How far is too far?
Conservative radio and TV host, Glenn Beck, is known for his outrageous rants. But, now he's in some hot water after using one of the First Daughters as his bait.
The 46 year old made some very offensive comments and mocked 11 year old, Malia. This comes after President Obama's press conference, last Thursday, where he discussed the oil spill. Obama said Malia asked him "whether or not he plugged the hole yet".
Well Beck took that and ran.
At one point he even went as far as insulting Malia's 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?'"
And then he made it racial. At one point Beck asks his "accomplice", who was impersonating Barack Obama, why he disliked black people so much. To which he replied, "because I'm part white!"
Not only did Beck show his true colors he showed his double standards. In a recent interview with Sarah Palin he talked about family and how the media should respect them.
"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.
Beck has gone on to apologize with the following statement, "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."
But, is it too little too late?
Here's what some of our 39 viewers had to say:
The apology is too little too late. The damage has been done. No adult should ever mock a child.
Alan Robert Johnson:
You know what? I don't think he's sorry at all. I think he's pleased with the whole situation.
He went to far. He can criticize the president all day but not his kids. Leave them alone.
Didn't Obama invite it when he used his little girl to elicit sympathy?
What a loser who thinks it's funny to mock a lovely young girl like Malia. Shame on him. The country doesn't need entertainment like him and Rush. Decent people should demand these racists shows stop.
Dear Glenn Beck, I didn't hear ur apology b/c ur actions were speaking too loud.Congrats u are no longer relevant.
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