Glenn Beck owns up to 'one of the worst analogies of all time'
Glenn Beck, under fire for comparing Reform Judaism to radicalized Islam on Tuesday, opened up his radio show yesterday with a lengthy apology about his remarks. “I’ve always told you to do your own homework, and in this case, I didn’t do enough homework,” said Beck, during a six-minute mea culpa that didn’t include tears but did include a fair amount of self-flagellation. “I made one of the worst analogies of all time. And I knew it when I said it,” said Beck. “Here I am talking about Judaism and I start comparing Islamic extremism. It was a nightmare.” Watch the entire clip below:
Beck’s initial remarks attracted immediate rebukes from the Anti-Defamation League and other Jewish organizations. I applaud Beck for owning up to his ignorance in such a forthright manner. Maybe it will become a recurring feature of the show.
Can I say I love Glenn’s archaic microphone? I’d ask if you felt Beck’s apology felt sincere, but everything about Beck is a form of sincerity. But did his apology enhance how you feel about him, one way or the other?