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Fox News Says Glenn Beck Left To Save His Ass, Not His Soul

Why Glenn Beck left Fox

During a recent appearance at New York University’s Stern School of Business, controversial pundit Glenn Beck finally revealed why he left Fox News: He did it to save his soul. Trouble for Beck is, that’s not exactly true, according to his former employer.

In a Forbes profile of the pundit and his insanely successful The Blaze media network, Jeff Bercovici quotes Beck as saying “I remember feeling, ‘If you do not leave now, you won’t leave with your soul intact,'” of his decision to leave Fox News.

Beck also recounted a conversation he’d had with Fox News chairman Roger Ailes. Though conventional wisdom has long suggested that Beck was being pushed out, he revealed that Ailes actually asked him to stay. Per Forbes:

“At the end, when we were leaving, it was a long process,” he said. “Roger said to me, ‘You’re not going to leave.’ And I said, ‘I am.’ And he said, ‘Nobody does,’ meaning leave television….And I said, ‘I’m fortunate because I haven’t been in it that long.’ I knew what this big, huge Fox empire brought to the table, and I had to leave before I became too enamored of that.”

But a Fox News spokesperson quickly rebutted Beck’s version of the story in an email with Politico‘s Mike Allen.

“Glenn Beck wasn’t trying to save his soul, he was trying to save his ass. Advertisers fled his show and even Glenn knows what that means in our industry. Yet, we still tried to give him a soft landing. Guess no good deed goes unpunished.”

On Friday, Glenn Beck received a Disruptive Innovation Award from the Tribeca Film Festival for his Blaze media network.

What do you think of Glenn Beck? Do you buy his side of the story, or that of Fox News?

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4 Responses to “Fox News Says Glenn Beck Left To Save His Ass, Not His Soul”

  1. Jeffrey Tendick

    In my humble opinion, backed by a lot of university studies in this area, plus a rather successful career as a local journalist, Mr. Beck is what we in America call a Carnival Huckster. He gets your interest with a wildly exaggerated story line, then builds upon one's ignorance, until he has an audience of faithful, yet delusional, admirers. I used to watch his FOX program just to see how ridiculous they had allowed him to become when he broadcast and wept and filled peoples' minds with garbage from beneath the bottom of the garbage heap. He should start a circus and be the front pitch man. I do believe he might have been this in a past life, and forgot what it means to be tarred and feathered. Cheers!

  2. Phillip Williams

    I have watched Beck on occasion. The last time was when he was upset about a conspiracy up in Boston that was so bad, it might mean the end. (I do not know whose end). So far, I have not heard or seen anything that even comes close to the end of anything. If the government, coupled with the Bilderburgers and illuminatti, wanted to take over the USA, they would have already done so. So, even though I think Beck is right about some things, I would not swallow everything he says without a lot of fact checking.

  3. Anonymous

    Words I never, ever, thought I'd say…..I believe Fox.

    When are republicans going to realize the cancer and damage that Beck, Limbaugh, Trump, and the rest of the lunatics have done to them. You can lie to and mislead stupid people so far, but even stupid people start to catch on when the lies get more and more outrageous.

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