When a kook comes a callin’

The New York Times reports professional whack job Glenn Beck has been recruited by Faux News.

The Fox News Channel brought in a big name from a rival Thursday when it announced that it had signed Glenn Beck, the host of a widely viewed talk show on Headline News, a sister network of CNN.

Mr. Beck, who has frequently raised hackles in liberal circles with his acerbic conservative commentary, will host a new talk hour on Fox News from 5 to 6 p.m. weeknights. The show will not start until the spring, and a CNN press officer would not say when Mr. Beck would conclude his shows there. His contract ends in February. […]

Roger Ailes, the chairman of Fox News, said in a statement, “Glenn’s thought-provoking commentary will complement an already stellar lineup of stars at Fox News.”

Steve Benen says it well:

That CNN actually put this man on the air was an embarrassment to the network. He’ll fit in nicely at Fox News.

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