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Attorneys Blast Fox for Not Giving
Whole Story Behind Bob Beckel Firing

Law Newz, by Ronn Blitzer

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Posted By:KarenJ1, 5/19/2017 10:06:50 PM

On Friday, Fox News announced the termination of Bob Beckel, one of the hosts of the network’s show, “The Five.” A statement from the network reported by Variety, said, “Bob Beckel was terminated today for making an insensitive remark to an African-American employee.” Now, the law firm representing that employee—as well as more than a dozen other current and former employees in discrimination lawsuits against Fox News and parent company 21st Century Fox—is bashing the network for not giving the whole story. Attorneys Douglas H. Wigdor and Jeanne Christensen, who represent the employee who Beckel reportedly insulted, gave a little more

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Can you even believe this? Fox fires Beckel (not that I´m unhappy about that) and the attorney for the guy complaining is still not happy. This is the same attorney, Douglas H. Wigdor, who on the same day Roger Ailes died. said it gives the accusers a great advantage. Link below. Good. Grief. The body isn´t even cold and he has to make such a crass statement.

http://lawnewz.com/high-profile/lawyer-for-fox-news-employees-says-ailes-death-gives-accusers-big-advantage/

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Holeymoses, 5/19/2017 10:13:19 PM     (No. 11259247)

Was surprised the angry mumbler was back on the FIve and not unhappy to see him off n matter what the reason.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: zeldafitzg, 5/19/2017 10:26:44 PM     (No. 11259257)

Hard to believe that Beckel left his office because the IT tech was black, and was silly enough to say so. What is the rest of the story?

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Reply 3 - Posted by: rytwng, 5/19/2017 10:39:44 PM     (No. 11259269)

The term racist is so over used. You would think everyone is racist now. If you have an opinion about someone you are called a racist. So what, who cares if you are called a name. Get over it.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: stablemoney, 5/19/2017 11:20:37 PM     (No. 11259299)

I don´t believe the story.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: harper, 5/19/2017 11:51:34 PM     (No. 11259322)

You have to admit the the story of a dedicated leftist like Beckel getting hoist on a racist Petard is, uh, imaginative.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Ok state mom, 5/20/2017 12:31:49 AM     (No. 11259353)

This happened on Tuesday. Bob wasn´t on the show Thursday. It was announced he was fired Friday.

As the case was a "he said, he said" there was need and time to investigate, complete paperwork. No one had been physically attacked, raped, or murdered warranting an immediate firing.

This is utter nonsense. I´m thinking FOX was looking for a way to fire Bob.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: snakeoil, 5/20/2017 1:09:49 AM     (No. 11259379)

Can´t stand Beckel. But it sounds more like a lame attempt at humor than a racist remark. Story sounds fishy. Beckel wouldn´t know how to use a can opener much less a computer.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: bighambone, 5/20/2017 1:44:16 AM     (No. 11259402)

Becker must have fell off the wagon?

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Reply 9 - Posted by: jkcinsalem, 5/20/2017 2:48:13 AM     (No. 11259424)

They had just hired the fool back, after a several month hiatus. Poor Juan, having to work double duty as the house liberal.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Trigger2, 5/20/2017 4:44:43 AM     (No. 11259462)

Beckel must have been rehired for the sole purpose of aiding and abetting the takedown of Fox News.

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