In a move that I’m sure has him feeling much more at home these day, liberal loudmouth Bob ‘Jabba the Hut’ Beckel, a former co-host of “The Five” on Fox News, has now found a new home as he recently returned to cable television. This time around it be those who can stomach watching the Communist News Network (CNN) who will be blessed by his presence. Let’s face it, that’s a network which is far more likely to tolerate, and make excuses for, his idiotic antics.
It was back in June that Fox News finally released the blowhard, Beckel, after what had proven to be a rather controversial stint, to say the least, on “The Five” where, among other things, he took contrary positions, was caught flipping off another co-host and on multiple occasions let fly with an F-bomb. In other words, typical behavior for a brain-dead liberal. But as I said, it’s doubtful that such behavior will cause him any problems there at CNN.
“The Five” had been rated No. 1 on basic cable at 5 p.m. for June, and its ratings for the 25-54 age demographic was up eight percent since Feb. 16, but Beckel had entered rehab therapy in April, reportedly for an addiction to prescription pain medication, and his last appearance on the show was Feb. 16. I very much doubt that his absence had much of an impact on the show’s ratings, unless there were many tuning in to see what stupid stunt he would pull this time.
It was Bill Shine, Fox’s executive vice president of programming, who said in a June statement announcing Beckel’s departure that, “We tried to work with Bob for months, but we couldn’t hold ‘The Five’ hostage to one man’s personal issues.” And he went on to say, “He took tremendous advantage of our generosity, empathy and goodwill and we simply came to the end of the road with him.” Very tactfully put, but his personal issues should have come as a surprise to no one.
Of course Beckel seemed to be confused by it all. It was in some idiotic Twitter post that old Beckel said he was rather “baffled” about being released by Fox. He said, “I just can’t understand the anger in Fox statement. I was healing from major back surgery i could not walk, I took no advantage I got well.” So like every other liberal you’ll ever meet the problems that they encounter throughout their lives have absolutely nothing to do with them.
The topic of Beckel’s triumphant return to cable ‘news’ was, of course, (Donald) Trump, whom CNN could find any one of 856 contributors and/or guests in the New York area to opine about. But instead it was Beckel who got the call – or more likely – he pitched CNN on giving him a few at-bats. Beckel was likely eager to show that he’s clean, sober and ready to work again. But frankly he doesn’t make any more sense off the drugs that he did while on the drugs.
Personally, I could never quite figure out the rational for having Beckel on the network to begin with he simply didn’t fit. He seemed to be more like someone you tend to see on MSNBC or CNN. So I can’t say that I’m at all surprised to see that he has finally shown up on one to those two ‘news’ networks. Let’s face it, he no political genius. His only claim to fame is that he one engineered a political campaign that garnered for his candidate, the electoral votes of the candidate’s home state.