Farewell to the ‘F’ bomb: Fox News fires Bob Beckel (Video)

Farewell to the ‘F’ bomb: Fox News fires Bob Beckel (Video)

The master of the TV F-bomb is gone. Bob Beckel is leaving “The Five” and Fox News, and it doesn’t sound like one of those “amicable” departures.

Fox News Channel confirms Bob Beckel is leaving his role as co-host of The Five, and will depart the network. In a statement to TVNewser, Bill Shine, executive vice president of programming for Fox News, said “We tried to work with Bob for months, but we couldn’t hold The Five hostage to one man’s personal issues. 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 had not appeared on The Five since February, sparking questions and rumors about his health. In March, Greg Gutfeld responded to viewers’ questions about Beckel’s absence, saying Beckel had undergone major back surgery.

As the liberal member of “The Five,” Beckel frequently found himself in hot water for profaning on air or making inappropriate statements, some of which were surprisingly non-PC for a man committed to the left. Following the Boston Marathon bombings, for example, he suggested withholding travel visas for all students from Muslim countries.

Beckel responded to news of his firing on Twitter:

I for one will miss Beckel, whose antics I always found entertaining. The video below is one of Beckel’s vintage F bombs. Viewer warming: Contains the granddaddy of all swear words:

Cross-posted at The Lid

Jeff Dunetz

Jeff Dunetz

Jeff Dunetz is editor and publisher of the The Lid, and a weekly political columnist for the Jewish Star and TruthRevolt. He has also contributed to Breitbart.com, HotAir, and PJ Media’s Tattler.


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