Glenn Beck has reportedly signed a $100 million deal with Premiere, a division of Clear Channel, which will syndicate his radio program for another five years. Additionally, the company will also sell advertisements for Beck's multiple digital businesses, including TheBlaze.com, Markdown.com, and GlennBeck.com.
Not surprisingly, Beck is pretty pleased with the whole shebang, which nearly doubles his paycheck from his previous deal. "Simply put, Premiere is the best in the business," he explained in a statement. "Over the past 10 years, they have proven to be a true partner in every sense of the word."
Presently, "The Glenn Beck Program" is available in nearly 400 markets. This deal suggests that the polarizing talk show host is doing quite well for himself following the split from Fox News. According to Reuters, GBTV, which Beck formed following his departure, brought in nearly $40 million last year alone.
Since Beck seems to irritate a lot of people, it's not surprising that the majority of the Twitter posts about his recent deal have been overloaded with spicy snark. Below you'll find a series of posts from the micro-blogging website that offer up some interesting opinions on the subject.
Glenn Beck's new 5-year $100 million contract is on top of his existing deal with Satan.
Glenn Beck to develop an animated show. Wait. Wasn’t he already a caricature? #TMA2Day
/r/politics [spam filtered] Sigh. Glenn Beck will make $20M year for 5 years spewing garbage. http://t.co/DhOfmClz
seeing that CC just hired Glenn Beck for megamillions- why is anyone suprised at the bias against gay artists?
Psst... Glenn Beck is a huckster.