Glenn Beck’s mega-website The Blaze has been dealing with problems for months now. Financial strife and infighting among the staff have been widely reported. Now it looks like they’re trying to stop the bleeding with layoffs, which is never a good sign.
Beck himself wrote about it this week:
A message from Glenn Beck: A heavy heart and the road ahead
What happened? My heart is heavy today.
You might have noticed that recently something has been bothering me.
Today, we said goodbye to just over 20 percent of the combined workforce of Mercury Radio Arts and TheBlaze (with most of the changes happening at TheBlaze). We are losing a lot of talented and committed colleagues, who are some of the best human beings I know — some have been friends of mine for 30 years.
When you decide to be your own boss, you romanticize the freedoms and impending successes. You don’t spend much time thinking about days like today, when gut-wrenching decisions have to be made and you realize that you’re the only one who can make them.
It’s a difficult day for some exceptional people that mean a lot to me personally, my family, and the entire company. Please keep them in your prayers…
This year has been one of the hardest years of my life. I’ve learned so much about myself, my friends and coworkers, and basic human nature. I have also learned a lot about my business and what I believe it will take to succeed in tomorrow’s America. The industrial revolution took 100 years to unfold; industry-altering change now occurs in days, not centuries.
Only time will tell if The Blaze and other aspects of his media company survive.
We wish them the best of luck.