CNN's Beck: "[I]f you're an ugly woman, you're probably a progressive as well"

››› ››› KIRSTIN ELLISON

On the February 14 edition of his nationally syndicated radio show, while discussing a Health magazine article about "Surprising reasons you're not having sex," Glenn Beck raised the subject of "ugly people" and said, "[I]f you're a guy, you can get past it. I don't think you can as an ugly woman." Beck, who also hosts his own show on CNN Headline News, continued: "[Y]ou've got a double cross, because if you're an ugly woman, you're probably a progressive as well." He later added: "If you believed in God, you'd know that there's going to be another chance for you. You don't have to be ugly in heaven. You're going to be your perfect self, and there will be another perfect somebody waiting for you on the other side."

From the February 14 edition of Premiere Radio Networks' The Glenn Beck Program:

BECK: BECK: Now, here's a story I found: "Surprising reasons you're not having sex." Here's the first one. Your bed isn't sexy anymore. We hear it over and over again the bed should be used for sex and sleep only. So why do we insist on bringing in third parties, laptops, PDAs, Law & Order, et cetera, et cetera. You know what, my doctor has actually told me that, under doctors' orders, nothing else in bed. He said just sleep. And I went, just sleep? And my wife said, "You heard him; just sleep." "Your meds are stealing away your sex drive." Whoa. Surprised by that one. Reason number 3 you're not having sex anymore. Your crazy, busy life.

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BECK: I mean, here are some other reasons. "You're ugly." Hello! I'm not a sex expert but I'm -- you know, I'm thinking, you know, you're ugly and, you know, that's a tough one to overcome especially if you're a woman. If you're a guy, that's not hard to overcome. I'm sorry. That's just the way the world is. Have you -- how many ugly guys have hot wives? Take me, for example. I don't know why she married -- I think it was low self-esteem. I do. No, really I think it was low self-esteem. I got in -- you know, you buy when the market is low. You know what I mean? While everybody else is selling, you buy. And I think I got in there right at the right time. Low self-esteem, low, wait a minute, could go a little lower, she might come down to my price. Hang on, OK, sold! Now her self-esteem is going up. And if my income wasn't going up, she would have ditched me long ago. She would have gone, "Wait a minute, I think I was depressed when I married you." I'm just -- look. I'm not Tania, but I am a thinker. I'm on to you, Tania!

OK, so anyway, I was talking about ugly people. Ugly people, if you're a guy, you can get past it. I don't think you can as an ugly woman. I don't -- no, I don't. If you're an ugly woman, I apologize. Oh, you've got a double cross, because if you're an ugly woman, you're probably a progressive as well. Oh, jeez. I'm sorry. Today's just not your day. But you know what? If you believed in God, you'd know that there's going to be another chance for you. You don't have to be ugly in heaven. You're going to be your perfect self, and there will be another perfect somebody waiting for you on the other side. Until that time --

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