Bob Beckel – political pundit, Fox News Analyst, USA Today columnist… racist? Definitely. Beckel’s latest foot-in-mouth moment came when the suspender-wearing co-host of “The Five” trotted out the contentious English language racist term for an Asian-American.
Beckel then drove his point home with some sort of vulgar arm gesture, leaving his fellow hosts Greg Gutfeld and Eric Bolling just shaking their heads. On Thursday’s episode of The Five, Beckel spouted off with:
The Chinese are the single biggest threat to the national security of United States. They have been, they will be and they can wait – they are very patient. You know what they just did? As usual we bring them over here and we teach a bunch of Chinamen, er Chinese people, how to use computers and they go back to China and they hack into us.
“That is going to end up on ‘The Soup,’ co-host Andrea Tantaros added.
Beckel continued his diatribe against all Chinese.
“Really, shouldn't they be worried about these people?” Beckel said. “There's billions of them and all they do is hack into our stuff. They send us cheap toys, all of which got lead in them and kill kids.”
Beckel is quite familiar with backtracking after blinkered words plunge out of his mouth with about as much forethought as daytime nap drool on a pillow. Remember when he attempted to explain his use of the word “rednecks” and he ended up saying Chinamen again?
During a segment on Michael Vick, he called the dog fighters a bunch of “rednecks.” Even as the word left his mouth, he could tell he was going to get in trouble. So, during the next segment, he made a point to apologize, saying that, to him, “redneck” wasn’t a racial thing because “blacks are rednecks, whites are rednecks, I was a redneck, Chinamen are rednecks.” His stunned co-hosts then rushed to cut to commercial and, when the show returned, Beckel was forced to apologize again to the Chinese community!
But what’s a bigot without tossing in a slanty-eye joke? In February of 2013, Beckel was complaining about his eyes…
Again per HuffPost:
The roundtable on the show was discussing ways to relax and the benefits of napping. Beckel argued in favor of taking naps. When someone recommended exercising to recharge, Beckel dismissed the suggestion with this anecdote: "I went swimming. My eyes blew up, and it made me look Oriental."
“Bob!” co-host Kimberly Guilfoyle reprimanded.
“That's all I said,” a nonplussed Beckel said.
“People don't say that anymore, Bob,” Guilfoyle said.
“They don't say that either?”
“No, no, Bob.”
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