Fire News fired another on-air personality today, as the news network seems determined to appease the gods of political correctness.
Bob Beckel, co-host of the Fox News primetime show The Five, was terminated for what Fox said was “making an insensitive remark to an African-American employee.”
Beckel is the latest in a string of employees that Fox News has fired over allegations of sexual harassment and of being “culturally insensitive.”
According to Variety, here’s the allegation that led to Beckel’s firing Friday morning:
Douglas Wigdor, an attorney who represents several current and former employees who have alleged racial discrimination at Fox News in a lawsuit, said he is representing the employee who complained about Beckel. In a statement, Wigdor alleged Beckel “stormed out of his office” when an African-American information-technology employee came to service his computer, “telling our client that he was leaving his office because he was black.” Wigdor alleged Fox News executives tried to get the employee to withdraw the complaint. “As with our other 22 clients, we intend on holding 21st Century Fox accountable for these actions and will be filing multiple other complaints in other matters next week,” Wigdor said.
No word yet on whether the man who was offended because Beckel called him ‘black,’ is planning on suing, but it’s probably a good bet that the aggrieved man will get a big payday.