Fox News, “The Five” host, Bob Beckel, was officially fired Thursday over what a top executive blamed on Beckel’s “personal issues.”
Beckel has been absent from the popular Fox News round table style program for several months to reportedly recover from back surgery, however, the network has now released a statement indicating that Beckel had checked into a rehab facility to receive treatment for a prescription drug addiction.
The addiction appears to have been a factor in Fox’s decision to part ways with Beckel. Bill Shine, the channel’s executive VP of programming, said that patience with Beckel had run out at the channel. Continue reading