Science — May 20, 2017 at 1:58 pm

Fox Fires Bob Beckel For Being An Old Racist

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Fox News confirmed Friday that The Five co-host Bob Beckel was fired (again) for making a racist remark.

As reported the Washington Post, Beckel “was terminated today for making an insensitive remark to an African-American employee,” the network said in a brief statement. A lawyer handling a racial discrimination lawsuit against Fox says Beckel became angry when a black IT worker turned up to service his computer, and told the man “he was leaving his office because he is black,” NBC reports. To make matters worse, after the worker lodged a complaint, Beckel “attempted to intimidate our client and persuade him to withdraw his complaint,” attorney Douglas Wigdor says.

Wigdor says the discrimination case against Fox now involves 23 clients, and lawyers “will be filing multiple other complaints in other matters next week,” CNN reports.

Bob Beckel
Bob Beckel

Fox denied that anybody tried to persuade the employee to withdraw the complaint, saying the investigation of the complaint was “prompt and thorough.” Beckel, 68, was one of the only left-leaning Fox hosts, the New York Times reports.

He served in the Carter administration and was Walter Mondale’s campaign manager in 1984. He was previously fired by Fox in 2015 after having back surgery but was welcomed back in January this year. (Fox founder Roger Ailes died Thursday, eight days after a serious accident at home.)

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4 Comments

  1. A Little sad as Bobby was just that Crazy, Intellectually stunted Puppet for the socialist left that we need to let as many people as possible to watch before they say, “The Democrat Party Sucks” and then embrace reality! It is easy to see at this point that every politician with a D next to their name needs to be Unseated to make this nation the best it could be.

  2. You know what’s really funny? Nobody on the left has ever heard of or cares in any way about this guy. Bob, like the late Alan Colmes, couldn’t get arrested in progressive circles anymore, so they have to serve as punching bags over on Faux, just like Michael Steele does on MSNBC

  3. Oh No, not mr. Liberallllll himself. He wouldn’t say something unkind to one of the black folks…Big Bob…what were you thinking. Now you got to go sit in CNN timeout, until the rotten network thinks you have served you “penance”. Then you can hike up them dooffy ‘spenders you wear and march to the Dumbocrats tune and join the shark circle. Our country is degraded by the acts of politicians and media sludge.

  4. the president thought firing Comey was going to end the investigation, the last person he wanted continuing the investigation is Robert Mueller. Ex-marine, Vietnam vet, 12 years FBI director. He’s not looking for witches, Mr president. He’s looking for traitorous bastards. Hope you aren’t one.

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