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Glenn Beck says he regrets ‘helping tear the country apart’
The Washington Times ^ | 1/22/2014 | Cheryl K. Chumley

Posted on 01/22/2014 6:19:03 PM PST by iowamark

Top television and radio host Glenn Beck said in an interview with Megyn Kelly on Fox News that he regrets some of his time at the cable network, when he hosted his own show, and admitted that he ratcheted rhetoric that helped drive a political wedge in America.

"I remember [my time on Fox] as an awful lot of fun and that I made an awful lot of mistakes," Mr. Beck said on Fox News on Tuesday night. "I think I played a role, unfortunately, in helping tear the country apart."

He also said if he could hit the rewind button, that he'd focus more on uniting, not dividing.

"I wish I could go back and be more uniting in my language," he said, Politico reported. "I didn't realize how really fragile the people were...

Mr. Beck's show ran on Fox News between 2009 and 2011...

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: beck; glennbeck; homosexualagenda; talkradio
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To: LibLieSlayer

My German mother often tells me to be careful of who you hate (or become immersed in knowledge of) because you soon become that which you hate. “When you dance with the devil, the devil don’t change. The devil changes you.”


51 posted on 01/22/2014 6:47:05 PM PST by griswold3 (Post-Christian America is living on borrowed moral heritage)
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To: Capt_Hank

I used to defend him against those charges... I apologize to all FReepers... I was wrong to do so.


52 posted on 01/22/2014 6:47:30 PM PST by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS! BETTER DEAD THAN RED!)
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To: iowamark

Exactly. This guy is the Mormon Elmer Gantry.


53 posted on 01/22/2014 6:47:53 PM PST by madprof98
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To: iowamark

He has become an arrogant dumbass. So much for an alternative to the left wing news. I will not give this idiot a penny.


54 posted on 01/22/2014 6:48:28 PM PST by ExpatGator (I hate Illinois Nazis!)
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas

I just get the impression that Beck is emotionally unstable.


55 posted on 01/22/2014 6:49:43 PM PST by Steve_Seattle
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas

I just get the impression that Beck is emotionally unstable.


56 posted on 01/22/2014 6:49:50 PM PST by Steve_Seattle
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To: madprof98

>> “This guy is the Mormon Elmer Gantry.” <<

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By Jove, I think he’s got it!


57 posted on 01/22/2014 6:50:58 PM PST by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: Viennacon

I know... disgusting.


58 posted on 01/22/2014 6:52:53 PM PST by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS! BETTER DEAD THAN RED!)
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To: SteelTrap

Anything particular, or just general fatigue?


59 posted on 01/22/2014 6:55:44 PM PST by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: Steve_Seattle

Thats strange I just thought he was nuts


60 posted on 01/22/2014 6:56:20 PM PST by woofie
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To: iowamark

Loved how he “educated” us with his many shows on the tangled web of the Communists w/in our country......but I suspect he got most of his material from David Horowitz.

I appreciate his work on this....but I am becoming tired of his show. Pat is amusing....but, for goodness sake....Stu is boring as SNOT....as well as Jeffy. It’s tiring.

I still tune in but I’ve found myself turning on Chris Plante for a refreshing change in the morning.


61 posted on 01/22/2014 6:56:56 PM PST by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Great vid by ShorelineMike! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOZjJk6nbD4&feature=plcp)
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To: Steve_Seattle

-— I just get the impression that Beck is emotionally unstable. -—

He’s not without his flaws. But I like him. The good he has done far outweighs the bad.


62 posted on 01/22/2014 6:57:46 PM PST by St_Thomas_Aquinas ( Isaiah 22:22, Matthew 16:19, Revelation 3:7)
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To: iowamark

Oh great, next thing you know Beck will cry on script. (Ask Schnitt).


63 posted on 01/22/2014 6:57:54 PM PST by NonValueAdded (It's not the penalty, it's the lack of coverage on 1 Jan. Think about it.)
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To: rabidralph

Ever since the first time I listened to him on AM radio he came across to me as a used car salesman and I don’t know why.


64 posted on 01/22/2014 6:58:00 PM PST by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; me = independent conservative)
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas

No, he is taking money from undesirable elements to build what he thinks is an empire to save America... he thinks GOD is guiding him... he says so... and the men that have the money to back him have agendas... and he must meet their demands or he will lose every cent that he has... which he has sunken into his media machine. Beck is in self preservation mode, driven by the same delusion that obama was driven by... “We are the ones that we have been waiting for”... he has a messiah complex... and it is on display every morning.


65 posted on 01/22/2014 6:58:38 PM PST by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS! BETTER DEAD THAN RED!)
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To: marron

>> “I don’t understand why he’s throwing dirt on that.” <<

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He’s having his John Roberts moment.


66 posted on 01/22/2014 6:58:43 PM PST by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: griswold3

Amen Gris... I try hard to vanquish hate from my heart. I do not hate Beck or even dislike the man. I have no respect left for him. I did at one time... but respect is earned and once lost... is mighty hard to regain.


67 posted on 01/22/2014 7:01:10 PM PST by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS! BETTER DEAD THAN RED!)
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To: iowamark

Whataqueen


68 posted on 01/22/2014 7:02:01 PM PST by samadams2000 (Someone important make......The Call!)
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To: Nuc 1.1
"Funny, I don’t recall him dividing the country just reporting the facts."

You took the words right out of my mouth. That was exactly the first thought that came into my mind.

I suppose we need to 'sugar coat' the truth now in his eyes.

69 posted on 01/22/2014 7:07:24 PM PST by LibFreeUSA
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To: Still Thinking

and on what basis do you think he does???


70 posted on 01/22/2014 7:08:13 PM PST by Nifster
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To: Still Thinking
I think he's referring to his weekly diatribes on how the world is going to hell and we'd better prepare.....I actually thank him for that...

wish he would have given us more hope though...and more concrete ideas to change things or ways to prepare other than buying gold...

71 posted on 01/22/2014 7:08:27 PM PST by cherry (.in the time of universal deceit, telling the truth is revolutionary.....)
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To: cherry

Levin has given us more info on how to change the course through the Constitution.


72 posted on 01/22/2014 7:10:24 PM PST by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Great vid by ShorelineMike! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOZjJk6nbD4&feature=plcp)
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To: VerySadAmerican

you obviously need to answer the phone...Alex Jones is calling.... oh and pass the tin foil please


73 posted on 01/22/2014 7:10:28 PM PST by Nifster
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To: iowamark

Mr. Beck is fooling himself. The country is in permanent decline with or without him.


74 posted on 01/22/2014 7:11:31 PM PST by Theodore R. (TX Republicans can't wait until March 4 to nominate Cornball and George P.!)
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To: iowamark

I agree with FREEPERS who have said he had done a lot of good.

His special on Soros was EXCELLENT.

But does he think we need more wishy washy conservatives?

Had this been his approach I don’t think most of us would have ever heard of him.


75 posted on 01/22/2014 7:11:42 PM PST by ChinaGotTheGoodsOnClinton (Go Egypt on 0bama)
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To: Nuc 1.1

Gawd! These narcissistic azzholes give themselves waaaay too much credit.


76 posted on 01/22/2014 7:11:57 PM PST by sheana
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To: ChinaGotTheGoodsOnClinton

Beck is going “Kinder/Gentler”. Where have I heard that before? That is so weird... it is like someone else already tried that tactic.


77 posted on 01/22/2014 7:13:03 PM PST by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS! BETTER DEAD THAN RED!)
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To: iowamark

~~~”I wish I could go back and be more uniting in my language,”~~~

Good grief. They’ve gotten to him.

One way or another, he’s drank the koolaid.


78 posted on 01/22/2014 7:13:16 PM PST by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: marron

Are we sure this sudden change of heart didn’t come right after he received some printouts from the NSA. Sort of reminds me of Robert’s flip on Obamacare


79 posted on 01/22/2014 7:13:26 PM PST by jsanders2001
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To: iowamark

What happened to Beck?

His only strong point was that he spoke honestly and unapologetically about the subject at hand.

So what if he torqued a few million liberal jaws?

Now he is backing down like run-of-the-mill liberals and politicians.


80 posted on 01/22/2014 7:13:32 PM PST by Iron Munro (Orwell: There are some ideas so absurd that only an intellectual could believe them.)
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To: iowamark
He did not embrace the homosexual agenda. He stood with GLAAD when a Russian comedian wished gays in Russia be "burned alive" in concentration camp style ovens. Do you agree with this?

He is against the homosexual agenda, but is also against burning them alive in ovens. I think that is totally reasonable.

81 posted on 01/22/2014 7:17:14 PM PST by Captainpaintball
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To: Viennacon

I asked you yesterday in your “blog” post. Are you a subscriber to The Blaze?


82 posted on 01/22/2014 7:18:36 PM PST by Captainpaintball
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To: Nifster
On what basis do you think I think he does? I have to say, you must have a really, really, really excellent source, because even I didn't know I thought that.
83 posted on 01/22/2014 7:18:53 PM PST by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas

> Rut roh. Did the regime get to him too

Something is up. Someone caught him with his pants down and have brought him into “compliance”


85 posted on 01/22/2014 7:20:45 PM PST by jsanders2001
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To: Nuc 1.1

~~~Funny, I don’t recall him dividing the country just reporting the facts.~~~

That’s what I thought, too.


86 posted on 01/22/2014 7:21:30 PM PST by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: Captainpaintball

No. I do not give my money to them.


87 posted on 01/22/2014 7:22:50 PM PST by Viennacon
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To: Captainpaintball
He did not embrace the homosexual agenda. He stood with GLAAD

'nuff said.

88 posted on 01/22/2014 7:22:55 PM PST by Ghost of SVR4 (So many are so hopelessly dependent on the government that they will fight to protect it.)
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To: logitech

OK now that was definitely funny


89 posted on 01/22/2014 7:23:43 PM PST by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: Captainpaintball

Not one single FReeper would ever want to nazi anyone because they are gay. My problem with Beck and the Olympics was that he was asking obama to enter the arena with many gays and link arm in arm with them to show solidarity and united opposition to Putin. Putin is trying to protect the young children in the Russian society from the evil of this sin. The man that ranted about ovens is a crazy personality that according to what I have read... is somewhat of a joke in Russia. He is like those lunatics at the Westboro Baptist Church in Kentucky. One must not judge Americans by those idiots and one must not judge Russians by their idiots.

I think that the Olympics should celebrate Nations gathering for peaceful sporting events and politics and sexual agendas should have no place in them. This is ALL about legitimizing homosexual behavior and pedophilia and we all know that this what the gay mafia wants.


90 posted on 01/22/2014 7:27:38 PM PST by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS! BETTER DEAD THAN RED!)
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To: iowamark

It was just a little over four years ago. I had just read his book and really liked it. So I thought I’d give him a listen on my morning commute. The banter drove me crazy. I gave him a week and I was outa there. I had a 20 minute driving commute and one day I realized I had completed my commute without him and his sidekick saying anything other then silly pop-FM banter.


91 posted on 01/22/2014 7:28:06 PM PST by cuban leaf
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To: Captainpaintball
one thing all of us are going to have to come to grips with is that NOBODY IS PERFECT...only God is perfect,not man.

some freepers are looking for the most perfect people to lead them, and yet we are all human, too human....

Beck serves a purpose...so does Christie...so does Rush...and Rudy...and Scott Walker...and Marco...and Ted.....but not one of these people is perfect, 100% thru and thru totally socially and fiscally conservative....

92 posted on 01/22/2014 7:29:39 PM PST by cherry (.in the time of universal deceit, telling the truth is revolutionary.....)
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To: Gene Eric

He ignores the man behind the curtain. The fed, privately owned, who also owns the companies he works for. He never “speaks truth to power” when it comes to them. May as well be Warren Buffets loofah boy.


93 posted on 01/22/2014 7:30:35 PM PST by SteelTrap
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To: SeminoleCounty

~~~How much did Soros pay him?~~~

Enough, apparently.


94 posted on 01/22/2014 7:30:44 PM PST by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: cherry

You are absolutely correct... JESUS was the only perfect man... SON of man and SON of GOD. I am not looking for perfection in Beck or anyone else. I am not looking for anything close to perfection. I have found that in CHRIST and the FATHER. What I am not looking for amongst men is crazy.


95 posted on 01/22/2014 7:33:12 PM PST by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS! BETTER DEAD THAN RED!)
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To: Still Thinking

try your use of the word ‘supposedly’


96 posted on 01/22/2014 7:34:31 PM PST by Nifster
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To: editor-surveyor; Travis McGee

Soon to be visiting his bank account in tax-free Malta, I wonder.


97 posted on 01/22/2014 7:35:54 PM PST by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: arthurus

They all seem to eventually cave.


98 posted on 01/22/2014 7:38:46 PM PST by riri (Plannedopolis-look it up. It's how the elites plan for US to live.)
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To: arthurus

“Somebody has made him an offer he feels he cannot refuse.”

Right on. Glenn is doing the obligatory grovel to be on FOX.


99 posted on 01/22/2014 7:43:46 PM PST by stars & stripes forever (Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord.)
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To: iowamark

Glenn seems to be going over to the Dark Side. That’s too bad.


100 posted on 01/22/2014 7:47:11 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (ObamaCare. The "global warming" of healthcare plans.)
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