Fox News fires ‘The Five’ co-host after alleged racist comment

The move comes as Fox News continues to fall under intense scrutiny. Show Full Article He took tremendous advantage of our generosity, empathy, and goodwill and we simply came to the end of the road with him.”
After a stint on CNN, Beckel   returned to Fox News earlier this year. Beckel, one of the original co-hosts of The Five   and a more liberal voice on the panel, left Fox News in 2015 while recovering from back surgery. Executives reportedly conducted an   internal investigation and ultimately decided to end his role with the network. Bob Beckel, a co-host on “The Five,” was fired on Friday after allegedly making a racist remark to a fellow employee. Bill Shine, then the senior executive vice president of programming, described the departure   in a statement, “We tried to work with Bob for months, but we couldn’t hold ‘The Five’ hostage to one man’s personal issues. “Bob Beckel was terminated today for making an insensitive remark to an African-American employee,” the Fox News Channel said in a statement. Bill O’Reilly left the network after The New York Times reported he and the company paid $13 million to keep sexual harassment allegations   under wraps. According to Variety, a person familiar with the situation explained Beckel made a “racially insensitive remark” before   human resources   got involved on Tuesday night. The recently deceased   Roger Ailes, former chairman and CEO, left the network last year after similar harassment accusations, including from ex-Fox News hosts Gretchen Carlson and Megyn Kelly. Another member of the Fox News team has left the network on bad terms.