First, a reminder: The Kindle version of What to Expect is here.
Second, I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: I’m fascinated by what Glenn Beck is doing with The Blaze as an internet TV network and it’s incomprehensible why media reporters (and business reporters) aren’t all over this story. Beck took a cable TV following, ported it out of an established network, and ushered into his own new network, which is not just an internet TV channel, but a pay internet TV channel. How is this not the most interesting, and potentially disruptive, media experiment since the advent of Fox News Channel? And yet when you look around the mainstream press . . . crickets.
As I said, incomprehensible.
I went on The Blaze’s Real News last night and came away even more impressed with the operation. What they’re doing isn’t an alt-version of Fox. It’s actually more like what PBS might be in an alt-universe where it had created a hit newscast for younger, conservative viewers. It’s long-form broadcast. It’s high-energy, but not shout-y. And it’s really, really smart.
I had a great time with The Blaze gang and then went over to my other favorite cable show, Greg Gutfeld’s Red Eye. Doing those shows back-to-back is basically the most fun you can have on TV.