For years, Fox News had Alan Colmes to reliably play Caspar Milquetoast to Sean Hannity and now they have Bob Beckel, former Democratic campaign consultant, as their token “liberal” to reliably say all manner of stupid things. You aren’t going to believe just how stupid his reaction was to the Charlie Hebdo massacre:
On Thursday evening, the gang on Fox News’ “The Five” used the massacre at satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo’s Paris offices to discuss a pesky brand of liberalism creeping its way across Europe. Bob Beckel, the show’s token “progressive” had some words to say on the topic:
“Have you noticed that poll in France that young people were much more predisposed toward radical Islam than older people?” Beckel asked his co-hosts. “I think it’s sort of like in the United States where younger people today, it’s not at all unusual for people to see multicultural dating, for example. Back when I was young you didn’t date out of your own ethnicity. But in Europe and other places, this mingling that’s going on here, younger people are beginning to find this acceptable. And that’s the thing that is sort of scary because they’re getting exposed to it on a daily basis.”
Co-host Greg Gutfeld quickly jumped in: “I don’t know if you can compare affection for radicalization to mixed dating. You don’t mean that.”
“I didn’t mean that,” Beckel said.
Yeah, he didn’t mean it, he just said it. Seriously, when you reach the point where you’re too stupid for Greg fucking Gutfeld, it’s time for you to be put out to pasture. Permanently.