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11/21/2012 01:10 pm ET Updated Nov 21, 2012

Bob Beckel, Fox News Host, Concludes San Francisco Nudists 'Were Gang Banged, Probably' (VIDEO)

Many topics seem to befuddle Fox News anchor Bob Beckel.

The designated liberal host has turned last names into dirty words and dropped the S-word and F-bomb several times.

So when the channel decided to discuss San Francisco's ban on public nudity, an odd Beckel response shouldn't have come as a surprise. But Beckel's bizarre commentary seemed to shock even his co-hosts.

In a video clip featured on Mediaite, Dana Perino opens the dialogue, asking, "What happened to these people as children -- that they don't want to wear any clothes? Something happened."

"They're desperate for attention," Andrea Tantaros responds.

Then Beckel jumps in, interrupting Tantaros to conclude, "Most of them were gang banged, probably." The host then hedges, "I don't know."

Responding to his co-hosts' obvious shock and discomfort, Beckel continues: "Well, I don't know, they could have had sexual assault on them?"

Beckel's "gang banged" comment seemed to earn an angry response from his producers, whom Beckel attempts to mollify while still on camera.

As the hosts around him stay quiet, Beckel seems to address the control room: "Well I didn't use any crude language. I apologize for crude language. Oh, c'mon man, you can't [hang me] with that. That's not right! There was nothing wrong with that!"

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