Conservative TV and radio show host Glenn Beck once had the ear or the ire of almost every political wonk and zealot in America, depending on which side of the political aisle they were on. These days? Well, let's just say that his on-air crying fits would make a lot more sense now. Beck's network, TheBlaze, has gone through rounds of layoffs and restructuring in the last few years, and the sale of his media company's private plane looks like the latest brick to fall out of his media empire's foundation. The used aircraft website Controller.com recently listed a 1966 VIP McDonnell Douglas DC9-15 Executive for sale. The plane is registered with the Federal Aviation Administration toMercury Radio Arts, the Irving-based media company founded by Beck in 2002 that encompasses his various projects and business ventures. An aviation company based in Latroke, Pennsylvania, is putting the plane up for sale and does not list an open bid or sticker price. The ad is offering the aircraft … [Read more...] about Glenn Beck’s Media Company Continues to Crumble as His Company Jet Goes Up for Sale
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Last Updated Sep 17, 2009 12:02 PM EDT The Glenn Beck Program now likely earns less in advertising than it costs to produce, according to my colleague Jim Edwards at BNET Advertising, who's been providing diligent coverage of the growing boycott against the Fox News Channel talk show host. It started when Beck called President Barack Obama a racist with a "deep-seated hatred for white people or the white culture." Procter & Gamble was one of the first companies to pulls its ads in response, followed by dozens of others, including Wal-Mart, ConAgra, General Mills, Kraft, Dannon, Sargento and Applebee's. The total number of companies now disassociating themselves with Beck is close to 60, but Fox is still getting the money. The companies are simply requesting that Fox not air their ads during that particular show. Meanwhile the controversy has garnered even more attention for Beck, who is inflammatory to the point of seeming unstable. Since his initial boycott-inspiring Obama … [Read more...] about Glenn Beck More Popular Than Ever Despite Boycott
Last Updated Apr 5, 2011 2:56 PM EDT Well, we're in the midst of a thorny advertising dilemma, to say the least. A couple of weeks ago, we began advertising Blinds.com on the Glenn Beck radio program. It took all of about 6 days before the vitriolic verbal attacks against me and my company rolled in via Twitter. And they've been nasty -- I've been called everything from a Nazi and a homophobe to a slew of other names that if published here my editor would surely censor. (For the record, I'm Jewish and a supporter of the AIDS Foundation.) One day last week, within 24 hours alone, I received hundreds, if not thousands, of tweets along these lines. The group behind all of this appears to be well-organized. Their goal is to convince -- or rather, scare -- companies into pulling their advertising from Glenn Beck's program. Now, if you're a Glenn Beck hater (or not), please do me the courtesy of hearing me out before adding your thoughtful opinion below. First, let me get something out of … [Read more...] about Should We Advertise on Glenn Beck?
Conservative pundit Glenn Beck is criticizing his fellow conservatives after a group of them met with top Facebook executives to discuss how the company could be more diverse and include right-wing voices. "I sat through a meeting that, to me, felt like I was attending a Rainbow Coalition meeting, that people (not me) had come with a list of demands," Beck wrote in a blog post on Medium Thursday. "It was like affirmative action for conservatives." "Any attempt by a neutral and inclusive social media platform to censor or manipulate political discussion is an abuse of trust and inconsistent with the values of an open Internet," said Sen. John Thune, R-South Dakota, in a statement earlier this month. Facebook's CEO denied the accusations of liberal bias in a post on the social media site, saying they found "no evidence" that the report was true. But after meeting with Zuckerberg to assess how the company could improve its product to be more conservative-friendly, Beck left the Facebook … [Read more...] about CBS News Logo Glenn Beck disagrees with fellow conservatives about Facebook
Those tuning into Tacoma’s sports radio station on Thursday morning may have been surprised to hear talk about Donald Trump, immigration and the national budget. Sports programming on 850AM was replaced Thursday with a new format packed with syndicated programs such as Glenn Beck (6-9 a.m.), (Jack) Armstrong & (Joe) Getty (9 a.m.-noon) and The (Todd) Schnitt Show (Noon-3 p.m.). The station, owned by iHeartMedia Seattle, now bills itself as South Sound Talk 850 and Tacoma’s Voice. A twist of the dial, however, turns up much of the old sports programming. Also announced Wednesday was the launch of 1090 KJR, which features national sports coverage and syndicated programs such as Dan Patrick (6-9 a.m.), The Herd with Colin Cowherd (9 a.m.-noon) and Doug Gottlieb (noon-3 p.m.). The switch to 1090AM should give these programs a stronger signal in Seattle. The transmitter is located on Vashon Island. Broadcasts of Tacoma Rainiers games will remain on 850 AM, whose … [Read more...] about What happened to Tacoma’s sports radio station? Is that Glenn Beck I’m hearing?