent conservative woman", my wife to help set you straight. And for the record she has been wanting to do so for a very long time.

Cross posted to LCR

Discussions @ Memeorandum


  1. Humility and the media seldom make common cause with each other.

  2. Sounds like Beck isn't really going anywhere. He'll probably be responsible for raising a whole new herd of Beck clones.


  3. JMJ - Please enlighten me on some progressive clones {clowns} I may write about. Cause I'm d*mn sure you won't.

  4. LL - True, Nonetheless my position with respect to Beck et all stands.

  5. RN, I would personally like to put ALL of these partisan cable hosts out to pasture; Hannity, Maddow, Schultz, Beck, etc.. And, yes, thank God that we don't have to deal with that dick, Olbermann, anymore. He, in my opinion, was purely loathsome.

  6. Will,

    Have you had the opportunity to see Lawrence O'Donnell?

    Olbie was loathsome, true. But O'Donnell...yikes...this guy is certifiable.


  7. Yes, Donald, feel free to add Mr. O'Donnell to the list (this, although, he does have some people on who disagree with him - Mr. Olbermann NEVER did that).

  8. Beck has always been an entertainer. That was his stick back in his radio days. I think the problem is with Fox News. Ever since the Saudi money came in, their they have not been exactly supportive.

  9. Les: I listen to Beck's radio show in the mornings because it makes me laugh. And I watched his Fox show on TV on Tuesdays & Thursdays (my days off) because he USED to have a comical delivery, however, lately it's been rather doom & gloomy--which I don't like, hence I haven't been "tuning in".

    I certainly don’t worry about him, he’s not stupid. He knew his flame would eventually fizzle out and that’s probably why he began thinking up a new gig a while ago.

    But just a note, the Left shouldn’t celebrate too much—he’ll be around to drive them crazy for a little while longer! ;-)

  10. Pamela - You are probably right. I just won't be watching, or listening to him.

    Prefer to get conservative cometary from other sources.


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