Mediaite reports that, in an effort to “guard [his] credibility,” Beck opened the show by addressing the criticism he’d drawn since making the inflammatory comments.
“I’ve always told you to do your own homework,” he says. “And, in this case, I didn’t do enough homework.”
He also says it was “one of the worst analogies of all time” and agreed with those who’d labeled his comments as “ignorant.”
Not everyone is appeased though. Mediaite also has a response from Jewish Funds for Justice, the organization Beck was speaking of when he made his initial comments.
“Glenn Beck’s apology for comparing Reform Judaism to “Radicalized Islam” is welcome but incomplete,” reads the statement. “Glenn Beck’s characterization of Reform Judaism is in keeping with his longstanding hostility toward people who see their faith linked to pursuing the common good.”
Could we possibly be getting a second apology from Beck?