It was Glenn's first live television performance ever last night, and overall things went pretty well. However, when Michael Reagan said 'who are the midgets voting for' as he commented on the over analyzing of exit polls, Glenn unknowingly sent listeners (okay, okay---one listener) into a tizzy.
The term midget is equivalent to a racial slur. Michael Reagan asked jokingly, "Who would the midgets vote for in California? I wanna know." Glenn Beck laughed which is irresponsible. Midget is a term that was used 100 years ago. A person who is born with one of over 200 types of dwarfism normally prefers to be classified as a little person or a dwarf. I appreciate that the Glenn Beck show supports the right to freedom of speech but I DO NOT AGREE WITH RACISM. Making a cheap shot at little people is completely uncalled for. If the N word was dropped you might be pulled off the air but for whatever reason you feel that a person of short stature can be made the butt of jokes with no consequences. Shame on you for laughing off such comments. You have an obligation to the public when you take a position as an author and a television host to uphold a level of moral standards and you have fallen short.