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Catherine Thompson

Catherine Thompson is a senior editor for Talking Points Memo in New York City. She came to the site in 2013 and reported on national affairs. Previously, she worked as a research assistant to investigative reporter Wayne Barrett. She can be reached at catherine@talkingpointsmemo.com.

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The Daily Caller's political reporter Patrick Howley wrote an article last month asserting that former President Bill Clinton once praised a Holocaust denier.

But the Holocaust denier in question, himself a man with several aliases who's previously admitted to fabricating information, said this week that Howley had just fallen for one of his "inventions."

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Fox News host Bob Beckel declared himself a proud "Islamophobe" Monday on "The Five" -- and it was only the latest in a long string of racist and offensive statements the network's token liberal has uttered on-air.

Beckel is the perfect liberal mouthpiece for the "fair and balanced" network. He serves as the lone counterweight to the other four hosts of "The Five," defending President Barack Obama's policies when his colleagues put him on the spot.

But in the next breath, Beckel is just as likely to slight the Muslim or Chinese communities as he is to drop a progressive talking point. He also falls back on his "old-timer" status -- he frequently uses the term "broad" -- to soften the landing of his demeaning comments about women.

Here is a sampling of the craziest, most racist things Beckel has said over the past couple years. It’s in reverse chronological order, for those of you keeping track.

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