Glenn Beck was back on his old network tonight, with a few regrets, some hopes, and one thing he wouldn’t wish on his worst enemy.
In his new 9 p.m. ET time slot, Tucker Carlson asked about Beck’s support of Ted Cruz, about a Trump presidency, and about Beck: his departure from Fox News in 2011 and his move online.
Carlson: Do you regret not having a daily cable show?
Beck: I regret a lot of things. I don’t think regret is the right word. I would love to have your platform, where you can talk to as many people as you do in one setting. However, times are changing and I bet on the future that the future is all on the internet. And so it is just different.
As for the current state of Beck’s The Blaze, he says “Yeah, we fired a lot of people because I changed the direction of the company. I think we started when those rumors were going around, we had 246 employees. We now have 245. Was it a poorly run company? Yeah, it was. Is it now? I don’t think so. We are fine.”
Carlson also got philosophical with Beck: “Do you think being in this business makes you happy?”
“No. No,” Beck answered. “Interacting with the people has made me happy. Thinking that my voice was bigger than it is or should be … in the end, it made me very unhappy.”
“I think this job, I wouldn’t wish on my worst enemy. I wouldn’t wish the fame on my worst enemy. I think fame is more corrosive than anything else. It is a horrible, horrible thing if you don’t have perspective.”