Rumors were flying that Beck would be leaving by Fox. Many of the rumors were that he was being fired due to his poor viewership. While his viewership has decreased over the years it still was very strong. It is obvious he is not being fired as if that were the case he would already be off the air nor would he continue to be doing specials on the channel or adding content to the website. So, I think we can put that rumor to bed. Although I am sure those on the far left are still looking at this as some kind of victory.
There are many on the right who are not thrilled with Beck. One good example is Les who added this post on Left Coast Rebel. He feels that Beck walked away from conservative principles for the almighty buck. I don't disagree that Beck is enjoying the money he is making, but I also don't have a problem with someone using their skills to go out and make a good living. More power to ya, Beck.
I don't think it comes as any shock that I am fan of Beck. Look at the web address of this blog, that will tell you all you need to know. I know that I wouldn't be as involved had it not been for Beck, and I know many others who feel the same way. I know several people who will be running for office in the next two years and to a small extent Beck's influence has been a part of it.
Now, I don't watch his show everyday and I don't always agree with what he is saying. I have also have been upset by a couple of quotes that he used without giving full context to what they meant. He tells his viewers to do their own research, and I did. He left some important information about some of his Soros quotes. It certainly doesn't change my view of Soros, who I do believe has bad intentions for this country. But, that is a post for another time.
My personal opinion on what Beck is planning is that he wants to be completely independent and start up his own network. But, that isn't an easy venture to undertake. That takes millions upon millions of dollars and some backers. That is what I believe is going to be working on. He has his own website that gets a good amount of traffic I am sure, he has his radio show which is number three in the country. He is only behind Rush and Hannity.
Television news contracts have clauses in them about many different things, and I am sure that Beck just can't go and start something that will be a direct competitor to Fox right away. He needs to transition away from Fox News slowly to allow him the freedom to start up his next venture.
Here is an interview he gave with Fox Business Network earlier today. I do believe that Beck not only believes in what he is saying, he believes that it is his responsibility to say it. Good Luck, Mr. Beck.
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