Beckel and Me: An Odd Couple

March 4th, 2022 8:15 PM

As often happens among the political class in Washington, we met on television debating each other. I liked him immediately, despite our political and even religious differences. Bob Beckel and I became friends and eventually more than friends. Twenty years ago, after debating a long-forgotten subject on Fox News Channel, we came back to the green room where I noticed a streak of sadness in…


Will Bob Beckel Address His Laughably Wrong Election Predictions?

January 16th, 2017 2:36 PM
It has been announced today that Bob Beckel will be returning to The Five on Fox News. Of course, there is an issue that must be addressed almost from the moment that Beckel reappears on his old show. It is the laughably wrong predictions Beckel was making on CNN in the months leading into the November election. It wasn't just that his predictions were wrong but the over the top manner of cocky…

Lemon Bizarrely Insists Guest 'Can't Say' Clinton 'Committed' Crimes

September 10th, 2016 8:14 PM
On Friday's CNN Tonight, during a discussion of public attitudes toward Hillary Clinton, host Don Lemon was oddly set off when GOP guest and Donald Trump supporter Boris Epshteyn declared that Clinton is viewed as untrustworthy because "she's committing so many crimes," as the CNN host jumped in and spent almost two minutes insisting that it is somehow unacceptable to claim that someone "…

Fox’s Dana Perino Hammers ‘Reckless’ Hillary Clinton in Twitter 'Rant'

July 6th, 2016 6:28 PM
Less than a day after Federal Bureau of Investigation Director James Comey’s announcement that Hillary Clinton should not face criminal charges for her private e-mail servers scandal, Fox News Channel's Dana Perino went on “a bit of a rant” on Twitter about the fact that the Democratic presidential candidate will apparently face no legal consequences as a result of the investigation. Perino…

CNN's Beckel Likens Boosters of Clinton E-Mail Scandal To Birthers

July 5th, 2016 5:27 PM
On Tuesday's At This Hour, CNN's Bob Beckel did his best to spin the latest developments in the Hillary Clinton e-mail scandal, and likened the conservative boosters of the issue to those who doubt President Obama's natural-born citizenship: "Bill Clinton meeting with the attorney general at the airport....I don't agree with people about this being an unfortunate moment for Obama and Clinton. I…

No Big Deal: CNN’s Beckel, Toobin Shrug Off Anti-Trump Violence

June 3rd, 2016 7:14 AM
To counter vicious leftist anti-Trump protests on Thursday night, CNN’s Don Lemon brought on liberals who made excuses for it or blamed Trump. Democrat pundit Bob Beckel blamed Trump: “It reflects badly on people who are against Trump but you'll get that kind of thing when you get inflammatory statements like Trump makes and you're going to find people in any group of protesters, you're going to…

CNN's Beckel Claims GOPers Call Hispanics 'Wetbacks'

February 12th, 2016 10:49 AM
Appearing as a guest on Friday's New Day, liberal CNN political commentator Bob Beckel claimed that Republicans call Hispanics by the derogatory term "wetbacks" as he discussed whether Bernie Sanders will be able to win the Hispanic vote in the Nevada caucuses against Hillary Clinton. He also recalled Bill Clinton as the "first black President" as he dismissed Sanders's chances of beating Hillary…

Fox News Fires Bob Beckel

June 25th, 2015 3:58 PM
"Fox News has officially dropped 'The Five' co-host Bob Beckel from the network, saying the show could no longer be held 'hostage' to his personal issues," Dylan Byers of Politico reported earlier this afternoon, citing initial coverage by Mediaite.

Fox's Tantaros: Kerry Should Have Used 'Send in the Clowns' in France

January 20th, 2015 2:49 PM
On Fox News's "The Five" last week, the panel had some fun coming up with alternative songs and performers U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry could have employed in his visit to France last week. The video which follows starts with Greg Gutfeld exposing how the song used — "You've Got a Friend" as delivered by James Taylor, who was having a hard time even keeping his microphone properly…

Bob Beckel Hits Barkley: Hasn't 'Seen a Poor Neighborhood in 20 Years'

December 3rd, 2014 7:38 AM
Former NBA great Charles Barkley is making headlines again with some recent negative comments he made about the Ferguson rioters and the media coverage of them. When Barkley’s comments were brought up on Fox News Channel’s The Five, former Democratic campaign manager Bob Beckel criticized Barkley’s commentary almost calling it self-serving: “He has not seen a poor neighborhood in 20 years,…

Bob Beckel Flips Off Jesse Watters On-Air During FNC's The Five

November 6th, 2014 7:00 PM
During Thursday’s edition of The Five on the Fox News Channel (FNC), co-host Bob Beckel displayed his middle finger toward fellow panelist Jesse Watters during a discussion about how race-baiting by Democrats in the runup to the 2014 midterm elections backfired.  The discussion erupted following a point from Watters that the Democratic Party uses race in trying to convince voters to not vote…

Bob Beckel Makes Sexist Comment In Response To Catcall Video

October 31st, 2014 9:57 AM
On Wednesday, the Fox News show The Five tackled the controversial video showing a New York City woman repeatedly receiving catcalls from random men over a 10-hour period. While most of the Fox hosts felt that as long as the men weren’t being obnoxious and following the woman for a long period of time the comments were harmless, liberal Bob Beckel predictably took things to a whole new level. …

Liberal Pundits Rush to Reject MRC Study Showing Media Midterm Bias

October 24th, 2014 6:01 PM
Since the Media Research Center first published its study on Wednesday showing a glaring double standard in how the network evening newscasts covered the anti-Republican wave in the 2006 midterm election vs the likely anti-Democratic wave in 2014, various liberal pundits and journalists took to the airwaves in an effort to dismiss the findings.

FNC’s The Five Discusses MRC Study on Lack of 2014 Midterms Coverage

October 23rd, 2014 10:05 PM
On Thursday, the Fox News Channel’s (FNC) The Five spent part of its program discussing the latest study from the Media Research Center, which detailed the vast disparity in stories filed by the “big three” networks of ABC, CBS, and NBC on their evening newscasts in the lead-ups to both the 2006 and 2014 midterm elections.  Co-host Eric Bolling introduced the study and its findings in the show’s…