Glenn Beck's Final Show Airs On Fox News Channel

Glenn Beck, who burned bright and burned fast at Fox News Channel, does his final show on the network Thursday before going into business for himself.

Beck is setting up his own Internet network, GBTV, and will begin streaming a two-hour live show there in September. His fans can pay $9.95 a month for access to GBTV, or $4.95 to see just his daily show. Beck will continue a separate syndicated radio program.

Beck's conservative populism resonated almost immediately with Fox viewers when he started in January 2009, drawing audiences unseen before in a late afternoon time slot on cable news. At his peak in January 2010, Beck's show averaged 2.9 million viewers each day.

Beck, whose Fox run began with Barack Obama's presidency, would warn darkly of things going wrong in the country, sometimes spinning complex theories on blackboards behind him. Occasionally, he'd be moved to tears.

His popularity faded, although Beck still led his time slot. He was averaging 1.86 million viewers a day so far this year, down 23 percent from the same period in 2010, the Nielsen Co. said. An advertising boycott that began after Beck said Obama had a "deep-seated hatred for white people" led to more than 400 advertisers telling Fox they didn't want their commercials seen on his show.

Fox and Beck headed for a divorce, their relationship largely soured by control issues. Beck has set up his own diversified business, as he makes speeches, writes books and owns a website along with GBTV, which is run by a former Fox executive.


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  • by Anonymous on Jul 11, 2011 at 04:28 PM
    Obama Snake Oil Co on Jul 7, 2011 at 07:45 AM in reply to Mammie about Fox News..."Yeah, that is why they are number one in honesty and integrity and the left is going after them". IS THAT WHY MURDOCH NEWSPAPERS ARE NOW UNDER INVESTIGATION FOR BRIBERY,FRAUD,PHONE HACKING'S?
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      by Obama Snake Oil Co on Jul 14, 2011 at 07:37 AM in reply to
      I am sure Murdock personally broke into all this...seems like that was probably, employees that did that but you seem to know better. Isn't that mediamatters spin great or what?
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        by Hiding something on Jul 14, 2011 at 11:32 AM in reply to Obama Snake Oil Co
        Murdoch reverses course and says he will testify to parliament. The switch comes only hours after Murdoch, chairman of News Corp., sent a letter to the chairman of the parliamentary committee looking into a phone-hacking scandal to say that he would be "UNABLE TO ATTEND." Murdoch did say, however, that he would appear before a judge-led inquiry only. Probably paid them off, great to be rich.
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          by Obama Snake Oil co on Jul 15, 2011 at 04:10 PM in reply to Hiding something
          Yeah, it makes no difference for him to lose some liberal paper guys. You do know he is one of Yours? You do know he gave money to Obamas campaign? You mean mediamatters didn't tell you that? I am floored! Well, he is just a rich owner of the paper like he owns fox...he doesn't run them, he just collects the money and invests in more. In fact, you know he actually pays taxes? Unlike the liberals biggest supporter George Soros who hides them with those supposedly, tax exempt donations. You know, mediamatterstoSoros.com? You keepin up? I am so glad Beck has his new station GBTV so he can finish the job of exposing the left agenda. Gosh, he is a lot smarter than you, you believe it...now thats funny.
  • by At the top Location: enc on Jul 8, 2011 at 10:43 AM
    Of course Murcoch is not in trouble-the owners never are. They just reap the rewards! Murdoch's company actually intercepted phone calls from a kidnap victim and kept it a secret! This is what Murdoch calls "freedom"? I wonder how many here in the US are also victims of this type of invasion! I do hope this starts an intensive investigation of every "news" Mr. Murdoch is involved in!
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      by Kevin on Jul 8, 2011 at 11:44 AM in reply to At the top
      They will not have to look to far, start with Fox news. With the most mis-informed viewers.
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        by Obama Snake Oil co on Jul 8, 2011 at 01:43 PM in reply to Kevin
        Really? Can you name the first black president in America?
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          by to osoc on Jul 9, 2011 at 04:29 AM in reply to Obama Snake Oil co
          How did you escape from the Betty Ford Center?
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      by Obama Snake Oil co on Jul 8, 2011 at 01:45 PM in reply to At the top
      Hot off the press at Huffingtonhooey. Gosh, you sheep are so blind...Notsees? You a Notsee? Did you vote for hopey changey? We believe....there will be a big change in 2012...anyone but obama wins. What a loser he is.
  • by Obama Snake Oil Co Location: Washington on Jul 8, 2011 at 05:01 AM
    If you are going to spread hooey, know the real facts first. Murdoch is not in trouble. This is why you don't go to huffington post for your spoon feeding. http://www.businessweek.com/ap/financialnews/D9OB24F81.htm
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      by Anonymous on Jul 8, 2011 at 06:19 AM in reply to Obama Snake Oil Co
      No, his company is, people are getting arrested over this. People in the UK are furious and I don't blame them. Would you be happy if a news orgiznation hacked your email, or cellphone?
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      by Obama Snake Oil Co on Jul 8, 2011 at 01:42 PM in reply to Obama Snake Oil Co
      Pretty sure Obama has the CIA doing that to you now, ask Anthony Weiner. Beck is no longer associated with News Corp....he has a bigger attack in mind on the left. You know, stupidity is easy to expose...the truth is not personal with the guy.
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        by Anonymous on Jul 8, 2011 at 07:06 PM in reply to Obama Snake Oil Co
        Stupidity is easy to expose....that explains why everyone can see you are full of BS. If you would stop watching Fox Fake News long enough, you will see that the story is legit.
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          by Obama Snake Oil Co on Jul 10, 2011 at 04:44 AM in reply to
          Its not. The internet is the source of my news, left and right, I just use Fox as the gage. I know you really want a scandal out of this but consider, Murdock is one of yours, a liberal. Of course if you watched real news or used you fingertips to find out the truth, you wouldn't sound like a kid with his first computer. Good luck with that hopey changey thing...its not going so good. Apparently, there were these irresponsible people that didn't use their fingertips to find out about this president.
  • by Heather on Jul 8, 2011 at 03:11 AM
    He bought his own show, must be nice to be rich.
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      by Anonymous on Jul 8, 2011 at 06:50 AM in reply to Heather
      Ok, yeah, so hate on him for benefitting from his hard labor. Can
  • by Bubba on Jul 7, 2011 at 02:09 PM
    Fear and Sensationalism.... Something the WAL-MART crowd buys in droves... Good Luck to you Mr.Beck.... Maybe you will find a home on day time television somewhere...
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      by Obama Snake Oil co on Jul 7, 2011 at 02:50 PM in reply to Bubba
      While you were there did you restock on koolaid? Beck now has his own network...didn't anybody tell you that?
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        by Anonymous on Jul 7, 2011 at 07:05 PM in reply to Obama Snake Oil co
        He is RICH, he can buy anything he wants with idiots that continue to give him MONEY, He has already bought YOU.
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      by Earl on Jul 7, 2011 at 07:07 PM in reply to Bubba
      Fear and Sensationalism made him rich. Blind followers of the self proclaimed Rodeo Clown. He even admits this himself.
  • by william Location: rocky mount on Jul 6, 2011 at 07:59 AM
    This is one individual that will not be missed. How people get rich spewing this rhetoric is something only Americans can enjoy.....Oh wait, Rupert Murdoch is Australian, right?
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      by Obama Snake Oil co on Jul 6, 2011 at 03:55 PM in reply to william
      You mean those rich people like Al Gore who lied to millions of people to make money and get rich? Yeah, there is dirty money and clean money...at least Murdoch gets his clean. Maybe you mean John Edwards who made money sueing pharma companies so drugs that provided good life for most, went away so they could live miserable lives due to the drug going off the market.
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        by Anonymous on Jul 6, 2011 at 04:35 PM in reply to Obama Snake Oil co
        At least Murdock gets his money clean????What planet did you just arrive from, and where do you get your drugs?
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        by W hat ? on Jul 6, 2011 at 05:10 PM in reply to Obama Snake Oil co
        Murdoch scandel hangs overhead. He is not all that clean. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/07/06/rupert-murdoch-news-of-the-world_n_891503.html
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          by Obama Snake Oil Co on Jul 7, 2011 at 04:24 AM in reply to W hat ?
          I wouldn't count on that story to much. You do know huffington post gets money from George Soros? You are aware of that? You do know they and moveon have a war against Fox and post missinfo every day? Try to stick to the facts....
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        by william on Jul 6, 2011 at 05:39 PM in reply to Obama Snake Oil co
        maybe you should Google the latest Murdoch scandal in the UK before you say that. Who mentioned Gore? Yes he's a politician I'm pretty sure that makes him untruthful too.
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          by Heather on Jul 7, 2011 at 12:46 AM in reply to william
          The Murdoch scandal has the UK upset, There is no telling how long this guy has been doing shady operations just for profits at the expense of innocent people.
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          by Obama Snake Oil co on Jul 7, 2011 at 02:52 PM in reply to william
          Yeah, we place Gore in with the slimeballs like Edwards. He made millions of the stupidity of those that fell for his stories too. You one of those?
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        by Kevin on Jul 8, 2011 at 02:53 AM in reply to Obama Snake Oil co
        You need to get out from under your rock more often. Ever heard of News of the World (Murdoch paper)? Well, they are going belly-up because of the scandal with Murdoch phone tapping, Editor Andy Coulson facing arrest, wonder why Murdoch is so nervous, not as "clean" as old snake oil thinks he is. But with all his money and political influence on the right, nothing will happen to him.
  • by Obama Snake Oil Co Location: Washington on Jul 5, 2011 at 01:12 PM
    So repeating moveon.org kiddie stuff is supposed to make you sound realy intelligent. Both or you are dead wrong, just posting libby nonsense like kids just learning to use a cell phone. By the way, let your koolaid sit for awhile after you mix it...tastes better as all the crap has entered it for ya. It really shows...really, I mean, really! Those kids stories were history a long time ago.
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      by to osoc on Jul 6, 2011 at 04:26 PM in reply to Obama Snake Oil Co
      What would have happen if the police had not stopped him in time?
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        by Anonymous on Jul 7, 2011 at 12:48 AM in reply to to osoc
        Thank God they stopped him, it would have been a blood bath at Becks expense.
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          by Obama Snake Oil Co on Jul 7, 2011 at 04:27 AM in reply to
          Becks new network will air 2 hours a day instead of one. You are gonna hate that. He was a thorn in your side, now he is more like an arrow.
  • by Gabby Gilfford on Jul 4, 2011 at 02:06 PM
    Fox News and Glenn Beck has inspired at least one person to attempt mass murder — a new report released removes any doubt. A heavily armed man named Byron Williams was on his way to kill people at two non-profit organizations (The Tides Foundation)in San Francisco, when he got into a gun battle with police before they eventually arrested him. Now, in an interview from jail, he's told us that Fox News' Glenn Beck was his major inspiration
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      by Anonymous on Jul 5, 2011 at 08:42 PM in reply to Gabby Gilfford
      Byron Williams would have used any excuse available to blow away people He was already a convicted felon. He had a serious rap sheet before his planned attempt to do away with some liberals. Like Loughner in AZ this man was unstable to begin with and prone to rants long before Glenn Beck entered the scene.
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        by Dennis on Jul 6, 2011 at 04:23 PM in reply to
        "Fox News' Glenn Beck was his major inspiration"....straight from the mouth of a lunatic, there are thousands just like him out there, just waiting for someone like Glenn Beck to motivate them, just like this nutjob did. I blame Beck for this guys actions.
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          by Obama Snake Oil Co on Jul 7, 2011 at 04:28 AM in reply to Dennis
          Actually, Obama motivates the lunatics. No work, no jobs and the sour ecomomy. What a dismal failure....
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          by Anonymous on Jul 7, 2011 at 12:17 PM in reply to Dennis
          Of course you would blame Glenn Beck because YOU HAVE NEVER watched his programs. Glenn Beck is not a hate monger. If he were his major influence then he would have been bringing the guy FOOD. Or inquiring into how he could help the person. Glenn Beck does not feed the fires of hate....period!
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      by Obama Snake Oil co on Jul 6, 2011 at 03:56 PM in reply to Gabby Gilfford
      Right off of moveon.org...bahhhhh....bahhhhh!
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        by Anonymous on Jul 7, 2011 at 05:47 AM in reply to Obama Snake Oil co
        U mad?
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          by Obama Snake Oil co on Jul 7, 2011 at 02:57 PM in reply to
          No, just a hater...hate ignorance and bliss and there seems to be a lot of it here these days by the losers of the house. Next election, it will get bad again as they lose the senate and they come here to post their ignorant bliss. With the economy and jobs in the tanks, some actually think Obama is doing a good job. Well, he failed miserably. I never thought there would be one worst than Carter...I stand corrected.
  • by Anonymous on Jul 2, 2011 at 07:47 PM
    Fox dropped this rodeo clown, after they continued to lose sponsors. Their rating were also slipping and this idiot was part of the problem. Kick-em to the curb before he embarrasses the network even more, one problem solved.
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      by Anonymous on Jul 6, 2011 at 10:23 AM in reply to
      You have no clue what you are talking about. You should do the research before typing falsehoods.
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        by Anonymous on Jul 6, 2011 at 04:25 PM in reply to
        According to the Washington Post, more than 200 companies have pulled their ads from Glenn Beck’s show(s), including Apple who, apparently, has pulled all ads from FNC! Ha Ha
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          by Obama Snake Oil Co on Jul 7, 2011 at 04:31 AM in reply to
          You mean the most liberal paper out there? Of course they posted that nonsense, Beck had a waiting list ever when Soros had moveon.org go after his advertisers. Good luck with that hooey.
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          by Anonymous on Jul 8, 2011 at 06:55 AM in reply to
          You read only what will bolster your argument and it doesn't have to be the truth. All it has to be for it to work for you is...hateful. It just has to be something that speaks negatively or presents your perceived enemy in a negative way. There is no room for the truth when one has a blind hatred.
  • by Obama Snake Oil Co Location: Washington on Jul 1, 2011 at 12:16 PM
    Isn't it great Lavon? He gets under your skin by telling the truth you never do....now he will be accessed on the internet where millions more will be able to catch his program for...ready? Two hours a night. You should go subscribe now so you can learn about the history of black America cause we know you have no idea about it. Just go to GBTV and sign up so you can learn something....useful.
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      by Anonymous on Jul 2, 2011 at 07:39 PM in reply to Obama Snake Oil Co
      Help this Moron get richer, lots of gullible people left.
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        by Jasper on Jul 2, 2011 at 08:01 PM in reply to
        Palin already got to them before Beck could. Both are just entertainers looking to get rich off Fox News zombies.
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          by Obama Snake Oil Co on Jul 5, 2011 at 01:13 PM in reply to Jasper
          Not worth a response...really.
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        by Obama Snake Oil Co on Jul 5, 2011 at 01:13 PM in reply to
        You mean like tell the truth? I know you are not used to that....
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