"Glenn Beck to End Daily Fox News Program...His departure was jointly announced in a statement on Wednesday by Fox and Mr. Beck’s company, Mercury Radio Arts. The statement did not specify an end date for the show, called “Glenn Beck,” which has been telecast at 5 p.m. on Fox News since early 2009. Mr. Beck’s contract with Fox ends in December."
Of course, the Times can't let it go without giving Beck a little wet kiss on the way out the door:
"Mr. Beck is a hugely popular figure on Fox News, averaging 2.2 million viewers each weekday, though his ratings have fallen somewhat in the last year."
In this case, "fallen somewhat" being a loss of over a third of his watchers in the last six months- something which, in the case of Rachel Maddow or Keith Olbermann would be described as a catastrophic collapse, proving that they speak for no one.
This is a phenomenon we are all too familiar with, most notably in the way that, whenever Obama's approval rating gets down to 45% it is taken as an utter repudiation of everything he stands for, while it meant absolutely nothing when George Bush's approval rating was at 22%.
Well, anyway, apparently there are some people that are still too crazy for the teabaggers, although I wonder if his ratings collapse isn't really a result of right wingers finally figuring out that he's gay.