Poor, sad Glenn Beck. The right-wing Fox News man (redundant?) lost scores of advertisers over his inflammatory rhetoric, was forced into hiding and now seems to be laying the ground work for a swift, shameful exit...

In this evening's installment of his eponymous broadcast, Mr. Beck took some time to bear his soul. And what a soul-bearing it was: reminders of how booze brought him down, how he scraped himself from the gutter, lifted himself to great heights, was again hammered down and then, suddenly, came to this zen-like realization:


They can take my job and they can take my wealth but that's okay....even if the powers to be, right now, succeed in making me poor, drum me out, and I'm just a worthless loser... which I'm just about that much above that now... I will only be stronger for it.

Stronger? Perhaps. An unemployed journalistic pariah who's loved by the likes of Sarah Palin? That's more likely.

Even if he is preparing an exit, Beck appeared on fellow Fox Newser Bill O'Reilly's show tonight to attack discuss Van Jones, who's part of the White House's Council on Environmental Quality. Oh, and a tacit friend-of-a-friend of the Weather Underground. Sharpen those pitchforks!