Flashback: That '70s activist Bob Beckel still angry at the 'pigs'

Bob Beckel, co-host of “The Five,” managed to keep it classy for most of the panel’s segment today on the love affair between armed radicals of the ’60s and ’70s and their devotees in Hollywood and academia. Among those fans is Jada Pinkett Smith, executive producer of a film about Angela Davis and “the events that turned the philosophy professor into a political icon,” according to NPR.

Davis was fired from UCLA in 1970 in part because of her “repeated characterizations of the police as ‘pigs.'” We doubt it was concern for his own job that limited Beckel to just one reference to the “pigs,” for old times’ sake.

Video of the complete segment can be found at foxnews.com.

Editor’s note: This post has been updated with additional tweets.

  • http://twitter.com/die_mich_zwei Spatial Awareness

    wow. .@RobertGBeckel https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=ozMp5rpTUpc cc: .@NationalSheriff .@NAPOpolice

  • Roto

    Bob Beckel: The moonbat gift that keeps on giving….
    Also from that show, he doesn’t know who ZZ Top is….

  • warpsix

    Sometimes you just have to turn off the TV , Those “Meat-heads” give me a headache.

  • http://twitter.com/thetugboatphil TugboatPhil

    Bob should just go ahead and start drinking again. Why be that miserable AND sober at the same time?

  • neoface

    That’s because Beckel is a Pig, just measure the percent of fat he has on his body. LOL!!!!


    Another reason I just read the internet for news and not watch any of these damn shows

  • TJ

    Bob was in full agreed with every smelly person of #OWS who protested against the pigs. Now and in the 70’s

  • notenoughtime

    Liberals-juveniles in adult bodies.

  • EastValleyConservative

    It’s time to dump Beckel. You can’t tell me that Kirsten Powers isn’t available. At least she’ll keep it clean and she can also spot hypocrisy from the left from time to time.

    • trixiewoobeans

      I think they hang on to him because he so brilliantly represents the dysfunction and ignorance of the Left. He’s a living, breathing “object lesson”

      • Ergo

        actually i heard gutfield say he’s the emergency food supply if shtf

        • trixiewoobeans

          YIKES! Beckel Burgers!

  • Steve_J

    If he was an activist in the 70’s and still calls the police “pigs” I can guarantee he was not serious about his rant aobut the “Amazing Race”. I don’t understand why anybody would have given that fat slug any credit.

    • IBXNJ

      Beckel throws around the word “pig” with the same bigoted swagger that a KKK member would throw around the word”N____”

      • IBXNJ

        And both words are used for the same reason: TO DEHUMANIZE THEM!!

    • grais

      Beckel is a fraud. He thinks no one is as old as he is and that no one else remembers.
      Hey, he’s got to make a living somehow….

      • Kathy

        Remember he also worked for Jimmy Carter!! That should say it all!!

  • argram

    Hey Beckel why don’t YOU use some “respect” toward our law enforcement personnel…we all have had encounters, either directly or thru the falling of friends, family, with a police/law officer….but I get disgusted when I hear them called “Cops” (DIDN’T LIKE THAT NAME USED FOR THE FOX PROGRAM EITHER)….and to hear you call them “pigs” certainly takes away from your sitting there on TV purporting to be a “Christian”… it’sno wonder so many of our youth are walking away from anything having to do with church, Jesus Christ, etc. It’s people like you & I….we are supposed to be winning people to Christ, NOT ACTING LIKE ASSES IN PUBLIC and losing them!

    • GaryTheBrave

      From what I understand, the word COP is composed of the initials for Chief Of Police. Could be wrong, a Sheriff’s deputy friend told me this. It was meant as a term of endearment for the Chief.

      • disappearing moderate

        I’ve always heard “constable on patrol” was the origin.

      • CatHerder

        I seem to remember reading that the English slang term for police, ‘copper’, was derived from the Latin capere, meaning to take or capture. Been trying to run this down, but there are so many alternate ideas on the origin.

        • John Thomas “Jack” Ward III

          Another origin of the word/phrase “Cop” (or “Copper”) is from the metal(s) they use to make Police badges (e.g. the metal Copper)… Jawamax 8<{D}

          • GaryTheBrave

            I thought the badges were made of tin.

      • Clayton Grant

        Constable On Patrol

  • Blythe Kearney

    Bet he likes Hanoi Jane, too,

  • kim

    probably a closet Christopher Dorn fan too

  • Thomas Cake

    Look in the mirror, Bob. You’ll see a more accurate representation of a pig.

  • capisce

    Beckel defended the hiring of Weather Underground radical Kathy Boudin — who spent 22 years in prison for an armored-car robbery that killed two cops and a Brinks guard, as a professor at Columbia University.
    She did the time – we good, was his rationale. Dr. Carson, however, is on his enemies list for stating that white liberals are the most racist people there are.
    You cannot argue with, or hope to sway, a warped mentality like his.

  • http://www.facebook.com/donna.dunaway.77 Donna Dunaway

    Disgusting bully! His lack of understanding of major issues and his loathsome behavior are sometimes so awful, I have to turn off The Five.

    • conservativechick

      Me, too! I just can’t watch him. He’s so arrogant, like most progressives.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001844097799 Clive E. Sheffield

    Bob Beckel is a has been liberal hippie, ‘still a radical, ‘still a jerk, “still without purpose.

  • bidentime

    Show me a young Conservative and I’ll show you someone with no heart. Show me an old Liberal and I’ll show you someone with no brains.
    – Winston Churchill, foreshadowing the coming of an old Bob Beckel.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002109532283 Jillane Kent

    Does this mean he is self loathing?

    • http://twitter.com/thetugboatphil TugboatPhil

      As a faithful regressive, he has no choice but to be that.

  • PChandler


    An obese man who resembles Marshmallow Man calling someone else “pig”?. Man, talk about pathological psychological projection!.

  • Bill Board

    P .. Pride
    I .. Integrity
    G .. Guts
    All three of which, Beckel obviously lacks.

  • trixiewoobeans

    There he is, Beckel the Schmeckle, who was and still is, the “Rebel Without a Clue.”

    • John Thomas “Jack” Ward III

      ZING!! POW!! Got ’em, Trix! Jawamax 8<{D}

  • vino veritas

    The fat manblob is just trying to show his relevance to his equally deranged liberal peers who consider him a sell out for working at Fox News. I think what is much more disturbing is that he might have actually attempted to hit on Andrea Tantaros and Dana Perino during this same taping.

  • PatriotRG

    Beckel is purely comedy value and a distillation of the left. Or comedy value because he is a distillation of the left!Or he was a distillery.

    I’m from the UK and I watch the five regularly. Frankly I cannot understand why Beckel the wanna be civil rights hero, who Anne Coulter clearly debunked (who just happens to be the most racist guy on the five. Re his comments to Alan West, his comments to Andria T constantly, his comments to Ms Pamela Geller , he threatened to hit her on air. Can you imagine a conservative getting away with that ? Beckel has the most patronizing , maudlin , embarrassing insulting attitude to Blacks and Women) gets away with half of the the things he does. He is a poster boy for the left. The most intolerant people are the Beckel type left!

    Calling the police Pigs…that should clearly improve the response time next time he is burgled – by a fellow junkie looking to score

    Keep him on air. And I cannot believe he is liked by his co hosts. I notice rictus grins and a certain amount of fawning towards him which frankly lessens my respect for the others. I understand they need to work with him , but life is to short to give him such an easy ride…Gregg is the only one who kicks his ass on occasion – but he softens the blow by turning it in to a joke.

  • fed-up

    I was surprised when I heard him use that term. Just when you think you have him figured out. What a goof.

  • TocksNedlog

    They told him “grow up!” Instead, he just grew OUT.

  • http://twitter.com/1RandiStarr Randi Starr

    Why didn’t they let him choke to death at lunch?

  • Cliff

    Does anyone have a problem,like I do,with liberals like Beckel bashing the cops and claiming butality against the likes of the ows crowd. And then they pretend to care when they say “if we cut spending,teachers,firemen,and “”cops”” will get laid off”! Really…we’re supposed to believe liberals CARE about cops! Beckel was one of those libs screaming the loudest about cops mistreating the ows scum! And Obama says they “acted stupidly”,then goes to Denver and uses them as props!!! Liberals are so damn fake with their manufactured outrage about laying off cops!!!

  • Guest

    When he specks I turn him off. The only way to stop the BS that comes out of his mouth.

  • rippersnort

    Once again the IDIOT speaks from his hind end…

  • cristo52

    Beckel is a recovering political hack. It’s curious that he was born in 1948, but somehow avoided the draft during the Vietnam War. And if he was marching on the street protesting the war, can we assume he has a hidden arrest record? Honestly, he’s just another cocktail party liberal, who can’t wait to shoot his mouth off to see who nods in agreement.

  • $29032208

    Sad… I wonder what he will call a police officer when he needs one some day..

  • Mike Watson

    Blob Beckle is a steaming pile of excrement.

  • Jack

    Bob is a turd. does he still use phrases like “jive ass turkey!” he needs to get back on the bottle…I would pay to see that.

  • catb55

    Radicals from the 1960’s certainly do hold on to their hate .. for the “establishment” .. funny thing is now they ARE the establishment. The radicals have taken over .. and they are still mad.

  • trixiewoobeans

    Yep, the “oppressed” have become the Oppressors, the “Question Everything” and “Question Authority” people don’t want you questioning THEM, the ones screaming “Baby killers!” at returning Vietnam soldiers, have killed more babies via abortion than any war, the ones yelling “Freedom!” are stripping the freedoms of anyone in disagreement…I could go on, but I think you get my point.