Beck spent three years on Fox News stirring up the masses with claims of impending doom caused by all sorts of Washington evils, most perceived. His ratings soared, he wrote books and he gave speeches, but advertisers began shying away from his Fox show as his claims became more outlandish. His star rose and fell at about the same speed.
Now, Beck -- who left Fox in 2011 -- says he made mistakes while at the network. “I wish I could go back and be more uniting in my language,” Beck said. “I didn’t realize how really fragile the people were. I thought we were kind of a little more in it together. And now I look back and I realize if we could have talked about the uniting principles a little bit more, instead of just the problems, I think I would look back on it a little more fondly.”
The moral of the story: It's always better to propose real solutions than to simply criticize in anger and ideological rants.
-- Phillip Tutor