Co-host of “The Five”, Bob Beckel, has been sacked by the Fox News Network for making what it describes as an “insensitive remark” to one of the networks black employees. A network spokesperson read a prepared statement which was carried NBC News.com;
“Bob Beckel was terminated today for making an insensitive remark to an African-American employee,” a spokesperson said in a statement.
Attorney Douglas Wigdor, who is representing the IT worker and nearly two dozen other Fox News employees who have sued the network for racial discrimination, said Beckel couldn’t handle having a black man fix his computer.
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,” Wigdor said in a statement. “To make matters worse, after our client lodged a complaint about Mr. Beckel’s racist behavior, Mr. Beckel, in front of Chief Human Resource Officer Kevin Lord, attempted to intimidate our client and persuade him to withdraw his complaint.”
When the IT worker refused to back down to Beckel, Fox “leaked the story on a Friday to minimize the attention drawn to Mr. Beckel’s racist behavior.”
“Fox also neglected to inform the media of what was actually said, as well as the attempt to convince our client to withdraw the complaint,” Wigdor added. “As with our other 22 clients, we intend on holding 21st Century Fox accountable for these actions and will be filing multiple other complaints in other matters next week.”
…”Today, Fox News delivered that message to Mr. Beckel and facilitated an apology from Mr. Beckel to the employee minutes after he was terminated,” the statement said.”
So liberals, who constantly howl about how ‘racist’ Fox News is, have been proven right. And wrong. Yes it does appear someone with racist proclivities was working in an on-air capacity at Fox, but that person was a Democrat! Again.
As a part of its self-proclaimed ‘fair and balanced’ approach to news reporting, Fox maintains a stable of liberal Democrats both as hosts (like Beckel was) and regularly contributing guest commentators. When it comes to being a Democrat, Beckel’s a lifer. His resume runs deep in the party’s structure. The 68-year old Beckel began his career in politics as Deputy Assistant Secretary of State in the Jimmy Carter administration. He went on to be Walter Mondale’s (Carter’s vice president) campaign manager in his failed 1984 presidential bid, managed a Democrat senatorial campaign in 2002 and remained active in party politics until moving over into media around a fifteen years ago. He outted himself as a racist (which all eventually will) and was immediately canned.
So in final analysis what do we have here?
Fox News, the supposed network of the racists, immediately firing one of its employees for an “insensitive remark.” Would a racist run organization do that? And a life long Democrat, the supposed party of minorities, using language toward a black man that was harsh enough as to facilitate his dismissal.
Once again we see with crystal clarity where to racism lies and where the intolerance towards it does.