Fox News fired Bob Beckel — again — because “The Five” cohost made a racially insensitive remark to a coworker.
“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.”
He returned to the network in 2017 to rejoin “The Five,” and it seemed bygones were bygones.
“Bob was missed by many fans of ‘The Five’ and we’re happy to welcome him back to the show,” said Rupert Murdoch in a statement.
Now, Beckel is leaving Fox for the second time in just two years amid a number of allegations against the network for sexual harassment and cultural insensitivity.
Ironically enough, Beckel wrote on Twitter Thursday that the now-deceased Roger Aides gave him a job 15 years ago after a “fake scandal.”
15 yrs ago I was out of work after fake scandal Roger Ailes gave me work a great man with a big heart may he now Rest In Peace
— Robert G Beckel (@RobertGBeckel) May 18, 2017