Fox News fired him for making an “insensitive” statement to a black employee.
“Bob Beckel was terminated today for making an insensitive remark to an African-American employee,” the network said in a statement.
Fox News’ human-resources department was made aware of a complaint about what one person familiar with the situation characterized as a “racially insensitive remark” on Tuesday evening. Executives conducted an internal investigation, this person said, and decided to part ways with Beckel Friday morning.
Looks like the network is exercising a zero tolerance policy with off-color remarks. I don’t blame Fox, either. After all, the network is already facing a racial discrimination lawsuit. It doesn’t need more drama.
Juan Williams is expected to appear on “The Five” more frequently now, essentially taking Beckel’s place.
We don’t know much more than that, but we’ll let you know if we hear anything else!