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Glenn Beck: I Said ‘Stupid Things’ While At Fox News

Contra Glenn, the real future of conflict in the US will not be between Left and Right as presently understood. The Right is rapidly dwindling in numbers, and while the Right will become more militant as it continues to decline, it will become increasingly irrelevant as the state and the wider society continue to move leftward. Old-fashioned white supremacists have been completely pushed to the margins. The religious right is headed in a similar direction, and the “conservative movement” will soon follow. The real conflict in the future will be between the economic elites and the growing ranks of the poor, the rival factions of the Left, and the state and enemies of the state. The radical right will eventually align itself with the libertarian left because it will have no where else to go, and the most PC elements of the libertarian left will eventually join the ranks of the progressive statists as the state increasingly moves to cultivate the PC Left as a constituency.

Huffington Post

Glenn Beck on Sunday revealed one of his biggest regrets on CNN’s Reliable Sources.

Referring to the widening gap between Democrats and Republicans in the U.S., he said he “unintentionally… added to the situation we’re in right now.”

According to Pew, the left and right “are more divided along ideological lines – and partisan antipathy is deeper and more extensive – than at any point in the last two decades. ”

“When you live your life 5 hours a day on live television and radio you’re going to say stupid things,” Beck said.

Indeed, a quick google search for “glenn beck stupid comments” brings up dozens of articles and posts from around the web.

The former Fox News host said that calling President Obama a racist was “of course” something he shouldn’t have said.

He explained that, at the time, hadn’t realized the impact that some of his comments would make.

“We are much more fragile than I thought,” he said

It’s not the first time Beck has expressed remorse over his behavior during his tenure at Fox. He made similar comments in January and in 2013.

Watch a video of his on CNN.

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