Glenn Beck Returning To TV With Dish Network Deal

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  1. ericrwalker macrumors 68030

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    Look who's making his way back into your living room.

     
  2. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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    With less than 15 million subscribers, he won't be in many living rooms.
     
  3. ericrwalker thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Until Direct TV picks him up, then Cox and Time Warner.:D
     
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    So the Mayans were right, the world will end soon.
     
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    Dish Network is carrying public access TV now??
     
  6. classicaliberal macrumors regular

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    Say what you will about the man and his politics, his move away from Fox to run a online subscription model was a long-shot, and he succeeded beyond anyone's (probably even his own) expectations. Very impressive business model... which will likely be a model others attempt going forward.

    Also, it should also probably be pointed out that Beck was correct about the Arab Spring... he was one of the few (also including Ron Paul, etc.) who publicly stated that this would probably be overall a bad thing and that those taking power would likely be worse than those who they replaced. The recent attacks in Libya coupled with the unrest in Egypt certainly fits this model.
     
  7. ericrwalker thread starter macrumors 68030

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    What he's is doing with his business model is exactly what I have been waiting for all TV networks to do for us cord cutters. The cable companies are afraid of this becoming the normal.


     
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    never really liked that guy , not my cup of tea
     
  9. Ugg macrumors 68000

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    So, getting rid of despotic dictators is a bad thing and the only thing that matters to GB is the short term impact. I can't believe that anyone takes this crackhead seriously! He is so far out there that I seriously wonder about the mental health of his American listeners.
     
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    So Charlie Ergan wants to be the new Rupert Murdoch. I use to have dish satellite service and one thing I loved on it ( this was 8 years ago ) was Mosaic World News. Great show and educational too.

    Too bad Charlie has to give in to the machine to compete with DirecTV.
     
  11. classicaliberal macrumors regular

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    I'm not sure why you jump to conclusions so often... of course getting rid of despotic dictators isn't a bad thing, but isn't it wise to also consider the alternative?

    The whole issue is a ******** mess thanks to the fact that those dictators were actually propped up by the U.S. But Beck and others did correctly point out when the entire media in the U.S. was positive and excited about the Arab Spring, that this would likely turn out bad.. that those taking power would likely be more politically/religiously extreme, and would likely cause previous allies like Egypt to become more fundamental islamist states w/ an empowered fanatical element. Beck, Paul, and others were called lunatics for stating the obvious. I'm simply setting the record straight.

    I think the difference between you and me is that I'm willing to point out (whether I agree with someone generally or not) when they're right on a particular issue. I don't agree with Beck on a whole lot of what he says (unlike Paul, who I agree with almost always)... but he was one of the select few who nailed this one... and I don't have a problem admitting that.
     
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    I don't think anyone didn't believe that there wouldn't be short term chaos. Any student of history could have told you that. Why GB and RP need to make a big deal about it is beyond me. It's only common sense. The long view is what's important and as those in North Africa and the Middle East come to terms with their freedom, they're more than likely to have a few more hiccups along the way. one only needs to look at all the former African colonies that became independent in the 60s to realize that freedom doesn't come easy.

    Pointing out the obvious doesn't turn someone into a mythical seer.
     
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    I heard a rumor that George Soros and the Tides Foundation are behind the Dish Network decision to bring Glenn Beck back to the boob tube. I can even prove it... give me a second to pull up my chalk board...

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    Beck and Current should join forces and share their 5 million viewers.
     
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    Beck could hire Olbermann to sit opposite him. Those two would have epic battles that would be worth watching in the same way a car crash draws ones attention.
     
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    I used to like Beck's radio show back before he went on Headline News. From what I remember his show was rather light, funny and a joy to listen to. After the jump to TV he became a curmudgeon and I haven't listened to him since.
     
  17. ericrwalker thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Actually I like Beck on CNN when he was there, but I never cared for his radio show. He was funny at times, but I didn't care for the platform.

     
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    Because making money from being a lying douchebag is something to be encouraged and admired?
     
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    I'm pretty sure porn starlets have been doing this for many years. They are the true pioneers of very impressive internet business models. :p
     
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    His move away from FOX? Did you get that from his blackboard? FOX had no choice but to can him, no advertisers would air their ads during his show.
     

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