By now most connoisseurs of cable news programs know that conservative commentator Glenn Beck ended his career at Fox News on Thursday of this week. Was Beck fired? Although much speculation has ensued that suggests exactly that, the only verified facts are that his contract was up at Fox, his staff was tired of the daily grind of jumping through hoops to produce a show that had to be pre-approved by executives, and the commentator himself was weary of merely talking about problems rather than actually doing something to solve them.
In short, Beck wanted to be involved in hands-on solutions, and he wanted his commentary to be completely under his own control. This desire is fulfilled in his new venture, GBTV.
But the Fox New Channel loses a significant edge with the loss of Glenn Beck.