Break out your blackboards: It’s time to analyze those rumors that Glenn Beck is leaving Fox News again. After The New York Times published an article earlier this month claiming that Beck may be being pushed out of the network, Beck used his first show back from vacation to discuss the piece and his vague future with the network. During the show, Beck, whose contract with Fox expires at the end of the year, appeared to hint that he will be severing ties with Fox News, saying “the only thing in life that is constant is change.” But Beck added: “And so while things, and I don’t know which, will change, all things do, but I know that we’ll continue to find each other whether on the radio, the Internet, on stage, in movie theatres, in the pages of books that the New York elite will never read or on Fox that the New York elite will never watch.” (Beck also said the contract talks aren’t a part of negotiation.) The network, however, might not suffer without Beck: According to The Wrap, Judge Andrew Napolitano, who filled in for the radio show host while he was away, attracted the same number of viewers as Beck. (It should also be noted that Beck — with his extremely passionate following that helps him beat all his competitors in his timeslot — might not suffer without Fox News either.)

For more on Beck’s thoughts on his contract, cowboys, and Star Wars, watch the video after the jump.

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