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In the fall of 2011, Roger Ailes told journalist Howard Kurtz that he was turning down the partisan heat at the network. Ailes didn’t say so, but he had already decided that, in the interest Read More
Onetime Fox News host and current The Blaze proprietor has a flair for the theatrical–and he’s urging his followers to go see a Broadway show. Following in the footsteps of Rosie O’Donnell, the TV host is mobilizing his fans to support the Great White Way–in this case, the new show A Christmas Story, Read More
Glenn Beck’s Mercury Radio Arts has re-upped with syndication partner Premiere Networks in a deal that will pay Mr. Beck a staggering $100 M. over five years, reports The New York Times. It’s a significant bump from his previous contract, worth $10 million a year.
This time last year, Glenn Beck made former Air Force pilot and Mormon congressional candidate Chris Stewart’s history book, The Miracle of Freedom, a bestseller by promoting it on his radio show. Now the Tea Party media mogul hopes to repeat history with Mr. Stewart’s series of thrillers, The Great and Terrible.
We already know how Andrea Peyser feels about the Park Slope Food Co-op’s proposed boycott of Israeli goods, but now an even bigger inorganic bloviator has weighed in: Glenn Beck.
Now that Glenn Beck is no longer employed by Fox News, he’s free to vacate New York, bastion of liberal values and target of God’s punitive weather systems.
In April, Glenn Beck first announced would he be leaving New York, though it was unclear where he was headed. After an international speaking tour, the Post reports he’s putting down roots in Bosque County, Texas (population 17,204). Mr. Beck will operate GBTV, via Mercury Radio Arts, out of Dallas.
The first book on Glenn Beck’s Simon & Schuster imprint, Mercury Ink, is entering August 28′s New York Times bestseller list for children’s chapter books at #1. It’s a paranormal young adult novel, unsurprisingly, about a bullied 14-year-old who has both Tourette’s syndrome and “electric powers.”
Two things tend to be givens in the modern-day 24-hour news cycle: One, that something sad and tragic will invariably happen; and two, that when something sad and tragic happens, someone with a large social media following will not hesitate to immediately crack an inappropriate joke about it. (Too Read More
The fireworks have died down (hope you enjoyed the show, Jersey … better luck next year, Brooklyn and Queens) and all that’s left of this year’s patriotic festivities are the tiny flags littering the West Side Highway, the distended abdomens of the contestants in Nathan’s annual hot dog-eating contest and the sobering knowledge that, according to Read More