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Is THIS the real reason Glenn Beck is out at Fox?

April 7, 2011 |  5:52 pm

Opinions are raging around the net in the aftermath of Wednesday's abrupt announcement of political pundit Glenn Beck's departure from Fox News. Some believe it is because of the economy bouncing back, thus making his apocalyptic pronouncements outmoded. Others opine that his spate of recent remarks with an anti-Semitic tone are the cause.
But here at Culture Monster, we wonder if it might just be an even more wrong-headed pronouncement that doomed the conservative super hero to land with a splat on the pavement outside of the Fox News studios.
On Jan. 12, Beck pronounced that "Spider-Man: Turn off the Dark" was Broadway's greatest ticket, better than "Wicked."
"I’m telling you," exclaimed the nouveau theater critic, "you go buy your ticket — you buy your ticket now, if you’re thinking about coming to New York, because when this thing opens and it’s starting to run, you will not be able to get tickets to this for a year. This is the 'Phantom' of the 21st century.”
We all know what happened next. "Spider-Man" director Julie Taymor? Gone. The show itself? Hiatus until who-knows-when. Eligibility for this year's Tonys? Kaput!
And Glenn Beck? He suddenly seems a bit like one of Spider-Man's many actors, plummeting from the media heights and landing in a heap down below. Splat!


Spiderman_2Fox News gives Glenn Beck's show the boot

'Broadway's 'Spider-Man' sets new opening date for June 14

Theater review: 'Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark'

Critic's Notebook: 'Spider-Man' caught in a web of its own making

Julie Taymor stepping aside from Broadway's 'Spider-Man'

— Christopher Smith


Comments () | Archives (30)

"his spate of recent remarks with an anti-Semitic tone are the cause."

Give us a brake, the man did nothing but defend Israel. Anti Semetic? Why; because he brought out what most people in the know, know: George Soros is a self hating Jew who sold his own people to the Nazis for a few coins. He is a monster and a danger to the world.

This isn't journalism.

Glenn Beck ??? doesn't he apeal to the racists in this country ???

When I was a kid I lived in Utah, and the Boy Scouts was taken over by Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (FLDS Church). This, so called religion, practices underage polygamy, they send the boys off on missions to divide the underage sisters among the dirty old men of the clan. Now when these underage girls get pregnant, these same dirty old men, send them to the state to get their welfare checks . You should see some of the palace homes that are paid with welfare checks (not on just one of course). By the way this is the newest religion that was made right here in United States of America, I guess their also in AZ, CA, NM, TX, NV, CO, OK.

Glenn Beck’s comments on Japan as being a sign from GOD is trash talk, kicking them when they are down, would he say the same if a terrible thing happened to himself or his family? When someone hides behind religion to do or say something we know is wrong we should stand up and point it out (right the Wrong).

Someone should question Glenn Beck if this was a sign from GOD or just stuff that happens.


to: make a difference

"Some believe it is because of the economy bouncing back, thus making his apocalyptic pronouncements outmoded."

this is a quote from the above article, he did mention the economy getting better, maybe u should make a difference in your life and learn how to read

No, Nast E, your understanding of the sentence you have quoted is grossly erroneous. Improvement of the economy is mentioned here as part of what "SOME" people "BELIEVE". Nowhere in the article does the author say that he agrees with that belief. In fact, he suggests, however half-jokingly, that the main reason for GB's upcoming departure from Fox News may be altogether different. So, actually you are the one who needs to work on improving your reading comprehension. And, while you are at it, apologize to the author of the article for insulting him in a very NASTY way, completely undeservedly.

Montana: The polygamist branch of Mormonism is awful in my opinion. Because they don’t take on women who are adult and have choices, they prey on children who then grow up knowing no other way. It’s child abuse, plain and simple to me.

I agree with your comments regarding Beck.

When the republicans took over the house I believed that would be the end of Palin, Tea Party and Beck . Didn't take long now did it.

As an independent, I find your article here to be wholly inaccurate and even prejudicial and bijased. Mr. Beck has not said anything anti-Semitic on his show and if this writer were a constant viewer of Mr. Beck's shows, he would know that easily. The reason being Mr. Beck has made multiple pro-Israel statements and defended the Jews strongly. Therefore, you should either apologize and correct this article or retract it. If you don't then your prejudicial and biased comments in the article are more - simply intended to propagandize against from the powerful bully pulpit of your media and villify a decent human being who you happen to disagree with, all to serve our own agenda of eliminating any opposition. That behaviour is inconsistent with free speech and our constitution and values in this country and is more akin to fascist states that censor and even eliminate their opposition.

Pres. Obama anti-Semitic? When he first got into office, he hosted the first ever Passover Seder in the White House.

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