Fox Fires Bob Beckel For Racially Insensitive Remark

MAN!! Here we go again. Bob Beckel, the second best part of “the Five,” has been canned. AGAIN…

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

DAMMIT BOB!!!

Fox News’ human-resources department was made aware of a complaint about what one person familiar with the situation characterized as a “racially insensitive remark” on Tuesday evening. Executives conducted an internal investigation, this person said, and decided to part ways with Beckel Friday morning.

This is such a foolish thing to do in a time when Fox News is under intense scrutiny over sexual harassment and racial discrimination charges. Dammit Bob!!!

Obviously I didn’t agree with him on nearly anything political, but he was very entertaining and a great counterbalance to the unceasing witless Trumpery of Jesse Watters and Kimberly Guilfoyle. He will be missed.

Also, Fox News, if you want a person of color to replace him and prove your commitment to diversity… ahem… I’ll send a resume over pronto…

UPDATE:

Here’s a little more detail.

Beckel stormed out of his office because client, a black Fox IT staffer entered – citing the man's race – per staffer's atty Doug Wigdor

— David Folkenflik (@davidfolkenflik) May 19, 2017

Wigdor is representing a group of former and current Fox News employees suing the network.

UPDATE:

OH. Here’s a LOT MORE detail:

Fox News fires Bob Beckel, the dyspeptic token liberal host on primetime show the Five for making "insensitive remark" to black colleague

— David Folkenflik (@davidfolkenflik) May 19, 2017

2/ New HR regime installed after sexual harassment accusations agst Ailes et al but must be seen in light of racial bias suits vs Fox

— David Folkenflik (@davidfolkenflik) May 19, 2017

3/ Beckel has previously said wince-inducing things on the air, including an anti-Asian slur (Beckel is even cited on slur's Wikipedia page)

— David Folkenflik (@davidfolkenflik) May 19, 2017

4/ Beckel was an original host of the 5 hired by Ailes, was fired earlier citing substance abuse issues, not remarks.

— David Folkenflik (@davidfolkenflik) May 19, 2017

5/ Given Beckel's firing, worth watching how remarks on air treated in new regime.

— David Folkenflik (@davidfolkenflik) May 19, 2017

6a/ New 5 host Jesse Watters offered tepid sorta kinda apology for offensive Chinatown segment; Fox HR exec Lord met with AAJA after.

— David Folkenflik (@davidfolkenflik) May 19, 2017

Jesse Watters has insensitive comments ON A SEGMENT THAT AIRED, but hey, he can stay as long as he has the Donald’s love-stink all over him still.

7/ expect to see Fox's Juan Williams, who alternated w Beckel in that liberal slot on the 5, to get more time. Others may share seat too.

— David Folkenflik (@davidfolkenflik) May 19, 2017

Beckel stormed out of his office because client, a black Fox IT staffer entered – citing the man's race – per staffer's atty Doug Wigdor

— David Folkenflik (@davidfolkenflik) May 19, 2017

2/ Wigdor is now representing 23 clients who have made accusations against Fox – the majority of them centering on racial bias.

— David Folkenflik (@davidfolkenflik) May 19, 2017

3/ Wigdor also alleges Beckel tried to intimidate IT staffer to withdraw complaint – right in front of chief HR exec Kevin Lord.

— David Folkenflik (@davidfolkenflik) May 19, 2017


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