Planet Beck

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  1. Mr.Fitnah
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    I give him a better chance than Harpo

    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?

    Glenn Beck already has his own media company, Mercury Radio Arts.



    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.

    Were Mr. Beck to set off on his own, it would be a landmark moment for the media industry, reflecting a shift in the balance of power between media institutions and the personal brands of people they employ.

    Mr. Beck, a conservative who often comes under criticism for his attacks on progressives and apocalyptic predictions, hosts a syndicated radio show in the morning and a Fox News show in the afternoon.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2011/03/23/business/media/23beck.html?_r=1
     
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    I think Beck is fucking loony toons. But he has a better chance than Harpo. LOL
     
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    Maybe he can go on the road with Charley Sheen.

    They can call it "Winning and Crying..."
     
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    Bravo Mr. Beck
     
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    Interesting. If anyone can do it, it's Glenn.
     
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    I suggest a merger between Beck's Mercury Radio Arts and Prison Planet/Infowars
     
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    I like most of what Beck says, but I can't listen to him. His delivery drives me insane.

    That said, if he were to start his own channel, it would give Fox a run for their money and blow CNN, MSNBC, and lowly NPR out of the water.

    The article states he might either start a new channel, or expand his web presence.

    I suggest he will do both, as well as strike a deal with XM.

    Howard Stern's days as "the King of Media" are numbered if Beck leaves Fox.
     
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    Why not? We have the 24 hour golf channel, why not the 24 hour hate channel?
     

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