Fox News Should Fire Bob Beckel, Says Ting

For immediate release:

(SACRAMENTO, CA) - Assemblymember Phil Ting (D-San Francisco), Chair of the Assembly Democratic Caucus, called on Fox News to fire television news host Bob Beckel after racist comments uttered on air when referring to Chinese people last week.

“Racism has no place in our society.  Unfortunately, last week’s incident on Fox News is just the latest slur uttered by Bob Beckel when referring to Chinese people.  No apologies will do.  We’ve already gotten empty apologies from Beckel in the past.  He once laughed on the air mid-apology while saying that the term ‘Chinamen’ is not a racial slur.  It’s time for Beckel to go.  There should be no place for a serial racist on television.”

Earlier this month, Sirius XM radio fired Anthony Cumia of The Opie and Anthony Show for tweets the company called “racially-charged and hate-filled.”

Contact: Anthony Matthews, tel. (916) 319-2019, anthony.matthews@asm.ca.gov