Just a few hours after official word came down from FOX News that Glenn Beck would be ending his daily series later in 2011, Beck offered his explanation to viewers during his April 6 broadcast.

“This is something that I’ve been thinking of for a very long time,” says Beck. “When FOX was generous enough to offer me the time at five o’clock, I originally didn’t take them up on it… One of the reasons was, I didn’t want to do this.”

Beck goes on to say that he doesn’t like conflict but felt his message had to be delivered. And he feels that part of his mission is complete.

“When I took this job, I didn’t take it because it was going to be a career for me,” he says. “Paul Revere didn’t get up on the horse and say ‘I’m going to do this for the rest of my life.’ He didn’t do it. He got off the horse at some point and fought in the revolution — and then he went back to silver-smithing.”

We hear silver-smithery is a hard trade to break into these days. But we’re sure there’s a chalkboard factory somewhere that would be thrilled to have him.

Posted by:Mikey O'Connell