Tag: The Blaze

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Glenn Beck and Samantha Bee Bond Over Their Fear and Loathing of Trump

TheBlaze founder Glenn Beck interviewed Full Frontal host Samantha Bee on his show Thursday as the first part in an effort between the rightwing talker and the leftwing comedian to find common ground and bond over their mutual distress at the election outcome, the dangers of “fake news,” and their desire to “stand up for people who are imperiled” now that Trump won.

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Former Blaze Exec Sues Glenn Beck; Claims Beck’s ‘Paranoia,’ ‘Erratic and Reckless Behavior’ Destroyed Company

Lloyd Grove writes at the Daily Beast about the latest legal trouble to hit The Blaze founder Glenn Beck — this time in the form of a countersuit by one of Beck’s most loyal and trusted advisors. Christopher Balfe, who was the chief operating officer of Beck’s Mercury Radio Arts and the chief executive of The Blaze before Beck unceremoniously fired him and then sued him, alleges in a new counter lawsuit that Beck’s “erratic behavior, excessive spending, and mismanagement” drove his media empire “into the ground.”

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Politico: Glenn Beck’s ‘Bad Bet on Cruz’ a Crushing Blow to His Media Empire

Kenneth Vogel and Hadas Gold write in Politico about the latest trouble to strike Glenn Beck’s media empire, as Beck and one of his advertisers sue each other over unpaid bills and claims that the radio talker’s endorsement of Ted Cruz’s presidential campaign and increasingly shrill denunciations of Donald Trump alienated his audience. Politico notes that Beck’s diminished relevance is juxtaposed by the rising influence of Breitbart News, which — along with Matt Drudge, Sarah Palin, and Sean Hannity — Beck has repeatedly attacked during this election cycle.

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The Daily Beast: Is The Blaze’s Glenn Beck Suing Himself?

Lloyd Grove writes at the Daily Beast that in a multimillion-dollar fraud, breach of contract and dereliction of duty lawsuit, Glenn Beck may actually be suing himself: Glenn Beck seems to be an endless source of nutty stories. Maybe the multimedia oddball spent

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Glenn Beck Sues Former TheBlaze CEO in Texas Court

Glenn Beck filed a lawsuit in a Texas court against former TheBlaze CEO and Mercury Radio Arts COO Christopher Balfe over allegations of contract breach, fraud, unjust enrichment and other matters Monday.

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Daily Beast: Beck’s CEO Exits as ‘The Blaze Burns Down’

Lloyd Grove writes in the Daily Beast: “In what knowledgeable observers say is a sign of increasing turmoil in Glenn Beck’s troubled media empire, Beck’s longtime mentor and corporate executive, Kraig Kitchin, has quit as CEO of The Blaze.”

Fire Officials: Downtown L.A. Mega-blaze Likely Arson

Fire Officials: Downtown L.A. Mega-blaze Likely Arson

Officials say that they believe Monday morning’s massive fire in downtown Los Angeles was set on purpose. The blaze, which engulfed an unfinished apartment building, and burned so hot that it melted nearby highway signs, will be investigated as soon

Massive Fire Covers Downtown L.A. with Ash

Massive Fire Covers Downtown L.A. with Ash

A massive fire in downtown Los Angeles caused the California Highway Patrol to shut down the 101 Freeway in both directions and the temporary closure of the 110/101 interchange. The blaze consumed a seven-story wood-framed residential structure that was under

Don Lemon: Charles Barkley Has a Point

Don Lemon: Charles Barkley Has a Point

CNN’s Don Lemon thinks that Charles Barkley has a point about successful African Americans enduring the slings and arrows from less successful African Americans. Discussing the controversy over Russell Wilson’s Seattle Seahawks teammates allegedly dubbing him insufficiently black, and the

Police Arrest Man Suspected of Starting Weed Wildfires

Police Arrest Man Suspected of Starting Weed Wildfires

Police in the small town of Weed, California arrested a suspect accused of starting a massive wildfire that burned 516 acres and destroyed 157 homes. Ronald Beau Marshall, 24, was arrested Saturday morning and charged with felony arson of an

Firefighting Pilot Dies After Plane Crashes in Yosemite

Firefighting Pilot Dies After Plane Crashes in Yosemite

A pilot using an air tanker to battle a massive wildfire at Yosemite National Park died after the aircraft crashed on Tuesday. Cal Fire spokesman Daniel Berlant told CNN that authorities lost contact with the pilot on Tuesday afternoon while

Fire Destroys Michael Brown Memorial in Ferguson

Fire Destroys Michael Brown Memorial in Ferguson

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Anger spilled over Tuesday after fire destroyed one of two memorials on the street where Michael Brown was killed, a site that has become sacred to many in Ferguson and others nationwide focused on interactions between

Belgian Synagogue Fire Leads to Arson Investigation

Belgian Synagogue Fire Leads to Arson Investigation

(Reuters) – Belgian prosecutors are investigating a fire at a synagogue in Brussels on Tuesday, which they say was set intentionally but does not seem to have been a “terrorist attack”, a spokesman said. The blaze broke out early on

Hurricane Odile Slams Baja California, Mexico

Hurricane Odile Slams Baja California, Mexico

CABO SAN LUCAS, Mexico (AP) — Hurricane Odile raked the Baja California Peninsula with strong winds and heavy rains early Monday as locals and tourists in the resort area of Los Cabos began to emerge from shelters and assess the

Anti-Christian, Islamic Hackers Attack Kirk Cameron Site

Anti-Christian, Islamic Hackers Attack Kirk Cameron Site

The Gospel Herald reports that the a website promoting “Saving Christmas, an upcoming movie form Kirk Cameraon, was twice hacked by “a Turkish hacker group described as anti-Christian, anti-Israel and anti-American[.]” The production team was able to quickly restore the

Over 120 Injured in Napa Quake

Over 120 Injured in Napa Quake

NAPA, Calif. (AP) — The strongest earthquake in 25 years struck the heart of California’s wine country early Sunday, igniting gas-fed fires, damaging some of the region’s famed wineries and historic buildings, and sending more than 120 people to hospitals.

Libya Islamists Seize Key Benghazi Army Base

Libya Islamists Seize Key Benghazi Army Base

(AFP) Islamist groups seized the headquarters of the army’s special forces in Libya’s second city Benghazi after days of fighting, plunging the country further into lawlessness and uncertainty. An Islamist and jihadist alliance announced the capture of the main military

Americans Protest Illegals as High-Profile Conservatives Pander

Americans Protest Illegals as High-Profile Conservatives Pander

Editors Note: M. Catharine Evans of American Thinker today provided a devastating analysis of the ‘soccer balls and teddy bears’ meme: While we regular, cash-strapped taxpayers concerned about the well-being of our country stood on the overpasses Saturday protesting the total breakdown

Gusty winds fuel destructive Washington wildfire

Gusty winds fuel destructive Washington wildfire

WINTHROP, Wash. (AP) — A massive wildfire that has forced the evacuation of towns, destroyed numerous homes and blackened scenic hillsides in north-central Washington has been burning into new areas, fueled by dry conditions and gusty winds. The lightning-caused fire