Glenn Beck dropped by Madison radio station WTDY

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Devoid of "actual content."
Glenn Beck has been booted off the air by Madison radio station WTDY-AM because he slagged on the broadcaster's hometown, and because of a "lack of actual content."

Beck usually occupied the 10 a.m. to noon slot at a station that features a lot of business coverage from the Wall Street Journal and the deep thoughts of Dennis Miller, Laura Ingraham, and Phil Hendrie.

You might think that with the union protests in Madison, Beck would have "actual content" that could have dovetailed nicely with the local market. But no.

WTDY can no longer carry the Glenn Beck program. Over the last 12 months, the show has devolved into plugs for Fox News (the radio version of which is aired by our direct competitor), his books, and other personal endorsements. The lack of actual content becomes more apparent daily. Monday's program was the final straw; his unabashed deriding of Madison is unacceptable for broadcast in our community.
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He's through in Madison.
WTDY didn't cite the specific insult that Beck leveled at Madison, but his comments on the union protests there started with observations about "dope-smoking hippies" and devolved into theories about communist takeovers.

Last month, Beck's radio show was dropped by WOR in New York City because his ratings had tanked, and he can't get back on the air because of his recent anti-Semitic ravings about  Reform Judaism being "almost like" "radicalized Islam."

His Fox News program's ratings have also been on a long slide. And last week on MSNBC, former GOP Rep. Joe Scarborough called him a menace to Republicans everywhere.

This guy is losing it before our eyes. He's bad for the conservative movement. He's bad for the Republican Party. He's bad for Fox News. It's that simple.

Wait. That's not what Michele Bachmann says.

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JVL
JVL

lol saw the whole argument. im an libertarian just looking to see who one and im pretty sure the ones with beck won just because they posted more poits then the other side. but the whole your stupid talk on both sides hurt each side in my opinion. P.S. not getting into the argument im not getting into it for today

RealAmerican
RealAmerican

shhhhhh..... i see stupid people.....

Hey Hart, it's the glossing over, dumbing down, down right lies from jerks like you that will actually be the demise of this Country. it's going to take a lot more than a LEFTIST HACK JACKWAGON LIKE YOU TO GET BECK OFF THE AIR. How about you crawl back under your desk and pleasure yourself to your Media Matters, Huffpo, Kos, Marxist daily lies, and say hi to all your little buddies down there, while you fantasize about Olbermann handling you.

ananomoose
ananomoose

Excuse me, but Madison IS making a collective FOOL out itself on the national stage on multiple levels. Democrats leaving the state and refuse to uphold an oath to an office, union thugs run a muck for all to see, teachers (useful idiots) doing it 'for the children' with a state that is 3.7 billion in the red. And you kick Beck off the air because of the 'lack of content?" Are you insane? Good job WTDY. Truth hurts doesn't it?As one involved in broadcasting for years, your date is flawed on ratings. Yes, in a few select markets, Beck has faltered, but in most he beats the pants off his competition, unlike MSNBC which consistently is near or at last place!Oh, and place place the clip of his 'anti semitic rantings' I would like to hear that for myself. I tend to do my own research.

Michelle Bachmann
Michelle Bachmann

Moose should change his name to mama grizzly cause that's how smart he is!!!!!! Such a good point Glen Beck is merely off the air in New York City and several other meaningless tiny markets. His power has never been greater. I agree with you too. I've never heard Glenn make any anti-Semitic statements. He merely said that as a boy George Soros who is Jewish was one of the main causes of the Holocaust. If George didn't want to be reminded and blamed for deaths in the Holocaust then why did he disagree with Glenn Beck? Sure Glenn promoted the work of Elizabeth Dilling, an anti-Semite, on his radio show but that was maybe an accident. Another accident was when Glenn named his 9 most dangerous people and 8 of them were Jewish. Obviously Glenn doesn't hate Jews or all 9 of them would have been Jewish. See, that's the difference between a hero(Glenn) and a zero(Hitler). On Hitler's list of dangerous people all 9 would have been Jewish. You can see how often Glenn Beck fans look up things because moose already knew all this and dismissed it as liberal malarky. Moose does do his own research after all. Then like a sensible mama grizzly he sat down and defended Glenn Beck on charges of hating Jews by presenting no facts because no facts are needed. Well played sir.

ananomoose
ananomoose

By the way Mr. Bigot, your below comments about South Carolina speaks volumes about your racism.Just an FYI-- was not born in SC, moved here from liberal NY City and who said I only meant Beck once? You did Einstein.Quit assuming..Case closed Any questions?

ananomoose
ananomoose

Nice that you are so sarcastic and smarmy--typical elitist superior liberal attitude crap-----I could not DISAGREE more with your rambling post----Nice to know you read Media Matters and quote talking points.Have you ever meant the man? I have. He is NOT an anti semantic.

Michelle Bachmann
Michelle Bachmann

See you dumb stupid liberals? Ananomoose once met Glenn Beck and he didn't say one thing that hated on the Jews in the 1 minute conversation they had so obviously he's not an Anti-Semite. Case closed! Any questions?

It's obvious you get all your smarts from being born in South Carolina. I know lots of people say South Carolina is a state filled with racist idiots that are obsessed with being the losers of the Civil War but we both know its not true. It's absolutely normal to fly the flag of traitors who betrayed The United States so they could continue to force people into slavery. Much like ananomoose's conversation with Glenn Beck I was talking to a South Carolinian the other day and he assured me that South Carolina wasn't racist and black people loved being slaves. That was all this Gleen Beck fan needed to hear. I had looked it up myself. Case Closed. Any questions?

Keeping it real.
Keeping it real.

Fortunately, Moose, your opinion is a minority one.

ananomoose
ananomoose

Not in SC where I live--and in PA where my relatives live--you are loosing the argument with the loud mouth bully union thug tactics and a bunch of legislators that are out of town.

Kirk the Conservative Jerk
Kirk the Conservative Jerk

Really? Where are all the polls on that? Polls for this, polls for that? Polls which are presented for everything?

No polls?Why?No polls on Wisconsin?Why people Why?

And Moose, links for research proposes is very burdensome thing for the liberal mind. I have asked many many times for proof for which they are saying. I uasually get called a "poopy dodo head" and told I'm too stupid to understand. Liberals are followers, not leaders. Look at these protesters in WI. half them have no clue Gov. Walker is NOT proposing to remove their collective bargaining rights for "rate of pay" and "pay raises." It's easy to see the liars with the propaganda here.Give a liberal a talking point and some condescension to spit towards any opposition, their all good.

Kirk the Conservative Jerk
Kirk the Conservative Jerk

Hey Hart, what is the daily listenership of this AM radio station? Perhaps those #'s "wouldn't be helpful" to the picture you're attempting to paint here?See the problem Glenn is facing is the majority of American's heads are soft and squishy. They pursue being led, and not to lead. Glenn Beck's objective's has become to educate America. In the last six months or so, one of his on air slogans has become "Don't trust me, Look it up!" Very burdensome to those wishing to be led.Glenn, according to The trade magazine Talkers ranked him No. 3 on its "Heavy Hundred" list for 2010, trailing only Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity.

here is some highlights of the list Per average daily listenership-The top four talkers - Limbaugh, Hannity, Glenn Beck and Michael Savage - have all been non-stop, full-time critics of pretty much everything about Obama except his shoelaces and his toothpaste. The top 10 also includes non-Obama fans Laura Ingraham, No. 6, and Mark Levin, No. 8. In fact, advice guru Dr. Laura Schlessinger (No. 5), and finance guys Dave Ramsey (No. 7) and Lou Dobbs (No. 9) don’t much care for Obama, either.Only Thom Hartmann, at No. 10, has had any encouraging words for the prez.

Michelle Bachmann
Michelle Bachmann

Great point kirk. The thing I'm most proud of is if you look at the 3 most popular radio conservative personalities (Limbaugh, Beck, and Hannity) not one of them graduated from college. BTW jerk liberals that says absolutely nothing about how smart conservatives are. See dumb liberals you don't need a fancy degree to know how stupid Obama is. Nothing makes a person smarter than listening to Rush, Beck and Sean everyday. Nothing says educational programming like 3 guys that didn't need no fancy book learning. I'm also proud they were able to overcome so much in their lives to make tons of money calling Obama a socialist. I know whenever I need a great idea I turn on the first drug addict (Rush,Beck) or cured homosexual (Michael Savage) I can find.

Kirk the Conservative Jerk
Kirk the Conservative Jerk

Ya, the real funny thing is; all these self proclaimed highly elite, all these superior educated individuals with superiority complexes, all these individuals whom liberals bow down to within the media & Hollywood, ALL appear to delicate a portion of their time/resources to the "dumb folks". If their so dumb, how come they rarely can give examples of how the "dumb folks" are wrong or dumb? It almost always involves condensation, thus leaving the mush minded individual feeling dumb themselves for questioning the dumbness scale applied to the "dumb folks".

Do you really think these "highly educated elites" would spend endless amounts of research, money & air time into the comments of the simple minded dumb folks with no education to speak of? (rush, hannity, beck)Demean to dumb guy; wow, such class! See ether these liberal elites are running scared, or they are what they proclaim to be, the worst of the worst. Picking on the "dumb guy". Because he's to dumb to defend himself. Hear this argument much; He's so dumb, let's poke fun at them.I suppose you (phony michelle w/ 2 ll's) have your tinfoil hat constructed, even though YOU know there is NO such thing as aliens and spaceships. Just because you know you need to protect yourself from that which is no threat. It's just the right thing to do, cuz your so smart right?

Maybe people, what is happening here, these liberals are so "open minded" that their brains have fallen out.

periodista
periodista

We don't ask much of you, Kirk. But it isn't too much to ask that you make sense. Your second post contained no fewer than 20 errors of spelling, punctuation and grammar. And that's before we ever get to the issue of whether it makes any sense or not. Which it doesn't.

Keep at it, though. You make such a good advertisement for Beck, and it provides entertainment for the rest of us....

Michelle Bachmann
Michelle Bachmann

Kirk makes an excellent point here. Glen Beck is a hero to us all and shame on Madison for throwing him off the air. Ever since Glen Beck started in radio he has been motivated by the selfless desire to educate and inform. Smart people like Kirk know that there is nothing strange about a former wacky FM DJ/cokehead suddenly becoming a political host. People that are addicted to cocaine hardly ever do things for money. Me and Kirk take all our advice from a guy that gets his knowledge from the 3 G's: God, Grandma, and Great Cocaine.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v...

Cut and paste the link to see how Glen Beck has had it from the start. Nothing says coherent political thought like a wacky FM zoo crew DJ and a chimp. Why isn't everyone smart like me and kirk? Listen to the man with the monkey!!!!!!!

periodista
periodista

"Glenn Beck's objective has become to educate America."

That has to be one of the stupidest things ever written anywhere.

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