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Glenn Beck is bringing his streaming television show TheBlaze TV, over to the Dish Network.  Currently he's believed to be making more money as an internet streaming show than he did on Fox, but he's reaching far fewer viewers.

TheBlaze TV, which revealed several months ago that it had over 300,000 subscribers paying $99.95 a year or $9.95 a month, said that number was still accurate. The online network noted that it had been spending less on marketing lately and more on programming in preparation for cable and satellite TV. Mr. Balfe wrote in the blog post that he had come to believe that the payment model used by cable and satellite companies would remain in place for some time, despite efforts by outsiders to chip away at it. “It’s smart for us to take advantage of that,” he wrote.
You can read a story about it in the NY Times here.

So here he comes again, more raging against Obama and any other Democrat who happens to be in office.  

While I wish people well in their attempts to drive Rush Limbaugh off the airwaves, I think that we need to understand something.  We can drive off their advertisers and ruin their business model, but as long as people really want to see this crap, they will.  And their are people who will subscribe and pay for the privilege of watching them, which renders advertisers pointless.

It's still good to limit their reach, but in the end, I almost think of people like Glenn Beck and Rush Limbaugh as being rather invincible, at least in the short term.  They've been polluting the airwaves for a long time, and they have an audience of devoted listeners who are unlikely to ever stop listening.

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  •  Tip Jar (8+ / 0-)

    Ignorance more frequently begets confidence then knowledge. Charles Darwin

    by martianexpatriate on Thu Sep 13, 2012 at 10:56:46 PM PDT

  •  Beck... (6+ / 0-)
    While I wish people well in their attempts to drive Rush Limbaugh off the airwaves, I think that we need to understand something.  We can drive off their advertisers and ruin their business model, but as long as people really want to see this crap, they will.  And their are people who will subscribe and pay for the privilege of watching them, which renders advertisers pointless.
    True, but when you limit the audience of these bottom dwellers by exposing their hate and embarrassing their advertisers, their "birth rate" of additional haters is reduced.

    "Patients are not consumers" - Paul Krugman

    by assyrian64 on Thu Sep 13, 2012 at 11:06:14 PM PDT

  •  The Blaze, chnl 212, per TVGuide.com n/t (1+ / 0-)
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    Jeff Y

    "Go well through life"-Me (As far as I know)

    by MTmofo on Thu Sep 13, 2012 at 11:07:26 PM PDT

  •  I know a lot of people are worried (4+ / 0-)

    about this nutjob having a public platform again.

    But I don't think his being buried on the upper channels of the Dish Network is going to be a big deal.

    Ever since Crazy Glenn lost his Faux soapbox, he's been all but invisible to everyone but the most loyal of the Teabaggers clowns.

    Chicago--Proud Home of the 1907-08 World Series Champion Chicago Cubs

    by Jeff Y on Thu Sep 13, 2012 at 11:10:11 PM PDT

    •  Maybe he's been spit out, maybe not (5+ / 0-)
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      Sylv, SCFrog, followyourbliss, Jeff Y, Loubee

      But 212 isn't "buried"--it's squarely between MSNBC and Current.  I hope his return is not a big deal.  But I don't see how getting back onto DISH is anything but a good thing for him, his exposure, and his ego.  And I'm furious that some pittance of my subscription rate is being allocated toward propping his brand of insane hate speech up.

      DISH needs to be peppered with complaints.

  •  Glenn Who? (2+ / 0-)
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    martianexpatriate, Sylv

    Is he still around?  He must be missing the attention.  

  •  How is he filling up 24 hours of programming (0+ / 0-)

    The Crying Clown's Right Wing Rodeo Show can be maybe 2 hours. Dear lord, can you imagine a channel crazier than Fox News?

  •  I'm not worried. (1+ / 0-)
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    Aquarius40

    For the first time in 30 years I feel the evil of the right is wanning into a circular firing squad.  Yes, there will always be malcontents and losers who thrive on the pain of others but thteir stab at ruling has run its course and Americans seem to be coming to their senses.  Let Beck spew, he looks more and more insane and toxic with each passing moment.  Once the corner was turned people can see clearly that he is an evil clown.

    And she's good at appearing sane, I just want you to know. Winwood/Capaldi

    by tobendaro on Fri Sep 14, 2012 at 04:08:54 AM PDT

  •  Usually, once the handle is pulled and ..... (2+ / 0-)
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    second gen, SCFrog

    the flush mechanism has engaged, the offending material is gone for good.  I can't for one moment understand how beck keeps returning to the bowl.

    I condemn Mitt Romney for political opportunism in exercising his free speech rights to criticize America's leaders during a foreign crisis. Wow, I guess I just apologized for Mitt Romney being an ass.

    by emsprater on Fri Sep 14, 2012 at 05:00:21 AM PDT

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