Glenn Beck Calls Diane Sawyer A Bigot! Watch Shocking Video Of Controversial Radio Host’s Rant About GMA News Anchor Feud [VIDEO]

By Noelle Chehab August 1, 2013 4:38 PM EDT
Glenn Beck called Diane Sawyer a bigot on his conservative talk show, sparking viral outrage about his controversial comments. (Photo: Reuters)
Glenn Beck called Diane Sawyer a bigot on his conservative talk show, sparking viral outrage about his controversial comments. (Photo: Reuters)

Glenn Beck is known for making controversial comments, and his latest remarks calling Diane Sawyer a bigot have caused viral outrage among fans of the Good Morning America news anchor.

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Beck made the insulting comments about Sawyer while detailing the beginnings of his radio show career, revealing that he was a former ABC News contributor working under the famed journalist. "When ABC hired me, I was Diane Sawyer's little b*tch," Beck said in the first of several shockingly harsh remarks about the GMA star. "She would call me up — my wife was like, 'What's going on with you and Diane Sawyer?' I was like, 'I don't know,'" Beck explained.

The conservative pundit said that Sawyer constantly barraged him with emails "all the time" pitching ideas of how she could "change television" before the working relationship took a dramatic turn for the worse. "What happened? This is my opinion," Beck began, before offering his reasoning of why Sawyer severed ties with the radio host.

"CAIR [the Council on American-Islamic Relations] went down and said to ABC, 'You put him on, you don't isolate him, we're going to boycott ABC and we're going to boycott your Disney park,'" Beck said. "Well, Disney can't have that. So what happens? All of a sudden, I can't even get Diane on the phone. I'm like 'Hey, what happened? Hello?' Nothing!" Beck explained. Beck said it wasn't until nearly a year later that he finally got the opportunity to speak with Sawyer, and his tale of the meeting prompted the offensive insult.

Glenn Beck's rant about Diane Sawyer called the GMA news anchor a bigot because she stopped speaking to him when he worked for ABC. (Photo: Reuters)
Glenn Beck's rant about Diane Sawyer called the GMA news anchor a bigot because she stopped speaking to him when he worked for ABC. (Photo: Reuters)

"Finally, about eight months later, she has lunch with me, and she becomes the biggest bigot I've ever seen in my life," Beck charged. "And I'm, 'You gotta be kidding me.'" After Beck made the outrageous bigot accusation, his co-hosts Pat Gray and Stu Burguiere were left speechless, likely as a result of shock following the controversial personality's insidious remarks. "Stu's upset with me," Beck said, clearly able to sense the awkward moment.

"I don't know what you're even doing today," Burguiere said in response. "I've lost track. I don't know what the show is today... Just keep going," Burguiere added. Seemingly encouraging the biting commentary, which undoubtedly upped ratings as shocked listeners tuned in to hear Beck's rant, his co-host urged him to continue.

"Just keep going," Burguiere said to Beck. "Don't even think about what you're saying. Just go with it. Whatever comes to your mind, just say it," Beck's co-host insisted. In response, the outspoken conservative explained his reasoning for revealing the harsh accusations. "Full-frontal truth," Beck promised. "I'm telling this story because of the fact that these corporations are afraid of extremists."

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