Glenn calls for audience action in next phase of “Get TheBlaze” campaign

Get Glenn Live! On TheBlaze TV

A few weeks ago we launched a campaign called get TheBlaze and we asked you to reach out to your cable and satellite providers and politely request TheBlaze TV, the television network onto the channel lineup. Based on the requests that you made, 30,000 phone calls, 80,000 e‑mails, tens of thousands of tweets and Facebook posts, it was overwhelming what we personally could track, what went through us. That’s not counting everything else of all of the other people that did what, you know, they were doing on their own.

When we asked you to start tweeting “I want TheBlaze because” to your cable and satellite operators, that phrase was the number two trending topic in Twitter in all of America. One other stat that continues to blow me away is when I said “Could you make a phone call to your cable operator,” I don’t mean, you know, you dial up and press a number a couple of buttons and hang up. In the first two days, in the first two days you spent a total of 1700 hours talking with representatives of your cable operators and your satellite operators, just the ones that we could track because they came through our 1‑800‑996‑2529 number. Just those that went through, you ‑‑ that was the equivalent of watching 491 academy awards ceremonies. And all you had to say to them is “I want TheBlaze.”

We put a tote board up here in the studio and we’re going to have it finished later today, but it will ‑‑ it’s tracking the response, and I appreciate everything that you’ve done so far. But in spite of the amazing response, the cable companies and DirecTV in particular don’t seem to be taking you seriously at all. DirecTV’s response has been staggering. I know because I ‑‑ look. I do this for a living. I know who ‑‑ where our listeners live, I know how our listeners watched me on Fox and watched me elsewhere. It was DISH and DirecTV and I think Comcast that our bulk of our audience came from, and DISH was the first to sign up and they were like, “Yes.” DirecTV is ‑‑ they seem to believe that this was nothing more than a stunt and, quite honestly, I don’t understand them, but that’s okay. I don’t think they understand that you are finally getting it, and we all are, and we all look at the money that we make and we want it to go to something that we believe in. And I’m sorry, but I will not pay another dime to fund Al‑Jazeera and MT ‑‑ and MSNBC and some Saudi Arabian channel. I will not go to help, to fund Russia Today and all of these channels that are taking our country apart. We are paying for that. It’s not like you’re paying for that access and it just happens to be on. You ‑‑ part of the money that you send in when you write a check goes to Al‑Jazeera every single month. Every month. So it’s one thing to say, “Well, I don’t watch Al‑Jazeera.” It’s one thing to say, “Well, my cable operator’s having Al‑Jazeera.” But once the American people understand you are personally funding Al‑Jazeera, then that leaves you with a couple of things: Do you boycott and say “I’m not going to…” because you won’t have any cable provider. “I’m not going to fund Al‑Jazeera. I refuse to fund.” That’s one way to go. That’s not the way we’ve ever gone. I believe in more voices, not fewer voices. Al‑Jazeera has a right to exist, but your only other choice at this point is Fox. That’s it. And they think that’s enough. And they think you’re fine with it. I’m telling you right now when Twitter was the way that people in Cyprus found out what was going on because the media was in on it, when you see that ‑‑ when you see what’s happening with our education system and what we’ve done in the last week just on Common Core that is shocking even to us and we’re paying attention to it and you see that NewsCorp is part of the Common Core curriculum, they personally went out and helped design Common Core on parts of it, I’m sorry. There’s got to be more than one answer. There has to be more than one answer or we don’t survive as a republic.

I don’t know if we’re the answer, but we’re trying and, boy, we need your help to get us seen by as many people as we possibly can be. You know that this is not about money. People will say that all the time, “It’s about money.” No, it’s not. I do believe ‑‑ there’s nothing wrong with money. I do believe we’ve worked hard for our money. But I also believe we’re all going to be broke in the end, gang. I mean what I say. Our money is going to be worthless. Our freedom is worth everything. Everything. And in the end all we have is each other and all we have is the truth. And if you can’t have access to the truth and have access to the truth quickly, you’re not going to have access to the truth and you’ll have nothing.

I told you at the outset this was going to be a long fight and it would test our resolve, but it is a fight we are going to win. This is one of those things that I know we will win. Today I’m asking you to get back on the phone and call your cable provider and just politely ask them. Last time we said, “Would you please carry TheBlaze.” Now it’s been five or six weeks. I’d like you to politely say, “Are you listening? Are you listening to me? Are you hearing me? Because I’m not going to pay for this anymore. All I’m asking is for balance. That’s all I’m asking. I’m asking that your eight‑to‑one or whatever it is and your Russia Today and Al‑Jazeera and MSNBC and CNN and everything else, I’m sorry. It’s not balanced by Fox. That’s one. It’s not balanced by two. You have to have a change of attitude here. And I’m not going to pay for it anymore.” You don’t have to go all ‑‑ just politely ask them, “Are you listening? Are you hearing what your paying customers are saying? Because we have other choices.” Let them know you want TheBlaze television network and you intend on keep calling them until they make it happen. And you’re going to call them until you have to make another decision. If you can’t call them, send an e‑mail. And while you’re at it, go to their Facebook page and post the message: “Are you listening? I want TheBlaze TV.” To make your connections go to getTheBlaze.com. GetTheBlaze.com will connect you to your provider, or you can call 1‑800‑996‑2529. 800‑996‑2529. Are you listening? We want TheBlaze. Help us out. And I thank you for everything that you’ve done so far.

  • http://www.facebook.com/stephan.bruno Stephan JackofClubz Bruno

    NOBODY WANTS YOUR SHIT STATION FOULING THEIR CABLE BOXES. 

  • Anonymous

    They could call it The Crazy.

  • http://youtu.be/0iRCvDwF26Q Sam Fisher

    Oh look a liberal is throwing a hissy fit. 

  • http://www.facebook.com/jonathan.howells.16 Jonathan Howells

    Glenn, I have posted several times to request The Blaze TV on DirectTV’s facebook page.  It seems they are deleting the posts as fast as they can though.  Disappointing to say the least!

  • http://youtu.be/0iRCvDwF26Q Sam Fisher

    Nah that more of a liberal MSNBC thing. 

  • http://youtu.be/0iRCvDwF26Q Sam Fisher

    They are run by liberals so it is not shocking they want to silence their viewers.

  • Anonymous

    Does anyone think the Rupert Murdoch empire will risk losing viewers to a new competition?
    Especially losing viewers to a guy they canned?

  • http://youtu.be/0iRCvDwF26Q Sam Fisher

    Glenn was not canned by them but I see your point. 

  • Anonymous

    I’m going a little bit off topic here, but I have noticed something in the last couple of days…
    Around 40-50% of the posts on this site are opposed to Glenn Beck’s crazy and bigoted movements and are not being shouted down by die hard Beck fans!
    Take this story for instance… only one person is Pro-Glenn Beck’s blaze movement while the others are not.
    Interesting!!

  • http://twitter.com/jearics jean richardson

    I called my provider today and i am very confused.  They told me i could get The Blaze access through Twitter. They have a promotion that I would rebundle and there would be no fee because it was owned by them. Its the same thing I have with Roku. I told them that I want the Blaze Television Network.  Help!

  • Anonymous

    Better check into what the Obama machine and the Soros machine have said to DTV and Comcast…my bet is the both of them threatened these carriers that if these 2 carriers put The Blaze in their line-up, both Soros and the Obama machines will destroy them either with crap they have dug up on them or with lies like they usually do. Both of those machines are evil and when evil is threatened by good, evil gets even more evil and will do the most disgusting things just to hold on to their grip on power.

  • Anonymous

    no really sure why Stephan even soils his eyes/ears by reading and/or listening to anything The Blaze publishes. Not many people could begin to make such intellectually inspired comments about anything MSNBC. There is a new technology out now, they are as follows: on button, off button, Channel changer. Wow, it crazy… such newfangled stuff. I use it all the time and love it.

  • Anonymous

    Given how well Fox News has done, one has to ask why no one else has tried to copy the formula. That’s how things normally work—everyone follows the leader. Yet Fox News has kicked butt for over a decade WITHOUT spawning copycats. 
    That’s because no one dares take on the Murdoch empire. Murdoch is worth over 8 billion dollars and controls media outlets across the globe–literally from Australia to America to Europe. The power and influence he wields puts guys like Soros and Bloomberg to shame.
     Murdoch also has a history of destroying his competition. Step onto his turf and he either buys you…or he destroys you. That’s how he operates. So no one wants to get on his bad side. They know that Murdoch is not about to allow his viewership to be siphoned off. 

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/C4QWZLMXZ4NQXQZNQJOE7FLNNU Kevin

    I think I’m about done with DirecTV.  I initially got it thinking I would use Sunday Ticket, but I’ve lost interest.  DISH, here I come.

  • http://www.facebook.com/jim.crenshaw.5855 Jim Crenshaw

    I just called  Direct TV said They are planning to add The Blaze!!!

  • Anonymous

     not renewing a contract is similar to being canned

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/MagicPhysicist-Tesla/100001811800844 MagicPhysicist Tesla

    I have had a dish for 30 years now and still have my 10ft dish and a Dishnet and DirecTV dish but the last couple decade or so I have  just been paying for the DishNetwork   250 channels BUT it sure would ne nice if Glenn did this so we didn’t have to pay extra $5 each month to get the Blaze

    Just make it part of the package for the 200 channel package and above.
    I have payed these dish companies thousands of dollars over the years and these days it would be nice if we didn’t have to add to the bills

    Not to mention I have been in Washington State since 1958 and Glenn knows what THAT is like.

  • Pamela Peltonen

    Switch to Dish. They carry The Blaze TV on channel 212.

  • http://youtu.be/0iRCvDwF26Q Sam Fisher

    Like I said you’re on to something. He would currently would have influence on the TV companies for being so popular.

  • http://youtu.be/0iRCvDwF26Q Sam Fisher

    Bet Glenn is the one that walked away and did not renew the contact so you could say Glenn fired himself using your logic.

  • Anonymous

    I doubt either Soros or Obama give a shit about a bunch of fringe nut jobs.

  • Anonymous

    Yeah, you’re right, he was kicked out on his ass, that’s different.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1220826095 Lonnie Campbell

    Directv said have no plans to add the blaze :(

  • http://www.facebook.com/pattyann.lloyd Patty Ann Lloyd

    Hi Glenn, in an effort to ask Direct TV to add THE BLAZE TV to their channel lineup, a fellow on FB and he claims that THE BLAZE has a subscription of 300k!!  OY!  Would you please post  your monthly ‘footprint’ from all GB sources.

  • http://www.facebook.com/pattyann.lloyd Patty Ann Lloyd

    Mr. Westgate posted the following as his source for number of subscribers…
    Smaller Audience, Bigger Payoff For Glenn Beck : NPR
    http://www.npr.org

  • Anonymous

    There is no truth.  There is only perception.  ~Gustave Flaubert

  • http://youtu.be/0iRCvDwF26Q Sam Fisher

    I know facts are hard for a liberal to understand but he was not fired he refuse to get his contract renewed after pressure to stay with fox news. They did not want him to leave dumb ass how is that firing him when he quit?

  • http://youtu.be/0iRCvDwF26Q Sam Fisher

    I think your math is wrong there are only five to six idiots like you running around screaming I hate Glenn Beck and you are one of these said morons. 11 people for it on this page not one moron can you count and only 4 commenters against it all liberal.

  • SoThere

    The only bigot here is you. You’re here spewing your hate and bigotry because you’re scared of Glenn Beck.  He has the nerve to speak his mind and most of what he says puts morons like you in your place.

    You leftists have to come here, stroking each others backsides get boring over at the liberal sites and Beck doesn’t ban people like they do at RS, Atlternut, Huffy Post and the other liberal sites.

    You’re afraid of Beck, admit it.

  • SoThere

    In your mind maybe but Beck was the one who didn’t want his contract renewed.  He said that his time at Fox was just temporary when he signed onto the network.

    You don’t can someone who’s at the top of the charts.

  • http://youtu.be/0iRCvDwF26Q Sam Fisher

    Or he is really as stupid as he comes off in this post.

  • http://youtu.be/0iRCvDwF26Q Sam Fisher

    I also remember them begging him to stay. Liberals are a product of liberal propaganda.

  • Anonymous

    Most firings are usually shown as a mutual agreement to separate. It really doesn’t matter if he left or was canned, but it looks like fox didn’t really want him back and he was ok b/c he had other plans.
    You do can them if they aren’t bringing in money b/c sponsors don’t want to associate themselves with him, I always noticed it was the same three companies that did every commercial he had. If there’s no demand for advertising then ratings don’t really matter.

  • SoThere

    Liberal nonsense but thanks for you comment.

  • Anonymous

    i’m a libertarian.
    just objectively looking at what happened their was a mutual parting of ways, he was ready to move on and was prompted by fox not necessarily being excited about bringing him back

  • SoThere

    You’re correct about Beck being ready to move on. He said as much on the first day at Fox that he wasn’t going to make his stay there a long one. He was always planning his exit the day he started at fox.

    I don’t really care for libertarians, even though they are a step up from liberals.

  • tobias

     He refused to renew, read the posts before replying!

  • tobias

    Sam they just don’t know how to read the truth Glenn REFUSED a new contract but as ed the hare (they really know how to hide) below this post BTW,  he still wrongly calls it being canned but then he’s just doing his job @ $ 6.50/hr for Soros.

  • Anonymous

    Fox News has THE formula.
    Hot chicks, all dolled up, looking into the camera and assuring older, lower class, fat white men: 
    “YOU are the real Americans! YOU are the true patriots…so brave, so noble. Men like YOU are the backbone of this country! It doesn’t matter that you’re not educated, like those sissy egg-headed elitists…you are REAL…you are a PATRIOT! You are a HERO!” 

    Liberal or conservative, you have to admit that it’s genius. If there is even the slightest capitalist bone in your body you have to look at it and go, “Damn, why didn’t I think of that!” 
    No one had done it before, not in TV news, anyway—the elevation and celebration of mediocracy… turning ignorance into a badge of authenticity…making the everyman into a Superman.

    There are MILLIONS of “Joe the Plumbers” out there…take them and turn them into not just spokesmen— but REVOLUTIONARIES! Never mind that he wasn’t actually a plumber…or even a Joe…and that he himself had been on welfare twice in his life—that wasn’t the issue, that didn’t matter. He was a common man who spoke to power, and in the world of Fox News that was all that mattered. Fox News Viewers are not looking for information, they are looking for AFFIRMATION! Rupert Murdoch was genius enough to see that and he delivered a product that you can’t help but to admire. 

  • http://www.facebook.com/bishimine Barry DaKama’aina InKali

    Considering adding more on my youtube page… After uploading the Newsboys “GOD’s NOT DEAD” concert.. Going to continue with Project Light… Last year was Project Light 2012… This year as a no brainer… Project Light 2013!!!…. With episodes of the Glenn Beck show from fox news.. But here is  a clip of what was worked on last year… http://youtu.be/fJc-XZLM5l0

  • http://www.facebook.com/bishimine Barry DaKama’aina InKali

    Wish I had more of Rush Limbaugh’s programs too… But this is better then nothing… http://youtu.be/-JbQ0MaSN58

  • http://www.facebook.com/bishimine Barry DaKama’aina InKali

    Love listening to President Reagan…

  • http://www.facebook.com/kathy.haverland Kathy Haverland

    This is why I have DISH network and subscribe! Thank you for bringing The Blaze into my home.