It’s a little late for sorry, Glenn Beck. Go back to your utopian-esque fantasyland, Independence, USA.
In an appearance on The Kelly File, former cable news phenomenon and patriotic crier Glenn Beck reflected on his hugely successful run on Fox News, telling Megyn Kelly that he regretted his on-air behavior.
“I remember it as an awful lot of fun and that I made an awful lot of mistakes, and I wish I could go back and be more uniting in my language,” Beck said. “I think I played a role, unfortunately, in helping tear the country apart.”
“I didn’t realize how really fragile the people were. I thought we were kind of more in it together.”
“And now I look back and I realize if we could have talked about the uniting principles a little bit more, instead of just the problems, I think I would look back on it a little more fondly.”
In other words, it’s not Glenn Beck’s fault he encouraged divisiveness with his inflammatory rhetoric, it’s America’s fault for not being able to handle it.
Beck’s time on Fox News ran from just before the 2008 election until 2011, during which time he became notorious for cheering on the Tea Party and spouting off far-reaching conspiracy theories about President Obama and his Socialist/Marxist/Muslim ways.
My favourite Glenn Beck quote (and the one that ultimately got him kicked off Fox News) is the one where he calls Obama a racist:
“This president I think has exposed himself over and over again as a guy who has a deep-seated hatred for white people or the white culture….I’m not saying he doesn’t like white people, I’m saying he has a problem. This guy is, I believe, a racist.”
But don’t worry – for those who still need their fill of Glenn Beckertainment and divisive rhetoric, Glenn still has his conservative news site, The Blaze, he founded when he left Fox News AND he renewed his radio contract for $100 million back in 2012.
Via: The Wire