Liberals Try to Abort Conservative's CNN Show

CNN Headline News is set to debut a new show tonight (7pm ET) featuring radio host Glenn Beck. Already, liberals are up in arms about their sacred turf of non-FNC television being invaded, Broadcasting and Cable reports.

New CNN Headline News host Glenn Beck is already asking his fans to guess when his show will be canceled, and it doesn't even debut until Monday night.

The subject of an e-mail campaign from the left, the conservative talker is launching one of his own.

Beck's Web site, glennbeck.com, has a link to an online form that lets surfers guess when his talk show--weeknights, 7 and 9 p.m., starting May 8--will be off the air. His own staff gives it "three weeks," according to some streamed behind-the-scenes video also linked to Beck's Web site.

Though the behind-the-scenes video and "canceled" Web link are clearly a joke, that did not stop Media Matters for America from citing the site as though Beck were seriously predicting his own demise.

It's not entirely impossible that Beck's show will get the axe, however, as both FNC and MSNBC have pulled shows out from underneath other right-of-center hosts Matt Drudge and Michael Savage. In Drudge's case, his FNC show was yanked after he dared to show a picture of a prenatal operation.

Matthew Sheffield
Matthew Sheffield
Matthew Sheffield, creator of NewsBusters and president of Dialog New Media, an internet marketing and design firm, left NewsBusters at the end of 2013