Fox News Fires ‘The Five’ Co-Host Bob Beckel Over Racist Comment Variety ^ | 05/19/2017 | Brian Steinberg

Fox News Fires ‘The Five’ Co-Host Bob Beckel Over Racist Comment
Variety ^ | 05/19/2017 | Brian Steinberg

Posted on 5/19/2017, 11:54:54 AM by DFG

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 – 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 aired in the late afternoon. Indeed, he was one of the program’s original co-hosts.

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