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.

3. Beck: Obama Is A "Racist" Who Has "Exposed Himself As A Guy" With "A Deep-Seated Hatred For White People, Or The White Culture."

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Glenn Beck waves to the crowd at the start of the "Restoring Honor" rally, in Washington, on Saturday, Aug. 28, 2010.

(From the July 28, 2009, edition of Fox News' "Fox & Friends")

BECK: This president, I think, has exposed himself as a guy -- over and over and over again -- who has a deep-seated hatred for white people, or the white culture. I don't know what it is. But you can't sit in a pew with Jeremiah Wright for 20 years and not hear some of that stuff and not have it wash over.

What kind of president of the United States immediately jumps on the police? Just like what kind of president would ever say, "Oh, well, yeah. Well, he's black. Of course he was breaking into the house." You'd never do that. You'd never do that.


BRIAN KILMEADE (co-host): But listen, he -- you can't say he doesn't like white people. David Axelrod's white. Rahm Emanuel's his chief of staff -- are white. This -- I think 70 percent of the people that we see every day are white. Robert Gibbs is white.

BECK: I'm not saying that he doesn't like white people. I'm saying he has a problem. He has a -- this guy is, I believe, a racist. Look at the things he has been surrounded by. [Fox News, "Fox & Friends," 7/28/09]

[Note: On Aug. 29, 2010, Chris Wallace on "Fox News Sunday" asked Beck about the comment. " 'Racist' – first of all, it shouldn't have been said," Beck replied. "It was poorly said. I have a big fat mouth sometimes and I say things.”]

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