Glenn Beck will end his daily Fox News Channel program later this year.
His departure was jointly announced in a statement on Wednesday by Fox and Mr. Beck’s company, Mercury Radio Arts.
Fox News and Mercury Radio Arts, which have clashed over the making of “Glenn Beck,” will “work together to develop and produce a variety of television projects for air on the Fox News Channel as well as content for other platforms including Fox News’ digital properties,” the companies said in the statement.
The beginning of the end was when Beck called Obama a racist. He lost significant advertising support which has not come back. Additionally his numbers have been in free fall the last several months. This is a good lesson for all would be firebrand nutcases. Hatred riddled with conspiracy theories, foul language, and violent rhetoric may stoke the flames for like minded people for a while, but will eventually burn out. Beck, the charlatan, made a fortune peddling his hateful rhetoric the last two years at Fox, but he has run his course.
Good riddance. Now if only his radio show would go belly up too.