“I don’t think we’ve listened to each other at all, and I know I’ve been at fault on this,” he admitted Tuesday night.
Beck, founder of The Blaze, also said people no longer trust the media “because they view us as speaking down to them, pontificating, telling them and not listening to them.”
“On both sides, the parties have to realize now, ‘Boy we need to start reflecting the people and listening to the people.’ Because the people are entering a time as we’re seeing tonight beyond reason. they’re not listening. and when you get into so much fear and so much anger, the mind’s mechanism is to just shut down reason and they’re not listening to reason ― and we have got to find our way to each other.”
Beck said in the coming year he wants to meet with the people he disagrees with most, and just listen.
“We have to start listening to people,” he concluded. “If we don’t, we’re in trouble.”
Beck, once a voice from the fringes of the far right, has lately been trying to strike a more conciliatory tone.
Earlier this week, he told the New Yorker that he empathizes with the Black Lives Matters movement and said he was too hard on President Barack Obama.
“I did a lot of freaking out about Barack Obama,” Beck told the magazine. But, he added, “Obama made me a better man.”
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