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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.”

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

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?”

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Gutfeld also argued that the video was “classist.”

“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.

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“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.”

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.”

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

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Stephen Miller praises Trump for having the ‘courage to stand up’ and put migrant children in jail

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White House aide Stephen Miller insisted on Sunday that migrant children who have been imprisoned by the Trump administration have "psychological damage" that occurred before they were incarcerated.

In an interview on Fox News, correspondent John Roberts spoke to Miller about the detention policy that allows family separations.

Roberts observed that some migrants could be detained for "years" because of the backlog in the immigration system.

Miller disagreed, insisting that migrants could be processed in 40 to 60 days in most cases.

"These housing facilities are extremely carefully appointed to make sure the rights of migrants are protected," Miller said. "And everything you've heard in the media about this is totally 100% false."

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‘Go back to China’: Racist white woman goes berserk after she allegedly hits ‘chinky’ Asian woman’s car

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A racist white woman who was identified as Carla Waldman unleashed a rant on a Asian woman over parking conditions at a Canadian shopping center.

In a video that went viral over the weekend, Waldman can be seen complaining about Xu's parking even though Waldman's car has crossed over the line.

"We don't want you here because you can't drive," Waldman says in the video, sticking her tongue out at Xu.

"You crossed the line," Xu points out as the camera pans down to show the two cars touching.

"You don't know a damn thing!" Waldman shouts. "Go back to China where you belong. You f*cking asshole."

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WATCH: Climate activists chant ‘failure of leadership’ at Tom Perez after DNC votes against climate debate

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Activists walked out of the Democratic National Committee's summer meeting in San Francisco after the organization voted against allowing a climate change debate during the 2020 primary.

DNC Chair Tom Perez imposed strict rules on the debates, which prevented a climate change debate from occurring. Climate activists had forced a vote, hoping to overrule the party boss.

"The Democratic Party needs the energy, motivation, and organizing capacity of young people to defeat Trump in 2020. But Tom Perez keeps shooting the party in the foot by rejecting that energy and turning it away," the Sunrise Movement said in a statement.

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