Glenn Beck’s TheBlaze May Be Near The End
Radio host and political commentator Glenn Beck was in the spotlight after rumors surfaced that Beck’s website and news channel TheBlaze was “falling apart.”
According to The Huffington Post, the website has been suffering from staff attrition, internal discord and a lack of editorial direction.
The news outlet alleged that it talked to sources with inside access to TheBlaze. The Huffington Post also claimed that about 20 employees had been dropped from the website’s editorial staff, and all employees now work from home.
“The few people who are still left are looking for an exit because they know TheBlaze is over,” an anonymous source said. “They haven’t told us straight up that they’re done with us, but all the signs point to it, and they’re not replacing people who are laid off or get out.”
Other sources say they received emails that their health benefits were reduced.
“We had everything when we started in 2010 — a huge platform and following — but management screwed it up with their incompetence,” another source stated.
Beck, who started the site back in 2010, quickly rose to fame after a short stint on Fox News.
The website has been known for its sometimes-controversial conservative material and absolute mistrust of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, and has lost significant traffic over the past two years.
In October 2014, 31.6 million people visited TheBlaze; fewer than one-fourth that many, 7.8 million, visited the site in September of this year.
It is unknown as to what Beck planned to do with his former online empire, and management has yet to release a statement on the matter.