Glenn Beck Apologizes for Mocking President Obama’s Daughter

by | June 1, 2010 at 10:31 AM | Cable News, TV News

Glenn Beck (Photo: Fox News)

Glenn Beck (Photo: Fox News)

Glenn Beck owns up to his ‘stupid mistake’ and apologizes for making a mockery of President Obama’s daughter Malia during one of his recent radio broadcasts, an act that goes against the very core of the Fox News host’s own rule calling politicians’ families off-limits.

“In discussing how President Obama uses children to shield himself from criticism, I broke my own rule about leaving kids out of political debates,” Beck said in a public statement, reports the Huffington Post.

The broadcast in question involved Beck imitating Malia Obama having a mock conversation with her father, asking the President (voiced in the radio broadcast by Beck’s co-host Pat Gray) if he had fixed the oil gusher yet and wondering “why do you hate black people so much?”

Beck admitted that his behavior was “a stupid mistake and I apologize — and as a dad I should have known better.”

The Malia radio bit came shortly after Beck told Sarah Palin that kids of politicians shouldn’t be involved in any mudslinging, saying “When it was Bill Clinton, you don’t go after Chelsea Clinton. You don’t talk about the Bush Kids… you leave the families alone.”