I watched Twitter with interest en route home from Chicago tonight because Bob Beckel apparently said something stupid again. Stupid indeed: Beckel dropped the “F” bomb on air yelling “You don’t know what the fuck you’re talking about!” to panelist Jennifer Stefano of AFP during a discussion over Head Start. Many of my fellow conservatives rushed to demand Fox fire Beckel and my first and still only thought is “why?”
A progressive said something stupid, shock! The way I look at it, Bob Beckel just saved us some time exposing progressives for who they really are by showing us on live television. We are not progressives. We don’t demand someone’s head simply because they say something we find offensive or their points are ones with which we disagree.
We should always want more voices, now fewer voices — especially when those voices do a fine job of representing the unattractive traits of the progressive ideology.