NEW YORK, N.Y. — Outspoken liberal commentator Bob Beckel has been fired from the Fox News network after reportedly making a racist remark to a fellow co-worker, the network announced on Friday.

“Bob Beckel was terminated today for making an insensitive remark to an African-American employee,” a network spokesperson said in a short statement.

Beckel, who has had a history of profanity filled on-air outbursts, previously parted ways with the network in 2015 after sources at the media giant said network executives had had their fill of his “arrogant demands” while recovering from back surgery.

“We tried to work with Bob for months, but we couldn’t hold ‘The Five’ hostage to one man’s personal issues,” Bill Shine, the network’s then executive vice president of programming said in a statement at that time. “He took tremendous advantage of our generosity, empathy and goodwill and we simply came to the end of the road with him.”

However, in an effort to give the political pundit another go, Fox News brought Beckel back as co-host of “The Five” on a part time basis earlier this year. Although co-hosts Jesse Watters, Dana Perino, Greg Gutfeld, and Kimberly Guilfoyle were initially leery, say sources, they cautiously welcomed the Trump critic back.

“Bob was missed by many fans of ‘The Five’ and we’re happy to welcome him back to the show,” said Rupert Murdoch, executive chairman of Fox News Channel and its corporate parent, 21st Century Fox, in a prepared statement, in January.

A Fox News spokesperson refused to provide additional detail on the context of Beckel’s remarks or who the remark was directed toward, however, Douglas Wigdor and Jeanne Christensen, lawyers who have recently filed a racial discrimination lawsuit on behalf of both current and former Fox employees, said in a joint statement that Beckel told one of their clients, a black IT worker, that he was leaving the room while the employee serviced his computer because the employee was “black”.

It has not yet been confirmed who would fill Beckel’s spot on “The Five”, but Juan Williams, who rotated with Beckel each week since the now fired correspondent’s return, is expected to make additional appearances until a permanent replacement is decided.



WASHINGTON, D.C. — Rod Wheeler, a retired Washington homicide detective hired to investigate the still unsolved murder of DNC staffer Seth Rich, has come forward with allegations that Rich may have been the source who leaked a wealth of DNC documents to Wikileaks just months before last November’s election.

Rich, who was employed as the Voter Expansion Data Director for the Democrat National Committee, was found murdered in the Bloomingdale neighborhood of Washington, D.C. on July 10, 2016. Although police officials called the murder the probable result of a robbery gone bad, Rich’s personal items including wallet, credit cards, watch and cell phone were never stolen.

Since Rich’s murder, speculation has run rampant that his death may have been tied to the leaked documents, which many blame for the downfall of the campaign of then Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.

Now, just two months shy of the one-year anniversary of Rich’s death, revelations by Wheeler, who says he believes that there has been a massive cover up into the DNC staffer’s murder, may just prove that speculation correct.

“The police department nor the FBI have been forthcoming,” Wheeler told Fox News D.C. affiliate Fox 5 ( “They haven’t been cooperating at all. I believe that the answer to solving his death lies on that computer, which I believe is either at the police department or either at the FBI. I have been told both.”

When asked if Wheeler’s sources have told him there is information that links Rich to Wikileaks, Wheeler replied, “Absolutely. Yeah. That’s confirmed.”

“I have a source inside the police department that has looked at me straight in the eye and said, ‘Rod, we were told to stand down on this case and I can’t share any information with you,’” Wheeler continued. “Now, that is highly unusual for a murder investigation, especially from a police department. Again, I don’t think it comes from the chief’s office, but I do believe there is a correlation between the mayor’s office and the DNC and that is the information that will come out [Tuesday].”

According to a federal source close to the investigation, An FBI forensic report of Rich’s computer — generated within 96 hours after the polling expert’s murder — showed the staffer made contact with WikiLeaks through Gavin MacFadyen, a now-deceased American investigative reporter, documentary filmmaker, and agent of WikiLeaks who was living in London at the time.

“I have seen and read the emails between Seth Rich and WikiLeaks,” the source confirmed.

On July 22, just 12 days after Rich’s murder, WikiLeaks published internal DNC emails that appeared to show that lead party officials had conspired to stop Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont from becoming the party’s presidential nominee. The fall out from the controversy resulted in Debbie Wasserman Schultz resigning as DNC chairperson.

Later in the campaign, a series of more sinister emails released by Wikileaks revealed a series of bizarre, cult like activities partaken in by some of the DNC’s highest ranking members including the attendance of so called “spirit cooking” dinners where guests were urged to bring human urine, blood and breast milk to the event. The emails were a devastating and humiliating blow to the Hillary Clinton campaign and Clinton, herself, blamed the emails in part for her presidential loss.

The federal source says the emails are now in possession of the FBI, but that the investigation into Rich’s death is being “stalled” by the Washington Police Department.

In response to Wheeler’s comments, a spokesperson for Rich’s family has come forward with denials that the slain DNC staffer was the source behind the leak. Brad Bauman, who says that Wheeler is not authorized to speak for the Rich family, called Wheeler’s allegations “unsubstantiated.”

Calls for statement to a DNC spokesperson resulted in “no comment”.



PYONGYANG, NORTH KOREA — Over the course of the last year, the United Nations has aided North Korea in developing a patent application for production of sodium cyanide — a chemical used in the development of nerve gas, says a bombshell report.

In an exclusive reveal, Fox News reported on Monday that the rogue state began the international patent process on Nov. 1, 2015 — just two months prior to its fourth nuclear test.

Sodium cyanide, which has been on a list of materials banned from shipment to that country by the U.N. Security Council since 2006, is used to make Tabun, a deadly nerve agent.

Hugh Griffiths, coordinator of the international U.N. expert team, told Fox News that a panel of experts officially “opened an investigation into this matter” based upon a report obtained from the World Intellectual Property Organization, or WIPO, website (;jsessionid=47851DD954DCB23C0999B064BEC3119B.wapp1nB?docId=WO2016199944&recNum=3&office=&queryString=%28ANID%3AKP*+AND+CTR%3AWO%29&prevFilte=&sortOption=Pub+Date+Desc&maxRec=45).

“This is a disturbing development that should be of great concern to the U.S. administration and to Congress, as well as the U.S. Representative to the U.N.,” William Newcomb, a former member of the U.N. Panel of Experts told Fox News.
“It undermines sanctions to have this going on. The U.N. agencies involved should have been much more alert to checking these programs out.”

The revelation comes just days after North Korean leaders announced that they had fired off a long range missile capable of carrying a “heavy nuclear warhead” and hitting U.S. targets.

The United Nations receives $8 billion from the United States each year. The funds are supposed to go toward humanitarian projects but inside sources say the funds are being funneled to mostly anti-American tyrannical regimes around the globe.

Last week, tensions between the United States and North Korea reached a fever pitch after North Korean officials claimed the CIA and South Korea’s National Intelligence Service conspired to assassinate Kim Jong Un with a biochemical weapon.

U.S. intelligence officials called North Korea’s claims “baseless”.



WASHINGTON, D.C. — White House press secretary Sean Spicer may be the next to go as president Donald Trump attempts to rid his cabinet of “establishment” high rollers.

According to a report published by Infowars on Thursday, Spicer could be fired as early as next week as Trump carries out his campaign promise to “drain the swamp”.

The report comes just days after the ultra conservative White House spokesman was reportedly sent to the sidelines amid concerns by Trump that he had become overwhelmed by his high pressure role.

Sarah Huckabee Sanders, daughter of former Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee, has been called in to step in for Spicer as the president is said to be contemplating his next move. Officially, the White House says Spicer is absent due to a previously scheduled assignment related to his Navy Reserve duty at the Pentagon (, but sources say the interim departure couldn’t have come at a better time.

Spicer has come under fire in recent weeks after a series of contentious encounters with members of the left leaning press press left him shaken and visibly angry. During one occasion in early May, the press secretary made headlines after walking out on a scheduled press conference where he refused to answer, or even acknowledge, certain members of the media (

On other occasions, Spicer allowed his anger to get the best of him and engaged in a series of back and forth banters with members of the White House press corps. During one heated exchange in March with American Urban Radio Networks reporter April Ryan, Spicer, borrowing from his Trump’s attack on “fake news”, quipped “I appreciate your agenda here. … At some point, report the facts”. The blow up came after Ryan attempted to corner Spicer on the ongoing allegations of Russian interference with the 2016 election.

According to the Infowars report, Fox News host Kimberly Guilfoyle, who Trump previously considered for the role as White House spokesperson, is among Trump’s top picks to replace Spicer.

Despite the innuendo that Spicer’s career may be the next to follow the fate of former FBI director James Comey, who was fired by Trump earlier this week, a White House spokesperson says the recent speculation about Spicer’s future is baseless.

“Sean has always taken his Navy duties very seriously,” said a White House spokesperson when reached for comment. “So when he says he’s on duty, he’s on duty. There’s nothing more to it than that.”



NEW YORK, N.Y. — Stephen Colbert, host of ‘The Late Show with Stephen Colbert’ is under fire on social media after critics say he took a joke against president Donald Trump way too far.

Criticizing Trump on Monday night for unexpectedly ending an interview with CBS News’ “Face the Nation” host John Dickerson on Saturday, Colbert’s opening monologue quickly veered off course into a tirade that many viewers called tasteless and “homophobic”.

“Sir, you attract more skinheads than free Rogaine,” Colbert said during his profranity-laden diatribe, which was repeatedly bleeped during the telecast. “You have more people marching against you than cancer. You talk like a sign language gorilla that got hit in the head. In fact, the only thing your mouth is good for is being Vladimir Putin’s c–k holster.”

Almost instantaneously, network viewers took to Twitter in defense of the president and to demand Colbert’s removal from the air.

“Hey @CBS #StephenColbert is NOT a comic. I NEVER tune in because of his hate-filled attitude towards @POTUS @realDonaldTrump #FireColbert,” tweeted Rep. B.J. Nikkel.


Still another viewer going by the handle, “hank_1972” tweeted, “Time for him to go. Total trash. I will boycott advertisers. #FireColbert”.

Brit Hume, senior political analyst for the Fox News Channel was also quick to chime in on the controversy. “Will there be consequences for Stephen Colbert’s obscene attack on the president last night, or even any comment from CBS?” Hume tweeted.

Karl Rove, a senior adviser for the George W. Bush administration, called Colbert’s comments “lewd,” “obscene” and “inappropriate.”

“They wrote this. This was not a rant that he came up with on the top of this head. They wrote this,” Rove said while appearing on Fox News on Tuesday night. “I’m going to continue to do what I do with anything Colbert. I’m going to refuse to watch the SOB.”

So far, the normally outspoken Colbert is lying low amidst the controversy.

A spokesperson for the CBS network declined to provide statement when reached for comment.



WASHINGTON, D.C. — President Donald Trump on Tuesday defended a $1.1 trillion deal as Republicans lashed back over some of the bill’s most controversial compromises.

The bill, which affords funding to Democratic sponsored programs such as Planned Parenthood, does not include funding to programs deemed priorities by Republicans, such as financing to begin construction of a border wall between the U.S. and Mexico, a promise that Trump famously campaigned upon. The bill also provides continued federal funding to so called “sanctuary cities”, a fact that has conservatives outraged.

The president took to Twitter to defend the spending bill, claiming that compromises were necessary in order to avert a government shutdown.

“The reason for the plan negotiated between the Republicans and Democrats is that we need 60 votes in the Senate which are not there!” Trump tweeted, calling for voters to elect more Republican senators in 2018 “or change the rules” of the Senate filibuster. “Our country needs a good ‘shutdown’ in September to fix mess!” he added.

Heritage Action, an organization that promotes conservative causes, blasted the spending bill on Tuesday (, claiming the bill “woefully fails the test of fiscal responsibility and does not advance important conservative policies.”

Even mega Trump supporter Rush Limbaugh slammed the proposed legislation during his radio show on Monday, calling out the priorities of the Trump administration in the process.

“Sanctuary cities are continually funded,” said Limbaugh. “Obamacare is not repealed nor is it replaced….Obamacare gets funded. Sanctuary cities get funded. The EPA gets funded through September. Planned Parenthood gets funded. The wall does not. So if you’re asking yourself, ‘Why am I voting Republican?,’ you have a good question.”

“Why is anybody voting Republican, if this is what happens when we win?” Limbaugh added.

Conservative commentator Charles Krauthammer echoed Limbaugh’s sentiments during an interview on Monday’s Fox News. “This is a total loss,” Krauthammer said of the bill.

However, backers of the bill say the president has done his best to compromise in an effort to avoid a government blackout, arguing the deal provides an additional $15 billion for defense spending and a $1.5 billion spending increase for border security.

“The hard fact is in the Senate, Trump is going to have to eight votes from the Democrats to bring this spending bill across the finish line,” Rep. Tom Rice (R-SC) of the Ways and Means Committee told Fox News. Rice also noted that the border adjustment tax, which the Trump administration has deemed a priority, remains “on the table.”

A final vote on the bill is expected later this week.



NEW YORK, N.Y. — Conservative talk show host Sean Hannity has gone public with a warning that his own network may be on the brink of its final days.

Hannity, host of a radio news program and evening talk show which bears his name on the Fox News channel, took to Twitter on Friday to vent his frustrations over internal conflict within the network.

Referencing a report New York Magazine that Fox was in the midst of a management “shakeup” after fellow Fox News host Bill O’Reilly was let go amid claims of sexual harassment, Hannity said it would be the “total end” of Fox News if the report was true.

“I pray this is NOT true because if it is, that’s the total end of the FNC as we know it,” he tweeted. “Done.”

“Somebody HIGH UP AND INSIDE [Fox News Channel] is trying to get an innocent person fired,” Hannity then tweeted. “I KNOW WHO it is.” He followed up the tweet with the hashtag #IStandWithShine, a reference to the network’s co-president Bill Shine, who sources say is being targeted for removal.

Hannity was himself the target of what he called a “witch hunt” during the last week as Debbie Schlussel, a woman who had once appeared on his program, came forward to claim that she had been sexually harassed by Hannity, who she claims invited her to accompany him to his hotel room and became angry when she refused . Hannity, however, was quick to fight back and threatened legal action over what he called the accuser’s “false accusations”.

Schlussel soon later retracted her accusation.

The controversy is just the latest in a series of embarrassments that have plagued the news giant since Fox News’ CEO James Murdock, and co-chairman Lachlan Murdock, each the son of media mogul Rupert Murdock, took control over the network after former chief Roger Ailes stepped down after his own sexual harassment scandal.

Fox News has refused a request to issue comment on Hannity’s recent tweets.

Tom Brokaw Visits FOX News Channel's "Hannity"


NEW YORK, N.Y. — Sean Hannity, host of the Fox News’ which bares his name, has come out swinging against an accuser who claims the conservative commentator sexually harassed her.

Debbie Schlussel, an attorney, author and political commentator who had once appeared on Hannity’s show, said on Friday that the married anchor invited her to accompany him back to his hotel suite after the two met up at a book signing in Detroit. Schlussel claims and that after she turned down the married Hannity’s advances, he became angry and she no longer invited to appear on his show.

“He had some event at a bookstore where he signed his book for people standing in line. He asked me to come meet him at this book signing,” Schlussel told radio host Pat Campbell Friday during an interview on Friday ( “So I met him there and it was very awkward. He had me stand up there with him while he signed books and I felt very weird. These people don’t know me and they didn’t come for me to sign their books. So then I left to get ready for the show and he said, ‘Why don’t you come back with me to my hotel?’ and I said, ‘No, I have to get ready for the show.’”

Schlussel said Hannity propositioned her yet again some time later after one of his shows and claimed that after turning him down a second time, Hannity became belligerent.

“After that, I wasn’t booked on his show again,” Schlussel said. “And he called me and yelled at me. I got a very weird feeling about the whole thing and I kind of knew I wouldn’t be back on his show.”

Hannity has been quick to respond to Schlussel’s allegations, claiming the accusations toward him are the result of a witch hunt.

“LET ME BE CLEAR THE COMMENTS ABOUT ME ON A RADIO SHOW THIS WEEK by this individual ARE 100 percent false and a complete fabrication,” Hannity said in a released statement. “This individual is a serial harasser who has been lying about me for well over a decade. The individual has a history of making provably false statements against me in an effort to slander, smear and besmirch my reputation,” the statement reads.

“The individual has not just slandered me over the years but many people who this individual disagrees with. This individual desperately seeks attention by any means necessary, including making unfounded personal attacks and using indefensible and outrageous political rhetoric.

“My patience with this individual is over,” he continued.

Hannity ended the statement with the assertion that he’s “retained a team of some of the finest and toughest lawyers in the country” and plans to sue Schlussel for her “slander and lies.”

The allegations against Hannity come just days after Fox News announced that it was severing ties with “O’Reilly Factor” host Bill O’Reilly after O’Reilly was accused by several women of sexual harassment. O’Reilly, a veteran of over 20 years on the network, was cut from the evening lineup immediately, without the benefit of a final show.

On Twitter on Monday, Hannity referenced the firing of O’Reilly as a “coordinated effort afoot to now silence those with conservative views,” within the Fox News network and speculated that it may be time for conservatives on the network to consider creating their own channel.

In response to Hannity’s threats of legal action against her, Schlussel issued a statement on Monday claiming that her words were “misconstrued”.

In a statement to, Schlussel said she does not think her encounter, which happened in the early 2000s, could technically be considered sexual harassment.

“I would never accuse him of that. Sexual harassment has a special meaning under the law, and I would never accuse him of that,” she said ( “I never thought I was sexually harassed by Sean Hannity, I just thought he was weird and creepy not someone I liked.”

Tom Brokaw Visits FOX News Channel's "Hannity"


WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions has a message to those who still seek to come to the United States illegally…there’s a new sheriff in town.

That was the message Sessions sent while appearing Tuesday on Fox News Channel’s “Hannity,” where the AG boasted of the change in status since president Trump’s inauguration.

“Can you believe that we have had the lowest number of entrances at the border in 17 years? This is the direct result of Donald Trump’s strong, clear leadership,” said Sessions.

“It has an impact. The most important thing for us is to send a message to the world that the border is not open. Please don’t come. You will be apprehended if you do come, and you will be deported promptly. And if you’re a criminal, you’ll be prosecuted. And if you assault our officers, we’re going to come at you with a ton of bricks,” he warned.

“This is the kind of message we need to send It is already being sent,” added Sessions. “It is having a dramatic effect so far. I knew strong presidential leadership unlike the wishy-washiness we’ve seen in the past would impact the flow, but not as much as we’ve seen already. The numbers are down 70 percent since President Obama left office. It is really a remarkable achievement.”

Sessions, who toured the U.S.-Mexico border Tuesday, said during a press conference after the tour that he believes Trump’s get-tough approach to immigration prosecutions will help to clean up a lot of the “filth” brought into the U.S. by Mexican drug cartels.

“This is a new era. This is the Trump era,” he said. “The lawlessness, the abdication of the duty to enforce our immigration laws, and the catch and release practices of old are over.”

Speaking of the soon-to-begin construction of Trump’s border wall between the U.S. and Mexico, Sessions said the wall will only aid in the war on drugs and crime.

“The barrier, the wall, will have a great and positive impact and will continue our ability to follow through on a commitment to end the lawlessness,” he said.

Critics blasted the initiatives touted by Sessions as racist fear-mongering and baseless in fact.

“Once again, Attorney General Sessions is scaring the public by linking immigrants to criminals despite studies showing that immigrants commit crimes at lower rates than the native born. He and President Trump are wasting more federal taxpayer dollars going after illegal border crossers instead of protecting the American public,” said Gregory Z. Chen, director of government relations for the American Immigration Lawyers Association.

Undeterred, Sessions said the tough new stance on illegal immigration will continue.

“When we talk about MS-13 and the cartels, what do we mean? We mean international criminal organizations that turn cities and suburbs into war zones, that rape and kill innocent civilians, and who profit by smuggling poison and other human beings across our borders,” Sessions said. “It is here on this very sliver of land—on this border—that we take our stand. It is a direct threat to our legal system, peace and prosperity.”



NEW YORK, N.Y. — Bill O’Reilly, host of the Fox News evening program “The O’Reilly Factor” has been hit with with a major drop in advertisers amid claims by a former program contributor that she was the target of sexual harassment.

As of Tuesday, nine major sponsors including such brand names as Mercedes-Benz, Hyundai, BMW of North America, GlaxoSmithKline, T. Rowe Price, Allstate, and Constant Contact had announced that they were withdrawing ads from “The O’Reilly Factor,’’ as news of the latest controversy surfaced.

The companies say they made the decision to pull advertising from O’Reilly’s program after The New York Times published an article ( in which it claimed that five women who had accused Mr. O’Reilly of sexual harassment had received settlements totaling $13 million.

In addition to the New York Times piece, Dr. Wendy Walsh claimed on Monday that her snubbing of Bill O’Reilly’s sexual advances cost her a paid job at Fox News.

Walsh, a psychologist and former The O’Reilly Factor commentator, claims that O’Reilly asked her to have dinner at the Bel-Air Hotel and after talking about her potential for future appearances on his show, withdrew his offer after she declined his sexual advances.

Fox’s “very tired, tattered playbook” of attacking women who speak out against the network’s “money-makers” needs to close,” said Walsh’s attorney, Lisa Bloom. “No company in America has the right to use its riches to flout the law, and that includes Fox News.”

O’Reilly has publicly denied any wrongdoing via a statement on his website, which reads:

“Just like other prominent and controversial people, I’m vulnerable to lawsuits from individuals who want me to pay them to avoid negative publicity. In my more than 20 years at Fox News Channel, no one has ever filed a complaint about me with the Human Resources Department, even on the anonymous hotline.

But most importantly, I’m a father who cares deeply for my children and who would do anything to avoid hurting them in any way. And so I have put to rest any controversies to spare my children.

The worst part of my job is being a target for those who would harm me and my employer, the Fox News Channel. Those of us in the arena are constantly at risk, as are our families and children. My primary efforts will continue to be to put forth an honest TV program and to protect those close to me.”

Fox News has not yet issued a formal statement on the controversy, but an internal memo obtained by The Hollywood Reporter ( indicates that an internal investigation is ongoing.