Fox News fired “The Five” co-host Bob Beckel Friday for making a racist remark to a black IT worker
“Bob Beckel was terminated today for making an insensitive remark to an African-American employee,” a statement from Fox News said.
Beckel first joined Fox News in 2000 and was one of the original hosts of “The Five.” He parted ways with the network in 2015 while recovering from a back injury.
“We tried to work with Bob for months, but we couldn’t hold ‘The Five’ hostage to one man’s personal issues,” Bill Shine said at the time. “He took tremendous advantage of our generosity, empathy and goodwill and we simply came to the end of the road with him.”