Excerpt from Rolling Stone
Written by Erik Hedegaard
The way right-wing-media personality Glenn Beck sees it, no matter who wins the election, Donald or Hillary, he's done for, gone, kaput, along with all that he has built since leaving Fox News in 2011 – his websites (TheBlaze and Glennbeck.com), his radio show (The Glenn Beck Radio Program), his live-streamed online network, his status as a bestselling author in four genres (latest nonfiction hit – Liars: How Progressives Exploit Our Fears for Power and Control). Last year, Forbes put his corporate revenue at around $90 million. After November 8th, that, too, would presumably take a giant hit, maybe force him to sell his beloved $200,000 Mercedes-Maybach or his private jet or perhaps the stuffed life-size polar bear that overlooks his office for no discernible reason. In fact, his many enemies in both conservative- and liberal-media camps are already front-running the end, churning out copy with headlines like "Glenn Beck Empire Is Officially Collapsing" and "Glenn Beck's Blaze Empire Continues Its Decline," the stories buttressed with tales of mass layoffs at his various businesses, rapidly declining Web traffic, plummeting ad sales, outside offices being shuttered and side ventures needing to be scuttled. And a good bit of this presumably because of his failure to fall in line and support Donald Trump – the way so many of his right-wing brothers have.
Meanwhile, on the outskirts of Dallas, inside a massive, repurposed movie studio with an armed guard stationed at the front door, the interior a nifty if schizoid mishmash of old movie props . . .