Bob Beckel, the liberal co-host of “The Five,” has been fired by Fox News over racist comments he made to a co-worker. Fox news claims Beckel made an “insensitive remark” to an African-American co-worker. This is the second time Beckel has left “The Five.”
“Bob Beckel was terminated today for making an insensitive remark to an African-American employee.” – Fox News
Fox News’ human-resources department was made aware of a complaint that was characterized as a “racially insensitive remark” on Tuesday evening. Executives conducted an internal investigation. At the conclusion of their investigation they decided to part ways with Beckel.
Douglas Wigdor is the attorney representing several current and former employees of Fox News who have accused the network of racial discrimination. He said he is representing the employee who complained about Beckel. In a statement, Wigdor claims Beckel “stormed out of his office” when an African-American information-technology employee came to service his computer. Beckel allegedly told the employee he was leaving because he was black. Wigdor alleged Fox News executives tried to get the employee to withdraw the complaint.
Source: NBC News