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25 February 2011
 
Calls Continue For Murdoch To Sack Glenn Beck, Disregarding Apology
 
Since 2002 Radio and Television personality, Glenn Beck has
dominated the rating.  Disregarding a 39% drop in his annual audience he
still commands 1.8 million viewers each night on Fox News.
 
With such a strong audience pull it would be hard for Rupert
Murdoch to end the career of Glenn Beck, yet that is exactly what some
Jewish groups are asking for after Beck likened Reform Judaism to
radical Islam.
 
It was such an outrageous statement even Beck himself announced
last Thursday that he had indeed made a mistake, he had not researched
the topic adequately and apologized.
 
“I made a mistake on Tuesday and I want to make sure you understand
I was wrong on it and I apologize on it,” were Beck’s words as he
opened his radio show yesterday.
 

Beck has established a reputation for being conservative, not to
mention his particularly controversial views.  In 2009 Beck described
President Barack Obama as “a guy who has a deep-seated hatred for white
people or the white culture.”

 
Singled out for much criticism has been the Islamic community who
it would seem according to Beck are seeking to undermine American
culture.
 
Yesterday’s apology to the Jewish community was a backtrack on his
statement that likened Reform Judaism to radical Islam, both of which
were branded by Beck as political mechanism, rather than religious
doctrines.
 
“Someone called me ‘ignorant’ for it and it’s a good description of what I said,”  ended Beck apology yesterday.

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References:

http://www.haaretz.com/jewish-world/glenn-beck-apologizes-for-comparing-reform-judaism-to-islamic-extremism-1.345529

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/02/24/glenn-beck-apologizes-reform-judaism_n_827777.html

http://www.examiner.com/populist-in-national/why-is-glenn-beck-so-angry-ratings

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/07/28/fox-host-glenn-beck-obama_n_246310.html

References:

http://www.haaretz.com/jewish-world/glenn-beck-apologizes-for-comparing-reform-judaism-to-islamic-extremism-1.345529

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/02/24/glenn-beck-apologizes-reform-judaism_n_827777.html

http://www.examiner.com/populist-in-national/why-is-glenn-beck-so-angry-ratings

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/07/28/fox-host-glenn-beck-obama_n_246310.html

 
 
 
 
 

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