Glenn Beck’s ‘The Blaze’ And Mark Levin’s CRTV Are Teaming Up

Hannah Bleau

This media merge caught me by surprise!

According to recent reports, Glenn Beck’s “The Blaze” and Mark Levin’s “CRTV” are teaming up to create one ginormous conservative media platform called Blaze Media. They say it will reach up to 165 million people.

Whoa!

Beck and Levin are set to officially announce what they are calling a merger of equals Monday, but Beck tells The Hollywood Reporter that the move could be just a next step in building a powerhouse, independent media company.

“This is the beginning of scale,” he says. “Anyone who loves the Bill of Rights and pursues honesty, I want them all in. We’re an open book. Let’s talk,” he says.

Tyler Cardon, who was the president of The Blaze, and Gaston Mooney, who was the president of CRTV, were named co-presidents of Blaze Media.

“The combination of the exceptional roster of TheBlaze and CRTV talent means Blaze Media will now be as broad and ideologically diverse as the audiences we serve,” Beck said. “Conservatives, libertarians, constitutionalists, and more have a home at Blaze Media. 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. I’m beyond thrilled about this merger.”

“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.’ Conservatives actually believe in a free press and the rest of the Constitution,” said Levin.

He added that his intention with the merger is “to further expand and offer the public an alternative to liberal media group-think.”

Mark Levin made sure to correct the record:

Word has it Beck still wants to get Shapiro on board.

“I’d still like to do that,” Beck said. “I’m a big fan of what Ben has built.”

We’ll see what comes of this!