Tuesday, August 31, 2010


 “The Blaze,” to compete with Drudge, Huff and FoxNation: “The Blaze is a news, information and opinion site brought to you by Glenn Beck and a dedicated team of writers, journalists & video producers. Our goal is to post, report and analyze stories of interest on a wide range of topics from politics and culture to faith and family.” The news site was announced on GlennBeck.com, with the slogan: “Nothing burns hotter than the truth.” The site has a big ad for FreedomWorks, Dick Armey's group, adding another revenue stream to the Beck empire, which was taking in $32 million a year, according to Forbes. The breakdown: publishing, $13 million; radio, $10 million; digital, $4 million; events, $3 million; television, $2 million. (His three-year Fox News contract is a rounding error!)

-The Blaze's managing editor is Scott Baker: “In 2007, Scott co-founded Breitbart.tv. He served as Chief Operating Officer and co-editor of the site for three years.” Glenn Beck tells Mediaite: “Our hope is that everyone who comes to The Blaze finds original reporting, insightful opinions and engaging videos about the stories that matter most. We are excited to launch and I look forward to keeping Scott and his team busy by sending countless ideas at 3am every morning.” Mediaite story http://bit.ly/aHmBJW Twitter: @TheBlaze