Beck's exit from Fox is timely for someone who understands creativity, growth and innovation. A permanet position at Fox produces Shephard Smith -- a creative person like Beck must go to the next thing. I've enjoyed watching his Fox show, and for those who've said Beck's success is due to Murdoch's power, well, none of these petty critics could produce a 10th of the creativity and energy that Beck created 5 times a week, on top of doing a funny and informative radio show for three hours. I don't know how he did it.
Now Beck can focus his energies on informing a young audience through the internet. Young people in America are over-loaded with re-hashed leftism from public school through media through college and through the music industry. Young people get their news from Jon Stewart, a sharp and snarky light-weight thinker who prefers sarcasm and easy targets to critical thinking and bold creative ideas.
I have my disagreements with Beck, but it's odd that saying this is even necessary -- the Left pillories anyone who even slightly acknowledges the value of something Beck might say, yet they are constantly promoting an open-minded, no-labels approach to thinkers and ideas, so that certain thinkers aren't dismissed because of ideological closedness.
The media and the Left have been hysterically closeminded when it comes to Beck, yet Beck has handled this biased, ignorant and vicious attack with good humor and courageous gusto. Give me Beck anytime over the potted plant journalists, yacking pundits and prissy intellectuals who wouldn't know honest creativity if it bit them on the arse.
See ya in cyberspace, Beck.