Skip to comments.Lawmakers Urge FOX News Host To Resign Over ‘Chinamen’ Remarks
Posted on 07/14/2014 5:23:28 PM PDT by BenLurkin
Southland lawmakers Monday were calling for the resignation of a FOX News host for racially-charged comments about Chinese people.
State Senator Ted Lieu ( D-Redondo Beach) and Assemblymember Ed Chau (D-Monterey Park) issued statements in response to comments made by Bob Beckel during during a recent broadcast of The Five, a roundtable-style forum where guests discuss current political issues and pop culture.
On last Thursdays broadcast while discussing national security issues regarding China, co-host Beckel used the term Chinamen and said the Chinese are the single biggest threat to the national security of the United States.
As usual, we bring em over here and we teach a bunch of Chinamen err, Chinese people how to do computers, they go back to China and they hack into us, Beckel said during the broadcast.
In a broadcast of The Five last February, Beckel was criticized for commenting that after he went swimming, his eyes blew up and made him look Oriental.
Chau said in a statement that Beckel must immediately issue a public apology and submit his resignation to ensure that it never happens again to any ethnic community.
Not only were Mr. Beckels comments a slap in the face of many Asian Americans that have worked tirelessly to promote a positive image of their community and heritage, but can also lead to physical acts of violence and discrimination, especially when spoken in the context of national security, said Chau.
Last week, Lieu condemned Beckels extreme racist and xenophobic views and demanded his resignation.
His ignorant views are dangerous because it is precisely those types of extreme xenophobic and racist views that caused our government to massively violate constitutional rights during World War II and force more than 100,000 Americans into internment camps, said Lieu.
There was no immediate reaction from Beckel or FOX News.
um... China men is now an insult?
Is American men also an insult?
It’s funny when Lib’s eat their own. Doesn’t matter how stupid they act sometimes, it’s still funny.
The United States of America is now The ButtHurt States of America.
Leland Yes had no comment.
I don’t like defending Beckel, but....
Chinese — Chinaman
French — Frenchman
English — Englishman
Dutch — Dutchman
Beckel is a dirt bag but this is just stupid.
I don’t usually agree with Bob, but in this instance what did he say that was untrue?
This is ridiculous. Tell the thin-skinned liberals to shove their FAKE outrage up their asses!
Leland LEE. Dammed phone.
Oh, my! And Beckel’s a hardcore Dim!
“racially charged comments”????
Who the hell wrote this piece of crap?
I’m guessing a graduate of the Columbia School of Urinal-ism.
I despise these “lawmakers” more than Beckel.
“Zenophobic” my rear. Bunch of commie thugs running China. And even the liberal Beckel knows it.
and lest we leave out, Irishman.
If it wasn’t said on FOX, they would have thought nothing of it.
I doubt they even know that Beckel is one of theirs
Are they chopping men up and chopping men down?
Fellow Chinaman Leeland Yee was unavailable for comment.
Forgetting Irishmen would be a crime
With all the crap that’s going down in this country they are focused on this?
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