A reflective Glenn Beck says he regrets that some of his fiery opinions caused division in the country over the last several years. He wasn't fully aware of the perilous times and people "at each other's throats," said the conservative radio host, who accepted a First Amendment award from Talkers magazine, the trade publication for his industry. "For any role that I have played in dividing, I wish I can take them back," Beck said. "I don't wish I could take back the truth that was spoken, but perhaps—not perhaps—many times I could have said it differently." He didn't specify any particular incidents.
Beck also said he was puzzled by activists who organize boycotts of people who say things with which they disagree. He felt the brunt of that when his critics organized an advertiser boycott of his Fox Show after he said President Obama had "a deep-seated hatred for white people." Beck is currently in the midst of a salesmanship effort, trying to convince cable and satellite operators to begin telecasting TheBlaze, the online opinion and entertainment network he started after leaving Fox News in 2011. The Dish network and Optimum TV already carry Beck's programming.