Glenn Beck: I Could Have Said Things Differently
Says he regrets being so divisive in years past
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jun 6, 2013 7:24 PM CDT
Glenn Beck.   (Andy Kropa)

(Newser) – 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.

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EdwardEllis
Jun 20, 2013 11:31 AM CDT
What an ass-hat.
BinThereDunThat
Jun 10, 2013 10:03 AM CDT
He's a lying sack of dog doo-doo. He's not one bit sorry. He loved firing people up with his poison rhetoric. He and Limbaugh, both. They're like two peas in a pod.
Alan
Jun 7, 2013 2:05 PM CDT
Glen Beck found a nitch for himself pandering to the frightened and angry. His racism, classism, and intolerance of any religion except Christianity appealed to those who wished they could return to the early 50's where their neighborhoods, schools, and country clubs were accesible to only "the right kinds of people". He made lots of $$$ pandering to those with those mind sets.