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.
Jerry Kenney is the host of America’s Survival TV, which is apparently a right-wing blog and website with videos. In this video, host Jerry Kenney said he “doesn’t believe in gay people.” Kenney and Peter LaBarbera argue that if homosexuality is natural, then so is rape and poison.
Kelly Carter from the website BuzzFeed discusses with MSNBC how the exposure of Viola Davis’ natural hair on How To Get Away With Murder is significant for black women in Hollywood and TV.
“Viola Davis is an American actress. Beginning her career on the stage, Davis won a Tony and a Drama Desk Award for her role in August Wilson’s King Hedley II (2001). She won a second Drama Desk Award for Intimate Apparel (2004), followed by a second Tony and a third Drama Desk Award for her role in Fences (2010).
Davis has played supporting roles in several films, including Traffic (2000), Solaris (2002), Knight and Day (2010)… In 2012, she was listed by Time as one of the 100 Most Influential People in the World. Beginning in 2014, Davis’ leading role in the television series How To Get Away With Murder also drew major praise.
Here is a video from 2009. The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation’s show “Q” was visited by country-pop band The Boxmasters. The Boxmasters’s singer is Oscar-winner Billy Bob Thornton. The host of CBCs “Q” is a man named Jian Ghomeshi.
Mr. Thornton took offense to Q’s mention of his cinematic accomplishments. Here is what happened on camera. The performance is not included because Q has not yet resolved the rights issues to it.
In the video below, neocon foreign policy in regards to Russia is explored with retired Reagan Assistant Secretary of the Treasury, Paul Craig Roberts.
According to Wikipedia, Paul Craig Roberts (born April 3, 1939) is an American economist and a columnist for Creators Syndicate. He served as an Assistant Secretary of the Treasury in the Reagan Administration and was noted as a co-founder of Reaganomics. He is a former editor and columnist for the Wall Street Journal, Business Week, and Scripps Howard News Service. He has testified before congressional committees on 30 occasions on issues of economic policy.
“Roberts has written extensively on the effects of the neo-liberal economic policies pursued since the 1990s and about jobs-offshoring which he has strongly criticized. He has argued that these policies, favoring the financial services ‘industry’ at the expense of other sectors of the economy, has eroded America’s industrial capacity, its workers’ skills and has sharply decreased upward social mobility. He has stated that these policies which condemned American workers to low-paying unskilled jobs, as the only jobs available, caused them to increase their net personal debt to maintain living standards, significantly contributed to the 2008 Global Financial Crisis.”
In the video, the emboldening of the far right by George W. Bush and Dick Cheney and the move towards reckless endangerment of global peace is discussed, as is Russian policy. The Reagan administration figure talks about how the political landscape has changed for the worse in this uncensored political discussion on Buzzsaw, hosted by Sean Stone.