The Pink Flamingo has been saying, for weeks, that Glenn Beck needs a time out.
It now appears that is indeed what is happening this week at FOX. Scuttlebutt is at least 20 advertisers have dropped his show, allegedly over the “racist remark” boycott.
I wonder if it is more that just that. The advertisers did not dump FOX, just Beck, moving their advertising to other shows.
The plot thickens:
“…Update: Sources close to Beck have contacted TVNewser denying that this was a forced vacation. Beck’s personal publicist Matthew Hiltzik forwarded us an email dated July 14th sent by Christopher Balfe, President & COO of Mercury Radio Arts and General Manager of Beck’s radio show, addressed to Mercury Radio employees reading:
Glenn will be off of radio & TV the week of August 17th, returning to air August 24th.
Contrary to that, our tipsters tell us it was Beck himself who was telling Fox staffers last week that he was “forced to take the week off.”
> Update: Hiltzik tells TVNewser: “It’s sad and disappointing that despite denials from all parties involved — Fox and Glenn — and with objective proof that plans were made months ago, that someone continues to peddle this completely bogus story.”…”