Thursday, April 7, 2011

Reactionary Alex Jones on Beck and his departure from Fox

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Yesterday the "transitioning" of Glenn Beck off from Fox "News" was covered here. Previously this Review provided links to clips of reactionary crank, Alex Jones describing Glenn Beck's work on Fox, and another clip is provided below. Following that is a clip from Jones' reaction to Beck losing his show on Fox and statements from Fox News president Roger Ailes which, if he's being honest, will shed a little light on Beck's change of fortunes at Fox (very little).

on his way out of the Fox propaganda channel

First, via The Alex Jones Channel on YouTube is Jones explaining exactly what he thinks of Glenn Beck and his "honesty." Beck's loyal followers do not comprehend when Beck is lying, but a critic of Beck's own ilk can tell when Beck is distorting "the truth."

Jones is clearly not a big fan of Glenn Beck, but he's not happy about Beck losing his job at Fox either. This via the liberal media watchdogs, Media Matters for America:

So was Beck willingly "transitioned" from Fox, or was he forced out for reasons unexplained. Was the boycott run by StopBeck's Angelo Carusone, not Media Matters as "truth teller" Jones claimed, at least partly responsible; or was the decision based upon reasons that one can only speculate upon? 

As reported on Mediaite, Ailes told Associated Press' David Bauder “Half of the headlines say he’s been canceled, the other half say he quit. We’re pretty happy with both of them.” That's clear as mud. Ailes "elaborated:"
We felt Glenn brought additional information, a unique perspective, a certain amount of passion and insight to the channel and he did,” Ailes said. “But that story of what’s going on and why America is in trouble today, I think he told that story as well as could be told. Whether you can just keep telling that story or not … we’re not so sure.
When you use other conspiracy theorist's ideas and make up claims that are presented as "facts," that is for Ailes "a unique perspective ... and insight." As to whether the boycott of Beck's show by about 400 corporate advertisers had anything to do with the decision to "transition" Beck out of his show at Fox, Ailes was dismissive of that notion and added, "Advertisers who get weak-kneed because some idiot on a blog site writes to them and says we need to stifle speech, I get a little frustrated by that." At least Ailes is aware of from where the boycott was being run, which is more than the misinformation coming from the (mis)Info-Wars crank, Alex Jones.

For a summary about Glenn Beck, see "Becoming Paul Revere"

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