ADL Welcomes Apology from Glenn Beck Over Offensive Remarks

New York, NY, February 24, 2011 … In response to concerns raised by the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) and others about offensive comments made by Glenn Beck regarding Reform Judaism during a February 22 radio broadcast, Mr. Beck has communicated directly with Abraham H. Foxman, ADL National Director, to apologize to all those he may have offended. 

Mr. Foxman welcomed the apology saying, "Glenn Beck has shown that he understands how his remarks were offensive and out of line.  We welcome his words of apology and consider the matter closed." 

Mr. Beck wrote:

Mr. Foxman, 

I just wanted to write to you personally and thank you for bringing to my attention the inaccurate comments I made on Tuesday. I was admittedly misinformed on Reform Rabbis and made a horrible analogy that I immediately attempted to clarify--quite honestly, I blew it on this one.  When I believe I'm right, I am always willing to defend my ground.  But, when I make a mistake, I hope you understand that I am willing to say so.  It is why I led my show today with an admission that I was wrong and an apology to everyone I offended--within Reform Judaism and throughout the Jewish community. 

Sincerely,

Glenn Beck


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