This is Eric Boling’s “One More Thing” on today’s The Five. Priceless!
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It wasn’t the first time, and it probably won’t be the last time, but co-host of The Five on the Fox News Channel, Bob Beckel dropped the “f-bomb” on live television, again.
During a panel discussion about Rep. Paul Ryan’s plan to reform Medicare, fellow co-host Eric Bolling hit Beckel in the arm.
Beckel immediately stopped talking, and moments later had his “lapse of common sense”.
“If you do that one more time, you’re f**king toast!” Beckel screamed at Bolling, then immediately covered his mouth when he realized what he just said.
Bolling and the rest of The Five co-hosts continued on with their point, but it was as if no one was listening. Everyone was still shocked with Beckel’s on-air foul. Unlike the first time Beckel dropped the “f-bomb” on live tv, Beckel apologized under his own power at the end of the segment, and again at the end of the show.
At the beginning of the next segment, Bolling came on air apologizing for hitting Beckal hard in the arm and instigating the situation.
Then at the end of the show, Beckel added $20 into his swear jar, then Bolling threw in $100 because he felt responsible for the whole fiasco.
Watch Beckel’s slip-up via Mediaite. **Warning: Foul Language
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We live in a world of “Gotcha Journalism” that greases its wheels with quotes like the one in this video. That is why I’m going to try to share it responsibly. Bob Beckel, the “resident Liberal” at Fox News, made a startling comment today on The Five. When briefly discussing entitlements, he said that Liberals had made a “terrible mistake” with things like public housing and welfare, and that they had inadvertently created a “dependent society”. Video is below.
As a conservative audience, I can see the temptation to jump on Beckel’s quote and exploit it for all it’s worth. Here we have a Liberal stating point blank that their policies have not only failed, but he’s implying that damage has been done to society. It’s a pretty damning and powerful statement.
Judging by the reaction I got when I shared this quote on Twitter, there is much to exploit in the video, but… I think there is another powerful statement when you consider the full context of things. Try, if you can, to imagine this being said on any other network. You definitely would not have a Liberal admit something like this on MSNBC. And even a milquetoast network like CNN wouldn’t dare to make such a proclamation. You only get lucid moments like this on Fox News, and it’s sad. And I have to say “lucid moments”, because it’s not like Fox is that much above the fray. They have plenty of partisan reporting on their part too. It’s just that every now and then, someone has the courage or the ability to speak truthfully, and for that I thank them.
Bob definitely gave the Right Wing something to crow about with this quote, but I also think he gave us, as Americans, something to think about: If we’re ever going to actually solve some of the problems in this nation, we’re going to have to admit the instances where our side is wrong.
Rumor has it that Alec Baldwin had a little bit of a Twitter meltdown last night. I missed out on it live, but I caught a little bit of it this morning on this website. (check it out; it’s pretty nutty) The Five, a show with five hosts that comes on at 5pm (get it?), decided to feature some of the meltdown in one of their segments today. It just so happens that I know and follow two of the tweeters they show Alec Baldwin getting into it with. (@keder and @SooperMexican) If you’re into conservative politics and snark (and who isn’t?), then you’ll want to check these two guys out for sure. Watch the video below, and make sure to check out the link above, to catch all the zaniness.
And if you’d like to show support for these brave heroes that went up against one of Hollywood’s biggest stars, be sure to send them love on Facebook or in the comments below.