Fox News Host Ousted For Racist Remark


tay
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Fox News Channel said Friday that it had fired liberal commentator Bob Beckel for making a racially insensitive remark to a black employee.

Fox offered no details on the case, but a lawyer for the employee said Beckel had "stormed out" of his office Tuesday when the man, who is a technician, came to do work on his computer, saying he was leaving because the worker was black.

Beckel, 68, is a veteran Democratic political strategist who is a regular on Fox's "The Five," where he discusses stories with four conservative panelists. The show recently moved into Fox's prime-time lineup with the firing of Bill O'Reilly.

Beckel had only returned to Fox in January. He'd been ousted in June 2015 while dealing with substance abuse, with then-Fox executive Bill Shine saying Fox "couldn't hold 'The Five' hostage to one man's personal issues." Beckel subsequently wrote a book "I Should Be Dead: My Life Surviving Politics, TV and Addiction."

Wigdor currently represents 22 clients with cases against Fox, including 15 involved in a lawsuit alleging racist behaviour by the network's since-fired controller, Judith Slater, who denies the charges.

Fox is involved in several legal cases involving O'Reilly and the late former network chairman Roger Ailes, who died on Thursday.

Wigdor's firm, in a statement, said that "we intend on holding (Fox News parent company) 21st Century Fox accountable for these actions and will be filing multiple other complaints in other matters next week."

Fox News fires Bob Beckel for racially insensitive remark
 
EagleSmack
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A liberal uttering a racist comment... SHOCKING!
 
mentalfloss
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That lefty media strikes again.
 
Musky
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Quote: Originally Posted by EagleSmack View Post

A liberal uttering a racist comment... SHOCKING!

Sort of like hating old people...disgusting.
 
Walter
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A racist, representing the racist party, aka Democrat, on FOX, showing his true colors (pun intended).
 
Musky
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Quote: Originally Posted by Walter View Post

A racist, representing the racist party, aka Democrat, on FOX, showing his true colors (pun intended).

I'm not a democrat but I play one on tv.

Btw Walt are black people as smart as whites?
 
Walter
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Further to my point.
‘Why are Democrats SO racist’? Fox News fires Bob Beckel for ‘insensitive remark’ to black coworker – twitchy.com
 
Musky
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Quote: Originally Posted by Walter View Post

Further to my point.
‘Why are Democrats SO racist’? Fox News fires Bob Beckel for ‘insensitive remark’ to black coworker – twitchy.com

Bob Beckel may not be a Dem but he plays one on TV.
 
spaminator
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Danbones
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They ought to hire only black female commentators

They can insult any other group or types they feel like, and they don't seem to get in trouble for what they say.