Ted Nugent came under fire for calling President Obama a “subhuman mongrel,” and he has since apologized for the remark. That didn’t stop CNN’s Erin Burnett, however, from peppering Nugent with endless questions about the incident. You may recall Burnett once referred to former President George W. Bush as a “monkey” – but apparently only those who criticize President Obama deserve to be dragged through the mud.
“She jumps all over Ted from the very beginning, and then she plays his comment where he called the President a subhuman mongrel,” Pat explained. “He’s apologized for it profusely several times now. And so she tries to get him to apologize again, he said he already did, and he apologizes again. He goes ahead and accommodates her… Then she comes out with her snotty attitude with Ted.”
Check out the interview below:
“I believe when you’re creating class warfare intentionally to get Americans to draw this line in the sand where I’ve never seen such political discourse in all my life,” Nugent told Burnett in regard to his comments. “And yes, I do apologize for being part of that political discourse because greater men than myself have advised me that that kind of street language in a volatile interview as you played earlier is not appropriate and we’re trying to get some upgrade here in America.”
When Glenn appeared on Megyn Kelly’s show earlier this year, he experienced a similar media uproar for comments he made about his time at Fox News. Glenn said that he wished he could have done a better job articulating the principles that can unite us, but those comments were misconstrued.
“See, that’s the thing that everybody’s like, ‘Glenn Beck says he’s sorry for being …’ Yes. Yes. Just as Ted did,” Glenn said. “I am not sorry for anything I’ve done. I am sorry for not being smart enough to figure out how to penetrate the mainstream media. By the way, I have now. But find a way to penetrate the mainstream media to be able to talk about the principles something values that we talked about for four years. That the 9/12 Project is based on. I’m sorry that I didn’t figure out a way to be able to do that and do that more effectively.”
The job of the media should be, as Burnett pointed, out elevate the conversation beyond the petty name-calling. But that is simply not the case. Ultimately, however, Glenn believes it is this lack of self-reflection and awareness that will cause the mainstream media to collapse under its own weight.
“Now, I’ve already said that, but what does the media do? The media immediately jumps in without any self-reflection on their role. That’s the deal. What is Ted saying? ‘I’m sorry for any role I played in that.’ Then it is your turn, media, to say, you know what? ‘I am too, so let’s have a different dialogue now.’ But they’re so arrogant that they won’t do it. They won’t see. All they see is the splinter in somebody else’s eye. They will not notice the beam that is in their own. But that’s okay. That’s okay. We will continue to look at the splinter in our own eye. Let’s make sure that we have the splinter out of our own eye. They will collapse on their own weight.”