Glenn Beck wants you to know he is sorry for scaring everyone and making false claims about the future of the nation during his time on Fox News. He claims he said some really stupid things — and to prove he is sorry, he said some really stupid things.
Appearing on CNN’s Reliable Sources, Beck said he regretted calling President Obama a racist with a “deep-seeded hatred for white people.” Beck said of his statement, “When you live your life five hours a day on live television or radio, you’re going to say stupid things.”
Beck continued on discussing the way he covered events and made predictions of the downfall of American society while on Fox:
“My job is to tell you what I believe is coming, and package it in a way that you will come and look at it and decide for yourself,” Beck continued. “I absolutely believe that a lot of the things I said and was mocked for — caliphate being one of them — all of these things are happening. Look at Israel. Look at what’s happening in Iraq.”
Beck predicted a US caliphate would be coming by March 2011 and even today as ISIS takes control in Iraq, Beck pats himself on the back for his predictions coming true. So how sorry is the man for his claims?
Beck who claimed to regret making erroneous claims and predictions proceeded to make erroneous claims and predications, saying:
“I believe that we are in — I think we’re a country in civil war,” said Beck. “I just think we’re in a cold civil war. Shooting hasn’t started, but somebody stupid is going to do something stupid and it will escalate unless we talk to each other.”
So while Beck is sorry about scaring you on Fox News, he seems to have no problem trying to scare you off Fox News either.
However this “new” Glenn Beck doesn’t seem any better than the old Beck, in a recently aired a skit on his own network Beck mocked rape and called the epidemic of sexual assault on college campuses not true. He did not apologize for these statements and in fact said, “I stand by it … I double down on it.”
This is not a new Glenn Beck, this is a PR stunt in an attempt from the embarrassed host to thrust himself back into the spotlight and give new platform to his brand of lunacy. He may be sorry for saying things that got him made fun of, but recent events do not show any sign that he regrets making bogus and unsupported claims in the media.