On Thursday, the news leaked that Bob Beckel has been dropped from Fox News program, The Five. Originally, reports claimed that his leaving was “amicable.” Fox News has supported Beckel for several years as he’s struggled with problems of addiction. When asked to comment, the network gave this response.
“We tried to work with Bob for months, but we couldn’t hold The Five hostage to one man’s personal issues. He took tremendous advantage of our generosity, empathy, and goodwill, and we simply came to the end of the road with him.”
The same statement included information about candidates for replacing Beckel on the show. Apparently, the network is considering names like Juan Williams and Geraldo Rivera.
Fox News is making quite a few changes. Earlier, they dropped former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin as a contributor. She will make guest appearances on Fox and Fox Business, but her presence will be less frequent.
What do you think of Fox’s recent changes? And who do you think might replace Beckel on The Five?