There’s crazy and there’s really crazy.
But you know you’re really, really crazy when you’re too crazy for Fox News. And that’s what happened with Glenn Beck.
Of course, they’ll never admit it. He’s going to say that, after so many years at Fox, he’s just decided to try something new and different. And Fox is going to say they love him like a brother.
But don’t you believe it. Fox fired his ass, pure and simple.
Why? For the same reason almost everybody else gets fired in television. Because he lost his appeal, lost his ratings, lost his credibility, and lost his sponsors. Media Matters reports that Beck was actually losing money for Fox, because over 300 companies refused to advertise on his show.
But there was one more thing that cost Beck his job. The crazy factor. Not even Fox could tolerate a guy who calls the President of the United States a racist. Not even Fox could humor a nutcase who thinks he’s God. And not even Fox could endure a fanatic who predicts the end of the world at least once a day.
Glenn Beck is gone. And I’ll miss him? Yeah, I’ll miss him like I’ll miss my next colonoscopy.
That’s my parting shot for today.