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  • Fox News Fires ‘The Five’ Co-Host Bob Beckel Over Racist Comment

    05/19/2017 9:27:53 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 107 replies
    Variety ^ | 05/19/2017 | Brian Steinberg
    Fox News Channel is parting ways – again – with Bob Beckel, the co-host of its primetime program, “The Five.” “Bob Beckel was terminated today for making an insensitive remark to an African-American employee,” the network said in a statement. The dismissal opens — or perhaps closes 0- another chapter in an off-and-on relationship Beckel has had with the 21st Century Fox-owned cable-news outlet over the years. Beckel, a longtime political consultant as well as a former campaign manager for Democratic presidential candidate Walter Mondale, joined Fox News in 2000, and had a years-long tenure on “The Five” when it...
  • Bob Beckel refers to our president repeatedly as Comrade Trump on The Five 2/20/2017

    02/21/2017 2:42:14 AM PST · by nikos1121 · 97 replies
    nikos1121 | 2/20/2017
    I was already furious with the ravings of Shepherd Smith after our president's press conference last week, but at least Shepherd was respectful of the office. This chump, Bob Beckel is not, AND NEVER WILL BE. For those of you who missed it, this tough guy, who continues his "dry drunk" repeatedly referred to our president as "Comrade Trump". This picture captures the look on Eric Bolling's face when he said it. In fact, Eric and Kimberly asked him to stop. He wouldn't. I think for me, it's not only the fake news that offends me, it's the lack of...
  • BREAKING: Bob Beckel Returns to Fox News and The Five

    01/16/2017 8:45:41 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 89 replies
    Mediaite ^ | January 16, 2017 | Justin Baragona
    Fox News has re-signed Bob Beckel to be a co-host of The Five. Juan Williams will remain a Fox News contributor across all programs and continue appear on the program. Beckel parted ways with Fox News in the middle of 2015, with the network at that time stating that they could no longer be held “hostage to one man’s personal issues.” This followed Beckel spending several months recovering from surgery and being in rehab for an addiction to painkillers. In today’s announcement, Fox News Executive Chairman Rupert Murdoch said “Bob was missed by many fans of The Five and we’re...
  • Vanity... Did anyone see the 5

    01/17/2017 5:43:59 PM PST · by ImJustAnotherOkie · 54 replies
    Me | Me
    I listen to the tail end on the way home from work. Was Beckel slurring his words?
  • Will Bob Beckel Address His Laughably Wrong Election Predictions on The Five?

    01/16/2017 12:05:36 PM PST · by PJ-Comix · 66 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | January 16, 2016 | P.J. Gladnick
    It has been announced today that Bob Beckel will be returning to The Five on Fox News. Of course, there is an issue that must be addressed almost from the moment that Beckel reappears on his old show. It is the laughably wrong predictions Beckel was making on CNN in the months leading into the November election. It wasn't just that his predictions were wrong but the over the top manner of cocky certitude in which they were delivered. Before we review Beckel's inadvertent comedy act while at CNN, let us read the news of his return to his old slot...
  • Democratic Strategist Calls For The Assassination Of Julian Assange ( Bob Beckel)

    08/10/2016 10:29:32 AM PDT · by rdl6989 · 83 replies
    Amid the media-hyped furor over Donald Trump's 2nd Amendment comments and Wikileaks' suggestions about the untimely death of DNC-staffer Seth Rich, we thought it perhaps of note that Democratic strategist, and CNN host, has publicly called for the "illegal assassination of that son-of-a-bitch" Julian Assange...
  • Bob Beckel Says He Has Identified An Old Love Letter From Donald Trump To Princess Diana

    01/10/2016 10:09:42 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 248 replies
    CNN Commentator Bob Beckel tells Michael Smerconish that he is looking into a controversial letter Donald Trump sent to Princess Diana. *snip* "I'm flying to London on Wednesday and by Thursday I might know more." Video at source
  • Bob Beckel Should Be Dead

    11/03/2015 7:57:48 AM PST · by Kaslin · 73 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 3 | Cal Thomas
    In Washington, most stories that make the newspapers and evening newscasts are about scandals and political infighting. Rarely is there one about redemption. In his new book, "I Should Be Dead: My Life Surviving Politics, TV and Addiction," Bob Beckel, the longtime Democratic Party political operative, tells a deeply personal story about searching for life's meaning through political power, drugs, physical abuse as a child, womanizing, hardball politics and finally a change of heart and direction. I am asked about my friendship with Bob more than I am asked about myself. People are curious how two men who come from...
  • Bob Beckel Returns to Cable News on CNN After Fox Exit

    08/31/2015 2:09:41 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 76 replies
    Newsmax ^ | August 31,2015 | Clyde Hughes
    Liberal pundit Bob Beckel, a former co-host of "The Five" on Fox News, returned to cable television on CNN last week. In June, Fox News released Beckel after what Politico described as a controversial stint on "The Five" where, among other things, he took contrary positions, was caught flipping off another co-host and pushed ending student visas for students from Muslim countries after the Boston Marathon bombing. "The Five" had been rated No. 1 on basic cable at 5 p.m. for June, and its ratings for the 25-54 age demographic was up eight percent since Feb. 16, noted Politico, but...
  • CNN Appearances Show Bob Beckel Ready to Work Again; Here’s His Best Option

    08/30/2015 10:37:07 AM PDT · by PROCON · 20 replies
    mediaite ^ | Aug. 30, 2015 | Joe Concha
    Bob Beckel is a rare breed in the cable news business for one reason: He somehow pulls off the combination of being a genuine, likable curmudgeon. And in doing so, he carved out a nice existence at Fox News, sparring effectively (without filter) with his political adversaries on The Five and doing weekly spots on The O’Reilly Factor. But then–without notice or comment–the 66-year-old was gone. Not for a few days or weeks, but for four months. First back surgery was reportedly the reason, but eventually it was revealed that Beckel–who has suffered from drug and alcohol addiction in the...
  • After Dropping Bob Beckel from ‘The Five,’ Fox News Announces Who Will Be Filling His Chair

    06/26/2015 4:34:47 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 64 replies
    IJ Review ^ | June 24, 2015 | Justin Green
    News leaked Thursday that Bob Beckel was leaving “The Five,” Fox News channel’s wildly successful afternoon talk show. [Snip] “We tried to work with Bob for months, but we couldn’t hold The Five hostage to one man’s personal issues. He took tremendous advantage of our generosity, empathy and goodwill and we simply came to the end of the road with him. But in the same statement, Fox gave a preview of who will be on air in Beckel’s place, at least for the short term:
  • Fox News Just Made an Announcement About Bob Beckel That Changes Their Relationship Forever

    06/25/2015 4:21:59 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 68 replies
    ijreview ^ | June 25,2015 | BY MICHAEL HAUSAM
    Fox News, which is said to have supported Beckel for years as he dealt with multiple addiction issues, has released a statement on the liberal host’s departure. According to Bill Shine, Executive Director of Programming, in a statement emailed to IJReview: “We tried to work with Bob for months, but we couldn’t hold The Five hostage to one man’s personal issues. He took tremendous advantage of our generosity, empathy and goodwill and we simply came to the end of the road with him. Juan Williams and Geraldo Rivera will be among those rotating on the show for the near future.”...
  • Fox News Parts Ways with Bob Beckel

    06/25/2015 12:13:07 PM PDT · by george76 · 111 replies
    Mediaite ^ | June 25th, 2015 | Andrew Kirell |
    Bob Beckel is no longer a Fox News employee, a network spokesperson confirmed to Mediaite on Thursday afternoon. Best-known as the salty liberal panelist on Fox’s hit midday talk show The Five, Beckel has been off-the-air since February 16. His absence was surrounded by mystery for several months until the network confirmed that he had undergone back surgery and, later, that he had also sought rehabilitation therapy for addiction to prescription pain medication. ... While often representing the lone “liberal” voice at the desk, Beckel has stirred up his fair share of controversy: When he called for an end to...
  • Bob Beckel: Obama Doesn't Want To Believe Muslims Can Be Nasty Because He "Grew Up Along Muslims"

    02/09/2015 2:34:59 PM PST · by i88schwartz · 53 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | February 9, 2015 | RealClearPolitics
    On Monday's broadcast of The Five, co-host Bob Beckel reflected on why he thinks President Obama doesn't want to call out radical Islam. Beckel said Obama is a guy "very much affected by Muslims in his life." "He had friends that were Muslims," Beckel said. "I think he doesn't want to make himself believe they can be a nasty group." READ MORE AND VIDEO AT LINK...
  • Bob Beckel: Get ready for an October surprise, Republicans

    09/21/2014 4:37:51 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 63 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | posted at 11:21 am on September 19, 2014 by Allahpundit
    Via NRO, nothing says “slow news Friday” like a lazy post devoted to half-assed speculation. On the one hand, he’s an old Democrat with friends in the Democratic establishment. He might conceivably have heard something from a friend who’s heard something from someone who’s in a position to know. On the other hand, I haven’t seen a single other liberal in media anywhere say anything about an October surprise. What’s most likely? That Bob Beckel, Fox News liberal, is somehow more tapped in to the White House than MSNBC? That lots of other lefties in media know what he’s talking...
  • Watch Faifax County, VA, to see how the Democrats steal elections!

    11/04/2014 6:19:03 PM PST · by gr8eman · 79 replies
    vanity | E!
    It's 21:16 hours and Faifax county, VA has only reported 37.2% of its votes. Petersburg County, VA 25%...Arlington 25%. This is how its done folks. They're just waiting to get the number they need to steal the Senate election in VA!
  • Bob Beckel admits Democrats cheat in Fairfax County Virginia

    11/05/2014 6:23:02 PM PST · by boycott · 38 replies
    YouTube ^ | Nov 5, 2014 | Jim Nichols
    Bob Beckel admits Democrats cheat! He said live on Fox News last night "they always held back votes in Fairfax County, Virginia"
  • Radio in VA reports Gillespie about to throw in towel (unconfirmed)

    11/07/2014 6:34:17 AM PST · by wastoute · 103 replies
    radio | 11/7/2014 | radio
    Radio reporting Gillespie going to throw in towel. Do we know which precinct in Fairfax turned in the final votes that put Warner over the top? Seems pretty suspicious, when Gillespie was ahead right up to that point, then Fairfax turns in just enough for a Warner "win".
  • Harry Reid’s Bodyguard Attacks Jason Mattera for Asking a Simple Question

    10/09/2014 2:07:07 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 40 replies
    PJ Tattler ^ | 10-9-14
    Crapitalism author Jason Mattera wanted to ask Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV) a simple question: How did Reid, who was born in poverty, become so rich while working for the government? So he caught up with Reid recently to ask him about it. Reid refused to answer at all. Suddenly, one of Reid’s bodyguards took it upon himself to stop the questioning. He attacked Mattera while Reid just kept silently walking on. Take a look. (Video at source) By the way, Jason has accepted Bob Beckel’s challenge to fight, after Mattera targeted IRS targeting scandal honcho Lois Lerner.
  • What will be the "October Surprise?"

    10/09/2014 8:13:01 AM PDT · by 2nd Amendment · 56 replies
    I'm just curious what the Democrats have up their sleeve in the next 26 days? Bob Beckel has promised us one. Previous examples are economic meltdowns, Bush's DUI record, Hurricane Sandy victims, etc. What can they pull out of a hat to turn the tide in the next few weeks?