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Bob Beckel Fired from ‘The Five’ Over Racist Comment

Bob Beckel has been fired by Fox News for making “a racially insensitive remark,” the network said.

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.

According to the lawyer for the black IT worker alleging the racism: “Mr. Beckel stormed out of his office when our client, a Black IT employee came to service his computer, telling our client that he was leaving his office because he is Black. To make matters worse, after our client lodged a complaint about Mr. Beckel’s racist behavior, Mr. Beckel, in front of Chief Human Resource Officer Kevin Lord, attempted to intimidate our client and persuade him to withdraw his complaint.”

This is the second time that Beckel and Fox have parted ways. The first was in 2015 when Beckel took time off to recuperate after having back surgery and “took advantage” of the network’s generosity according to then co-president Bill Shine.

Beckel represented the liberal perspective on the five and was one of the original co-hosts when the show started.

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Hanna Heller

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  1. Fox News was stupid to rehire Bob in the first place. He’s always been rude and obnoxious and his canned remarks are predictable and tired. Fox News has been insulting it’s viewers by having Bob on the air. Good riddance, now cancel the rest of that disaster 5 show with it’s liberal idiots like Juan Williams and no talent establishment rinos like Dana Perino.

    1. Update: No worries, now we have Jesse Watters to scold Juan when he leans too far and tries to tip the boat! The five is alive, Gutfeld and Watters are fun, Perino is dull and not much of a political outsider but all in all, a good show now that Jesse is willing to keep Juan in check!

  2. Since Fox’s sons- one liberal one conservative are taking over it is apparent it is going even more left and not telling true stories like all of them- just another globalist owned and paid media. Doesn’t CIA give them their info they can cover on a daily basis? Worst than N. Korea and people think they get truth? From the white hat lies and creation of Al Qaida/ISIS to millions in tanks, planes, arms to them and Muslim Brotherhood we all know like Wizard of OZ the real players sit behind the curtain getting puppets to bring in wars, create instability, take oil and resources, create banking systems to takeover countries for their NWO /Agenda 21. Illuminati/ Bilderberg evil scum of earth.

    1. Whew! Go back into hiding Judy. Your ranting is unintelligible. I can’t tell if you’re coming or going. This article is simply about why Bob Beckel was let go.

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