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5 Things You Need to Know This Week: Glenn Beck, Bilbo Baggins, and Amazon’s Tablet

In this week’s episode of 5 Things You Need to Know This Week, we talk about fantasy football, Fashion Week, Tim “Stretch” Armstrong, and Glenn Beck‘s new children’s show.

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Double Your Pain | Offerings | Flower Power

No Words | Sexy Water | Legendary Goodbye

  • TVNewser: Glenn Beck is leaving Fox News. We have no comment.
  • AgencySpy: Here’s an ad for tap water, starring Rihanna. We have plenty of comments, but we should probably keep them private.
  • SportsNewser: Nick Charles, CNN’s first sports anchor, is near the end of his battle with cancer. Here’s a video of him reflecting on his career. Here’s an article about how he’s appreciating the moments he has left by doing things like videotaping birthday messages to his five-year-old daughter. The article requires tissues, trust us.

Ira Glass on ‘On the Media’

In the wake of the reporting from – wait for it – Glenn Beck‘s website saying that the James O’Keefe‘s newest selectively edited hit piece on NPR – Ira Glass asks for public radio to stand up for itself.

At the end of the clip On the Media agrees that they will take on the challenge of sticking up for themselves against accusations of liberal bias.

Uh huh.

Hat tip TPM

Glenn Beck Out at WOR, Replaced by Mike Gallagher

Glenn Beck is a successful talk show host on TV and radio. But his syndicated radio show is losing the top market. The program, which airs on WOR 710 from 9 a.m. from noon each morning, is being yanked due to low ratings.

Veteran WOR morning man John Gambling announced to his audience today that he is increasing his shift by an hour, and Mike Gallagher will fill the remaining void.

Gambling, who had been anchoring a.m. drive from 5:30 until 9, will stay on until 10 a.m., with the syndicated Gallagher heard from 10 a.m. until noon.

A WOR spokeswoman tells FishbowlNY that the changes take effect on January 17.

I Want Media’s Person Of The Year Is…

This year’s Media Person of the Year, according to I Want Media’s readers, is none other than WikiLeaks founder and frequent flier Julian Assange. (This contest is not to be confused with Time‘s Person of the Year distinction, in which Assange is also a candidate.)

The competition’s first runner up is Steve Jobs, Apple’s CEO, who this year presented us with the iPad, the tablet that launched a thousand quips about how them magazine industry is doomed / saved.

So, what does Assange have that puts him ahead of the other nine finalists — like Glenn Beck, Tina Brown, or Nick Denton? From I Want Media:

His website’s release of classified documents showed how the Information Age has made accessing confidential data much easier and keeping secrets much more difficult.

Time Magazine’s 2010 Person Of The Year Panel Discussion: Of Bond Villains And Being Bamboozled

Last night, Time magazine presented a panel discussion on the candidates for its upcoming Person of the Year issue, due on newsstands December 15th. This year’s panel, moderated by the magazine’s managing editor, Richard Stengel [pictured above, far left], included Daisy Khan, the executive director of the American Society for Muslim Advancement and wife of Person of the Year candidate Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf; Democratic campaign worker and political consultant Joe Trippi; Marissa Mayer, Google’s vice president of geographic and local services; musician, producer and one-time hopeful for Haiti’s presidency Wyclef Jean (Jean said he was “bamboozled” out of running); and blogger and author Meghan McCain.

Among the topics discussed by the panelists were their top picks for the annual honor. McCain selected members of the Tea Party and was interested in seeing how those running on an “anti-Washington platform” would eventually fare in Washington, as well as Glenn Beck. Jean picked the people of Haiti for their resilience in the face of recent earthquakes and an outbreak of cholera, as well as for their ability to show how technology can help bring different parts of the globe together for a common cause. Khan lamented that she couldn’t pick Time itself for its recent thought-provoking cover story on Islamophobia in the United States. Her picks, in order, were Mayor Michael Bloomberg, her husband, and Jon Stewart, who nominated as a candidate alongside Stephen Colbert. Trippi, in keeping with his background in politics, selected Nancy Pelosi as his number one pick, followed by the Tea Party members. Mayer, drawing on her own interest in tech, selected either Steve Jobs of the smartphone for their continued impact. She also recounted how Time‘s 1982 Person of the Year pick (then dubbed “Man of the Year”), the personal computer, marked her very first encounter with that type of technology.

The discussion took an interesting turn when candidates were asked to defend one another’s choices (most were not exactly game), and then asked to select their “Bad Guy of the Year.” Khan selected Beck for his stance on immigration and religion, opining that his views went against “the American ethos.” Trippi colorfully referred to the iPod and iPad as “slingshots for Goliath, and McCain felt that Australian Julian Assange‘s decision to reveal military information through his WikiLeaks site was “un-American” and likened him to a Bond villain.

Coming Soon: The Gustavo Dudamel Trilogy

The hero is a dashing, 29-year-old Venezuelan musical prodigy who has revitalized the Los Angeles Philharmonic. The respective worlds he must conquer are governed by the crusty, intimidating trio of Beethoven, Tchaikovsy and Brahms.

But chances are Gustavo Dudamel will triumph, as he always does, in LA Phil Live, a series of three live concert performances set to be beamed to some 450 movie theaters across the country beginning Sunday, January 9th at 2 p.m. PT. Each broadcast will include behind-the-scenes interviews with Dudamel and his musicians, rehearsal footage and a live, post-concert Q&A with the maestro.

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WABC Talkers Hannity, Imus, and Limbaugh Named to Newsweek Power 50


Newsweek compiled its Power 50, a list of the highest-earning political figures of 2010.

The grouping, gathered by intelligence and research firm Wealth-X, includes several big name media personalities.

Rush Limbaugh is atop the list. Limbaugh’s estimated earnings are $58.7 million. He is heard weekdays on WABC Radio from noon to 3 p.m. as part of his nationally syndicated show.

Glenn Beck, whose syndicated program is heard from 9 a.m. to noon on WOR Radio, is number two. His estimated earnings are listed at $33 million. (Beck also hosts a show each day on Fox News Channel.)

Sean Hannity secured number three on the “Power” list. The WABC afternoon drive host (syndicated through Citadel Media) made $22 million in 2010.

Also syndicated with Citadel Media is Don Imus. The legendary morning man, who is number seven, pulled in $11 million. 

Additionally, Mark Levin made Newsweek‘s survey. The evening show host, heard locally on WABC, tied for 13th with an estimated $5 million.

President Obama, who many of the above consistently railed against, was tied for 19th (with Bill Maher), earning $4 million in 2010.

Funny or Die: Jewel and Sarah Palin

The timing of this couldn’t be better since Sarah Palin just confused the singer Beck with Glenn Beck on her already confused Twitter feed. Bravo.

Hat tip Buzzfeed

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