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Does Glenn Beck Deserve a Prime-Time Slot on Fox News?

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On Glenn Beck's radio show recently, the host shared a discussion he had prior to Saturday's "Restoring Honor" rally with Fox News' colleague Bill O'Reilly (video below).

According to Beck, O'Reilly told him: "I tell you what: If you have over a hundred or 200,000 [at the rally], you need to anchor the 8 p.m. show."

O'Reilly's comments, of course, were probably made in jest. But it does make one wonder -- if Glenn Beck can turn out 300,000 supporters (estimates vary) to the Lincoln Memorial, has he earned a prime-time spot?

That Glenn Beck has achieved the level of success he has at the 5 p.m. EST slot makes Beck's meteoric rise all the more spectacular.

But will it ultimately garner him a prime-time show . . . and what would that mean for Fox News?

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Re: Mr Beck in Prime Time. Why not? Like almost all TV and Radio Talk Show Hosts on both the left and right, Mr Beck is first and foremost an entertainer. He delivers ratings. They all pretty much rant about what's wrong with the country and what's wrong with whatever administration happens to be in office. They then passionately point out to their viewers who, from their perspective, is to blame for all our/their troubles. Neither side of course offers up any meaningful solutions. They just move from issue to issue lamenting how bad things are. Kind of like over paid "boy who cried wolf."

September 01 2010 at 9:56 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Glenn Pearl

I have allways felt he should be primetime. I used to watch him on CNN and it was the only show I would watch on CNN. I now DVR Glenn since I get home from work too late to watch him. I watch him after O'Reilly, skimming through all the commercials, I can finish it in about 40 minutes and watch the rest of Sean. I would say put Beck in the 9 PM slot. Move Hannity to either 10 or 5. Glenn Beck has a following. Whenever you can get researched information, you move to it. He has not been wrong yet. He has a hotline to the Whitehouse to dispute what he is saying....and they never call. Liberal shows will follow up weeks later when Glenn breaks a story. The liberal media has no choice on some stories, they have to report big ones. But they say they were yachting on vacation and missed the story somehow. lol Go Glenn. Primetime!

August 30 2010 at 6:43 PM Report abuse -2 rate up rate down Reply

Glen Beck and some like him are really scary. At a time when people should be pulling together Beck and his ilk are pulling us down. I am ashamed of him and I'm ashamed of people who listen and are simple enough to believe him'

August 30 2010 at 5:18 PM Report abuse -7 rate up rate down Reply

I love Glenn Beck. He is the only one willing to tell the truth and tell it like it is. Thank you Glenn Beck.

August 30 2010 at 2:52 PM Report abuse -1 rate up rate down Reply

O'Rielly is at least independent and is the only thing keeping Murdoch's channel from being card carrying GOP. Beck is turning too far right, just left of Limbaugh/Coulter territory. Then Hannity has his hour. FNC should beware. Anymore in our face doses of the right wing would be a disaster. Too much of anything makes us queasy. That's why no one watches NBC, because it's soros all day long. Fox could go the same way only right. Beware! Murdoch VS Soros? The equilibrium or the attempt to remain balanced at fox seems to be slipping. Look out !

August 30 2010 at 2:49 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Thats the only place he could get one!

August 30 2010 at 1:07 PM Report abuse -15 rate up rate down Reply

beck should go prime time.

August 30 2010 at 12:28 PM Report abuse +9 rate up rate down Reply

i can agree with a lot he has to say but is he becoming Jerry Falwell and Pat Robertson? I don't want religion forced down my throat or running the government.

August 30 2010 at 12:28 PM Report abuse +12 rate up rate down Reply

Glenn, your rally was a success. One of the proofs is the vicious, nasty comments your opponents are posting. Keep up the great work of enlightening Americans. It is there for the Dems, Liberals, Progressives, and Sharptons to see, but they don"t wish to drink of the truth.

August 30 2010 at 12:26 PM Report abuse +15 rate up rate down Reply

Yes! No matter your party. He does have the proof to back up what he says. Someone needs to tell us the truth. Like it or not.

August 30 2010 at 12:23 PM Report abuse +19 rate up rate down Reply

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