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Former Fox News Host Bob Beckel Hired By CNN

bob beckelAfter being fired by Fox News, liberal commentator Bob Beckel has found a new home at CNN.

Daily Beast editor Andrew Kirell broke the news Wednesday, citing sources within CNN. Beckel has appeared several times on CNN beginning in August after he was fired by Fox News in June.

Beckel’s departure from Fox News was a contentious one. At first the former Democratic operative disappeared seemingly without reason from his gig hosting The Five, until Fox News sources revealed in a statement to Mediaite that Beckel was undergoing rehab for a painkiller addiction.

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A few months later, Beckel and Fox News cut ties. At first, the network made the split seem amicable, but hours later Fox News’ Bill Shine suddenly began badmouthing their former employee. “He took tremendous advantage of our generosity, empathy and goodwill and we simply came to the end of the road with him,” he told Politico.

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