Following Sarah Palin's not too terribly gracious "acceptance" of Martin Bashir's apology for his remarks in response to Palin's comparison between the federal debt and slavery, CNN's Reliable Sources devoted a segment to the topic this Sunday which included Glenn Beck's The Blaze contributor Amy Holmes. To no one's surprise when guest host Eric Deggans asked Holmes if she felt her boss owed anyone an apology for his remarks accusing President Obama of being a racist, Holmes demurred and said she can't speak for her boss.
Because we all know being a right-winger means never, ever, having to say you're sorry about anything. I can't defend Bashir's remarks and won't, but I'm sorry that the larger context of what he was trying to explain about how really offensive Palin's remarks were was lost in the frenzy that followed them. Palin of course doesn't see anything wrong with what she said and doubled down on the statement during her interview with Chris Wallace today.
And Glenn Beck's remarks about President Obama hating white people are just one tiny portion of the really offensive b.s. and just outright lies that come out of Glenn Beck's mouth day after day, but don't expect an apology from him for any of it any time soon, like before hell freezes over. Being offensive is a feature for Beck, not a bug. He thrives off it it like the rest of the trolls on the right and his buddies on hate-talk radio, that have to say more and more outlandish things day after day to keep the outrage meter pegged for the lemmings that follow them.
I'd like to know why Amy Holmes or anyone that works for Beck now after he got booted off of their network and then Fox is someone CNN's producers think ought to be getting air time in the first place, but here we are with the audience being treated to this pearl clutching by Holmes for poor old picked on Palin: