Thursday, October 16, 2008

Right Where He Belongs

Glenn Back is finally going where he belongs: to Fox News.
“Beginning next spring, Beck will host FOX News Channel’s (FNC) 5 PM/ET weekday program as well as a weekend show on the network,” a Fox News statement says. Fox News’s Roger Ailes remarked, “As we embark on a new political landscape, Glenn’s thought provoking commentary will complement an already stellar line-up of stars at FOX News.”

The only question is what took so long. CNN made a huge judgment error in hiring Beck to begin with; guess that was back when they thought they could score a ratings winner by emulating Fox in the nutty conservative GOP hack category. Little did they know the mood of the country has been swinging left, not right, for the past two years. So MSNBC scores a ratings win with Rachel Maddow while Glenn Beck has been in the ratings toilet since he joined Headline News.

I was wondering how long it would take CNN to wake up.