Beck Remarks On Obama Stir Media Reaction
July 29, 2009 at 7:31 AM (PT)
PREMIERE RADIO NETWORK host GLENN BECK's comment on FOX NEWS CHANNEL that President OBAMA is a "racist" has drawn attention from other news media, with AP, POLITICO, and TV NEWSER running stories about the appearance and asking the WHITE HOUSE for comment.
BECK, appearing on TUESDAY's "FOX AND FRIENDS" and discussing the president's initial reaction to the arrest of his friend, HARVARD professor HENRY LOUIS "SKIP" GATES JR. in a misunderstanding over GATES' breaking into his own house, said that OBAMA has "a deep-seated hatred for white people or the white culture ... I'm not saying he doesn't like white people. He has a problem. This guy is, I believe, a racist."
FOX NEWS CHANNEL SVP/Programming BILL SHINE told TVNEWSER, "During FOX AND FRIENDS this morning, GLENN BECK expressed a personal opinion which represented his own views, not those of the FOX NEWS CHANNEL. As with all commentators in the cable news arena, he is given the freedom to express his opinions."