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Democrat, Bob Beckel Says Rape Doesn't Exist On College Campuses

Bob Beckel stunned his own co-hosts when he suggested that rape does not happen on college campuses during Tuesday's "The Five."

The Fox News roundtable was debating Colorado legislation that would allow women to carry concealed weapons to prevent sexual assault at colleges. Beckel was skeptical, and asked, "When's the last time you heard about rape on a college campus?"

"What?!" Kimberly Guilfoyle reacted.

"What are you talking about?" an indignant Eric Bolling said. "It's rampant."

"Oh, it's rampant?" Beckel asked. "Rapes on campus?!" Bolling responded. "Where?" Beckel wanted to know.

"In particular, date rape on campus," Dana Perino added.

"Yea, date rape, that's one problem," Beckel conceded, "but you gonna take a gun out and shoot your date?"

An estimated 20%-25% of women in college reported experiencing an attempted or a completed rape during college, according to the Center For Disease Control. New York University's statistics about rape on campuses also report that one in five women raped during their college years.

Beckel is no stranger to making controversial statements on air. Earlier this month, he referred to the appearance of his eyes as "Oriental," and was quickly reprimanded by co-host Kimberly Guilfoyle. He has also dropped the f-bomb numerous timeson "The Five."

It's also far from the first time a Fox News pundit has gotten into trouble because of comments about rape. In 2012, commentator Liz Trotta caused outrage after she said of women who get raped in the military, "What do they expect?"

by Anonymousreply 802/21/2013

Beckel's an idiot.

by Anonymousreply 102/20/2013

Colleges and campus police departments deliberately cover up rapes. They have to report crime statistics to the parents of students and they're determined to make the stats look good!

Beckel knows nothing.

by Anonymousreply 202/20/2013

Being at FoxNews must be affecting his brain.

by Anonymousreply 302/20/2013

And teatards are making political hay over it. Finally! A dem who stuck his foot in the r word.j

by Anonymousreply 402/20/2013


by Anonymousreply 502/21/2013

Beckel is one of those old time liberals that barely understands gay or women's issues. He might as well be a Republican on social issues.

by Anonymousreply 602/21/2013

Not rape, rape.

by Anonymousreply 702/21/2013

Isn't his brother a really conservative right wing actor named Graham or Gregory or something like that?

by Anonymousreply 802/21/2013
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