Deadline Hollywood shocked the entertainment world Thursday when it predicted Oprah Winfrey would soon give up her syndicated television program to move it to her OWN cable network.
On Friday, the website TVNewser wondered if this might open the door for Fox News sensation Glenn Beck to move into such a syndicated arrangement.
This was on the heals of the New York Times lavishing praise on Beck for being the new Oprah when it comes to helping the sales of fiction writers.
Newser's Chris Ariens wrote:
With the news that Oprah Winfrey may take her daily talk show away from broadcast affiliates and to her own OWN cable network, that got us wondering: should Glenn Beck, now the #2 show on cable despite airing in he afternoons, be Oprah's syndicated replacement?
Beck is well-rounded. Between his #1 best-selling books and comedy shows he's a three-dimensional talent that could easily adapt to daytimes. He could also use his radio audience to promote to local affiliates. [...]
Beck is locked in to a multi-year deal with Fox News which would probably keep him from jumping anytime soon. His show premiered in January, and quickly shot past all competitors and even programs on his own channel, which air later in the evening to larger available audiences.
Amazing. Just months ago, Beck was the target of an organized smear campaign by detractors who sought to eliminate all of his sponsors, and now he's rumored to be the next Oprah Winfrey.
The folks in the leftosphere as well as the shills that sit around all day listening to every syllable Beck utters praying for a salacious tidbit that might bring him down must be hating all the accolades he's suddenly getting.
Isn't it marvelous?