The Glenn Beck Channel?

The New York Times’ Brian Stelter writes about what Glenn Beck might do next if he leaves FNC…

The possibility that Glenn Beck will exit the Fox News Channel at the end of the year has prompted a big question in media circles: if he leaves, how will he bring his considerable audience with him?

Two of the options Mr. Beck has contemplated, according to people who have spoken about it with him, are a partial or wholesale takeover of a cable channel, or an expansion of his subscription video service on the Web.

Reports this week that Joel Cheatwood, a senior Fox News executive, would soon join Mr. Beck’s growing media company, Mercury Radio Arts, were the latest indication that Mr. Beck intended to leave Fox, a unit of the News Corporation, when his contract expired at the end of this year.

Notably, Mr. Beck’s company has been staffing up — making Web shows, some of which have little or nothing to do with Mr. Beck, and charging a monthly subscription for access to the shows.

16 Responses to “The Glenn Beck Channel?”

  1. whitneymuse Says:

    Really? I personally gave up on Beck after his debut on FOX (FNC). It got (his show) just was too tedious
    The day that I knew he was not serious about keeping my eyeballs was the day he ate a bowl of Ice cream for the opening of his show; that finished my experiment of watching Beck.

    Read where the big Talk radio station in NYC, dropped him from their lineup. (like I’m doing now) since it’s 11PM.
    He has the rep of loving his money more so he’ll go where the $$ is greener.

  2. I think Beck goes back to being beck if he leaves Fox. He caught a wave, a moment, and once he walks away it’s over. As it is, 8/28 seems like a couple of years ago, and no way in the world could he do it again. He’ll probably have a large internet presence, but then…so does Breitbart.

  3. He’ll have an hour on CBN in ten years, where he’ll have a dandy time explaining how he’s a Last Days Mormon.

  4. whitneymuse Says:

    Yes, Laura and Joeremi,

    For those that have done the study of Old Testament and New Testament “end Times” scratched their heads when Beck explained his “choice” of Mormonism for his religion; he appreciated its teachings.
    Beck, If God gave you the real path in life, do you think that
    God wanted you to make up the one that fit into your theatre?

    That’s another clue that Beck’s act is for life according to Beck.

    I’m just not buying this guy’s act.

  5. The big thing about Beck and FNC is that while Beck viewers are mostly FNC viewers FNC viewers are not necessarily Beck viewers. If he leaves he will take most of ‘his’ viewers with him but FNC won’t necessarily lose viewership. Those FNC viewers, who like many here, will watch whomever replaces Beck as long as the pro Republican POV remains consistent; which is not a stretch to believe.

  6. whitneymuse Says:

    Even Limbaugh when he takes those flyer day offs there are some who don’t go back; my view is Limbaugh can take his day off to be with his bride; fine.
    There’s enough money on his contract to bring him back to be on schedule.

    There are plenty of coservative voices still viable, too.

  7. whitneymuse Says:

    Precisely.

  8. My understanding, such as it is, is that his wife is Mormon and there was some compelling interest in that area.

  9. whitneymuse Says:

    hm
    Beck or limbaugh?

    And, are you defending Beck? (not that there’s anything wrong with that;
    I personally think he’s not worthy… of the following and that’s just my sense of it.

    That may be harsh, but there’s something not right there. (Beck that is…

    Debbie Sclussle (sic) was the first to call him overtly not really a conservative. When he was on HLN network I think.

    Not that you must be conservative to get it right; but it’s what I relate to mostly.
    Truth is truth.

  10. The person saddest with Beck leaving might be Lawrence O’Donnell. He’s been roasting Beck over his Biblical; shall we say; inconsistencies for days now. 😉

  11. I don’t mind disagreeing with someone, and Beck has always been an 80/20 proposition in that area. My thing is that he’s starting to remind me of my husband, and that ain’t a good career-move. As for ‘inconsistencies’, the one last Friday where he complained about Obama’s inaction on Libya, and then lamented being in a ‘third war’..that one ranked right up there.

  12. whitneymuse Says:

    fritz3

    I’m hoping to see O’Donnell go ballistic like he did when he defended Kerry; that was one memorable TV theater.

    Beck has got to cry again before he leaves (if he does)
    Maybe O’Donnell will precipitate one last tear from Beck.

    It’s on the mean side, but Beck does that fake tear thing, so he makes it open for comment.

  13. missy5537 Says:

    Why would anyone from Fox confide to the NYTimes, of all places? That rag is Public Enemy #1 as far as FNC is concerned.

    True, Beck is clownish at times, but I happen to like it! It’s certainly a change of pace from everyone else on TV.

    And he’s been right about stuff, don’t forget. I think he’s on to something with the Cloward-Piven topic (interest groups trying to collapse the economy), he’s been pretty accurate on the cost of food increasing, and I think his “caliphate” thing is definitely playing out. But as an evangelical Christian, I don’t see how he can embrace Mormonism, and I certainly don’t get my “religion” from him!

    I think HE would be better off at Fox, but as others have mentioned, Fox would do well no matter who is in that slot (although Beck probably brings in more viewers than anyone else would at that time). We shall see.

  14. whitneymuse Says:

    missy5537 Says

    Said it; Can’t do anymore.

    But, I want to see him go another “drama thing” before he leaves (if he does)…

    Missy the “Caliphate thing” is as old as the hills, too.

    If that’s the best he can do, I’m not willing to go through his drama to get where he’s going.

    I can truly see why he’s lost a huge hunk of his audience.

    He’s really due for a drama-thing, I can feel it.

    Roger Ailes captured his view on “talent” when Paula Zahn left;
    Something about putting a ( ) in that slot and still get ratings.

  15. So Missy since your a real Beck viewer; and not one of us idiots watching him for laughs; if he goes do you plan to follow him to his new network or stick with whoever FNC has on when he’s on the tube?

  16. missy5537 Says:

    Fritz, it depends on where he goes and who replaces him. If he’s off to somewhere like “Current TV”, probably not. And if they put someone like Curtis Sliwa on, yes, I’d watch, maybe for entertainment!

    But a great guy (and maybe underrated) would be Judge Napolitano. He does have his own program on FBN, and often sits in for Beck, but I’d love to see him with his own shown on FNC.

    We’ll see what happens.

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