Glenn Beck, the strutting, double-chinned, conspiracy spooger (KTTH m-f, 6-9a) seems to be on a roll... downhill.
His teevee ratings have dropped, dropped again and dropped again.
This, despite Fox News is still the 4th most-watched cable station in prime time. As reported by Business Insider's Glynnis MacNicol:
Year over year [Beck] posted the biggest loss of any cable news show averaging 1.8 million viewers, down 39% from January 2010. In 25-54 demo he dropped 48%, to 397,000.
His ratings have dropped in Seattle this year as well.
Could it be his message? Could it be his sweater? Wouldn't be surprised either way. We've been watching FNS again, to see the right-wing take on the Egyption uprising, and how soon they'll blame it on President Obama. We were amazed at how, er, far afield Beck has gone since last time we checked.
At the chalkboard with his fat wattle jiggling like a teevee evangelist's, Beck pant-hoots daily that the Egyptian crisis is just part of a “coming insurrection” that will engulf the North African Mediterranean countries, Southern Europe, then, he frets, Russia and China.
This will transpire because of the unholy alliance of 1960's Marxists (including Bill Ayers and Bernadine Dorhn) The New World Order crowd (read Jews) and radical Islamists (Shia and Sunni!). President Obama, by Glenn's lights fits into all these categorie.
The mission: to destroy Western civilization, and then... establish a new caliphate—an Islamic theocracy. The ’60s radicals are working with the Islamists because they're so craven they'll go along with the theocracy part to get the satisfaction of seeing Western civilization fall.
Unless he flames out spectacularly, (a drunk, a fatal gaffe, a heart attack, God forbid) Glenn Beck will never go away, as we'd prefer: There'll always be people willing to suspend brain activity to bath their lobes in the dopamine that Beck administers so confidentally.
We can't take him even close to that seriously. Glenn Beck's a self-described rodeo clown and hardworking FM Morning Zoo jock who made it really, really big. He hasn't got a political base, he's got listeners. There's a difference. And, in radio and teevee all bad things (like good things) must come to an end...
Glenn Beck will not invade Poland.