Glenn Beck Apologizes For Malia Obama Comments

Good on him. A few hours after making some derogatory comments about Malia Obama while making fun of her father, Glenn Beck has released a brief statement apologizing and admitting he “broke his own rules.”

Beck’s comments this morning on his radio show had been critiqued everywhere from Media Matters, HuffPo, TVNewser, and here. Knowing that the worst thing to be called as a TV pundit is “hypocrite,” Beck acted fast. Here is his statement that was posted on his official site:

“May 28, 2010 – 14:25 ET

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.”

I stand by my initial analysis that most of Beck’s comments were totally fine as they were only mocking the president and that it was just the “education level” swipe about Obama’s daughters that was offensive. I appreciate that Beck was able to see that and responded as quickly as he did.

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