By: Jennifer Harper – washingtontimes.com – December 16, 2018
The recent media merger between CRTV and TheBlaze — founded by conservative broadcast titans Mark Levin and Glenn Beck, respectively — is fired up, clearly focused on both audience and marketplace, and ready to rumble. The new hybrid is Blaze Media, an appropriate name since the entity drew 2 billion social media views in its first days of existence and is expected to reach 165 million people a month through on-demand broadcast, assorted digital platforms and of course social media itself.
A mission statement is feisty: “Blaze Media provides news, opinion, and entertainment — with varied perspectives across the spectrum of conservative thought — on the day’s most pressing issues and events. The formation of Blaze Media is in response to the marketplace’s clear need for a powerful, independent, media platform that honors the individual liberties protected by the Constitution, celebrates our uniquely American values, welcomes the debate of opposing views, and refuses to capitulate to angry mobs that seek to silence free speech.”
The industry is watching this merger of the titans, and it has drawn considerable coverage from The Hollywood Reporter, Deadline Hollywood, AdWeek and other industry publications.
“The mainstream media spins the illusion they are unbiased and the American people see straight through it. Conservative media discloses its viewpoint upfront and that honesty is refreshing. It’s why audiences are abandoning the mainstream media in droves,” Blaze Media co-president Gaston Mooney tells Inside the Beltway.
“Tens of millions of Americans have had it with the biased, ideologically-driven mainstream media outlets that sanctimoniously advance their own agendas under the guise of ‘news’ and ‘journalism,’” said Mr. Levin in a statement, while Mr. Beck praised the stable of talent which will people 30 live broadcasts each week.
That talent includes Eric Bolling, Steven Crowder, Phil Robertson, Andrew Wilkow, Deneen Borelli and Steve Deace, among others.
“Our hosts will have differences, but we share a common belief in free expression, honest discourse and a society founded in the principles of the Bill of Rights,” Mr. Beck notes.
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