Bob Beckel, a co-host of “The Five,” has been fired by Fox News again amid allegations he made a racist remark at a black IT staffer.
“Bob Beckel was terminated today for making an insensitive remark to an African-American employee,” Fox News said in a statement.
Ironically, Beckel had just returned to Fox News in January 2017 after being fired for the first time in June 2015 following his self-admitted battles with alcoholism and drug abuse.
Beckel, one of the original co-hosts of “The Five,” is a vocal anti-Trumper whose leftist views have rubbed many FNC viewers the wrong way. The former Democratic strategist has also repeatedly clashed with his co-hosts.
In February, Beckel got into a heated exchange with Tucker Carlson, during which he accused President Trump of lying about the Muslim crime wave in Sweden. Shortly afterward, riots broke in a Muslim ghetto in Rinkeby, Sweden.
Earlier this week, Beckel called Jesse Watters “sophomoric” while discussing the Washington Post story claiming Trump had leaked classified intel to Russian officials.
Beckel was fired after an incident on Tuesday evening where he allegedly confronted a black IT staffer. The IT staffer’s attorney wrote in a statement:
Mr. Beckel stormed out of his office when our client, a Black IT employee came to service his computer, telling our client that he was leaving his office because he is Black.
The IT worker filed a complaint and Fox News officials immediately conducted an investigation. Bob Beckel has since apologized to the staffer, but Fox News has apparently had enough of his shenanigans.
While the mainstream media is gleefully celebrating the alleged racism incident at Fox News, no one is reporting that CNN is being sued by 175 black employees in a massive class action accusing the network of widespread racial discrimination.
How ironic that the race-baiting leftist network that constantly calls President Trump and his aides racist has itself been accused of a longstanding pattern of racism by its black employees.
Meanwhile, Twitter users were confused because they heard a rumor that “tolerant liberals” aren’t supposed to be racist. Oh well, another myth shot to pieces!
Democrat Bob Beckel was fired from Fox News for making a “racially insensitive remark” to black employee. Why are leftists always so racist?
— Makada ?? (@_Makada_) May 19, 2017
— Andre Balykov (@AndreBalykov) May 19, 2017
— DarkDracis (@asicard2) May 19, 2017
@_Makada_ He was fired for other reasons, too.He was acting outright threatening to co-hosts-2 nights pretty badly. His hands shake terribly. He’s ill
— Philosophical (@BeyondForms) May 19, 2017
— Anthonysouza (@anthony_souza16) May 19, 2017
@CNN CNN has 175 cases and counting of Race Discrimination against them pending
— Morgan Sweat (@MorganSweat79) May 16, 2017
@AIIAmericanGirI He’s probably been hired by CNN already.
— Tim Vince (@tim_vince) May 19, 2017
Was fired IMMEDIATELY by #FoxNews
YET#CNN hasn’t fired a single employee
— Boca Vista (@bocavista2016) May 19, 2017