Tuesday, April 17, 2012
- Don't Fire Bob Beckel !!!
The Video Above is NOT WORK SAFE
I'll confess, the Fox show "The Five" is one of my guilty pleasures. And for those of you who are also fans you know that Bob Beckel is a co-host of that show. He's a solitary boomer liberal on show where he is surrounded by conservatives and conservative dominated chatter.
In the video above, he slips up and swears on Live TV on an episode of Hannity. He was so busy arguing that he didn't hear the director (or whoever) saying that they were back on the air.
In spite of his politics, I think there are things about Bob which are very admirable on a personal level. Bob is a recovering addict, and he talks about that process from time to time publicly. From where I sit, the fact that he has reached rock bottom and come back from it has given him a personal humility that most liberals don't posses. And I think that goes a long way toward building his character, and making his political views tolerable. He's not perfect, who among us is? But I think he's going the right way.
His confusion in the above segment was obvious. And if it were Anthony Wiener, or Ed Schultz making that same mistake I'd say fry em. But Bob is obviously doing his best and is therefore entitled to a slip up or two. It's my understanding that he doesn't take these political arguments personally and that he's actually a very nice guy.
Anyway, I don't think he should be fired at all. I think if all liberals were like Bob the world would be a better place. Maybe not much better, but better. and I've had my fill if political purges lately.
And if you're reading this Bob, then I'm sure it's for the first time. So you should know that I'm an extreme right wing Anti labor union, gun nut, who is a Hedge Fund portfolio manager, and who couldn't disagree with you more with regard to politics.
But just because we disagree doesn't mean we have to hate each other.