First and foremost, Malia Obama is an 11 year old child. She could have heard her dad yelling at members of his administration to “Plug the damn hole…” There are numerous reasons why Malia may have asked her dad that question. None of them would have been from a lack of “education” as Beck implies.
Beck’s moral compass is non-existent. Just last week Beck complained how James Gandolfini of “The Sopranos” fame, was sitting behind Beck and his family at the Cirque du Soleil opening gala and said, “what is Satan doing here?” Beck was outraged that Gandolfini said such a thing in front of his children. Well that did not stop Beck from saying what he did this afternoon about Malia Obama.
Where is his apology to the Obamas and Malia and Sasha? Where is his apology for what he said about Michelle Obama the other day? Beck is a slimy POS racist, in my opinion. I think he does and says these things, ala Limbaugh, just for the masochistic thrill of reactions from people who cannot stand them!
Media Matters speaks out on Beck’s “half-assed” (my words) apology:
Beck: 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.
This apology is incomplete. Beck involved Obama’s children in another attack on the president earlier this week, comments Beck did not address in his apology today.
Further, Beck limited his apology to just “my own rule about leaving kids out of political debates.” But he has repeatedly stated that entire families are off-limits — and he has dragged President Obama’s family into “political debates” several times over the past year. In a sexist attack on the president’s wife just last week, Beck referred to an image on the Drudge Report of Michelle Obama at a White House state dinner for the Mexican president and his wife, stating:
I don’t think I’ve ever seen the first lady with her — excuse the expression — but with her breasts all smooshed up.
Beck has also repeatedly brought up Obama’s parents on his Fox News and radio shows — specifically in the context of discussing Obama’s politics — and more than a year ago, he made fun of President Obama’s aunt.
Glenn Beck’s apology is incomplete until he apologizes for all the other instances in which he dragged the president’s family into his political attacks.