The Morning Media Menu was joined today by NYT’s Brian Stelter. Topic dujour- Stelter’s front page story today on Glenn Beck, ratings phenomenon for Fox News.
“Up until a few months ago CNN and MSNBC were kind of breathing down Fox’s neck at 5pm. Now there isn’t even a competition,” says Stelter. “Beck is so far ahead, he’s now the 3rd most popular host on all of cable news behind Bill O’Reilly and Sean Hannity. It’s that mix of anger, it’s that mix of outrage, moral lessons, maybe the occasional emotional outburst that seems to be resonating with people.”