Beck Ditches CNN for Fox
Drudge is reporting (this via the N.Y. Times) that Glenn Beck, one of CNN’s O’Reilly-wannabe talk show hosts is going right where he belonged all along: to FOX News. The Times is reporting this as a big loss for CNN:
His defection is a serious loss for Headline News, which has seen its ratings soar since it replaced hourly news updates with opinionated hosts in prime time.
I’m not sure. I don’t see Beck as a good ideological fit for CNN (unless they’re looking to build their right-wing audience). Personally, if I were the boss at CNN I’d try to steal Keith Olberman or Rachel Maddow away from MSNBC to replace Beck. I think they’re much more in synch with the CNN audience; or at least more in synch with it than Beck ever was. And given what’s likely to happen on November 4th, I think interest in liberal political talk shows is going to increase massively just as FOX blossomed when Bush assumed the presidency.
By the by, I reported here that Beck, during an interview, accused Keith Ellison, the first Muslim-American to sit in Congress, of supporting Islamic terrorism. Is that the kind of journalism for which CNN was specially suited?
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I watched the loathsome Beck’s interview with Keith Ellison.
As Ellison mounted the stage, and Beck approached him to shake hands, Beck, said, “Really now, can’t you understand why if I would be nervous sitting next to a Muslim on a plane?”
Yes Beck belongs on Fox News. I think really all of them belong 6 feet under.
If I had to pick one reason for the rightward drift of our country, and the dumbing down of our population [and there are many factors] I put the onus on these right-wing radio and tv talk-show hosts.
@ellen: Yes, I agree that they’re responsible for the coarsening of our culture. But they couldn’t succeed unless the traits & habits were already there within some of the viewers. It’s a nasty symbiotic thing…which came first the right wing media’s hate & ignorance or the audience’s??
Woah!- silverstein- Ellen- you bunch of hypocrites! One of the pillars of our freedoms is the right to personal opinion- and just because it disagrees with your own does not make you a hater- reread your posts- YOU don’t sound very “tolerant” ( gag hack) to me! As for ingnorance, well, maybe you should really look deeply into obama’s history and present day connections, they are NOT what they seem. He is not being fair to his near and dear muslim partners by denying his ahem- his own words: “muslim faith.” He is a freakin’ chameleon! If you are____, then be who you are! Dont ride the fence. That’s all.
p.s. No, I am not pro McCain- I am one of those “undecided” folks – ha! – funny to be sought after.
BUt I AM of Jewish descent- 3rd generation German Jews- Jacoby family.
@Amy: Obama’s “Muslim faith?” Says who? You, Jerome Corsi, Andy Martin, Daniel Pipes & who else? Just as I thought.
Undecided my arse. Unless the choices you’re considering are Bob Barr or John McCain.