Glenn Beck leaving Fox: his 10 most controversial statements (so far)

Glenn Beck has packed a lot of wallop in just two-plus years at Fox News. We’ve whittled the list down to the 10 most controversial things Mr. Beck has said on Fox – so far, at least.

2. Beck: Obama Agenda Based On "Reparations" And "A Model That Will Settle Old Racial Scores Through New Social Justice."

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In this May 18, 2010, file photo, radio and television personality Glenn Beck is interviewed on the "Fox & friends" television show in New York.

(From the July 23, 2009, edition of "Glenn Beck")

BECK: Here is "The One Thing" tonight: everything that is getting pushed through Congress, including this health care bill, are transforming America and they are all driven by President Obama's thinking on one idea: reparations. You crazy right-wing extremist!

Before you say anything, President Obama is against reparations. He, himself, said so. He said that, but what the media didn't report on conveniently during the election ignores the reason why he is against reparations. As I warned before the election, he doesn't think that reparations would go far enough.

Quote, "I fear that reparations would be an excuse for some to say, 'We've paid our debt,' and to avoid the much harder work."


BECK: Obama is no dummy. He knows that he would never pass reparations. He knows he would never pass any of this stuff. This is all affirmative action.

He also knows we can't afford health care. He knows we can't afford cap-and-trade and more stimulus bills.

But see, that's assuming that he wants to take care of somebody's health. It's assuming that he wants unemployment numbers the way we all understand unemployment numbers, and he said that he wants to take care of the environment.

But I don't think those are his goals. That's a nice bonus.

His goal is creating a new America, a new model, a model that will settle old racial scores through new social justice. [Fox News, "Glenn Beck," 7/23/09, transcript via Nexis]

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