Never Trumper Glenn Beck Lays Off 20% of His Staff


Glenn Beck laid off slightly more than 20 percent of the combined workforce of The Blaze and Mercury Radio Arts, his production company.

Beck noted in an article on Medium that the past year has been hard on business.

“This year has been one of the hardest years of my life,” he wrote. “I’ve learned so much about myself, my friends and coworkers, and basic human nature. I have also learned a lot about my business and what I believe it will take to succeed in tomorrow’s America. The industrial revolution took 100 years to unfold; industry-altering change now occurs in days, not centuries.”

One reason, besides business being difficult, could be his extreme Never Trump spiel day after day extending until after the election.

There are so many reasons that Beck is having problems. Here are a few:

Comparing Trump to Hitler was over-the-top for many conservatives.

Beck became boring once he abandoned his fight against the left. He started preaching in what some saw as a condescending manner. When illegal alien children were being sent over our borders alone to serve as anchors for their families or, in many cases, they were sent as gang members, Beck went to the border to hand out toys. It was generous, but the problem was he did it while insulting conservatives as unkind and selfish.

Then there was the big meeting with the Facebook founder. When Zuckerberg agreed to meet with conservatives over Facebook’s blatant censorship of their pages, Beck betrayed conservatives by pandering to Zuckerberg.

Beck even went over to the dark side to praise the Obamas. He said, “Barack Obama made me a better man”. Then he praised Michelle Obama’s speech trashing Donald Trump. After she demonized Trump for his alleged maltreatment of women, Beck said it was “…the most effective political speech I have heard since Ronald Reagan.”

Firing the popular Tomi Lahren because she believes in abortion didn’t help his program at all. He fought her for her Facebook page and took in more bad press from her salvos.

The administrators who helped him get to the top were all fired in exchange for a new group who never took him anywhere.

But it is his anti-Trump tirades that likely hurt the most. Beck went on a Facebook rant prior to the second presidential debate and declared that allowing Hillary Clinton to be elected president could be an “ethical, moral” choice, while at the same time scolding conservative Christians for their continued support of “immoral” Donald Trump.

Beck declared: “It sickens me to read the posts from ‘conservative Christians’. The very same people who lectured the left about Bill Clinton. I thought character mattered. Does it still? Or is that just for [D]emocrats?”

That sanctimonious preaching didn’t go over well.

The Huffington Post claims The Blaze is “coming apart because of a lack of editorial direction, staff attrition and internal discord”. They went from 25 editors to 6.

An anonymous source told HuffPo, allegedly that “The few people who are still left are looking for an exit because they know The Blaze is over,” the source said. “They haven’t told us straight up that they’re done with us, but all the signs point to it, and they’re not replacing people who are laid off or get out.”

Beck says he is regrouping and wrote on Medium:

We are not PBS. No government institution is going to write us a giant check. The structural challenges facing media companies today are real; but, when someone — anyone — tells me that something can’t be done, it only makes me more determined to prove them wrong.

We started TheBlaze for one purpose: we wanted to change the world for the better.

The problem for Beck right now is he just doesn’t offer anything to many conservatives and libertarians and that’s his audience. Maybe he will regroup and make a come back.


  1. What stupid comments. If a person DOES listen to him “in depth” it is obvious he doesn’t know what he is talking about. Only blind followers accept what he had to say.

  2. The stupid comments make me laugh, I can always tell when people have never listened to him in depth, and got most of their info from a few sound bites and YouTube clips.

  3. Beck is simply not the same man who educated millions on his Fox TV show. What actually happened to this man, we can not know but at some point, he want completely off the reservation. One too many kicks in the head by Progressives? Back on the sauce? Something major happened, that’s for sure. It is almost as if he has been subjected to a complete reprogramming of his Conservative/Libertarian synapses
    The Beck we knew and respected years ago would have REJOICED an America loving, DC outsider president, would have been his biggest ally.

  4. After all the bad news lately we finally have some good news.

    Beck would always describe his reports as being thoroughly researched and completely accurate. He would give particular sources and Then tell the audience to check for yourself. Of course he expects the audience to read the source He used and form their opinion on that source alone. His loyal audience, the few remaining, will rely on HIS sources alone without their own thorough investigation. It didn’t take long before I realized his sources were compromised. He has certain world views and will only use sources that correspond to his beliefs.

    There was one book that he referenced that was used for many of his programs. I don’t recall the book or author. But doing some research of my own I found there isn’t a single supporting source. Literally everyone cited the book as a fraud, but since it includes what Beck believes that apparently is good enough.

    I soon became weary listening to his radio show. He would go through his long monologue at the beginning of an hour only to abruptly give a commercial that related directly to the monologue. I began to realize this is more a sophisticated infomercial than news talk. It’s been quite a long time and I don’t know if he’s still on the local station.

    Those who know his sordid background would probably understand his demise. The way he started was quite pathetic, until he “found religion”. For a time, not that long ago, he was having serious calamities, both physical and external. The irony was monumental, even colossal since he spoke so often of Divine Providence. Time and time again he would have a certain narrative and immediately some calamity would occur. The comparison between his words and what befell him was so explicit yet he never was able to connect the two.

    Which brings us to the present. If he was under such Divine Providence why is he failing so dramatically. I doubt he will ever see the correlation.

    • Yes, I agree completely. When he went to the border and combined his act of generosity with rebukes of innocent conservatives, I was done with him. He is a little crazy.

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