Glenn Beck Drags 11-Year-Old Malia Obama into Controversy
Commentator Glenn Beck actually made fun of President Obama's 11-year-old daughter, Malia, on his radio show.
The mockery came after President Obama made this remark during last weeks' nationally televised press conference about the oil spill in the gulf.
"Malia knocks on my bathroom door and she peeks in and says, 'did you plug the hole yet daddy?'" Obama said.
The quote "did you plug the hole yet daddy" became front page news, and that's when Beck made the comment that's causing a firestorm of controversy.
Beck said, "'Did you plug the hole yet, daddy?' Is that's their, that's the level of their education, that they're coming to. They're coming to daddy and saying 'daddy, did you plug the hole yet?'"
Howard Kurtz, a Washington Post media critic said, "What was really troubling abotu Glenn Beck's jokes here was that he not only dragged Malia Obama inot this controversy, he mocked this young girl's voice, he made her sound like she was barely literate."
The ladies of The View were appalled and laid into Beck on their show Tuesday.
"He said thats the level of their education that they're comign to him saying daddy did you plug the hole yet. She's 11 years old, that's what you would say."
Others were also offended by the racial undertones and the accent Beck's co-host, Pat Gray, used.
"This was a really low blow on Glenn Beck's part, to make fun of an 11-year-old girl, to drag her into the political crossifre, when he himself says that that's soemthing that should never be done wtih kids," Kurtz said.
Beck has issued this apology.
"In discussing how president Obama uses children to shield himself from criticism, I broke my own rule about leaving kids out of political debates. The children of public figures should be left on the sidelines. It was a stupid mistake and I apologize and as a dad I should have known better."