Fox News Fires Bob Beckel

Fox News Channel parted ways with liberal pundit Bob Beckel, according to a statement from the company.  Both sides state that he was out for surgery.

Beckel, now former co-host of The Five, is a Democrat and liberal strategist who disappeared from the anchor chair Feb. 16, writes USA Today.

Initially, the cable news outlet told the website Mediaite that the split was “amicable.”  However, shortly thereafter, Fox News executive Bill Shine released a statement saying The Five could no longer be held “hostage to one man’s personal issues.” (Beckel had been out for several months, recovering from surgery and undergoing rehab treatment for prescription medication addiction.)

“He took tremendous advantage of our generosity, empathy and goodwill and we simply came to the end of the road with him,” Shine stated, which seemingly put an end to the idea that parting ways was “amicable.”

Beckel also writes freelance opinion features for USA TODAY, penning “Common Ground” with Cal Thomas.

For his part, Bob Beckel tweeted that he did not understand Fox’s frustration and was disappointed.

O’Reilly States Beckel Out Due To Back Surgery

The topic of Bob Beckel’s absence from The Fox program The Five made its way to The O’Reilly Factor Thursday night when Bill O’Reilly fielded a question from a viewer on his whereabouts.

In response to a viewer named Gloria Caruso from Buffalo, New York who wrote, “I have been trying to find out what happened to Bob Beckel,” O’Reilly said simply, “He had back surgery, Gloria.”

Beckel has not been seen on The Five for more than 9 weeks and gave a similar explanation on Twitter early last month. The Five’s Greg Gutfeld later confirmed the date of Beckel’s surgery on March 26th.

MediaITE Creates ‘Where’s Bob Beckel?’ Game

The Fox News “fake liberal” co-host of The Five, Bob Beckel, has been off the show since February 16th.

In response, MediaITE created a “Where’s Bob Beckel” game.  There are five of him to be found.  See if you can spot him!

More here

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Fox News’ Fake Liberal Bob Beckel Shows His True Colors

Fox News’ Bob Beckel horrified his fellow co-workers on The Five by comparing the acceptance if radical Islam to interracial dating.

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