Glenn Beck, whose TV blackboard sessions for Fox News diagrammed conspiracy theories that delighted, infuriated or confounded various segments of the viewing audience, now says he may have gone a little bit overboard.

“I think I played a role, unfortunately, in helping tear the country apart," Beck told Fox's Megyn Kelly Tuesday, according to Politico.

Beck's largely conservative commentary was popular with the Fox News audience between 2009 and 2011, when he left to launch his own web-based network, now called TheBlaze TV.

While his Fox days were "fun," Beck told Kelly, “I wish I could go back and be more uniting in my language. I didn’t realize how really fragile the people were."

He also said he was referring only to his work on Fox News, not that of the entire network.

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