Glenn Beck Calls President Obama Racist

NEW YORK (AP) _ Fox News Channel commentator Glenn Beck says he believes President Obama is a racist. Beck made the statement during a guest appearance on the "Fox & Friends'' morning show.

He said Obama has exposed himself as a person with "a deep-seated hatred for white people or the white culture.'' His remarks came during a discussion of Obama's reaction to the arrest of Harvard University scholar Henry Louis Gates Jr.

Gates is black and was arrested for disorderly conduct by a white police officer over a misunderstanding about a break-in at Gates' home. There was no immediate response from the White House.