In an interview with the New York Times, Glenn Beck, talk radio host and publisher of TheBlaze, made a prediction: It's only a matter of years before the big nightly newscasts are out of business, he said.
From the Q&A:
You’ve said The Blaze could put traditional TV news out of business. That’s a bold prediction.
I learned that when Barbara Walters came and did an interview with me. They had about 50 people in our studio for two days — more people in my offices than we had employees. All for an eight-minute segment.
But do you really think that will happen?
The nightly news is doing a fine job of putting itself out of business. Who watches it? I mean really, besides my grandparents, who are both dead, who is watching the nightly news? I think we’ll be ready to put them out of business in the next three to five years.
Erica Ritz has more from the interview here.