Glenn Beck Considers Starting His Own Network

Glenn Beck at the Restoring Honor rally in Washington, D.C. Photo: Luke X. Martin (CC)

Glenn Beck at the Restoring Honor rally in Washington, D.C.

Oprah Winfrey got her own network, now Glenn Beck is considering it. Will a network last if it only has it’s delusional audience to rely on? The New York Times reports:

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.

[Continues at The New York Times]

24 Comments on "Glenn Beck Considers Starting His Own Network"

  1. ArgosyJones | Mar 23, 2011 at 8:00 pm |

    Channel Zero, please.

  2. ArgosyJones | Mar 23, 2011 at 4:00 pm |

    Channel Zero, please.

  3. Beck rocks, deal with it.

  4. Beck rocks, deal with it.

    • E.B. Wolf | Mar 23, 2011 at 10:19 pm |

      He is a talented performer. 10 million Alzheimer patients can’t all be wrong.

  5. Kali23Yuga | Mar 23, 2011 at 8:50 pm |

    Like a boss

  6. Kali23Yuga | Mar 23, 2011 at 4:50 pm |

    Like a boss

  7. NTV – Narcissist Television

  8. NTV – Narcissist Television

  9. Liam_McGonagle | Mar 23, 2011 at 11:23 pm |

    This is a great idea. What, with Fox threatening to let his contract lapse in December and all after his disasterous “Japan deserved this” comment . . .

    . . . What better way to instantly whipe out his lifetime’s savings as well as permanently destroy his media career?

  10. Liam_McGonagle | Mar 23, 2011 at 7:23 pm |

    This is a great idea. What, with Fox threatening to let his contract lapse in December and all after his disasterous “Japan deserved this” comment . . .

    . . . What better way to instantly whipe out his lifetime’s savings as well as permanently destroy his media career?

  11. E.B. Wolf | Mar 24, 2011 at 2:19 am |

    He is a talented performer. 10 million Alzheimer patients can’t all be wrong.

  12. DeepCough | Mar 24, 2011 at 3:14 am |

    I think Beck would make a great radio personality–on HAM radio, that is.

  13. DeepCough | Mar 23, 2011 at 11:14 pm |

    I think Beck would make a great radio personality–on HAM radio, that is.

  14. Simiantongue | Mar 24, 2011 at 4:35 am |

    What a grand idea! But isn’t having his very own network shooting low? As a matter of fact I propose that Beck be launched into orbit along with his very own communications satellite at the earliest opportunity, something roomy with a nice bathroom. What is a proper geostationary orbit 22,000 miles? Let’s make it 26,000 just to be sure. Oh and lets not be too picky which direction his antenna is pointed we don’t want to deny the rest of the universe his greatness.

  15. Simiantongue | Mar 24, 2011 at 12:35 am |

    What a grand idea! But isn’t having his very own network shooting low? As a matter of fact I propose that Beck be launched into orbit along with his very own communications satellite at the earliest opportunity, something roomy with a nice bathroom. What is a proper geostationary orbit 22,000 miles? Let’s make it 26,000 just to be sure. Oh and lets not be too picky which direction his antenna is pointed we don’t want to deny the rest of the universe his greatness.

  16. Oneiric Imperium | Mar 24, 2011 at 5:29 pm |

    When ever most liberals attack Beck they’re really attacking just regular white working family types. Which is a shame really. The left hates white working folks more then any other group of people and its even more of a shame that these working families who generate the most taxes have to fund the agendas and programs of people who would prefer they didn’t exist. You want bicycles and free vegan food for all? Don’t ask “darkest Pennsylvania” to pay for it.

    -Oneiric Imperium

  17. Oneiric Imperium | Mar 24, 2011 at 1:29 pm |

    When ever most liberals attack Beck they’re really attacking just regular white working family types. Which is a shame really. The left hates white working folks more then any other group of people and its even more of a shame that these working families who generate the most taxes have to fund the agendas and programs of people who would prefer they didn’t exist. You want bicycles and free vegan food for all? Don’t ask “darkest Pennsylvania” to pay for it.

    -Oneiric Imperium

    • ArgosyJones | Mar 24, 2011 at 1:31 pm |

      Wow. Way to disprove the stereotype that Glenn Beck Fans are troglodytical racists.
      Nice job, bottom dweller.

  18. ArgosyJones | Mar 24, 2011 at 5:31 pm |

    Wow. Way to disprove the stereotype that Glenn Beck Fans are troglodytical racists.
    Nice job, bottom dweller.

  19. All you that do not like Beck, show me where he is spot on? Do your homework

  20. All you that do not like Beck, show me where he is spot on? Do your homework

  21. have you done yours

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