Glenn Beck got fired! Have you seen or heard that statement elsewhere? No, and you probably never will. This conservative views that as a shame!Who is Glenn Beck? Well, he is one of the brightest stars on FOX News, the #1 rated cable news channel, with an estimated 2.2 million daily viewers, that’s who!
So why is he leaving such an obviously successful program? The spinners are saying that he is seeking greener pastures. That he has other venues for his opinions… why he even has his own website! Big deal! So do I. So what? And a daily radio program, from 9 – noon Eastern… not exactly prime time. And he writes books and makes speeches. But the goose that was laying all his other golden eggs was his daily FOX presentation at 5 PM Eastern.
Why did Roger Ailes, a very powerful man, president of the Fox News Channel and chairman of the Fox Television Stations Group, cancel his program? Ailes is not known for inability to express himself, but in an interview with the Associated Press, he was very ambiguous as he talked about Beck’s departure from his daily program, which will occur later in the year.
What were Beck’s sins? For one thing, he’s was the guy who exposed President Barack Obama’s “green jobs czar,” Van Jones, as a communist sympathizer, causing his hasty White House departure. Beck also drove a campaign against ACORN, which was taking taxpayer dollars and using them to commit voter fraud. Subsequently, and with considerable regret, Congress defunded ACORN. Well, at least they said they did. And now he is exposing the George Soros connection in everything from our leading financial institutions, to the main-stream media, to the current White House Security Advisor.
And who can forget Beck’s red “hot line” telephone with a direct connection to the White House Information Office? Since he was being accused by the White House of misrepresenting the political facts, Beck set up a direct line on which he daily invited the President’s staff to call and correct any errors they may have uncovered. He never got a single call!
I will admit that I got a little bored with his daily revelations of corruption, and political and financial connections between those we have elected to serve our interests and those who seek to change our way of life and overthrow our government. Sometimes we just don’t like a daily barrage of such unpleasant news. But sadly, Beck had the documentation to back up his facts, and the ability to display it convincingly. It was information we needed, even though we perhaps got tired of hearing about it.
Obviously he stepped on some very important toes, who expressed their displeasure through the George Soros funded Media Matters and other left-wing publications, through the usual late night comedians, and through competing news organizations who were anxious to be a part of the hanging posse.
Since even that wasn’t enough to get Glenn canned, they obviously got to Roger Ailes himself. Now who, or what organization, could possibly have the power to force such action by a man as powerful as Mr. Ailes? For that answer, we must ask ourselves, who, or what, was being illuminated in Beck’s spotlight of truth? This conservative views the answer as fairly obvious.