In a lengthy cover story in this Sunday’s New York Times Magazine, Mark Leibovitch profiles Fox News Channel’s Glenn Beck.

The article goes into Beck’s background and professional history, most of it probably old news to fans and TV news watchers, but there are also a few juicy pieces of information spelled out. One which has been rumored for some time involves the relationship between Beck and FNC, particularly as it relates to Beck’s non-FNC projects.

The cross-promotion can be a sore spot at Fox News, particularly for its president, Roger Ailes, who has complained about Beck’s hawking his non-Fox ventures too much on his Fox show. Ailes has communicated this to Beck himself and through intermediaries. It goes to a larger tension between Fox News and Beck in what has been a mutually beneficial relationship. Ailes, a former Republican media guru, runs his top-rated cable-news network like a sharp-edged campaign, speaking with a single voice and — ideally — for the benefit solely of Fox News’s bottom line…

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