I read Glenn Beck’s comments over the weekend that he left Fox News “to save my soul” and thought: Really?
Glenn Beck, ex-Fox News host turned media entrepreneur, said Friday that he left the conservative cable channel in order to save his soul: “If you stay in it too long, you become Norma Desmond,” Beck said in an interview at New York University. “I remember feeling, ‘If you do not leave now, you won’t leave with your soul intact.’”
Here’s a ‘Fox News spokesman’s’ response:
“Glenn Beck wasn’t trying to save his soul, he was trying to save his ass. Advertisers fled his show and even Glenn knows what that means in our industry. Yet, we still tried to give him a soft landing. Guess no good deed goes unpunished.”