Beckel’s F-Bomb

by Jonah Goldberg

In case you haven’t seen it, here’s the video of Bob Beckel having a very bad moment on Sean Hannity’s show.

I know Bob Beckel has his fans. And I can even go so far as to understand how he dropped the F-bomb thinking he was off air. But his attempt to blame Sean Hannity for his foul-mouthed foul-up is just absurd and pathetic. The guy is on TV every day. He’s been doing TV for years. He knows how it works. I’ve been on Hannity’s show, and, as a guest,  if you are paying the minimum level of professional attention you will know when you’re back on air. One good indicator? When the football stops being thrown around. Another: When the little red lights on the cameras go on. Another: when everyone’s posture suddenly improves. Another: when the guy in the room says something to the effect of “3, 2, 1…”

It seems to me Beckel owes an apology to Hannity.