Did Fox Give Glenn Beck a Time-out?

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We hear enough bizarre, attention-seeking rants on our regular commute, so we were unaware that Glenn Beck was in the midst of a weeklong vacation. But TVNewser is reporting that Beck's getaway was actually unplanned; Fox asked him to take some time off in order to let the heat die down after major advertisers began abandoning him for calling President Obama a racist. However, Ben Smith talks to a Beck aide who claims the vacation was planned, and has an e-mail to prove it. [TVNewser/Mediabistro, Politico]