Beck Calls His Radio Show 'Recipe for Disaster'

And apologizes for making 'one of the worst analogies of all time'
By Mark Russell,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 25, 2011 3:17 AM CST

(Newser) – Glenn Beck apologized on his radio program yesterday for comparing Reform Judaism to "radicalized Islam" earlier this week. "It was stupid," he said. "I made one of the worst analogies of all time." On Tuesday, Beck said that Reform rabbis "are generally political in nature. It's almost like Islam, radicalized Islam in a way." Beck now says he instantly realized that the analogy was wrong, calling stupid remarks a danger of live broadcasting, the Huffington Post reports.

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"I am live on the radio for four hours every day, and that's a recipe for disaster," said Beck, who opened yesterday's show with the apology. "I lead with my mistakes," he said, calling his remarks "ignorant" and offering the excuse that he "didn't do enough homework" on the topic. This is far from the first time Beck has run into trouble when talking about Judaism-related subjects—last month, 400 rabbis bought an ad in the Wall Street Journal condemning Beck's heavy use of Nazi imagery and comparisons. Click here for that story. (Read more Glenn Beck stories.)

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