Glenn Beck Walks Off CNN Interview After Stelter Brings Up Report on TheBlaze Layoffs: ‘Have a Nice Day’
Glenn Beck snapped at Brian Stelter and walked off the interview after the CNN host asked him about a report on his company TheBlaze.
The Daily Beast reported yesterday Beck’s media empire is imploding:
The right-wing cable and digital media company—founded by Beck shortly before he exited Fox News in 2011—fired another round of staffers this week, shrinking a workforce that has already been reduced to less than 50 employees, according to two sources who spoke with The Daily Beast on the condition of anonymity. The two sources also confirmed that more than a dozen employees had been laid off over the past several days.
Making matters worse, the company’s hopes for a bailout from a fellow right-wing titan did not go as planned.
Stelter was speaking with Beck about distrust of the media and the border crisis before bringing up the report––particularly the part about not being able to find a buyer––and asking, “Is this related to the point about people not talking to each other? That if you want to create that media company, there’s not interest? What’s going on with that?”
“Wow. Brian, thanks a lot,” Beck said, starting to take his mic off. “I think that’s the most ridiculous question I’ve ever heard. I’m sitting here ready to talk to you about the detaining of children and parents and trying to break families apart, something that has been happening with Janet Reno!… We want to stop it and you want to play those games? You have a nice day.”
And then he walked off.
Watch above, via CNN.
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