Glenn Beck spoke on CNN Sunday morning about his employment with Fox News and how he regrets that a few ill-timed or poorly worded phrases can define someone in the news business.
“You go back and look at the transcripts, you find another show that talked about Gandhi, talked about Martin Luther King, talked about love, talked about God, talked about peace; I talked about those things all the time,” Mr. Becklamented on CNN’s “Reliable Sources.”
Host Brian Stelter mentioned an episode of “Fox & Friends” when Mr. Beck said President Obama had a “deep-seated hatred for white people,” Mediaite reported.
“It’s become a cliche — that that’s all you’re known for among some people who’ve never watched your show,” Mr. Stetler said.
“And that’s unfortunate,” Mr. Beck replied. “When you live your life five hours a day on live television or radio, you’re going to say stupid things.”
“Was the racist comment one of the stupid ones?” Mr. Stelter asked.
“Of course it was,” Mr. Beck admitted. “But we all live and learn.”
He explained that he hadn’t realized at the time the impact his words could have.
“We are much more fragile that I thought,” he said.