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Fox’s Bob Beckel on NYC anti-catcall video: ‘Damn, baby, you’re a piece of woman’

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Fox News host Bob Beckel responded to a recent video showing a New York City woman experiencing street harassment by adding a catcall of his own on Wednesday, Media Matters reported.

“She got 100 catcalls, let me add 101,” Beckel said of Shoshana B. Roberts. “Damn, baby, you’re a piece of woman.”

Roberts was filmed walking through Manhattan for 10 hours and catcalled by men seemingly constantly.

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But Beckel’s male co-panelist, Eric Boller and Greg Gutfeld, argued that the majority of remarks aimed at Roberts in the video were actually complimentary.

“There were, probably, no doubt jerks in there,” Gutfeld said. “But you can’t throw all men into a pile.”

“She’s a good-looking babe,” Beckel interjected. “Wouldn’t you say something?”

Gutfeld also argued that the video was “classist.”

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“My initial approach to my wife was very clumsy,” he explained. “Most men who are approaching women who are generally interested in you and want to talk to you are clumsy. They’ll be at a bar and say, ‘Hey how are you?’ ‘What’s going on?’ And it’s silly. She is finding fault with men on the street saying hello to her, which may in fact be their only way of contacting women.”

While fellow panelist Dana Perino said she almost never hears catcalls when she walks through the city, Kimberly Guilfoyle did not express surprise at what Roberts encountered over the 10-hour period.

“I think there’s men that are quite nice and appropriate,” Guilfoyle said. “I’m telling you: walk around New York City, if [I] don’t have a jacket on, walk down in my Fox News dress, forget about it.”

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Last month, a Fox guest’s defense of street harassment was blasted by the Daily Show‘s Jessica Williams, who rebuked the idea of “nice” catcallers.

“If she doesn’t smile he might tell her to smile,” Williams said at the time. “If she tells him to leave her alone, he might call her a bitch and I know he thinks he’s different, that he’s classy, he’s charming, but since going to work isn’t a performance, we’re not looking for applause.”

Watch the discussion, as posted online by Media Matters, below.

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‘He didn’t do nothing’: Black kids confront white Philly cops as they terrorize innocent student at bus stop

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A group of children called out Philadelphia police officers who said that they wanted the kids to be "shaking" from the confrontation.

Video posted on social media over the weekend shows a white officer telling a shirtless African-American boy to get in his police cruiser.

The video was posted by Twitter by a user named Asia who claimed to be a student waiting for her bus.

Instagram is helping this get out, but it needs more attraction. This Happened in Philadelphia,Pa on Thursday. A group of school kids and I were waiting for the bus at the bus stop when a cop car came to us, slowed down and stared at us then kept going down the street. pic.twitter.com/OrvOvWf3Oh

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Kellyanne Conway: It’s unconstitutional for Democrats to ’embarrass this president’ with impeachment

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White House aide Kellyanne Conway on Sunday insisted that Democrats do not have a "constitutional basis" to embarrass President Donald Trump by conducting an impeachment inquiry.

Conway made the remarks while speaking to FOX News Sunday guest host Bill Hemmer.

"Complete nonsense," she said when asked about the impeachment proceedings. "They need to get a messaging meeting and they need to read the constitution of the Democratic Party."

"Americans, the Congress, they work for you," Conway continued, talking over the FOX host. "And they're wasting your money and your time trying to impeach a president where there are no high crimes and misdemeanors."

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Trump discourages black college students from becoming astronauts in bizarre anti-science rant

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President Donald Trump went off-script and attacked astronauts as a career choice at an event for Historically Black Colleges & Universities (HBCUs).

The president made the anti-science rant while congratulating his administrations work with HBCUs.

"To give just a few examples, NASA is expanding outreach to HBCUs who want to become scientists, engineers and even astronauts," Trump said.

"I don't know about the astronaut," he added, breaking from prepared remarks. "I don't want to be an astronaut."

Trump then polled the audience: "Does anybody want to be an astronaut? I see one. There's one brave person."

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