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Sat Apr 27, 2013, 01:54 PM

Glenn Beck: I left Fox to save my soul

By David Ferguson
Saturday, April 27, 2013 12:11 EDT

Never one to shy away from portraying his struggles in the most melodramatic terms, conservative commentator Glenn Beck said on Friday that he left the Fox News Channel because he was afraid of turning into Norma Desmond, the faded screen siren from the 1950 noir film “Sunset Boulevard,” and that he would not be able to keep his “soul intact.”

According to Forbes.com, Beck told an audience at the NYU Stern School of Business Friday that TV networks as we know them are dying, which was why he had to leave his daily 5:00 p.m. slot on former Nixon aide Roger Ailes’ highly rated network.

“If you stay in it too long, you become Norma Desmond,” Beck said. “I remember feeling, ‘If you do not leave now, you won’t leave with your soul intact.’”

While critics may say that Beck’s sagging ratings were to blame for Ailes’ decision to eject him from the network, on Friday, Beck said that his former boss urged him to stay on.

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DonViejo Apr 2013 OP
The Velveteen Ocelot Apr 2013 #1
spanone Apr 2013 #2
OneGrassRoot Apr 2013 #3
Downwinder Apr 2013 #4
UTUSN Apr 2013 #5
ZRT2209 Apr 2013 #6
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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sat Apr 27, 2013, 01:55 PM

1. Whatever he has that passes for a soul probably isn't worth saving.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sat Apr 27, 2013, 01:57 PM

2. bwahahahahahaaa....

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sat Apr 27, 2013, 02:00 PM

3. $80 million. Unbelievable. n/t

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sat Apr 27, 2013, 02:06 PM

4. Could not stand the fires of Ailes’.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sat Apr 27, 2013, 02:09 PM

5. That danged "soul" of his has more lives than a cat. He left drugs, Xtianity, what else?!1

He found his magic to raking in the moola.

By the bye, a few years ago the Mormon edifice nearest my abode erected a New England type church SPIRE onto their previously flat-roofed temple, and in today's local newspaper there's an article that they just did the same to another one a few miles away. This is likely a nation/world-wide project to make their image more relatable, like their t.v. commercials with Blacks, (Gays?), and other formerly-not-identified-Mormon groups, "I am a Mormon."

Whoever has the contract for the SPIRE erections will be raking it in like Defense contractors.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sat Apr 27, 2013, 04:41 PM

6. too late!

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sat Apr 27, 2013, 04:45 PM

7. Glenn Beck fails at failing. His soul cannot be saved.

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