Glenn Beck Calls President Barack Obama a Racist

Beck's comment came during a discussion of the Henry Louis Gates flap.

Obama said during a prime-time press conference last week that a white officer and his police unit "acted stupidly" in the arrest of Obama's African-American (for the record, Gates' DNA testing, according to him, 'shows' that he is 57% white, whatever that means) friend and Harvard professor, Gates.

Obama also once stereotypically referred to his grandmother as a "typical white person."

FOX News stands behind Beck's right to voice his opinion.

Fox News Channel executives are distancing themselves from controversial — and popular — host Glenn Beck, who Tuesday morning branded President Obama a "racist."

The combustable Beck ignited a firestorm when, during a Tuesday morning appearance on FNC's freewheeling "Fox and Friends," he said the President's reaction to the Henry Louis Gates Jr. arrest situation in Cambridge, Mass., suggested a "deep-seated hatred for white people or the white culture."