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SaintLouieWoman
07-15-2014, 12:09 AM
The Lib Dems Eat Their Own (http://news.msn.com/us/california-politicians-call-for-fox-news-host-to-resign-over-slur)

Wouldn't you know it would be the Dems who attack Beckel, who usually is so obnoxious that I keep rolling my eyes when I hear his defense of all things lib. He made his apology of sorts, but I give him credit for not really backing down.


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Co-host Bob Beckel on FOX News' 'The Five' at FOX Studios on February 26, 2014 in New York City.
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BERKELEY Calif. (Reuters) - Two California politicians have called for a host of Fox News Channel's "The Five" program to resign, saying Bob Beckel's use of the term "Chinamen" was racist.
The pundit is facing criticism for using the word on air last week as well as for suggesting Chinese computer science students come to study in the United States only to pose a security threat.
Judy Chu, a Democratic U.S. congresswoman from California, said on Monday she was deeply offended and that Beckel should go immediately.

"He condemns an entire ethnic group as being threats to national security and uses racial slurs while doing so," Chu said in a statement. "The implications go far beyond the Chinese community by promoting a culture of intolerance that has no place in our society."

Fox News Channel said Beckel's comments will be addressed on Monday night's episode of "The Five" and noted that they were made by him and not the network or the show at large.

A California state senator on Saturday called on Beckel to resign. Ted Lieu, who represents suburban Los Angeles and is running for the U.S. House of Representatives as a Democrat, called himself "one of those 'Chinamen' with 'Oriental' eyes" who immigrated to the United States and majored in computer science.
"I also served on active duty in the United States Air Force and continue to serve my country in the Reserves," Lieu said.

"Mr. Beckel's comments are more than just racist and stupid. His ignorant views are dangerous."
Beckel also told his co-hosts that Americans should be worried about Chinese people because "there's billions of them. All they do is hack into our stuff. They send us cheap toys, all of which have lead in them so they kill the kids."

A liberal political pundit working for a conservative-leaning news network, Beckel last year said on "The Five" that his eyes look "oriental" after he swims.
An agent for Beckel did not immediately return calls for comment.

Dlr Pyro
07-15-2014, 02:43 AM
This country's skin has gotten way too thin.

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RobJohnson
07-15-2014, 03:34 AM
They send us cheap toys, all of which have lead in them so they kill the kids."

Liberals have been saying that for a long time, and let's not forget the made in China pet treats that were making animals sick and in some cases causing death.

To me Beckel seems like an alright guy, It's too bad he sold his house and they won't be showing his Christmas lights every year. The kids in his neighborhood really enjoyed them.

I'd meet the guy for a beer or dinner and I'm sure we would get a long fine. He seems to have a pretty good heart, just different political beliefs.

SarasotaRepub
07-15-2014, 09:05 AM
Good for Bob B.

He can be a Libtard ass but in this he's right.

SaintLouieWoman
07-15-2014, 12:44 PM
Beckel is finding there is a price to be paid for telling the truth. He's lucky he works for Fox.

With the administration in power, about anything can be done by one of their own, like say, destroying hard discs from government computers as a cover up, but don't dare to speak the truth about China.

We owe too much money to China for financing our boondoggles. We need to turn that proverbial blind eye to what they're doing. I disagree with Beckel on so many things, but he indeed is right on this one.

RobJohnson
07-15-2014, 01:38 PM
Beckel is finding there is a price to be paid for telling the truth. He's lucky he works for Fox.

With the administration in power, about anything can be done by one of their own, like say, destroying hard discs from government computers as a cover up, but don't dare to speak the truth about China.

We owe too much money to China for financing our boondoggles. We need to turn that proverbial blind eye to what they're doing. I disagree with Beckel on so many things, but he indeed is right on this one.

Well said.

noonwitch
07-15-2014, 03:11 PM
Wasn't there just a story in the past couple of days about China hacking our computers again?

Chinamen probably isn't the politically correct term to describe men from China, but it's not exactly a slur. "Slanty eyes" or "yellow man", or confusing people from China with people from Japan would be racial slurs. I believe some consider "oriental" to be a racial slur, which is why the term "asian" is used instead.

Dori
07-15-2014, 08:53 PM
This country's skin has gotten way too thin.


I remember kids singing "Ching chong Chinaman"

Not sure where it came from.

noonwitch
07-16-2014, 02:47 PM
I remember kids singing "Ching chong Chinaman"

Not sure where it came from.


Or the one about putting pee-pee in your Coke.


I remember the way kids used to say Eeenie Meanie Minee Moe. It's good that they say Tiger these days.

NJCardFan
07-16-2014, 03:47 PM
I remember kids singing "Ching chong Chinaman"

Not sure where it came from.

Remember the old Chung King commercial? Chung Chung chicken!

ttomm46
07-16-2014, 04:02 PM
The Lib Dems Eat Their Own (http://news.msn.com/us/california-politicians-call-for-fox-news-host-to-resign-over-slur)

Wouldn't you know it would be the Dems who attack Beckel, who usually is so obnoxious that I keep rolling my eyes when I hear his defense of all things lib. He made his apology of sorts, but I give him credit for not really backing down.

Is that as bad as Jap?

SaintLouieWoman
07-16-2014, 08:11 PM
Is that as bad as Jap?

Not sure but today Beckel went off on the Muslims. He was really riled by their violence. Now they'll be demanding his firing, too. Starting to like Bob, never thought I'd say that. At least he speaks his mind.

Dori
07-16-2014, 09:03 PM
Not sure but today Beckel went off on the Muslims. He was really riled by their violence. Now they'll be demanding his firing, too. Starting to like Bob, never thought I'd say that. At least he speaks his mind.

Bob's more of an old JFK Democrat. He's somewhat religious and is pro life. Certainly not politically correct. He's good friends with a lot of the people on FOX, especially on the Five. They get together at each other's homes and ride the train together.

Rockntractor
07-16-2014, 09:10 PM
Is that as bad as Jap?
Sigh, let's just put it this way, it is yet another chink in Bobs armour.

noonwitch
07-17-2014, 10:18 AM
Sigh, let's just put it this way, it is yet another chink in Bobs armour.

That's bad-funny, but bad.

RobJohnson
07-18-2014, 01:11 AM
That's bad-funny, but bad.

:biggrin-new:

RobJohnson
07-18-2014, 01:12 AM
Not sure but today Beckel went off on the Muslims. He was really riled by their violence. Now they'll be demanding his firing, too. Starting to like Bob, never thought I'd say that. At least he speaks his mind.

I don't think the show would be the same without him. Even if I don't always agree with him.