DEMS R THE REAL RACISTS: Fox News Talking Head Bob Beckel Out After Trashing Black Colleague
The main reason for writing this particular post is so I can use the “Dems R the Real Racists” headline. The whole racism charge is pretty much useless now, though. Unless you’re saying death to all blacks or something similar, I don’t think anyone even cares anymore. “Progressives” have pretty much robbed the designation of any meaning. When everything is racist, nothing is.
Given the recent direction of Fox News, I’m hesitant to co-sign these charges. But then again, Bob Beckel is a blowhard who once called for the assassination of Julian Assange on live television.
So, good riddance.
Douglas Wigdor, an attorney who represents several current and former employees who have alleged racial discrimination at Fox News in a lawsuit, said he is representing the employee who complained about Beckel. In a statement, Wigdor alleged Beckel “stormed out of his office” when an African-American information-technology employee came to service his computer, “telling our client that he was leaving his office because he was black.” Wigdor alleged Fox News executives tried to get the employee to withdraw the complaint. “As with our other 22 clients, we intend on holding 21st Century Fox accountable for these actions and will be filing multiple other complaints in other matters next week,” Wigdor said.
Perhaps he was joking, I can’t say. Even so, since Beckel had already been fired once by Fox a couple years back, and given the new climate in the company, this kind of humor was probably not the best plan.
Best of luck in your future endeavors, Bob!