NEW YORK, NY – A popular TV host has gotten into some hot water with his comments towards the presidential family!
Glenn Beck is a media personality and he definitely presents a “hard to stomach” personality sometimes. He’s a conservative radio and TV host, but there are times when he doesn’t hold anything back or perhaps just doesn’t think about what he’s saying or doing. Beck has landed in hot water when he attacked Malia Obama on his radio program.
Beck, 46, made offensive comments against Barack Obama’s daughter following her inquiries into the recent BP Oil Spill in the Gulf Mexico. On May 28, Beck used his radio program to mock Malia. At one point he insulted her intelligence saying: “That’s the level of their education, that they’re coming to – they’re coming to Daddy and saying, ‘Daddy, did you plug the hole yet?’”
Beck’s tirade lasted for several minutes and he appeared to be having fun mocking an 11-year-old girl. Perhaps the worst part is that Beck’s double standards came to light. Beck gave a very spirited interview with Sarah Palin a while back in which he defended the issue of family and how the media should respect family.
“Leave my family, leave people’s families alone … When it was Bill Clinton, you don’t go after Chelsea Clinton. You don’t talk about the Bush kids. Now the minute they get into politics, that’s a different story. You leave families alone,” Beck said in the interview.
Perhaps Beck had one too many before his show or his common sense finally returned, but he realized he screwed up and issued an apology.
“In discussing how President Obama uses children to shield himself from criticism, I broke my own rule about leaving kids out of political debates. The children of public figures should be left on the sidelines. It was a stupid mistake and I apologize – and as a dad I should have known better,” he said in a statement.