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Bob Beckel didn’t realize when the commercial break ended during tonight’s final segment of Hannity, caught in a heated off-camera argument with fellow panelist Neal Boortz. Off-air debates, we thus learned, are granted a much more colorful range of vocabulary than on-air debates, and as the cameras started rolling, the first words on national television were, “You don’t know what the f**k you’re talking about.”
Boortz tends to bring that out in people.Ask O'Reilly about it.*
BTW, this is one of the funniest damn things I have heard (and seen) in a long while. It takes almost a minute and a half for Beckel to realize that he actually said, "f**k" on the air and apologize (sort of) for saying it. Then he blames Hannity for allowing him to say it. Laugh out loud funny.
Will need to post a youtube in the thread as soon as it becomes available.*
BOORTZ: There is only one place in this country where this whole story is at issue at all. It's not a controversy in Georgia. It's not a controversy anywhere but on your show, and one might suspect that you're running to this to give you some cover maybe for this alleged hubcap incident** that happened at your fundraiser.**
O'REILLY: Well, let's -- that -- you know, you're a vicious son of a bitch for saying that.
In April 2003, Fox News Channel's Bill O'Reilly hosted a fundraiser for Best Friends, a charity benefiting inner-city schoolchildren. As reported in the Washington Post (4/15/03), O'Reilly was trying to fill the time before a singing group connected with the charity, called the Best Men, was set to perform, and quipped: "Does anyone know where the Best Men are? I hope they're not in the parking lot stealing our hubcaps."
And, yeah, I hated to use a sh*t group like FAIR to pull a quote from but it was the first one that came up in the search and I'm being lazy. Besides, Ted Baxter is a preening, narcissistic, know-nothing windbag and I have no problem at all with him making an ass of himself.