So here is the Wa-Po story
On Friday, the unemployment rate dropped to 8.8 percent, as businesses added jobs for the 13th straight month.
On Wednesday, Fox News announced that it was ending Glenn Beck’s daily cable-TV show.
These are not unrelated events.
When Beck’s show made its debut on Fox News Channel in January 2009, the nation was in the throes of an economic collapse the likes of which had not been seen since the 1930s. Beck’s angry broadcasts about the nation’s imminent doom perfectly rode the wave of fear that had washed across the nation, and the relatively unknown entertainer suddenly had 3 million viewers a night — and tens of thousands answering his call to rally at the Lincoln Memorial.
But as the recession began to ease, Beck’s apocalyptic forecasts and ominous conspiracies became less persuasive, and his audience began to drift away. Beck responded with a doubling-down that ultimately brought about his demise on Fox.
Read the Beck story at The Washington Post.
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