Fox News and Glenn Beck Feuding?

Don't get your hopes up about this, but it's worth keeping an eye on:

The New York Times' David Carr reports that executives at Fox News are "contemplating life without" Glenn Beck after his contract with the network expires in December.

If Beck's contract were not renewed, he would leave a network whose power boosted his profile and his reach significantly over the past two years.

While initially tantalizing, this is probably just a contract negotiation tactic. And if it's not, and if FNC is seriously planning to drop Glenn Beck, it probably won't hurt his status in wingnuttia all that much. After all, his radio audience is exponentially larger -- more than 10 million listeners. So Glenn Beck without Fox News is a minor glitch in the perpetuation of his very-profitable "Glenn Beck" character.