Free Republic
Browse · Search
General/Chat
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Lawmakers Urge FOX News Host To Resign Over ‘Chinamen’ Remarks
CBSLA.com) ^ | July 14, 2014 12:03 PM

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 Thursday’s 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. Beckel’s 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 Beckel’s “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.


TOPICS: Local News
KEYWORDS:

1 posted on 07/14/2014 5:23:28 PM PDT by BenLurkin
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: BenLurkin

um... China men is now an insult?

Is American men also an insult?

lol


2 posted on 07/14/2014 5:25:00 PM PDT by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama lied .. the economy died.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: BenLurkin

It’s funny when Lib’s eat their own. Doesn’t matter how stupid they act sometimes, it’s still funny.


3 posted on 07/14/2014 5:26:23 PM PDT by usconservative (When The Ballot Box No Longer Counts, The Ammunition Box Does. (What's In Your Ammo Box?))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: BenLurkin

The United States of America is now The ButtHurt States of America.


4 posted on 07/14/2014 5:26:31 PM PDT by Veggie Todd (The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. TJ)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: BenLurkin

Leland Yes had no comment.


5 posted on 07/14/2014 5:26:50 PM PDT by Lurkina.n.Learnin
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: BenLurkin

I don’t like defending Beckel, but....

Chinese — Chinaman

French — Frenchman

English — Englishman

Dutch — Dutchman


6 posted on 07/14/2014 5:27:05 PM PDT by xzins ( Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for victory!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: BenLurkin

Beckel is a dirt bag but this is just stupid.


7 posted on 07/14/2014 5:27:05 PM PDT by 4yearlurker (Some people say that experts agree!!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: BenLurkin

I don’t usually agree with Bob, but in this instance what did he say that was untrue?


8 posted on 07/14/2014 5:27:26 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (The most dangerous man to any government is the man who is able to think things out for himself.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: BenLurkin

This is ridiculous. Tell the thin-skinned liberals to shove their FAKE outrage up their asses!


9 posted on 07/14/2014 5:27:40 PM PDT by Erik Latranyi
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Lurkina.n.Learnin

Leland LEE. Dammed phone.


10 posted on 07/14/2014 5:28:18 PM PDT by Lurkina.n.Learnin
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: BenLurkin

Oh, my! And Beckel’s a hardcore Dim!


11 posted on 07/14/2014 5:28:42 PM PDT by ought-six ( Multiculturalism is national suicide, and political correctness is the cyanide capsule.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: BenLurkin

“racially charged comments”????

Who the hell wrote this piece of crap?

I’m guessing a graduate of the Columbia School of Urinal-ism.


12 posted on 07/14/2014 5:28:56 PM PDT by Walrus (I love the America that used to be ---I hate the America that now IS!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: BenLurkin

I despise these “lawmakers” more than Beckel.

“Zenophobic” my rear. Bunch of commie thugs running China. And even the liberal Beckel knows it.


13 posted on 07/14/2014 5:29:18 PM PDT by Williams
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: xzins

excellent points.


14 posted on 07/14/2014 5:31:03 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man ( Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

To: xzins

and lest we leave out, Irishman.


15 posted on 07/14/2014 5:31:27 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man ( Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

To: 4yearlurker

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


16 posted on 07/14/2014 5:31:59 PM PDT by digger48
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

To: BenLurkin

Are they chopping men up and chopping men down?


17 posted on 07/14/2014 5:32:05 PM PDT by oblomov
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: BenLurkin

Fellow Chinaman Leeland Yee was unavailable for comment.


18 posted on 07/14/2014 5:35:03 PM PDT by WhistlingPastTheGraveyard (The greatest trick the Soviets ever pulled was convincing the world they didn't exist.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Secret Agent Man

Forgetting Irishmen would be a crime


19 posted on 07/14/2014 5:36:09 PM PDT by xzins ( Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for victory!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 15 | View Replies]

To: BenLurkin

With all the crap that’s going down in this country they are focused on this?


20 posted on 07/14/2014 5:38:40 PM PDT by windsorknot
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: BenLurkin

At least he didn’t say that they name their children by dropping pots and pans on the floor...


21 posted on 07/14/2014 5:39:31 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Romans 1:22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: BenLurkin

Bob Beckrel, He So Funny!


22 posted on 07/14/2014 5:40:00 PM PDT by smoothsailing
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: BenLurkin

Beckel apologize and resign?
Have any of these idiots watched more than 30 seconds of Family Guy??
And that’s prime time entertainment..


23 posted on 07/14/2014 5:44:02 PM PDT by snappahead (if your gonna be dumb, you better be tough.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: digger48
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

Bingo. Some staffer happened to collect all the right "bad words" one morning during Search Hour, and here they are chomping on Dingbat Beckel's butt. Kinda funny, really.

24 posted on 07/14/2014 5:44:49 PM PDT by workerbee (The President of the United States is PUBLIC ENEMY #1)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 16 | View Replies]

To: BenLurkin
Chinese are the single biggest threat to the national security of the United States.

A true statement. They are in a race to beat this country.

25 posted on 07/14/2014 5:51:11 PM PDT by Moorings
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: BenLurkin

Usually I think Beckel is a schmuck, but I’ll back him on this one. Chinaman is not a racist term any more than Englishman or Frenchman. I’m sick of all this liberal nonsense.


26 posted on 07/14/2014 5:52:41 PM PDT by bk1000 (A clear conscience is a sure sign of a poor memory)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: BenLurkin
They didn't mind when the fat pig bast**d Beckel called all Americans who support voter ID "REDNECKS".
27 posted on 07/14/2014 6:04:06 PM PDT by Iron Munro (The Obamas Black skin has morphed into Teflon thanks to the Obama Media)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: BenLurkin

This is no big deal. Why are these slopes so upset?


28 posted on 07/14/2014 6:04:15 PM PDT by edpc (Wilby 2016)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: BenLurkin

” Chinamen” is not the preferred nomenclature, Bob.


29 posted on 07/14/2014 6:12:00 PM PDT by Third Person
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Secret Agent Man

"Alright... we'll give some land to the Niggers and the Chinks, but we DON'T want the Irish!"

30 posted on 07/14/2014 6:18:24 PM PDT by Rodamala
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 15 | View Replies]

To: TexasFreeper2009

I thought Beckle was a Dim??????


31 posted on 07/14/2014 6:27:47 PM PDT by logic101.net (How many more children must die on the altar of gun free zones?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: snappahead
Have any of these idiots watched more than 30 seconds of Family Guy?? And that’s prime time entertainment

Peter Griffin... Police sketch artist.

"Is this the man who assaulted you?"

32 posted on 07/14/2014 6:27:53 PM PDT by Rodamala
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 23 | View Replies]

To: BenLurkin

Beckel’s mouth is always getting him in trouble. No sympathy here. He defends everything I despise,


33 posted on 07/14/2014 6:29:22 PM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose o f a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: smoothsailing

ROR!


34 posted on 07/14/2014 6:38:52 PM PDT by WhistlingPastTheGraveyard (The greatest trick the Soviets ever pulled was convincing the world they didn't exist.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 22 | View Replies]

To: WhistlingPastTheGraveyard

Ah damn, ya beat me to it.


35 posted on 07/14/2014 6:40:01 PM PDT by WhistlingPastTheGraveyard (The greatest trick the Soviets ever pulled was convincing the world they didn't exist.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 18 | View Replies]

To: BenLurkin

My wife is Chinese - and she can’t understand this nonsense over the word “chinaman” at all.

She says the ceaseless waves of PC nonsense tied to politics remind of her China’s Cultural Revolution.


36 posted on 07/14/2014 6:41:47 PM PDT by PGR88
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: All

who is this guy, Morty Seinfeld?


37 posted on 07/14/2014 6:46:47 PM PDT by newnhdad (Our new motto: USA, it was fun while it lasted.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 36 | View Replies]

To: TexasFreeper2009

next thing you know, they’ll be saying that, ‘No tickie, No Washie’, is somehow racist...


38 posted on 07/14/2014 6:48:50 PM PDT by Delta Dawn (Fluent in two languages: English and cursive.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: BenLurkin

Thought Police are going crazy.


39 posted on 07/14/2014 6:52:47 PM PDT by apocalypto
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: BenLurkin

The men of China would prefer another name?

Lady Boyz of China.

Double crossing Chinese Dwerps.

etc...


40 posted on 07/14/2014 7:04:42 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: BenLurkin

Hmmmm...
How Long is a chinaman, anyways....


41 posted on 07/14/2014 7:15:08 PM PDT by Alas Babylon!
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: BenLurkin

They don’t have a Chinaman’s chance.


42 posted on 07/14/2014 7:22:05 PM PDT by UnwashedPeasant (Don't nuke me, bro.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: BenLurkin

You really have to shave close for years to get this “thin-skinned”!


43 posted on 07/14/2014 7:30:49 PM PDT by SES1066 (Quality, Speed or Economical - Any 2 of 3 except in government - 1 at best but never #3!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: BenLurkin
*tacky*
44 posted on 07/14/2014 11:21:25 PM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: BenLurkin

Let’s see if I have this right. If you are white you can call someone a Frenchman, Englishman, Irishman, Welshman, etc., and it’s not a racial slur. But if you are a Chinaman who does it it is a racial slur. Now I’ve got it.


45 posted on 07/15/2014 12:25:00 AM PDT by Octar
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: gov_bean_ counter
That would be the Vietnamese.

To be fair they're holding a liberal to his own racist standards when used on political enemies.

46 posted on 07/15/2014 12:32:46 AM PDT by MaxMax (Pay Attention and you'll be pissed off too! FIRE BOEHNER, NOW!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 21 | View Replies]

To: BenLurkin

Chinks...coolie labor that built the railroads...


47 posted on 07/15/2014 12:38:48 AM PDT by GGpaX4DumpedTea (I am a Tea Party descendant...steeped in the Constitutional Republic given to us by the Founders)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: GGpaX4DumpedTea

oooh... “Coolie” is also considered offensive, slang.... oh brother... even though it basically just meant “laborer, slave” or “day laborer”


48 posted on 07/15/2014 12:57:41 AM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 47 | View Replies]

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
General/Chat
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson