Drudge has this as one of it’s headlines:
NYT MISCHIEF MONDAY: ‘FLOATS’ FOXNEWS/BECK BREAKUP…
CARR: People who work for Beck point out he could live without network…
They both point to this story in the NY Times:
Since last August, when he summoned more than 100,000 followers to the Washington mall for the “Restoring Honor” rally, Mr. Beck has lost over a third of his audience on Fox — a greater percentage drop than other hosts at Fox. True, he fell from the great heights of the health care debate in January 2010, but there has been worrisome erosion — more than one million viewers — especially in the younger demographic.
He still has numbers that just about any cable news host would envy and, with about two million viewers a night, outdraws all his competition combined. But the erosion is significant enough that Fox News officials are willing to say — anonymously, of course; they don’t want to be identified as criticizing the talent — that they are looking at the end of his contract in December and contemplating life without Mr. Beck.
You can read the entire article here.
I don’t always get the chance to catch his show, and admittedly, I’ve lost some interest in his show over the last year though it still records every day on my DVR. But I always catch his radio show as I find it very entertaining and informative.
It’s hard to say about stuff like this though and I’d rather not speculate. Everyone knows that Beck doesn’t have a lot of friends in the MSM and they would love if Beck were to lose his 5pm time slot. And it’s the NY Times after all using anonymous sources to put this out there. Pond scum has more credibility than they do. Plus, he still whacks the crap out of his 5pm opponents too, and then some.
So I basically take this with a grain of salt and suggest you do as well. Besides even if it were true, Beck has become large enough that he can still get his message out there if something were to happen.