Bob Beckel is a rare breed in the cable news business for one reason: He somehow pulls off being a genuine, likable curmudgeon. And in doing so, he carved out a nice existence at Fox News, sparring effectively (with a filterless wit) with his political adversaries on The Five and doing weekly spots on The O'Reilly Factor.
Cable news junkies know that Bob Beckel left Fox News recently after dealing with some personal issues, but tonight he reemerged on cable news with a CNN hit.
In the aftermath of some tweets questioning Fox's "angry" statement on his departure, Bob Beckel made it clear he holds no ill will towards head honcho Roger Ailes.
Bob Beckel, whose departure from Fox News and The Five was made public this week, with a sharply-worded statement from the network that said “\"We tried to work with Bob for months, but we couldn’t hold The Five hostage to one man’s personal issues. Show More Summary
Fox fired Bob Beckel, who is struggling with addiction, and then twisted the knife for good measure These are words I never thought I would say: I feel kind of sorry for Bob Beckel. That was a strange sentence to type. I could almost feel my fingers rebelling. Show More Summary
At the very end of today's The Five, Dana Perino very briefly addressed the departure of Bob Beckel.
Fox News has had enough of The Five co-host Bob Beckel, the panel’s sole liberal voice, dumping him with some harsh criticisms. “We tried to work with Bob for months, but we couldn’t hold The Five hostage to one man’s personal issues,” said Fox News’ head Bill Shine said Thursday. Show More Summary
The co-host of The Five has long been open about his past abuse of drugs and alcohol.
Bob Beckel said Thursday that Fox News' announcement that the network was letting him go "baffles" him. Beckel, a longtime co-host of "The Five" who has been with Fox News since 2000, took a leave of absence in February to undergo back surgery. Show More Summary
On Thursday, Fox fired Bob Beckel, who is struggling with addiction, and then twisted the knife for good measure
Good morning. Commentator ‘can’t understand Fox anger’ Bob Beckel’s claim to fame as a political consultant was managing Walter Mondale’s 1984 presidential campaign and losing 49 of 50 states to Ronald Reagan. But failure doesn’t impede...Show More Summary
As we first reported earlier this afternoon, Fox News has parted ways with The Five co-host Bob Beckel...
If you?re looking to get a job at Fox News<, I guess now is as good a time as any, as the network has not only parted ways with Sarah Palin, but has apparently also given a rather un-fond farewell to longtime analyst Bob Beckel, who has been M.I.A. for the past four months.Click To Continue Reading
The Fox News Channel and Bob Beckel have parted ways. The network has officially put an end to its employment relationship with the political analyst who since July 2011 was one of the regular co-hosts of the hit Monday-through-Friday roundtable show The Five. Show More Summary
"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.
Anthony Weiner just had a great idea. With Bob Beckel officially off The Five, Fox News' popular afternoon show is on the lookout for a new token liberal. Who better than Weiner to fill that slot?
Over four months after he last appeared on the cable news network, Bob Beckel has officially been let go by Fox News Channel. "We tried to work with Bob for months, but we couldn't hold The Five hostage to one man's personal issues," said Bill Shine FNC EVP Programming in a statement today. Show More Summary
Fox News has parted ways with liberal firebrand and "The Five" co-host Bob Beckel, the network confirmed Thursday. Beckel had been with the network in various capacities since 2000, serving as one of the program's hosts since 2011. He left the show for back surgery in February. Show More Summary
It's official. Fox News has let Bob Beckel go. Following the revelations that Beckel had undergone back surgery and then rehabilitation therapy for a pain killer addiction, the network confirmed to Mediaite Thursday that he is no longer part of the Fox team.