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Backlash Fox News May Dump Glenn Beck Mark Sterkel / AP Photo, Mark Sterkel

Fox News May Dump Glenn Beck

Is the end nigh for Glenn Beck? Fox News executives are reportedly considering dropping the controversial talk-show host when his contract expires in December, a consideration prompted by a precipitous drop in ratings and fears that his outrageous rants are damaging their credibility. After the contentious health-care debate and midterm elections passed, Beck’s viewership dropped 30 percent—a loss of 1 million viewers in the young demographic. Hundreds of advertisers have pulled out as well. Execs have reportedly held discussions with Beck, urging him to make the tone of his show more upbeat.

March 6, 2011 3:35 PM