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Fox News Token Liberal’s F-Bomb Terrifies Sean Hannity

I shit whole donkeysDo you know this guy Bob Beckel, the Fox News Liberal Who Isn’t Juan Williams? Usually his job is to go on Glenn Beck replacement The Five and have Dana Perino scratch his eyeballs out, while C. Montgomery Burns, The Joker, and, who else, Ashley Todd, maybe, cackle at the horror. But he also moonlights as, well, the Token Liberal on Sean Hannity’s program, and last night he said the only decent thing that’s ever been said on that show: “If you say that Head Start is a failure, you don’t know what the FUCK you’re talking about.” Go this guy, Beckel!

After everyone got all mad and Fox News probably had to pay some fine, Beckel took to the Twitter to apologize for his wise observation that happened to have a naughty word in it:

Ha, you did not think you were off the air. Bob Beckel! (Beckel/Santelli ’12?) This is hilarious:

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161 comments

    1. JustPixelz

      Fox seems to be on a 60 year delay. They talk about events as if it were 1952 with its worries about Negroes voting, the A-bomb (not the F-bomb), and a 90% top tax rate.

  1. Respitetini

    And there's no way Fox paid him to do that. Really, there isn't. I don't know where any of you heard such a ludicrous thing.

    1. RavenRant

      The official non-apology apology is: "I'm sorry IF anyone was offended." The implication being that only a freakish mutant lame-o would be offended by the word/statement/racist email that prompted the NAA.

      1. Mumbly_Joe

        I'm personally a fan of "I apologize to anyone who was offended." The implication with that one being, if you weren't offended -that is, if you're the sort of person who heard what I said, and thought, "Well, right on," then that's fine too, because you know what I'm really talking about here.

    1. comrad_darkness

      If it was you I saw in the organic food section yesterday, you look pretty embarrassing when you're stoned. Just sayin'.

  2. CogitoErgoBibo

    You know, I'm much happier with Michael Steele as our nerd-sexy token Republican on MSNBC. Meghan McCain's boobs even occasionally show up there for the male demographic. Much hawter than the token Dem on Fox, even if he did call them all effing idiots.

    1. rickmaci

      I really like Meghan's appearances on MSNBC. When she brings her substantial assets to the debate, no question, I stand up and take notice.

    2. Limeylizzie

      I would totally fuck Michael Steele, I would even do some sexytime with Megs, as long as Rachel was involved, but Bob Beckel? No.

      1. bagofmice

        Honestly, Steele is a little bit goofy, but seriously, he's the kind of republican I enjoy. He has his core principles, but is not so tied to an uptight image that he actually communicates with people. He ain't country club. That is refreshing, and useful for Instructing a dialogue as opposed To a demagogue.

        Damnyouautocorrect.

        1. Limeylizzie

          I really like him, he seems without hatred and vitriol, which is , in of itself, refreshing.

          1. Lionel[redacted]Esq

            Let's not over romanticize Steele, he of the story about Oreo's being thrown at him by liberals, etc. When he was a pol, he was as nasty as any Republican. I will only give him credit for sort of loosening up once he got out of the biz. I'm pretty sure that the lesbian bondage clubs helped with that. Still, he was as bad as any other Conservative when he had to bow to the Limbaughs, Hannitys and other pillars of the right.

          2. Negropolis

            Very true. Like most former, modern Republicans, he spent way too much of his life being a dick and being of service to a party who hated his fucking guts beneath the very thin veneer of trotting him out as tolerable "outreach." Even after overseeing the Tea Party revolution, they repayed him by forcing him out on trumped up charges, as if no other Republican Party leader had ever frittered away party funds on stupid shit.

  3. Nostrildamus

    I guess FOX ditched the old "liberals must wear clown suit and shoes on air" rule for a more lenient "just wear suspenders or something equally ridiculous" policy.

    Progress!!

    1. James Michael Curley

      Now that I have a phone with one of those fancy QR Scanners or whatever, why am I afraid to scan your avatar?

    2. Lionel[redacted]Esq

      FOX still requires liberals to wear a yellow "L" while walking in their halls.

  4. MissTaken

    Real question!

    Why the hoopla about cursing on cable shows? Does the FCC censor them or is that saved for networks that show a nipple during the Superbowl?

    1. SorosBot

      But seeing a nipple destroys the minds of children! As much violence and blood as possible are perfectly OK though.

  5. Lucidamente1

    He should have followed it up with "And Sean, if you believe that about Head Start, you're even more retarded than you look."

    1. Boojum

      I think you have forgotten the rule, which is no mockery of the ACTUALLY intellectually challenged, on the basis of their intellectually challengedness. Ish.

      This would surely apply to Sean.

  6. flamingpdog

    I apologize to anyone who heard me on Hannity.

    I apologze to anyone who heard me for being on Hannity.

    /fixed

    1. Swampgas_Man

      I apologize for anyone dumb enough to listen to Hannity.

      Obviously, our schools didn't do right by you guys.

    2. Boojum

      A GOP apology would have been more like "I apologize to anyone unfortunate enough to hear my reasonable response to hearing the stupid bitch next to me say things that would have caused the Buddha, Gandhi, and Jesus Christ himself to rip off her head and skullfuck her eye holes. I should have exercised God like restraint, which I thought I was in not bitch slapping her to the floor and stamping out the taint of her ignorance with my steel shanked boots. "

  7. Texan_Bulldog

    Token liberals on Fox usually don't fare very well. Has anyone seen Alan Colmes lately or did Sean Hannity suck his life force out?

    1. RavenRant

      Colmes always looked so pasty, spindly, and sickly, I thought he was dying of some wasting disease, and it would be too rude to ask what was wrong with him. But he's looked that way for years now, so – not dying?

  8. prommie

    Where'd they find that cornfed boobie-head dingbat he was yelling at? I'd love to hatefuck that.

        1. Toomush_Infer

          Oh, Lizzie, I do think it was the tits that finally made his head explode….at least there aren't supposed to be any brains in there…

  9. Oblios_Cap

    I imagine Hannity will stick to lobbing softball questions at GOP politicians and having them kiss his ass rather than go through that trauma again!

  10. a_pink_poodle

    When Santorum drops the F-bomb, he's hailed as a hero but when some guy I don't know does it, it's a huge deal?

    1. Doktor StrangeZoom

      Santorum only dropped the "bullshit" bomb. He saves the f-bomb for the marriage bed, as God intended.

    2. SkinnyNerd

      They are applying the Rmoney concept of law abiding / stay at home mommying / dog abusing / paying taxes. Rich people can lie, cheat, and steal (and curse, and not work, and not pay taxes, and not put their pets in their cars) all they want. Everybody else will be punished accordingly. Understood?

  11. Baconzgood

    This kinda fucking language pisses me the hell off. All the time cunts like Bono fucking say "cock sucking whore bitch" at the fucking Emmy's and shit. It's like I can't fucking sit the fuck on my ass and watch TV with my bastard kids. Fuck this shit with a vibrator covered in piss.

    1. An_Outhouse

      Plenty of bastard kids grew up not to be sociopathic murderers even though they didn't watch TV with their Baconz.

    2. Swampgas_Man

      Allow me to put a dainty Sunday bonnet on Beckel and ram him up the FCC's ass w/ an unlubricated horse-cock.

  12. CapnFatback

    If "fuck" is considered obscene, then Sean Hannity's face is the visual representation of at least twenty fucks.

  13. elviouslyqueer

    After his F-bomb drop, Beckel should've gone full Jerry Springer and proceeded to donkey punch Hannity right in his micro-mini-Me.

  14. SorosBot

    Well at least he's got more balls than Alan Colmes – of course a eunuch has more balls than Alan Colmes.

  15. EtchySketchy

    The on-air expletive was okay, but embedding the word in a sentence really pissed off Fox management.

  16. Allmighty_Manos

    Didn't know who this Beckel guy was until he dropped a f bomb. That's what I call good PR.

    1. Hedley_Lamarr

      Just what I was thinking. Hannity's ratings are dropping, and BOOM! another fucking liberal.

  17. Dumbedup

    Who watches that show? I watched it once, it was the saddest thing I ever saw, I pitied that idiot Hannity and his D list guests, pandering to insomniacs and shut ins. Confederacy of dunces indeed.

    1. elviouslyqueer

      This. I'm surprised that right-wingers haven't already co-opted this as an "attack on civil discourse."

  18. UnholyMoses

    How come I've never heard of any of the people who allegedly speak for my point of view?

    Oh, and a memo to all of the people who show up on the gasbag shows to allegedly represent "Teh Left":

    Stop apologizing for telling the truth!!

    Seriously. The right never apologies for anything. Ever.

    Not for lying about basic math in their bullshit budgets …. not for continually race baiting and then acting as if being exposed as racists is worse than being racists … not for starting wars that kill tens of thousands of innocent women and children (if not hundreds of thousands) … not for putting in place policies that destroyed the world economy … not for okaying the use of torture that the Nazis and Pol Pot and Japanese used (and for which we put them to death) … not for being okay with making our planet uninhabitable … not for ANYTHINGEVERANDEVERANDEVERITAIN'TEVERHAPPENINGEVERFORANYREASON!!

    So knock it the fuck off.

    Okay, sorry.

    Please knock it the fuck off.

    And, yes, that means not apologizing even when there are "naughty" words involved. Truth is truth, and sometimes it's profane.

    Tell 'em, "Deal with it, bitchez." and move the fuck on already.

  19. smitallica

    Hey, if the Kelly Clarkson wannabe next to him says it's a failure, then it must be a failure.

  20. el_donaldo

    Stupid makes me angry too.

    Who the fuck doesn't know that Head Start is one of the most successful government programs ever?

  21. ifthethunderdontgetya

    I just may not be cut out for the tv business. Peace.

    That's nice, Bob. You're not in the tv business. You're in the right-wing propaganda business, and your role is "token liberal".

    And that's why you had to apologize.
    ~

  22. prommie

    You don't want to scare Hannnity like that, when he gets agitated he starts shrieking and flinging his poo out of the cage.

  23. SkinnyNerd

    I think it would be great if we could all have a pet Hannity that apologizes for us, while we sit back and say, "I do not apologize." Where can I get one of those?

  24. DonnyKerabotsos

    I almost like this guy, but he screwed up with the apology…"I apologize to anyone who heard me on Hannity."

    Come on, man. If they heard you on Hannity, they must be Hannity's audience…FUCK 'EM!

    1. valthemus

      I thought most of Hannity and Bill O's audience was liberals tuning in to assess the right wing's current level of mendacious self-aggrandizing. ("Where are they on the Batshit Scale tonight?")

      1. Biel_ze_Bubba

        I don't think there are all that many liberals with the stomach to watch and listen to those scumbags.

  25. pinkocommi

    Beckel can f-bomb all he wants and never be as offensive as the rest of things people say on faux news.

  26. BlueStateLibel

    Was that Dana Lie-Through-Her-Teeth "No terrorist attacks happened under George W. Bush"?

  27. Radiotherapy

    Glad to see we are all on the same page with this one.
    (I know it's in bad taste –srsly, is there bad taste on the Wonketz? — to comment on your own YKWE comment, but I was after Truman on this one. Hitler was second.)

  28. HobbesEvilTwin

    It's too bad that the first time a true statement is uttered on faux news, the veracity is overshadowed by an f bomb.

  29. rickmaci

    Well, his statement is TRUE. So is that what has the Foxies with their panties in a bunch?

  30. hagajim

    So he may not be cut out for the Fucking teevee Business….can he throttle Hannity for us while he's there?

  31. Lionel[redacted]Esq

    Beckle is not perfect, and he almost never calls FOX out for being FOX (They sign his paychecks, don't you know), but he is the strongest liberal voice they ever let on there. Last week, they actually had a balanced panel with Hannity (2 libs, 2 nuts, including Hannity), and Beckle was having fun because he wasn't having to defend himself from a three-way.

  32. Eve8Apples

    "You don’t know what the FUCK you’re talking about” is probably the only truthful statement ever spoken on FAUX News.

  33. BarackMyWorld

    Fox News probably had to pay some fine

    FCC doesn't have jurisdiction over cable networks.

  34. Antispandex

    So…their only "liberal" is an out of control nut job? Why doesn't he fit in at Fox? You know, if Sean, or the fat oxy junkie had said it, there would be no need for an apology…because this is America…and free speech…and we're number 1.

    1. Fuck Toad

      If after years of being yammered at by Sean Hannity and the rest of those sinister lying fucks the most you do is yell a bad word, "out of control" is not the phrase I would use. It would require the self-restraint of a saint to do anything less than tackle Hannity and give him a swirly.

  35. mlytnz

    saying "fuck" on the air is not even 1/4 as offensive as all the constant bull shit they stay spittin.

  36. Toomush_Infer

    Well, what other choices did he have?: "Oh, for Christ' sake!", …."Hannity, you unbelievable douchebag!"…. running out of options here…..

  37. rocktonsam

    I'm sure Sh-yawn and the FOX bunch were shocked. They understand the word"fuck" when its said during the following…

    fucking nigger,
    fuck Obama,
    FUCK womenz
    that fucking Palin, shes pure gold
    fuck ,I'm rich
    fuck our stupid viewers
    who hasn't fucked Jamie Colby?
    Megyn, where the fuck is my coffee?
    fuck the truth, they'll believe whatever the fuck we tell them
    Oh fuck, Rmoney is the best we can do? We're FUCKED

  38. Douché

    What a fucking douch…. Wait a cotton picking minute…. Did i just agree with someone on fox, GAG GAG GAG GAG GAG vomit. What IS GOING ON????????

  39. lulzmonger

    FOX in 2040 2014: "… of course, Cash For Clunkers was a huge disaster for Obama – that's the reason why he shut it down before it could end his term with an impeachment!"

  40. Negropolis

    Alternate text WIN.

    Yo, Bob, Imma let you finish, but Ed Schultz does the best fat, white, liberal on-air meltdowns, evah.

  41. Biel_ze_Bubba

    "I'm not gonna apologize." Love that; too bad his Fucks Gnus lords forced it out of him later.

  42. DahBoner

    First you tell 'em that they don't know what the FUCK they are talking about…

    …next thing you know, we'll have Medicare for Everyone.

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