Glenn’s program crossed over the line last week when guest Brad Thor sort of encouraged someone to maybe assassinate Donald Trump. It went far enough in the Glenn Beck “I’m not saying this, but” way – Glenn’s slimy way of insinuating – that John Malone’s company yanked his program from the Sirius XM Patriot channel, at least for the rest of the week.
Beck’s “ratings” here have plummeted. Beck is approaching the point in his behavior that reasonable people might see involuntary confinement as necessary. That’s extreme, but so is his behavior, including his ongoing implications of suicidal thoughts.
If this sticks, I would expect DirecTV (also controlled by Malone) to follow suit once the lawyers figure out how to break the contract.
Malone is otherwise occupied with huge media and telecom deals. As far as I know, he isn’t overtly political. I can’t find him commenting on Trump one way or the other. Once upon a time, he used to play golf with Rush Limbaugh, but I wouldn’t read a lot into that.