Cat-fight between Glenn Beck and Fox News!

Meow! Glenn Beck snapped at Fox News, his former employer, the other day during an appearance at NYU, saying that he needed to leave the network in order to “save his soul.”

“If you stay in it too long, you become Norma Desmond,” Beck said Friday during an appearance at the NYU Stern School of Business, where he accepted a Disruptive Innovation Award from the Tribeca Film Festival. “I remember feeling, ‘If you do not leave now, you won’t leave with your soul intact.’”


The first requirement of losing your soul, Glenn, is having one.

Fox News responded that in fact, Glenn Beck was simply “saving his ass” since his advertisers had abandoned him.

Glenn Beck wasn’t trying to save his soul, he was trying to save his ass. Advertisers fled his show and even Glenn knows what that means in our industry. Yet, we still tried to give him a soft landing. Guess no good deed goes unpunished.

I hate when mommy and daddy fight.

You might recall that even at CNN, Glenn Beck saw his ratings falling.

Then Beck moved to Fox, and the crazy didn’t stop, so his advertisers started leaving following a boycott.  The boycott might have cost Beck – cost Fox – as much as $40 million in lost advertising.

So yeah, I’m going to take a rare stand with Fox News on this one.

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