Fox News contributor and former Democratic strategist Bob Beckel directed an F-bomb at female Tea Party activist Jennifer Stefano during Monday’s Hannity.
The two were arguing through a commercial break, and Beckel apparently didn’t know they were back live when he made his indelicate remark (video follows with transcribed highlights and commentary):
“If you say that Head Start is a failure, you don't know what the f—k you’re talking about,” exclaimed Beckel as the program came back from commercial.
“It is a failure,” responded Stefano who also happens to be the Pennsylvania state director for Americans for Prosperity.
Hannity interrupted, “Whoa, bleep. What are you doing?”
Stefano needed to get in the last word saying just, “Failure.”
Beckel responded, “I just can’t stand right-wingers. They’ve just got their mouths running all the time.”
Hannity then asked Beckel to apologize. He initially refused until Hannity made him understand that he said that on live television.
“I try to put signs up and help you,” Hannity told Beckel who has a history of losing control of his tongue.
Beckel finally acquiesced saying, “I’m sorry about using that foul word, yes. But the intent about it is still there.”
“And you should run your show a little better,” he continued, “instead of having me get caught like that.”
“Now you’re blaming me for this,” exclaimed Hannity.
“Typical liberal,” added Stefano. “No personal responsibility."
“You’re like Obama – you’re blaming me,” joked Hannity.
This led conservative talk radio host Neal Boortz to comment, “This thing about me guesting on The Five? Maybe I’d better rethink that.”
For his part, Beckel has already apologized on Twitter saying, "I apologize to anyone who heard me on Hannity. I honestly thought we were off air. I just may not be cut out for the tv business. Peace."
Oh those nutty liberals.