Glenn Beck will end his popular and often controversial daily program on the Fox News Channel later this year, Fox News and Beck’s production company said Wednesday.
Beck will “transition” away from Fox, with no specific end date for his 5 p.m. program, the news channel and Mercury Radio Arts, Beck’s company, said in a joint statement.
“Glenn Beck” has been one of the most popular programs on a cable news network since its debut on Fox News in early 2009, though his ratings have begun to tail off somewhat this year. But the host has come under criticism for his attacks on Democratic figures like President Obama and his predictions of apocalyptic doom. Among Beck’s targets has been liberal billionaire philanthropist George Soros, whom Beck linked to Nazi atrocities in Soros’s native Hungary during World War II. Beck’s comments about Soros last fall drew denunciations from Jewish groups.
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