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

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

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Fox News Fires ‘The Five’ Co-Host Bob Beckel Over Racist Comment
Variety ^ | May 19, 2017 | Brian Steinberg

Posted on 05/19/2017 9:00:55 AM PDT by Zakeet

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.


Beckel leaves after Fox News made “The Five” part of its primetime lineup just a few weeks ago, part of an effort to realign the most-watched part of its schedule after O’Reilly’s departure last month. Despite its name, the show employs more than five co-hosts, all of whom rotate in across various nights. Juan Williams, another Fox News political analyst with Democratic leanings, is expected to appear more regularly on the show, which also includes Jesse Watters, Dana Perino, Greg Gutfeld and Kimberly Guilfoyle as co-hosts.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: beckel; fired; foxnews; racism

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… and now they need a new idiot …

1 posted on 05/19/2017 9:00:55 AM PDT by Zakeet

To: Zakeet

2 posted on 05/19/2017 9:03:09 AM PDT by Jim 0216

To: Zakeet

Surprised they fired him. Racist comments are usually no big deal for liberals.

To: Zakeet

But he was liberal commentator?

To: Zakeet

Please, someone tell him his career is over. He keeps showing up like a bad penny

5 posted on 05/19/2017 9:04:59 AM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)

To: Zakeet

Now if they could only get rid of Juan, Dana and Gutfeld let KImberly go to the WH and give Waters his own primetime show.

6 posted on 05/19/2017 9:06:16 AM PDT by 1Old Pro

To: nuconvert

“Oh shit…! I did it again!”

To: chief lee runamok

That explains why I never saw him on the dance floor while watching Soul Train.

8 posted on 05/19/2017 9:07:13 AM PDT by DIRTYSECRET (urope. Why do they put up with this.)

To: nuconvert

Bye bye Bob ….

To: No Socialist

Wut did he do? Call Juan the “N” word? Typical lib though. They think they can get away with it. Missed this time. Never did like beckel. It appeared that he and Jesse might be close to duking it out at any moment too.

10 posted on 05/19/2017 9:09:06 AM PDT by rktman (Enlisted in the Navy in ’67 to protect folks rights to strip my rights. WTH?!)

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