Glenn Beck joined Fox News' Megyn Kelly on Monday to reflect on his time at Fox News. As you know he was pretty much a failure at CNN's headline news, but when he joined the Roger Ailes crowd, he was enabled to let out his psychotic self to attack the new black guy in the White House. This proved to be very lucrative for him and Fox since it attracted far right wing zealots en masse to his show. He's since started The Blaze, which is doing very well in Conservo-land, but surprisingly when he was asked by Kelly how he felt his time was on her channel, he admitted to having many regrets.
“I remember it as an awful lot of fun and that I made an awful lot of mistakes, and I wish I could go back and be more uniting in my language,” Beck said during an interview with Megyn Kelly. “I think I played a role, unfortunately, in helping tear the country apart and it's not who we are.”
He continued, “I didn’t realize how really fragile the people were. I thought we were kind of more in it together and now I look back and realize, if we could've talked about the uniting principles instead of just the problems, I think I would look back more fondly.”
Oh, please, he knew what he was doing and he loved every minute of it. On Fox News he regularly used Vicks Vapor rub to make his eyes tear up so it would appear to his viewers that he was crying in despair.
He routinely imitated Doctor Gene Scott's act and as Digby observed:
The difference between Beck and Scott is that Scott merely confused his followers and bilked them out of their money with ridiculous gibberish for his own enrichment. Beck is doing the same thing, but a whole lot of people are taking him seriously as a secular, political force. He's not just affecting the people who choose to follow him. He's affecting the rest of us as well.
He instigated the Tea Party crowd into being brutal idiots that routinely threatened Democratic politicians at every turn and sent a wave of narcissistic nuttery and violence throughout the right wing base. He did help tear this country apart and for that I hope he finds a place in the hell that he always preaches about. Don't buy this phony self reflection, because he's been just as smug, unstable and certifiable at The Blaze as he was during his two and half year run with Rupert Murdock.
Here's a few samples from the last 45 days or so that I'm sure you've already seen on C&L:
Glenn Beck: 'We Get Our Laws From The Laws Of Moses'
Glenn Beck Worries About Pope Francis And His 'Marxist Tendencies'
Glenn Beck Pulls Out Rifle And Abraham Lincoln's Bed Sheet On Bill O'Reilly
Beck: WWII Monument Closing Is Proof Obama Could 'Shoot... Millions Dead'
Beck: I Was Diane Sawyer's 'B*Tch' Until She Became A Pro-Muslim 'Bigot'
Beck: Food Network Firing Paula Deen Is 'McCarthyism'
Beck: Immigrants 'Learned From The Klan... They Are Just Changing Their Hood'
These examples took me five minutes to find and there are many more where they came from.