Fox fires panelist Beckel for racially insensitive remark
Fox fires panelist Beckel for racially insensitive remark
Noam Galai Getty Images
19 May, 2017, 21:54
"Bob Beckel was terminated today for making an insensitive remark to an African-American employee", a network spokesperson said in a short statement.
The initial report states that Beckel was sacked for making an "insensitive remark to an African-American employee". After a four-month absence, reportedly to treat addiction to pain medication, Fox removed Beckel from The Five, its almost unwatchable roundtable of unfiltered idiocy, and showed no sympathy in the aftermath.
According to Wigdor, who represents several other current and former Fox News employees in a racial discrimination lawsuit, the network executives attempted to coerce the employee into withdrawing the complaint.
Beckel, a former Democratic political strategist, had returned to the network in January after a stint as a commentator on CNN. His termination was effective Friday, Fox News said in a statement.
Fox News said Lord started an investigation into the complaint seven minutes after it was received. Fox denied that anyone tried to intimidate the employee and said Beckel had apologized.
A representative for Beckel didn't immediately respond to a request for comment.
Maybe it's a sign that Fox News, after years of covering for Roger Ailes and Bill O'Reilly, is being extra vigilant about questionable behavior exhibited by old white men on the payroll. Beckel previously left Fox News in 2015 after undergoing back surgery.
Rupert Murdoch, executive chairman of Fox News, unexpectedly announced Beckel's return to Fox News earlier this year, saying he was "missed by many fans of 'The Five'".
Lee stated the vehicle went airborne after hitting the embankment and slammed into a tree, which caused the auto to split in half. Amant were killed early Thursday after their vehicle struck a tree and became submerged in an Ascension Parish bayou.
Hayes, president of American Society of Clinical Oncology or ASCO, remarked that treatment is necessary to counter colon cancer. Although the study proves that a healthy lifestyle reduces colon cancer death risk, Daniel F.
OPEC and other producers made a decision to reduce oil supplies by 1.8 million barrels per day for the first half of this year. As per the analysts, the drop down of USA crude remained was smaller than expected and the oil market was well supplied.
Vidov married Joan Borsten, the daughter of Orin Borsten, a noted Hollywood scriptwriter, studio executive, and publicist. The library held almost 1,200 Russian films, and the Vidovs' acquisition helped to bring light to Soviet animation.
Chelsea have already been confirmed as Premier League champions and will receive a huge sum of cash for their achievements. But Wijnaldum believes playing in the Champions League would represent the first step to a period of success.
They'll always be part of the All Blacks family and will always be welcome whenever they drop in, which we hope will be often". He will finish up as All Blacks assistant coach following the Rugby Championship later in the year.
It has outperformed by 29.04% the S&P500.The move comes after 8 months positive chart setup for the $1.27B company. Park West Asset Management Llc increased Blucora Inc (NASDAQ:BCOR) stake by 103.4% reported in 2017Q1 SEC filing.
The biggest impact so far has been on computers used by AP Police where 18 units across five districts have been under attack. The reason appears to be related to the fact that the original exploit was based on machines that came out before Windows 10.
David Ayer in Talks to Direct Universal's 'Scarface'
This Scarface version will be a reboot to both the 1923 and 1983 movies with new elements thrown into the mix. In any case, Ayer directing a Scarface remake sounds like a ideal marriage of material and filmmaker.
Suspect in deadly Times Square mayhem charged with murder
The 26-year-old driver of the auto , Richard Rojas, is believed to have been intoxicated and has a history of drunk driving. The New York Times reports that he asked for a lawyer, but information about his attorney was unavailable Friday morning.
New Threats Fuel Fears of Another Global Cyberattack
On Friday, May 12, the world was hit with a massive cyber-attack with over 200,000 computers across 150 countries affected. A wide range of actors-spanning from nation-states, to criminals, to individual hackers-could have been responsible.
Driver in Times Square rampage charged with murder
The New York Police Department says the driver drove along the sidewalk for at least three blocks, hitting pedestrians as he went. Rojas' mother brought in for questioning Thursday; she said nothing to reporters as detectives led her to a waiting auto .
Former DOJ Spox: Comey Is Trying To Take Down Trump
Huma Abedin has been by Mrs Clinton's side for almost 20 years and is her most trusted adviser. 'Thank you, Huma. Trump said at the press conference he thought the decision to fire Comey would be well received.
The Queen steps out for a night at The Ivy
Other guests attending the event included Britain's Got Talent David Walliams and the Queen's cousin, Prince Michael of Kent . While this is a new-to-the-internet image, the woman certainly seems to be Margaret, and even has her signature hair.
5 good things Alien: Covenant should keep from Prometheus
Do xenomorphs enjoy gestating in unassuming dudes' stomachs? Thankfully, Alien: Covenant more than makes up for that omission. In that film, septuagenarian director Ridley Scott returned to the Alien-iverse he created and then left to others.
Macron says European Union needs deep reforms
Macron, a centrist, has promised to include faces from the left and right as well as political newcomers. May insists that Britain must leave the bloc's single market in order to control immigration.