Glenn Beck, Fox Hated Each Other All Along

Both sides kvetch anonymously to the 'New York Times'
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 7, 2011 7:27 AM CDT
Fox News personality Glenn Beck speaks during the 'Restoring Honor' rally in front of the Lincoln Memorial at the National Mall on August 28, 2010 in Washington, DC.   (Getty Images)
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(Newser) – Publicly, Glenn Beck and Fox News may have put a happy face on their divorce, but there’s a whole lot of acrimony behind the scenes, sources from both sides tell the New York Times. Beck’s supporters say he was unhappy at Fox almost from day one, and has been eying the exit ever since. They say there was constant sniping from the network, which they accuse of planting stories about his declining ratings.

They also say Fox was uncomfortable with Beck’s efforts to build a career outside of Fox News. Fox, meanwhile, says its problems with Beck are all a matter of public record: He has a history of making incendiary remarks, and advertisers don’t want to be on his program. “By the end, both sides had had enough,” says one executive involved with the talks. (Click to hear Beck's explanation for his exit, in which he compares himself to Paul Revere.)

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