Skip To Content
Fast Forward

Ben Shapiro’s Website May Buy Glenn Beck’s Website

The owners of the Ben Shapiro-helmed conservative news website The Daily Wire are in talks to buy Glenn Beck’s conservative news website The Blaze, according to a report in The Daily Beast.

Shapiro’s site is owned by the Wilks family, conservative Texan billionaires who made their fortune in fracking. Beck’s outlets have struggled in recent years, as Beck’s own profile has dimmed.

“TheBlaze welcomed us to the space as allies from the beginning, and we’re always looking for ways to strengthen our partnerships with our allies,” Shapiro told The Daily Beast.

Shapiro, who defected from the conservative mega-site Breitbart in 2016, is a leading anti-Trump conservative. The Wilks family backed Ted Cruz in the 2016 Republican primaries.

Beck was a prominent conservative commentator during the Obama presidency, working as a highly-rated Fox News host at the peak of his influence. The Blaze suffered mass layoffs late last year.

Contact Josh Nathan-Kazis at [email protected] or on Twitter, @joshnathankazis.


Republish This Story

Please read before republishing

We’re happy to make this story available to republish for free, unless it originated with JTA, Haaretz or another publication (as indicated on the article) and as long as you follow our guidelines. You must credit the Forward, retain our pixel and preserve our canonical link in Google search.  See our full guidelines for more information, and this guide for detail about canonical URLs.

To republish, copy the HTML by clicking on the yellow button to the right; it includes our tracking pixel, all paragraph styles and hyperlinks, the author byline and credit to the Forward. It does not include images; to avoid copyright violations, you must add them manually, following our guidelines. Please email us at [email protected], subject line “republish,” with any questions or to let us know what stories you’re picking up.

We don't support Internet Explorer

Please use Chrome, Safari, Firefox, or Edge to view this site.