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Fri May 19, 2017, 11:38 AM

Fox News Fires The Five Co-Host Bob Beckel Over Racist Comment

Fox News Channel is parting ways – again – with Bob Beckel, the co-host of its primetime program, “The Five.”

“Bob Beckel was terminated today for making an insensitive remark to an African-American employee,” the network said in a statement.

The dismissal opens — or perhaps closes 0- another chapter in an off-and-on relationship Beckel has had with the 21st Century Fox-owned cable-news outlet over the years. Beckel, a longtime political consultant as well as a former campaign manager for Democratic presidential candidate Walter Mondale, joined Fox News in 2000, and had a years-long tenure on “The Five” when it aired in the late afternoon. Indeed, he was one of the program’s original co-hosts.

He departed in 2015 while recuperating from back surgery in a split that was seen as less an amicable. “We tried to work with Bob for months, but we couldn’t hold ‘The Five’ hostage to one man’s personal issues,” said Bill Shine, who was then the network’s executive vice president of programming, in a statement at the time. “He took tremendous advantage of our generosity, empathy and goodwill and we simply came to the end of the road with him.”

Full article here:

http://variety.com/2017/tv/news/fox-news-bob-beckel-the-five-1202436839/

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Reply Fox News Fires The Five Co-Host Bob Beckel Over Racist Comment (Original post)
Doctor_R May 2017 OP
RCW2014 May 2017 #1
Doctor_R May 2017 #6
RCW2014 May 2017 #7
Crazy D May 2017 #10
Cold Warrior May 2017 #11
Crazy D May 2017 #12
def_con5 May 2017 #13
bruiserboy May 2017 #2
fools_gold May 2017 #3
graham4anything4HC45 May 2017 #4
Gamle-ged May 2017 #5
rahtruelies May 2017 #8
Horsefeathers May 2017 #9
Banshee 3 Actual May 2017 #14
def_con5 May 2017 #15
Tex May 2017 #16
Doctor_R May 2017 #17
Tex May 2017 #18
Doctor_R May 2017 #19

Response to Doctor_R (Original post)

Fri May 19, 2017, 11:40 AM

1. Anyone know what the "racist comment" was? eom

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Response to RCW2014 (Reply #1)

Fri May 19, 2017, 11:51 AM

6. From the article:

In a statement, Wigdor alleged Beckel “stormed out of his office” when an African-American information-technology employee came to service his computer, “telling our client that he was leaving his office because he was black.”

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Response to Doctor_R (Reply #6)

Fri May 19, 2017, 12:18 PM

7. Thanks. I don't know how I missed it when I looked at the article...

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Response to Doctor_R (Reply #6)

Fri May 19, 2017, 01:11 PM

10. No surprise, Beckel aways struck me a closet racist at heart

Seems like a lot of liberals are deep down.....remember Bill Clintons comments on Obama carrying their luggage if it had been a few years earlier

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Response to Crazy D (Reply #10)

Fri May 19, 2017, 01:30 PM

11. Was it carrying their luggage

Or serving their coffee?

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Response to Cold Warrior (Reply #11)

Fri May 19, 2017, 01:32 PM

12. Something along those lines

And remember, Biden is on record say Obama was well spoken for a black man

http://www.cnn.com/2007/POLITICS/01/31/biden.obama/

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Response to Cold Warrior (Reply #11)

Fri May 19, 2017, 04:40 PM

13. I thought it was coffee.

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Response to Doctor_R (Original post)

Fri May 19, 2017, 11:42 AM

2. I haven't seen him in years,

But I have a sneaking suspicion he won't be missed by the viewers of fox.

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Response to Doctor_R (Original post)

Fri May 19, 2017, 11:43 AM

3. Good

I never could stand that guy.

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Response to Doctor_R (Original post)

Fri May 19, 2017, 11:43 AM

4. Murdoch's sons are cleaning house, and now with

the unexpected death of Ailes, the plans for a competing new network are over.

Political talk on tv and radio is fast coming to an end and not a moment too soon

Fox entertainment is booming, and the decline in raw numbers across the board bodes well for a
fake-news-free future

btw, hasn't Fox's Bill Shine also been canned?

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Response to Doctor_R (Original post)

Fri May 19, 2017, 11:44 AM

5. On The Five, he was an always-reliable Lefty! Go figure...

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Response to Doctor_R (Original post)

Fri May 19, 2017, 12:29 PM

8. bottomline the idiots who run Faux want MSM 'respectibility'

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Response to Doctor_R (Original post)

Fri May 19, 2017, 12:49 PM

9. Typical Lefty, good riddance Bob!

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Response to Horsefeathers (Reply #9)

Fri May 19, 2017, 04:54 PM

14. I liked him from what I saw of him. Much more stand up for his beliefs than Ratface from Hannity

Sorta like Ron Kuby

Kuby is about as Bolshevik as Lenin but you knew what you were getting from the both of them. Sad that Beckel apparently has this racial bigotry though

I sometimes used to watch the five about 4 years ago, havent really seen it in the last few years

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Response to Banshee 3 Actual (Reply #14)

Fri May 19, 2017, 05:19 PM

15. Yep

I kinda like the big lug too. He seemed genuine, flawed but genuine. Never really like the show as a whole.

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Response to Doctor_R (Original post)

Fri May 19, 2017, 06:54 PM

16. Righty the racist gets fired.

 

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Response to Tex (Reply #16)

Fri May 19, 2017, 06:57 PM

17. You obviously don't have a

clue.

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Response to Doctor_R (Reply #17)

Fri May 19, 2017, 07:05 PM

18. Nobody on Foxnews is Left.

 

Dream on.

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Response to Tex (Reply #18)

Fri May 19, 2017, 07:34 PM

19. LOL

K

beckel?

You're kidding, right?

I can think of at least four more right off the top of my head.

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