Bob Beckel Makes Sexist Comment In Response To Catcall Video

On Wednesday, the Fox News show The Five tackled the controversial video showing a New York City woman repeatedly receiving catcalls from random men over a 10-hour period. While most of the Fox hosts felt that as long as the men weren’t being obnoxious and following a woman for a long period of time the comments were harmless, liberal Bob Beckel predictably took things to a whole new level.

After Dana Perino called out one guy that “walks with her for five minutes, that is creepy. And I wouldn't like that” Beckel chimed in by disgustingly saying “I just think she got 100 catcalls. Let me add 101. Damn, baby, you're a piece of woman.”

Unsurprisingly, the rest of the panel appeared visibly disgusted with the sexist comments from the campaign manager for Walter Mondale and Geraldine Ferraro in 1984. Kimberly Guilfoyle simply said “wow” and “Thanks Bob. You can’t teach an old dog new tricks.”

While the liberal Beckel decided to turn the segment into an opportunity to make a sexist remark, Greg Gutfeld had a different take:

Here's the simple science behind it. Catcalls are possible because the situation is fluid. So men don't have to deal with the rejection, because the woman keeps walking. So nobody catcalls in an elevator, where there's awkwardness and the woman could tell you to shut up.

An overwhelming number were just saying hi. I think you've got to stop -- there were, probably no doubt, jerks in there. But you can't -- you can't... thrown all men into a pile… You want to stop catcalls? If a guy is obnoxious to you, you take your phone, you take a picture of it. And then you put it on Gutfeld's "Catcall Shame Board." And then you can go -- you can have the guy's picture, and that will stop it.

Kimberly Guilfoyle concluded the segment by offering up her own advice for women being confronted by men making catcalls:

So I've got a quick tip, though. This is important. Because the other day I felt very uncomfortable. I thought somebody was following me inappropriately, and so I pretended to talk on the cell phone like I was talking to my friend. Because I was in a little bit of an isolated area. So they would understand I had, like, a direct, live feed. I think that's a good idea.

While the rest of The Five panel actually made valuable comments to the segment on catcalls, liberal Bob Beckel chose to go the opposite route and minimize the conversation by making his own sexist comments that in some ways were worse than the catcalls in the 10-hour New York City street video.

See relevant transcript below.

Fox News’ The Five

October 29, 2014

KIMBERLY GUILFOYLE: A lot of women out there have probably experienced this. Catcalls when you walk down the street and a random stranger, well, he hoots at you. One women in New York City just got more than 100 of them in just 10 hours, during an experiment with a hidden camera. Feast your eyes on this.

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GUILFOYLE: I don't even know where to begin with this. Okay, Bolling, we're going to start with you and let Bob conjure up some thoughts.

ERIC BOLLING: I watched this video. It's about two minutes long. And she goes through her day in New York City. She walks through -- look, I'm not going to condone it. But I will tell you, nothing was disrespectful there. There were a lot of people saying, "God bless. You look fantastic." They were very complimentary. She may not have wanted it, but I find it hard to find where there's what she calls verbal harassment going on. Am I wrong?

GUILFOYLE: Dana.

DANA PERINO: I guess verbal harassment is in the ear of the beholder.

GUILFOYLE: Hmm.

GREG GUTFELD: Tell that to Van Gogh.

PERINO: I'd have to choose a side.

GUTFELD: Yes.

PERINO: Look, I think there's an interesting thing of what it -- a distinction between what is being friendly and what is flirting and what is offensive.

GUILFOYLE: What happens to you, Dana, in New York City?

PERINO: Absolutely almost nothing. Except for one time, a guy that was -- unfortunately, he was sleeping on the street, but he loved my coat.

GUTFELD: Well, there's a reason. It was freezing.

PERINO: No, it had flowers on it and he said it looked very pretty.

BOB BECKEL: Don't consider that to be a complement.

PERINO: Really, you know what? I've never been somebody that had -- like, if I walked around the city for ten hours, there would be nothing to watch.

GUILFOYLE: At first I thought that was 10 minutes. I was like, wow, that's a lot. But ten hours? Okay, Greg.

GUTFELD: Here's the simple science behind it. Catcalls are possible because the situation is fluid. So men don't have to deal with the rejection, because the women keep walking. So nobody catcalls in an elevator, where there's awkwardness and the woman could tell you to shut up.

GUILFOYLE: Right.

GUTFELD: But here's the issue. I find this to be a bit classist, because my initial approach to my wife, who's very clumsy – and most men, when they're approaching women, who are generally interested in you and want to talk to you, are clumsy. They'll be at a bar. They'll say, "Hey, how are you?" or "What's going on?" And it's silly. She's finding fault with men on the street saying hello to her, which may, in fact, be their only way of contacting women. It's their bar, and she's walking through it. And so it seems a bit, I don't know, like she's kind of -- like if these guys were in a bar or a supermarket, she probably wouldn't feel the same way. I don't know.

PERINO: But the fact that this guy walks with her for five minutes, that is creepy. And I wouldn't like that.

GUTFELD: Yes, I know.

BOLLING: The guy following her around, that was the one where...

GUTFELD: I think that was Kilmeade.

BOLLING: Probably.

GUTFELD: He was with her for five minutes. That was terrible.

BOLLING: The other ones that she showed, I find them -- I found them, like -- you know what? They weren't disrespectful.

GUILFOYLE: And now we go to our FOX correspondent on this issue.

BECKEL: I just think she got 100 catcalls. Let me add 101. Damn, baby, you're a piece of woman.

GUILFOYLE: Wow.

GUTFELD: Thank you, Bob.

GUILFOYLE: Thanks, Bob. You can’t teach an old dog new tricks.

GUTFELD: Yes, but an overwhelming number were just saying hi. I think you've got to stop -- there were, probably no doubt, jerks in there. But you can't -- you can't...

BECKEL: She was...

(CROSSTALK)

GUTFELD: ... thrown all men into a pile.

BOLLING: When we walk down the street, it happens to us all the time.

GUTFELD: I hate it. I hate it.

GUILFOYLE: Well, let me tell you something. I think there's men that are quite nice and appropriate, and they compliment. But I'm telling you, walk about New York City. If you don't have a jacket or something on, if I walk out in my FOX News -- forget about it.

GUTFELD: You want to stop catcalls? If a guy is obnoxious to you, you take your phone, you take a picture of it. And then you post it on Gutfeld's "Catcall Shame Board." And then you can go -- you can have the guy's picture, and that will stop it.

GUILFOYLE: Can I give you a...

BECKEL: You should wear a jacket.

GUILFOYLE: Okay. Whatever. All right. So I've got a quick tip, though. This is important. Because the other day I felt very uncomfortable. I thought somebody was following me inappropriately, and so I pretended to talk on the cell phone like I was talking to my friend. Because I was in a little bit of an isolated area. So that they would understand I had, like, a direct, live feed. I think that's a good idea. Look at Bob.

BECKEL: "I've got to slow down here for a second to let dude this catch up." OK, sorry.

GUILFOYLE: Except you talk on the phone. All right. Is that a wrap? I'm out.

GUTFELD: They gave up.

GUILFOYLE: Be respectful to women.

BECKEL: Exactly.

GUILFOYLE: It's appropriate and important.

Fox News Channel Other FNC Eric Bolling Bob Beckel Greg Gutfeld Dana Perino Kimberly Guilfoyle

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