Glenn Beck apologizes to President Obama and one of his daughters. Beck posted the apology on his website a few hours after his show on Friday. The conservative radio host says he broke his own rule by bringing kids into a political debate.
“In discussing how President Obama uses children to shield himself from criticism, I broke my own rule about leaving kids out of political debates,” Beck said in a statement. “The children of public figures should be left on the sidelines. It was a stupid mistake, and I apologize — and as a dad I should have known better.” Glenn Beck’s idea came from a statement Obama made in a news conference Thursday on the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
During the news conference, the president said his daughter Malia had asked him “Daddy? Daddy? Daddy, did you plug the hole yet?” On air, Beck and his co-host Pat Gray responded was imitating what the conversation was like. Beck imitated Obama’s daughter by asking the question, and Gray responded, “Honey, not yet… Not time yet, honey. Hasn’t done enough damage,” Gray said.
Later in the segment, Beck turned the routine toward Obama’s race. “Why do you hate black people so much?” he said, still imitating Malia in a baby voice. “I’m part white, honey,” Gray responded in the voice of the president. According to insiders at Fox News Channel, top executives heard the show and were displeased with the dialogue.
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