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Wed Feb 20, 2013, 04:45 PM

 

Fox News co-host under fire for rape remark

Source: Yahoo News

A Fox News co-host is facing a backlash for questioning the prevalence of rape on college campuses.

“When was the last time you heard about a rape on campus?” Bob Beckel , a liberal co-host of Fox News' "The Five," asked his four colleagues on Tuesday's show.

“What are you talking about?" co-host Eric Bolling responded. "It’s rampant."

“In particular, date rape on campus,” co-host Dana Perino added.

Read more: http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/lookout/fox-news-co-host-under-fire-rape-remark-203159297.html



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Reply Fox News co-host under fire for rape remark (Original post)
UnrepentantLiberal Feb 2013 OP
Ash_F Feb 2013 #1
hrmjustin Feb 2013 #2
Eleanors38 Feb 2013 #5
Downtown Hound Feb 2013 #3
Kelvin Mace Feb 2013 #4
DisgustipatedinCA Feb 2013 #6
John1956PA Feb 2013 #7
JI7 Feb 2013 #8
GeorgeGist Feb 2013 #9
JI7 Feb 2013 #10
RILib Feb 2013 #11
JI7 Feb 2013 #12
Ken Burch Feb 2013 #16
840high Feb 2013 #13
Ken Burch Feb 2013 #15
rachel1 Feb 2013 #14

Response to UnrepentantLiberal (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 04:48 PM

1. This is why I don't watch TV

I feel dumber after watching that segment.

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Response to UnrepentantLiberal (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 04:51 PM

2. This is a perfect example of how foxnews rots your brain.

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Response to hrmjustin (Reply #2)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 05:02 PM

5. Hmmm. Foxtrots. It ain't vomit, but it'll do.

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Response to UnrepentantLiberal (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 04:55 PM

3. Any liberal that works for Fox is no liberal at all

Either they aren't aware that they are simply being used so Faux can counter criticisms about right wing bias, or they don't care. Either way, fuck liberals that work for Faux. Aiding and abetting the enemy.

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Response to UnrepentantLiberal (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 05:01 PM

4. A liberal?

By whose definition? Reading quotes from his Wikipedia page, he sounds like a Teabagger:

Beckel initially evoked controversy in August 2011 when he implied on air that he had held back from criticizing his Fox News colleague Sarah Palin. He agreed with The Five co-host Greg Gutfeld when Gutfeld said he felt awkward making negative comments about Palin, because "it's like (badmouthing) a co-worker." "I know exactly what you mean," Beckel added. "I'll be honest, I've pulled my punches." Both Gutfeld and Beckel later said they were joking, however.

In December 2010, with reference to Julian Assange, Beckel commented, "This guy's a traitor, he's treasonous, and he has broken every law of the United States. And I'm not for the death penalty, so there's only one way to do it: illegally shoot the son of a bitch."

On April 16, 2012, Beckel appeared on Hannity with Jennifer Stefano and Neal Boortz. After Jennifer claimed that the Head Start Program, which aims to help poor children, did not work, Beckel replied, "You don’t know what the fuck you’re talking about!" Beckel did not realize the show was back from the commercial break, and initially refused to apologize. When persuaded that the show was, in fact, live, Beckel apologized for his choice of language, but stood by the overall intent of the statement.

In August, 2012, Beckel reportedly offended some Jews when he referred to Jewish Americans who had participated in a Mitt Romney fundraiser in Israel as "a bunch of diamond merchants we don’t know the names of."

In November, 2012, Beckel concluded, while commentating on the San Francisco public nudity ban live on Fox News, that most nudists were, as children, "probably gang-banged, I don't know!", and then proceeded to laugh about his comment and saying, "they were probably sexually assaulted, I don't know!".

In February, 2013, Beckel made the statement that Rapes on campus don't really happen.

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Response to Kelvin Mace (Reply #4)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 05:08 PM

6. You're right. This POS sounds exactly like a teabagger.

Is the Fox zombie audience so far gone that they buy the notion that this is what a liberal sounds like? Nevermind, I think I have my answer.

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Response to UnrepentantLiberal (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 05:10 PM

7. Reports of rape on campus are not uncommon. Also, many rapes go unreported.

Any competent journalist would not utter the comment which Beckel dropped.

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Response to UnrepentantLiberal (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 05:22 PM

8. he actually is a liberal, but it shows that even liberal men

don't really get it. it would be easy to just say he isn't liberal but he isn't conservative for sure.

there are guys who are liberal on every issue but they don't get it when it comes to some of these issues.

Beckel is also one who uses prositutes.

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Response to JI7 (Reply #8)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 07:03 PM

9. Your expertise is noted.

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Response to GeorgeGist (Reply #9)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 07:12 PM

10. we see it on DU all the time

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Response to JI7 (Reply #8)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 07:42 PM

11. how is he a liberal?

 

What policies? Everything quoted here makes it sound like he's an idiot.

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Response to RILib (Reply #11)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 07:49 PM

12. pro labor unions

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Response to JI7 (Reply #12)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 09:29 PM

16. I doubt that very much.

He's obviously not the sort that wants the labor movement to get stronger.

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Response to RILib (Reply #11)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 07:53 PM

13. He's a liberal idiot.

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Response to RILib (Reply #11)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 09:28 PM

15. He was hardcore anti-Sandinista in the Eighties.

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If you wanted Reagan to get his way in Nicaragua, you're automatically gonna be right-wing on everything that matters.

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Response to UnrepentantLiberal (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 08:54 PM

14. Liberal? Please. I've seen no evidence of him supporting ANY liberal policies whatsoever

FAUX news probably hired him and labelled him a progressive just to ridicule him and his fake so-called "liberal" views.

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