Glenn Beck retracts apology for calling former President Barack Obama 'racist': 'I was exactly right!'

Conservative media mogul Glenn Beck has retracted his apology for referring to former President Barack Obama as a "racist," telling Fox News' Tucker Carlson that he was "exactly right" the whole time.

What's a brief history here?

In 2009, Beck blasted the former president as having a "deep-seated hatred for white people or the white culture."

"This guy," the conservative firebrand said at the time, "is, I believe, a racist."

In 2016, Beck expressed regret over the remarks in an interview with the New York Times, and said, "I know I wouldn't believe me if I heard myself apologizing, so I'm telling you now: Don't take my word for it. Watch my actions. I don't care what you think about me. All I care about is saying, 'Please, don't make the mistake I made.'"

What's he saying now?

On Wednesday night, Beck told Carlson that he was absolutely right back in 2009 when he made the remarks about Obama and said he never should have doubted himself.

He made the admission in response to the former president's recent remarks in which he told CNN's Anderson Cooper that he believes right-wing media is "stoking the fear and resentment" of white people.

"I take my apology back," Beck told Carlson. "I was exactly right, and I even stated it right. You are a racist if you believe in critical race theory. If you think that what Dr. Martin Luther King said, that he envisions a country that is seeing people for the content of their character and not their color, if you think that's wrong, then yes — you are a racist."

In an interview that aired Monday, Obama said, "There are certain right-wing media venues, for example, that monetize and capitalize on stoking the fear and resentment of a white population that is witnessing a changing America and seeing demographic changes. And do everything they can to give people a sense that their way of life is threatened and that people are trying to take advantage of them."

He also joked that Republicans are more concerned with critical race theory than what he said are more pressing issues like climate change and the economy.

"What are we going to do about climate change, what are we going to do about — lo and behold, the biggest single most important issue to them apparently right now is critical race theory," Obama added. "Who knew that was the threat to our republic?"

Obama is back to divide America as much as he

What else?

Earlier on Wednesday, Beck blasted Obama as "Marxist."

During his radio show, Beck said that Obama helped — and continues to help usher in — a radical, Marxist ideology.

"Mr. Obama, you lied," he said. "You used the IRS to hunt down your enemy. You spied on the media. And your health care package, which was supposed to save every American $3,000 per year, has helped some, perhaps, while raising the cost of everyone's health care in double and triple percentages. But the worst thing that you did, is you planted, you watered, and you protected the Marxist seeds, by crying race."

Obama hits out at ‘dangers’ of cancel culture, jokes about critical race theory, and says 'right-wing media' stoking fear in white Americans

Former President Barack Obama said this week that he believes cancel culture has become a dangerous social plague upon America and that "certain right-wing media venues" are stoking "fear and resentment" among America's white population.

During a wide-ranging special titled "Barack Obama on Fatherhood, Leadership, and Legacy," the former president also joked about critical race theory and suggested Republicans should be more concerned with climate change and the country's economy.

'We're just going to be condemning people all the time'

During the Monday night special, Obama told CNN's Anderson Cooper that he believes people today are going overboard with cancel culture.

"At least in conversations with my daughters, I think that a lot of the dangers of cancel culture are that we're just going to be condemning people all the time, at least among my daughters they will acknowledge sometimes among their peer group or in college campuses you'll see folks going overboard," he said.

On his daughters, Obama added, "[T]hey have a pretty good sense of look, we don't want — we don't expect everybody to be perfect. We don't expect everyone to be politically correct all the time. But we are going to call out institutions or individuals if they're being cruel, if they are, you know, discriminating against people."

Media stoking 'fear and resentment' in America's white population

The former president also argued that the media — specifically "certain right-wing media venues" — are stoking "fear and resentment" among white people.

He told Cooper that he believes the nation's race problems are indicative of the United States and its citizens not having "fully reconciled" with America's history, and insisted that it was difficult for a majority of white people to "recognize that you can be proud of this country and its traditions and its history and our forefathers, yet it is also true that this terrible stuff happened."

"The vestiges of that linger and continued," Obama insisted.

"I also think that there are certain right-wing media venues ... that monetize and capitalize on stoking the fear and resentment of a white population that is witnessing a changing America and seeing demographic changes," he added. "... [They] do everything they can to give people a sense that their way of life is threatened and that people are trying to take advantage of them."

Obama also addressed critical race theory in America and joked that Republicans are more keen to focus on CRT rather than "major issues" such as "the economy and climate change."

"Who knew that was the threat to our Republic?" he joked.

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Broadcaster blasts Obama for saying that 'white resistance' blocked black reparations: 'How racist is that?'

Conservative broadcaster and author Larry Elder hit out at former President Barack Obama on Thursday night after Obama made remarks blaming a lack of black reparations on the politics of "white resistance and resentment."

What's a brief history here?

Earlier this week, Obama said that one of the reasons he didn't push for black reparations while in office was concern over the "politics of white resistance and resentment."

Speaking about race relations in America, the former president said that reparations could be justified because "the wealth of this country, the power of this country ... not exclusively, maybe not even the majority of it ... but a large portion of it, was built on the backs of slaves."

He added that it was "understandable why working-class white folks, middle-class white folks, folks who are having trouble paying the bills or dealing with students loans ... wouldn't be thrilled with the idea of a massive program that is designed to deal with the past but isn't speaking to their future."

"We can't even get this country to provide decent schooling for inner-city kids," Obama added. "And what I saw during my presidency was the politics of white resistance and resentment. The talk of welfare queens and the talk of the undeserving poor. And the backlash against affirmative action. All that made the prospect of actually proposing any kind of coherent, meaningful reparations program ... not only a non-starter but potentially counterproductive."

What did Elder say in response?

On Friday's "Fox & Friends," Elder said that Obama's remarks were nothing short of racism.

Defining reparations in this case as the "extraction of money from people who were never slave owners to be given to people who were never slaves," Elder insisted, "Slavery ended over a century and a half ago. Good luck finding slaves right now and their legal owners. It is absolutely ridiculous."

Elder pointed out that Obama himself is a "particularly bizarre vessel" to carry such a message as his mother's family reportedly owned slaves.

"Does Obama cut a check, or does he get a check?" he asked, pointing out that he believed the former president's remarks to be nothing more than an attention grab to remain relevant in U.S. politics.

"He has to step up and grab these ridiculous, divisive issues that four years ago he thought were pretty dumb — and they were then — and they are now," he added. "Obama said the reason he didn't propose it is because he felt it would be met with 'white resistance.' How racist is that?'"

(H/T: The Daily Caller)

Former President Barack Obama: It was a 'screwup' not to award the Presidential Medal of Freedom to Dolly Parton

Former President Barack Obama says his administration had a major "screwup" in not honoring entertainer Dolly Parton while he was in office.

Obama met with Stephen Colbert, host of "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert," and the two carried out a socially distant interview ahead of the former president's recently released book, "A Promised Land."

What are the details?

During Monday night's interview, Obama said that his administration messed up in failing to honor Parton with the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

During his eight years in office, Obama honored entertainers such as Bob Dylan, Gloria Estefan, Diana Ross, Barbra Streisand, James Taylor, Stevie Wonder, and more.

"That's a mistake," he insisted of somehow omitting the longtime entertainer and humanitarian. "I'm shocked."

Colbert, laughing, responded, "Looking back at your eight years, do you realize that's the mistake you made?"

Obama responded, "Actually, that was a screwup. I'm surprised. I think I assumed that she had already gotten one, and that was incorrect. ... She deserves one. I'll call Biden."

Parton has not issued public remarks on Obama and Colbert's exchange at the time of this reporting.

What else?

Elsewhere during the discussion, Obama said that a Biden presidency would help lower the temperature in the United States.

"Look, I experienced divided government and I will tell you that gridlock and dysfunction is a recipe for not only not solving big problems but also growing cynicism among the electorate that further polarizes folks," he explained. "I think that Joe's presidency will help lower the temperature."

He also predicted that the former vice president would "have some success in building back social trust," but warned that the country has work to do in "figuring out what to do about this splintered media landscape."

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