Skip to comments.Ted Lieu Calls for Bob Beckel to Resign
Posted on 07/13/2014 10:30:50 AM PDT by PoloSec
The Los Angeles Times reports that Fox News host Bob Beckel, who co-hosts The Five and has been associated with the Democratic Party for decades, is under fire from a Democratic state senator for making an allegedly racist comment about Chinese people.
Democratic state Sen. Ted Lieu of Torrance released a statement on Saturday calling for Fox to drop Beckel after Beckel said during a Thursday episode of The Five, "As usual, we bring them over here and teach a bunch of Chinamen--Chinese people--how to do computers and then they go back to China and hack into us.
Beckels comment was in reference to a New York Times article about Chinese hackers, who breached the computer networks of a U.S. government agency that stores the personal information of everyone who works for the government.
Lieu noted that Beckels comment was the second time he had made ill-considered remarks about Chinese people; in 2013, Beckel said on The Five that one time he had gone swimming, and afterward his eyes blew up" and "it made me look Oriental.
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I’m no Beckel fan, but this is ridiculous.
Ted Lieu is looking for his 15 minutes of fame.
[and this is not a defense of Beckel.]
They can fire him for being a liberal, for being stupid, for near anything non-airworthy. But for this? No.....they should deal with it.
Libs attacking libs. Fun times! Now where is my popcorn?
Beckel is the perfect Demcrat.
Ignorant and racist.
Lighten up Teddy. You’re just a dumbass, DemocRAT state senator from California of all places. You have no room to talk, moron. I don’t really like Beckel but I DO LIKE the First Amendment. Take your BS to some commie country where they’ll appreciate your vomit.
Uh, what’s wrong with “Chinamen”? When I saw the headline I thought he said “Chink”.
>> this is ridiculous.
Beckel isn’t a Leftwing saint, but he’s still a Leftwing practitioner breaking Leftwing law.
Beckel is amazingly thick. But not a firing offense. He just spoke the truth for once.
An apology was enough to get Sheets Byrd off the hook for his use of the “n-word”, that should suffice for Beckel.
Or is it that a powerful DemocRat senator with many years of seniority gets preferential treatment that an ordinary media flack can’t get?
It’s great that Ted Loo has a good handle on the nation’s priorities.
It was an uncomfortable moment with the other talking heads rolling their eyes, face palming, or just plain unable to look at the camera. One of many on that show as Beckel constantly says something that betrays and old school democrat attitude toward either minorities or women. Mostly women. He can’t get past having a good looking woman sitting to his right without throwing a comment out every once in a while that would get a mere mortal canned for harassment.
I’m no Beckel fan either, but, I enjoy seeing liberals getting lambasted based on the absurd politically correct criteria which are used regularly against conservatives.
teach a bunch of Chinamen—Chinese people—...I don’t like Beckel, but where was the slur? I didn’t see no ‘slope’, gook or anything else.
I enjoy Bob Beckel’s comments. Every once in a while he speaks the truth, LOL.
Beckel getting “Honkified”... is sweet entertainment..
Specifically he is an Asian supremacist.
He promoted and voted for a bill, SB-5, that would re-introduce race-based college admissions to California universities after voters had banned it via the proposition process some years ago. He supported the bill up until California Asian voters cried foul, noting correctly, that race-based admission would not just harm White college applicants, but would particularly disadvantage Asian applicants - in favor of less-qualified Hispanics and Blacks.
Then, and only then did Ted Lieu withdraw his support from SB-5.
He was fine with a policy that would harm whites. That was OK with him. But not if it harmed his favored race, Asians.
Ted Lieu's racial pecking order:
Lieu is running for Waxman’s House seat from Beverly Hills, W. LA, and Santa Monica. Must need some free air time or sumpin’.
If he was a liberal on msnbc and said it, no one would blink. It’s all about the fact that he’s on Fox and anything to bash Fox news.
Why is Chinaman worse than Chinese man? Because it has an old fashioned sound to it?
“Im no Beckel fan, but this is ridiculous.”
Of course you are a Beckel fan (and maybe a commie :))
What’s good for the goose is good for the gander.
Get the popcorn
My late father began wearing glasses in his teens (1930s), and became known to his pals as "Chink", because he wore those round style which made him look a bit like a Chinaman....so that term has been around a looooong time.
Teddy needs to get a life in lieu?
Knowing Beckle, who thinks he’s valuable as the token liberal, he might give a faux-pology, saying something snarky like, “Me so solly! Oops! I did it again!” and he would probably get away with it (this time). I’m pretty sure there have been a couple of times when Bob uttered the “F” word on the air. Still, there he sits, unbowed, unburdened by guilt.
Beckel is a complete maroon sometimes, but I like him.
Heck with Ted Lieu. Beckel was right. China does take advantage of America, and he’s speaking up.
Enough racist posturing.
He is being Alinsky’d. They are using his democratic”virtue” of tolerance against him. He must be having doubts about the cause and they need him removed.
“Lieu is running for Waxmans House seat from Beverly Hills, W. LA, and Santa Monica.”
And to add a little more FUN to the 2014 elections — Sandra Fluke is running in Calif for Ted Lieu’s State Senator seat.
the reason they want beckel to resign is because he is demonstrating the idiocy of liberals and losing arguments for them all the time.
he is an embarrassment to them so he has to go
Exactly. This is stupid PC foolishness by the Church of the Perpetually Offended, and it is stupid PC foolishness regardless of whose goose is being cooked.
But, but Bob Beckel can’t be racially insensitive, he’s a liberal!
I listened to a bit of The Five the other day. It was their third anniversary show, and they talked about best moments.
Beckel talked about how often he’s had to apologize on the show (and then apologized for recently calling Italians ‘greaseballs’, saying the word again) and then said “Hey, I am what I am.” I disagree with much of what he says, but that remark was a bit refreshing in a time when everyone and his brother falls over themselves apologizing for this or that in the big worldwide movement to homogenize thought and opinion into a bland, colorless borefest.
I’m not saying everyone should be hurling racial epithets, but the oversensitivity in this culture has created a powerful weapon in the hands of those who want to control the words of others. I’d like to see that weapon depowered.
Nothing’s wrong with “Chinaman” or “Chink” or “Gook” or “Slope” “Slant” or any other terms as long as I call you an ignorant mother f***er along with “Cracker” “Chalk” “Milkbone” “Slave F***er” or any other derogatory terms that spring to mind. OK..., Whitey...?
And, if Beckel is ousted, who do you think would replace him.
Your worst nightmare: Juan Williams.
“Nothings wrong with Chinaman or Chink or Gook or Slope Slant”
I still don’t see Chinaman being a slur anymore that I consider Irishman a slur.
I truly don’t get it-—they are just descriptives.
I agree with you.
First off, an apology for saying the following: “Chink” is an insult. “Gook” is an insult. “Slope” is an insult. “Slant” is an insult. Again sorry for posting them, but it is a response to the original post.
“Chinaman” isn’t the same as the others.
It is vaguely insensitive, but not really. About like calling a white person “whitey”.
At least that is my opinion.
Lighten up, Francis
No, problem, little lady. Don’t you worry your pretty little head about this kinda man talk anyhow....
nnnnyaaah, let them suffer their own poisons....
That wasn’t a snide reference to the British term for toilet, was it? Heh, heh!
Anyway, to Ted Lieu we say, “Rots of ruck!”
I saw that episode and laughed as the others rolled their eyes, as in "there goes Beckel again!". It was at the tail-end of the show and the others were probably glad it was over. I dislike Beckel and think he's off-base with his retorts 90 percent of the time, but this was an innocent slip of his tongue. They need to keep him just to show how liberals are morons.
“...bunch of Chinamen...”
Racist? Really? Heh.
Glenn Beck wears round spectacles that make him look like Hideki Tojo.