Glenn has always said that if he made a mistake he would always admit it and own up to it.
“I have always told you that if I make a mistake, I'm going to lead with it,” Glenn said on radio this morning.
“I made a mistake on Tuesday and I want to make sure that you understand that I was wrong on this and I also apologize for it.”
“I do this because I've always told you to do your own homework and in this case I didn't do enough homework. I also tell you that you have to guard your word. You have to guard your honor and your integrity because people have to be able to believe you. The only way people will believe you is if when you get it wrong, you do apologize and you point it out.”
“I lead with my mistakes because I think it's important as a human being to demonstrate to other human beings that we can be stronger if we correct our mistakes and flaws and move on.”
On Tuesday, Glenn made a comment regarding a group of political activist rabbis that turned out to be inaccurate. He also made “one of the worst analogies of all time” when he started to draw comparisons between reform Judaism and Islamic extremism.
“It was just, it was a nightmare,” Glenn said of the comment which he knew was inaccurate.
“I'm on the air for four hours every single day, four hours every day. Live, without a script. That is a recipe for disaster,” Glenn joked.
Glenn explained that sometimes the unique relationship between you, the listener, and the host of the show can be a casual one where mistakes can be made.
“I've told you to guard your credibility. There's no way you're never going to be wrong. There's no way you're never going to say something stupid.”
“When you make a mistake, for honor's sake, you correct it and you don't hide from it and you go, man, was I stupid, and I was ignorant, and I apologize,” Glenn said.
“Abe Foxman brought [the mistakes] to my attention,” Glenn said. “I don't agree with Abe Foxman on really, I don't think anything.”
“But on this one he's right. And to Abe and everybody else, if I offended you, it was not my intent. I see how I did that, and I apologize for the action and the words. Enough said.”