Beckel is a “contributor” to Fox News, Entertainment Weekly noted. The incident was a “blooper,” according to Mediaite, which explained Beckel thought he was off-air and didn’t realize the program had come back from commercial break.
Beckel also tweeted an apology, POLITICO noted. That apology reads:
“I apologize to anyone who heard me on Hannity. I honestly thought we were off air. I just may not be cut out for the tv business.”