The most disgraceful thing about the media in general but especially people such as Glenn Beck who unabashedly use it to their advantage is thus:
Once you’ve said something ignorant, misleading and wrong, all you have to do to get off the hook is apologise. By that point the damage is already done. An apology is relegated to a small box of an inside page on a paper that most people won’t ever spot to read. An article hits front page with a massive, factually incorrect headline and everyone reads it and remembers it.
It’s the same with televised politics. People remember the big deal that’s made over an issue, not the apology the next day.
Beck knows this and plays this to his advantage consistently.