Muse ask Fox News presenter Glenn Beck to retract his support for the band – audio

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Muse have reportedly asked under-fire Fox TV presenter Glenn Beck to retract his public endorsement of the band after he praised them on his radio show.

Listen to the broadcast by scrolling down now.

Beck, who is known for his conservative stance on politics, is currently embroiled in a scandal over remarks he made in July when he called President Obama "a racist". The Press Association today (October 5) reports that Waitrose has pulled its advertisements on Fox News over the incident.

Speaking on 'The Glenn Beck Program' on September 16, the presenter hailed Muse's latest album 'The Resistance' as "fantastic", before stating that the band themselves are known to share his libertarian views concerning how the western world is governed.

"These guys are brilliant, they know the time that we live in. They are libertarians from England," he said. "All of the lyrics are just dead on, on what's coming our way."

Beck also endorsed the band on his Twitter page the same day, again alluding that they are libertarians.

"New Muse CD. Amazing. These guys are right on the money. Lyrics on target, talent off the charts. They 'get it'. Libertarian!" he Tweeted.

However, speaking later on his radio show, Beck revealed he had been asked to retract his praise for the band after being emailed by a Muse representative while on air.

"I just got an email from representation of Muse," he said. "They would like me to retract my endorsement. My apologies to Muse for saying that I like them. I didn't mean to destroy all their credibility and all their coolness.

"Let me just set the record straight. Muse – I hate them. It's an awful album and you should never go out and buy it."

Listen to the broadcast, which is being streamed on Mediamatters.org below:


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