Beck: Obama Is a 'Racist'

By Harry Kimball,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 28, 2009 3:33 PM CDT

(Newser) – Glenn Beck today called President Obama “a racist,” Politico reports. The Fox News commentator accused the president of having a “deep-seated hatred for white people or the white culture” during a discussion of the Skip Gates scandal on a Fox show. When his interlocutor pointed out that Obama is surrounded by whites in his administration, Beck backpedaled a bit—and then surged forward.

“I'm not saying he doesn't like white people,” Beck continued. “I'm saying he has a problem. He has a—this guy is, I believe, a racist.”