Saturday, June 27, 2015

Liberal blowhard out at Fox News Channel.

By Rob Janicki
It seems that FNC could no longer continue to put up with liberal clown Bob Beckel and his continuing personal problems.  Beckel has been plagued with addiction problems with drugs and alcohol at various times in his adult life.  Beckel went through back surgery in February and was admitted into a drug rehab program in April for an addiction to pain killers, undoubtedly due to his back surgery.  This latest ongoing situation culminated in Beckel's release from FNC.  I suspect that Beckel may have had other similar problems over his career at FNC and this latest episode was simply the straw that broke the camel's back.

To be fair, Beckel was, at times, an engaging, gregarious and fun loving member of The Five on FNC.  Most of the time, however, he could be seen scowling at comments about liberal politicians or liberal issues, from other members of The Five.  It was not unusual for Beckel, the liberal douche bag, to let loose with an expletive from time to time, when a comment from a panel member rankled his liberal sensitivities.

More than four months after he last appeared on the cable news network, Bob Beckelofficially has been let go by Fox News Channel. “We tried to work with Bob for months, but we couldn’t hold The Five hostage to one man’s personal issues,” said FNC’s EVP Programming Bill Shine said in a statement today. “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.”

Beckel started with Fox News in 2000 as a contributor and moved up to The Five in its beginning in 2011, a program that has continued to be a hit for FNC.  Beckel's political high point came in 1984 as Walter Mondale's campaign manager.  He previously worked in the State Department as an undersecretary.  More on Beckel's checkered career can be found at Wikipedia.

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