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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......

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


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Coming back from relapse so fast, is  strange. The media industry ought to think twice about the assumption that alcoholic-addicts "recover" that fast.


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Kind of funny in a way. The big racist at Fox turns out to be the token Democrat.


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Coming back from relapse so fast, is  strange. The media industry ought to think twice about the assumption that alcoholic-addicts "recover" that fast.
More to it than just "drying out", there is a whole mindset to get over, and "dry drunks" don't until they walk away from it mentally, too.
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I am more interested in WHAT REMARK he made that caused his firing.

According to the article, Beckel wouldn't stay in his office because the man working on his computer was black??? Sorry, but that's simply not believable. Something here doesn't make sense. This reads like Bull Exrceta to me.

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I am more interested in WHAT REMARK he made that caused his firing.

According to the article, Beckel wouldn't stay in his office because the man working on his computer was black??? Sorry, but that's simply not believable. Something here doesn't make sense. This reads like Bull Exrceta to me.

I have little doubt there is more to the story. Still, he should have known better than to make any remark that could be painted as "racis", unless he didn't.
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I have little doubt there is more to the story. Still, he should have known better than to make any remark that could be painted as "racis", unless he didn't.

OK, if there's more to this story, why not tell us EXACTLY WHAT HE SAID? Why cloak the entire article in "He said something racially insensitive?". Are they afraid we'd all melt at the remark?

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Don't care.

I never liked Beckel and now I don't like Fox News.  So no big loss.
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Re: Fox News Fires ‘The Five’ Co-Host Bob Beckel Over Racist Comment
« Reply #10 on: May 19, 2017, 01:12:04 PM »
I have little doubt there is more to the story. Still, he should have known better than to make any remark that could be painted as "racis", unless he didn't.

I didn't think liberals could be racist.     /s

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Re: Fox News Fires ‘The Five’ Co-Host Bob Beckel Over Racist Comment
« Reply #11 on: May 19, 2017, 01:16:11 PM »
OK, if there's more to this story, why not tell us EXACTLY WHAT HE SAID? Why cloak the entire article in "He said something racially insensitive?". Are they afraid we'd all melt at the remark?
Likely whatever it is was blown out of proportion and/or taken out of context, but with a lawsuit likely pending, they'll keep their cards close to their vests.
Which means whatever he said, it was either stupid or can be painted that way without much effort. Some things just don't get tossed into the arena with all the howling for blood out there, and Fox is shifting left anyway, so they don't want to mess up their market.

They're stuck between being called racially insensitive and sacking a liberal.
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Re: Fox News Fires ‘The Five’ Co-Host Bob Beckel Over Racist Comment
« Reply #12 on: May 19, 2017, 01:16:45 PM »
I didn't think liberals could be racist.     /s
Just the ones who identify as "white".
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Re: Fox News Fires ‘The Five’ Co-Host Bob Beckel Over Racist Comment
« Reply #13 on: May 19, 2017, 01:19:18 PM »
I am more interested in WHAT REMARK he made that caused his firing.

According to the article, Beckel wouldn't stay in his office because the man working on his computer was black??? Sorry, but that's simply not believable. Something here doesn't make sense. This reads like Bull Exrceta to me.


Agreed.  Beckel is many things, but would not have said that.  Sounds like another employee taking FOXNEWS to the bank as it says further down they are adding him and several others to the long list of complaints against FOXNEWS.  It seems that the Trump Admin isn't the only folks under siege.
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Re: Fox News Fires ‘The Five’ Co-Host Bob Beckel Over Racist Comment
« Reply #14 on: May 19, 2017, 02:26:18 PM »
I am more interested in WHAT REMARK he made that caused his firing.

According to the article, Beckel wouldn't stay in his office because the man working on his computer was black??? Sorry, but that's simply not believable. Something here doesn't make sense. This reads like Bull Exrceta to me.


Agree .. it sounds like we're either missing something, or it didn't happen.
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Re: Fox News Fires ‘The Five’ Co-Host Bob Beckel Over Racist Comment
« Reply #15 on: May 19, 2017, 02:30:42 PM »
I have little doubt there is more to the story. Still, he should have known better than to make any remark that could be painted as "racis", unless he didn't.

These days, every remark, every look, every gesture is racist.  Just because I'm white,  I have to be racist.

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Re: Fox News Fires ‘The Five’ Co-Host Bob Beckel Over Racist Comment
« Reply #16 on: May 19, 2017, 02:42:04 PM »
I am more interested in WHAT REMARK he made that caused his firing.

According to the article, Beckel wouldn't stay in his office because the man working on his computer was black??? Sorry, but that's simply not believable. Something here doesn't make sense. This reads like Bull Exrceta to me.


Have y'all ever listened to Beckel?  He'll say anything. Did he say this?  We don't even know what "this" is.
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Re: Fox News Fires ‘The Five’ Co-Host Bob Beckel Over Racist Comment
« Reply #17 on: May 19, 2017, 02:48:56 PM »
Whatever the statement was, Beckel had to apologize before he was fired.


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Re: Fox News Fires ‘The Five’ Co-Host Bob Beckel Over Racist Comment
« Reply #18 on: May 19, 2017, 02:52:55 PM »
You can actually hear his voice in your head when you read these old tweets.



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Re: Fox News Fires ‘The Five’ Co-Host Bob Beckel Over Racist Comment
« Reply #19 on: May 19, 2017, 02:55:36 PM »
You can actually hear his voice in your head when you read these old tweets.

Exactly!
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Re: Fox News Fires ‘The Five’ Co-Host Bob Beckel Over Racist Comment
« Reply #20 on: May 19, 2017, 02:57:31 PM »
Beckel has been making insensitive remarks his entire life.  This is no different and just an old-fashioned lynching.

They should fire almost all newsmen and commentators as I am sensitive to what they say.
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Re: Fox News Fires ‘The Five’ Co-Host Bob Beckel Over Racist Comment
« Reply #21 on: May 19, 2017, 03:01:22 PM »
The Five?  All I was ever able to notice was "The Two"

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Re: Fox News Fires ‘The Five’ Co-Host Bob Beckel Over Racist Comment
« Reply #22 on: May 19, 2017, 03:04:58 PM »
The other side of a story, from a friend of his who is a coworker on Fox.

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I have known and traveled with Bob Beckel for 20 years. His civil rights record is impeccable, as was his father's who marched with Martin Luther King, Jr. I don't believe any of this. Sounds like some guy taking advantage of Fox's weakened condition along with a greedy lawyer. Fight back, Bob!
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Re: Fox News Fires ‘The Five’ Co-Host Bob Beckel Over Racist Comment
« Reply #23 on: May 19, 2017, 04:49:51 PM »
These days, every remark, every look, every gesture is racist.  Just because I'm white,  I have to be racist.
Of course! If you weren't racist, you would have been born to parents of color. QED. :tongue2:
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Re: Fox News Fires ‘The Five’ Co-Host Bob Beckel Over Racist Comment
« Reply #24 on: May 19, 2017, 04:54:19 PM »
Have y'all ever listened to Beckel?  He'll say anything. Did he say this?  We don't even know what "this" is.

FOX had to make him apologize because the guy's lawyer is suing FOX.  FOX is trying to stay ahead of the game.


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