Friday, April 8, 2011

The Fall of Glenn Beck: Did the Controversial Fox Host Become an Economic Liability?

Fox News host Glenn Beck announced Wednesday in a carefully worded press release he will "transition off of his daily program" later this year in order to pursue solo projects. Fox News Chair Roger Ailes denied economic pressure played a role in Fox’s decision to let Beck go. But major advertisers have stayed away from Beck’s show since 2009, when he claimed President Obama has "a deep-seated hatred of white people, or the white culture." We speak with James Rucker, co-founder of, a group whose economic boycott of Beck prompted as many as 300 companies to abandon the right-wing pundit’s program.

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