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Bob Beckel Drunk on the Air Again (VANITY)
FOX News ^ | 6/12/2012 | Me

Posted on 06/12/2012 6:53:09 AM PDT by Boogieman

Just caught Bob answering a question on the recent "Are you better off than you were four years ago poll." His answer went something like this:

"Look, four years ago was June, 2000. In June, 2000, the economy was doing well."

Not remembering what year it is might be a sign to cut out the martini breakfasts, Bob!


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Humor; TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: beckel; bob; boosh; bushsfault; dnctalkingpoints; drunk; fox; pravdamedia
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1 posted on 06/12/2012 6:53:23 AM PDT by Boogieman
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To: Boogieman

I just saw that. He said 4 years ago in 2000. Either he is drunk, high, or stupid. Was he drunk in an earlier episode?

Slurring his speech should catch the ire of the bosses for sure!


2 posted on 06/12/2012 6:58:02 AM PDT by halfright (FAST & FURIOUS! DON'T ALLOW THEM TO DIVERT YOUR ATTENTION.)
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To: Boogieman

Beckel is an idiot mouthpiece for the radical left, but in his defense, getting the year wrong is not necessarily a sign of drinking. Hell, I don’t drink and there are times I don’t know what day it is. Sometimes the brain just short circuits.


3 posted on 06/12/2012 6:58:41 AM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: fatnotlazy

I agree. It seems the more years one has seen, the tougher it is to keep them all straight :)


4 posted on 06/12/2012 7:01:19 AM PDT by muir_redwoods (I like Obamacare because Granny signed the will and I need the cash)
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To: halfright

He,s a PIG....a RUDE PIG!!! I would watch The Five more if he wasn’t,t so OBNOXIOUS?...plus he,s a LIAR!!


5 posted on 06/12/2012 7:01:42 AM PDT by Ann Archy ( ABORTION...the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Boogieman

Libs drink like they do because they know deep down they’re wrong on every level. It gets tiring BSing yourself.


6 posted on 06/12/2012 7:02:02 AM PDT by albie
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To: Boogieman

I keep thinking the same thing every time he’s on TV.


7 posted on 06/12/2012 7:04:29 AM PDT by Perdogg
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To: Boogieman

Why can’t a pundit on a talk show, sitting there spouting off opinions have a few? It’s not like he’s flying a plane. They used to drink on Johnny Carson a lot.


8 posted on 06/12/2012 7:11:05 AM PDT by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office.)
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To: halfright
Either he is drunk, high, or stupid.

Yes

9 posted on 06/12/2012 7:12:46 AM PDT by CAluvdubya (I just try to stay out of the fray...)
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To: Boogieman

Well, he wasn’t on the “air” — he was on cable.

But apart from that nitpick, I’ve gotta agree about his ultra-extreme obnoxiousness. I saw part of his appearance last night on Hannity, where he was incredibly rude to the mild-mannered and always polite Dennis Prager.

And not only was he highly disrepectful of Prager: Beckel went out of his way to diss the U. S. Constitution in terms that no doubt would have shocked even Ruth “Buzzy” Ginsberg!

I hadn’t thought until now that alcohol might explain Beckel’s over-the-top vituperation of last night — but yeah, he probably was drunk. Wonder what Prager will say about the incident today on the Prager radio show?


10 posted on 06/12/2012 7:13:19 AM PDT by Hawthorn
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To: Boogieman

He completely repressed the Bush years.


11 posted on 06/12/2012 7:14:45 AM PDT by sportutegrl
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To: Ann Archy

If he wasn’t on there it would be called “The Four” and that would not allow them to use the “double entendre” of their time slot.


12 posted on 06/12/2012 7:15:35 AM PDT by kempster
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To: Boogieman

If my job was to defend Obama and his administration, I’d drink too.


13 posted on 06/12/2012 7:19:03 AM PDT by kalee (The offenses we give, we write in the dust; Those we take, we engrave in marble. J Huett 1658)
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To: Ann Archy

Can’t stand him or Alan Colmes. I suppose you have to have both viewpoints but I would think that you have guests with more integrity.


14 posted on 06/12/2012 7:19:22 AM PDT by halfright (FAST & FURIOUS! DON'T ALLOW THEM TO DIVERT YOUR ATTENTION.)
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To: Boogieman

As lefties go, I like him. He’s harmless.


15 posted on 06/12/2012 7:20:42 AM PDT by chopperman
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To: kempster

Surely they could find a better replacement for the Rude, Stupid, Obnoxious and Drunken Idiot in less than a Nanosecond!


16 posted on 06/12/2012 7:21:12 AM PDT by True Republican Patriot (May GOD SAVE OUR AMERICA from ALLAH and his Prophet, HUSSEIN OBAMA!!)
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To: Boogieman
Hey, cut him some slack. Even Obama -- the smartest guy ever to set foot in the White House -- gets dates wrong.

Here's what he signed in the Westminster Abbey guest book on May 24,2011:


17 posted on 06/12/2012 7:29:27 AM PDT by Maceman
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To: True Republican Patriot

As much as I’d love to say that Beckel was both drunk and stupid, the truth is that he is a recovering alcoholic who seems to be working his program. I think he is obnoxious and he makes The Five unwatchable.

http://www.cbn.com/CBNnews/383700.aspx


18 posted on 06/12/2012 7:32:49 AM PDT by ibytoohi (What the hell has happened to my country?)
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To: Ann Archy
I've watched Beckel a lot.

He never addresses an issue. All he does is badmouth someone, usually a Republican.

Like Issa's disgusting, or

Ed Klein is a disgrace, or

Peter King should not be in Congress, or

Scott Walker is outrageous, or ...

19 posted on 06/12/2012 7:33:07 AM PDT by eCSMaster (Conservative patriots, Rise up!)
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To: Boogieman

He’s a recovering alcoholic, I doubt he was drunk.


20 posted on 06/12/2012 7:33:27 AM PDT by faucetman ( Just the facts, ma'am, Just the facts)
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To: Ann Archy
I have never watched The Five and he is the reason. I simply can't stand the man and his sneering condescension every time he opens his mouth. Alan Colmes has that same sneer, and, I won't watch anything he is on either.
21 posted on 06/12/2012 7:34:28 AM PDT by LibertarianLiz
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To: faucetman

bttt


22 posted on 06/12/2012 7:35:25 AM PDT by ConservativeMan55
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To: Boogieman

I would hope the few liberals that might watch The Five, would see how some of their failed ideas sound when they come out of Beckel’s mouth.

Nothing like letting one of the enemy spout off and show how foolish they are.


23 posted on 06/12/2012 7:35:49 AM PDT by Wurlitzer (Nothing says "ignorance" like Islam!)
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To: fatnotlazy; Boogieman

Here’s a little anecdote about Beckel. I think his bluster is an act. years ago, when the great Tony Snow, Rest his soul, was alive he and I were friends and spoke often. This was during his media career, not White House. Anyway, I asked him who his favorite liberal was. Without missing a beat he answered Bob Beckel. I think he is a much different person than what he presents on the air.


24 posted on 06/12/2012 7:36:44 AM PDT by Hildy ("When the debate is lost, slander becomes the tool of the loser." - Socrates)
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To: True Republican Patriot

Personally I like to see him in a position of having 4 people ganging up on his ridiculous commentary. He is made to look like the big oaf and buffoon that he is on a regular basis.


25 posted on 06/12/2012 7:36:44 AM PDT by kempster
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To: fatnotlazy

Well, if his brain short circuits, what does that say about him? Maybe he should think before he speaks? Rather than give us stream of consciousness babble?????????


26 posted on 06/12/2012 7:37:10 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: halfright

Bob has constipation of the brain and diarrhea of the mouth.


27 posted on 06/12/2012 7:38:50 AM PDT by monocle
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To: Boogieman

Yesterday, Hannity had Beckel and two other guests on his radio show to discuss the absurd case of the primary school principal banning the use of Lee Greenwood’s “God Bless the USA.” Beckel launched into some rambling blather about that song being “inextricably linked to Republicans,” based on how many times it’s been played at GOP events. In his twisted mind the song should’ve been banned, but for a different reason than the one the principal gave.

I’m willing to bet $$$ Beckel’s reaction wouldn’t have been the same had the song been that Obama praise and worship piece foisted upon the those first graders a couple years back, i.e. “Barack Hussein Obama, mmm..mmm..MMM.”


28 posted on 06/12/2012 7:39:02 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Buying Drain-O requires photo I.D... yet voting doesn't???)
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To: chopperman

I agree.
He’s harmless and he knows he’s there to be a foil.
My understanding is that he’s a recovering alcoholic and has been clean for a few years now. I think his liberal attitudes are slowly shifting right under the influence of the other 4 but he has a clintonion obligation to defend the “old” democrat party. I don’t think he truly supports Obumo and his band of miscreants.


29 posted on 06/12/2012 7:39:12 AM PDT by bossmechanic (If all else fails, hit it with a hammer)
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To: Boogieman

30 posted on 06/12/2012 7:42:23 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: Wurlitzer

>> Nothing like letting one of the enemy spout off and show how foolish they are. <<

Agreed. And I’d go further, to say it’s another sign of Roger Ailes’ genius that he picks such obnoxious leftwingers — like, but not limited to, Beckel and Colmes — to present “the other side” on FNC.


31 posted on 06/12/2012 7:42:59 AM PDT by Hawthorn
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To: monocle

LOL!

Very well put!


32 posted on 06/12/2012 7:45:12 AM PDT by melancholy (Professor Alinsky, Enslavement Specialist, Ph.D in L0w and H0lder)
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To: halfright

“Can’t stand him or Alan Colmes...”
Don’t forget Juan Williams. It’s great to have opposing views, however those three are obnoxious. I just switch the channel till they are off.


33 posted on 06/12/2012 7:46:54 AM PDT by duckman (Go Newt...)
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To: Ann Archy
I would watch The Five more if ...
I would watch again (I quit many moons ago) if he wasn’t on the show at all.
Same wth BOR - his bloviating was bad enough, but giving air time to the über racist Lamont Hill forced me to stop watching.
Fair and balanced my arse.
34 posted on 06/12/2012 7:49:02 AM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: Boogieman

AWWW!!!
I feel sorry for him :(

If i had to defend that bunch of leftist morons i’d take up drinking too!


35 posted on 06/12/2012 7:49:58 AM PDT by Samurai_Jack (ride out and confront the evil!)
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To: Boogieman

Bob Beckel, actually goes to my old church—where he was invited by his very good friend Cal Thomas (yes, THAT Cal Thomas, the arch-Conservative).

Beckel used to drink, into alcoholism—but gave it up, when he gave his life to Christ. He also gave up any support for pro-abortion groups—support he used to routinely give. Unfortunately, he’s still a dyed-in-the-wool Democrat...and yes, something of a useful-idiot—and a token liberal Democrat on Fox.

Beckel is also though, a committed evangelical Christian.

(Yes being evangelical, and liberal... is an odd combination—and I don’t defend the irreconcilables there...)

Beckel, like Thomas is in his mid 60s...and probably is starting to fade a bit. Mental lapses like mixing up a date —under the nervousness of TV lights though...isn’t necessarily a sign of drunkenness.


36 posted on 06/12/2012 7:55:26 AM PDT by AnalogReigns (because REALITY is never digital...)
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To: halfright

He always seems drunk to me. They caught him on a hot mic on Hannity, swearing at a co-host coming off the commercial break a few weeks back. He tried to blame Hannity for it, but Hannity said that he told him they were back on air, and Beckel was too distracted to notice.


37 posted on 06/12/2012 8:02:30 AM PDT by Boogieman
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To: Hildy; All

See my post above about Beckel & alcoholism—and faith.

Tony Snow was also a very committed evangelical Christian.

I’m originally from the DC area, and starting about 12 years ago or so, I routinely saw Beckel and Thomas sitting together in Church. I believe both still do...but I’m in NC now.

I heard Beckel’s story about committing his life to Christ (that happened in late ‘90s or early ‘00s I believe).

They were always friendly to other church goers... rule was though, NO political discussions at church!!!


38 posted on 06/12/2012 8:05:01 AM PDT by AnalogReigns (because REALITY is never digital...)
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To: ibytoohi

Well, if this is him sober, maybe he needs to start drinking again.


39 posted on 06/12/2012 8:06:15 AM PDT by Boogieman
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To: bossmechanic; All

I did an internship with Robert Novak—the ORIGINAL combative conservative (died in 09, I believe).

It was amusing to be with him at the TV studio...as he’d be yelling and waving his arms at his liberal opponent as the cameras were on...then, when done, they’d stop and chat like old friends.

Did Novak (as we called him) not really believe his publicly expressed convictions? No, he really did.

But TV (and Radio too, Rush-babies!) is ALL about DRAMA. That’s the way it is. Real life is more subdued—and people are people, with a real life, away from politics.


40 posted on 06/12/2012 8:11:42 AM PDT by AnalogReigns (because REALITY is never digital...)
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To: halfright

Alan Colmes has shown himself to be particularly vile... his making that comment about Rick Santorum’s dead child, then smugly sitting back smiling — absolutely inexcusable.


41 posted on 06/12/2012 8:20:06 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Buying Drain-O requires photo I.D... yet voting doesn't???)
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To: faucetman

I have heard him say he is a recovering drunk and drug user. But it could be he fell off the wagon....


42 posted on 06/12/2012 8:27:42 AM PDT by goat granny
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To: Boogieman

You mean it’s not 2004? Note To Self: Buy new calendar and join procrastinator’s anonymous.


43 posted on 06/12/2012 8:29:53 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: Perdogg

I can’t stand him.


44 posted on 06/12/2012 8:31:42 AM PDT by Big Horn (Rebuild the GOP to a conservative party)
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To: halfright

Maybe he had a seizure....


45 posted on 06/12/2012 8:32:01 AM PDT by greatvikingone
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To: blueunicorn6

I wish! Ever since 2008, I’ve wished there actually was a product like “Hibernol” from the old SNL skit, so I could take it and hibernate until Obama’s gone.


46 posted on 06/12/2012 8:36:10 AM PDT by Boogieman
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To: Boogieman

He also said that the primary question that people should ask is “are you better off now than you were 4 years ago” and his answer to that question was Yes. He claimed that obama’s only problem is that he is not doing a good job selling that part of the message to the public...

I about came out of my chair!


47 posted on 06/12/2012 8:36:42 AM PDT by shotgun
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To: halfright

Beckel lives the American dream. Lose on a 49 state landslide and become relevant as and analyst.


48 posted on 06/12/2012 8:39:44 AM PDT by personalaccts (Is George W going to protect the border?)
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To: Boogieman

Beckel’s positions are indefensible. He makes the 6 nearly unwatchable.....nearly. He is, in fact, clear proof that both/all sides of an argument are heard on Fox News.

He performs his role as an exemplar of general socialist/liberal thinking magnificently. While watching his performances, one gets the opportunity to hear an impassioned argument from the socialist point of view, and formulate a concise counter argument....without the temptation of putting a fist through the face of the person one might be debating face to face (thus staying out of the hoosgow).

As to his drinking, doubt it. Too self righteous, even for a dhimmbocrat.


49 posted on 06/12/2012 8:56:54 AM PDT by petro45acp ("Don't" read 'HOPE' by L Neil Smith and Aaron Zelman...it will bring tears to eyes. BORE!!!!!!!!!!!!)
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To: Boogieman

Fat, drunk, stupid, homo, addict, abortionist, liar, ugly, and communist is No way to go through life son!


50 posted on 06/12/2012 9:04:33 AM PDT by Doc Savage ("I've shot people I like a lot more,...for a lot less!" Raylan Givins)
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