Glenn Beck dropped by Madison radio station WTDY

Glenn Beck has been booted off the air by Madison radio station WTDY-AM because he slagged on the broadcaster's hometown, and because of a "lack of actual content."

Beck usually occupied the 10 a.m. to noon slot at a station that features a lot of business coverage from the Wall Street Journal and the deep thoughts of Dennis Miller, Laura Ingraham, and Phil Hendrie.

You might think that with the union protests in Madison, Beck would have "actual content" that could have dovetailed nicely with the local market. But no.

WTDY can no longer carry the Glenn Beck program. Over the last 12 months, the show has devolved into plugs for Fox News (the radio version of which is aired by our direct competitor), his books, and other personal endorsements. The lack of actual content becomes more apparent daily. Monday's program was the final straw; his unabashed deriding of Madison is unacceptable for broadcast in our community.
He's through in Madison.
He's through in Madison.

WTDY didn't cite the specific insult that Beck leveled at Madison, but his comments on the union protests there started with observations about "dope-smoking hippies" and devolved into theories about communist takeovers.

Last month, Beck's radio show was dropped by WOR in New York City because his ratings had tanked, and he can't get back on the air because of his recent anti-Semitic ravings about  Reform Judaism being "almost like" "radicalized Islam."

His Fox News program's ratings have also been on a long slide. And last week on MSNBC, former GOP Rep. Joe Scarborough called him a menace to Republicans everywhere.

This guy is losing it before our eyes. He's bad for the conservative movement. He's bad for the Republican Party. He's bad for Fox News. It's that simple.

Wait. That's not what Michele Bachmann says.


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