It's a mad, mad, mad, mad world
So Glenn Beck, who does not believe in the science of evolution, was given the Charles Darwin Prize. The prize was awarded by The Economist, but queries to Tribeca as to who nominated Beck for that particular prize, one of several prizes offered, have not been returned. Glenn Beck wins the Charles Darwin Prize. What next, the king of predator drones and hellfire missiles wins the Nobel Peace Prize? Oh, right.
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Fox News and Beck's "Soul"
In the interview with Bourkoff, Beck made some comments that lead a Fox "News" spokesman to fire back a response. Beck said:
If you stay in it too long, you become Norma Desmond...I remember feeling ... If you do not leave now, you won’t leave with your soul intact.
It is not for this Review to make the case as to whether Beck had a soul or not, but Politico's Mike Allen received a response for Beck's assertion:
Glenn Beck wasn't trying to save his soul, he was trying to save his ass. Advertisers fled his show and even Glenn knows what that means in our industry. Yet, we still tried to give him a soft landing. Guess no good deed goes unpunished.
NewsCorpse offers great two insights about this "pushback" from Fox:
That response is interesting for a couple of reasons beyond the obvious slap in the face to Beck. First, it ought to make things a little uncomfortable for Bill O’Reilly, who is the only Fox host who still invites Beck back to the network. Is Beck still welcome? Will Bill mention that his bosses regard Beck as an ungrateful loser?
Secondly, this unidentified Fox spokesman has confirmed something that Fox has denied for years: that Beck’s racist and rancid antics cost the network advertisers and revenue. The company line at Fox was that But clearly that was not the case, as they now admit.