Talk news host and radio jock Glenn Beck got into hot water when he attacked 11-year-old Malia Obama, daughter of the president, because he was angry over a comment that her father made during a news briefing.
Barack Obama announced on Thursday that his young daughter came up behind him while he was shaving the other day and asked, “Daddy, did you plug the hole yet?” She was, of course, referring to the BP oil spill. What POTUS was attempting to convey isn’t clear, but it drove Glenn Beck into a rant against an innocent young school girl.
Just days after Beck told his radio audience that the children of president’s were off limits, he unleashed a mean-spirited and inappropriate rant against elementary student Malia Obama. It started out as anger toward Obama for using his child to shield himself from criticism. It quickly became something else entirely. He even questioned the level of the sixth-grader’s education, as if to suggest that she was clueless.
A firestorm of criticism caused Beck to rethink his earlier behavior and he promptly apologized on his website. He acknowledged that as a father, he should have known better.
Check it out from start to finish, with some interesting commentary by CNN anchor Rick Sanchez, who put Glenn Beck at the top of Rick’s List, for his decidedly bad behavior.
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