Fox Hosts Defend Trump: Trump Tweets Weren’t Racist, ‘When Did Love It Or Leave It Become Racist?’


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Prior to the press conference by the four freshmen progressive congresswomen responding to President Donald Trump, hosts on The Five defended POTUS and said his tweets telling them to go back to their countries weren’t racist. Greg Gutfeld said in his opening monologue, “The tweets are being called racist because Trump told critics of the U.S. to go back to their country. Now those critics are holding a presser any minute to respond. It all sounds bad if you leave out the rest of it. He actually said go back to your countries, fix the problems there, and then come back and show us how you did it? So how many racists say leave, then please come back and help us? I’d say probably zero.” The issue Gutfeld did take was that Trump “could work harder on the details, like only one of the ‘squad’ is from Continue reading "Fox Hosts Defend Trump: Trump Tweets Weren’t Racist, ‘When Did Love It Or Leave It Become Racist?’"

Fox Hosts Mock ‘Game Show Network’ CNN’s Plan for Debate Live Draw


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Fox News’ The Five mocked CNN over the network’s plans for a live draw to determine the candidate line-up for this month’s two big debates. The live draw will be taking place next week. CNN today announced the rules for the debate, including that “a candidate who consistently interrupts will have his or her time reduced.” Greg Gutfeld said CNN looks like they’re morphing into “the Game Show Network,” saying, “Their ratings are falling faster than a safe in a Road Runner cartoon, hair at a barbershop, clumsy kids on a balance beam.” “They should do a gender reveal and perhaps a Wheel of Fortune,” he added. Jesse Watters knocked Don Lemon for being one of the moderators, saying, “He’s an opinion hosed. He’s not a straight shooter.” He also mocked CNN for trying the “gimmick”:
“Our prime time audience more than triples them. I think their Continue reading "Fox Hosts Mock ‘Game Show Network’ CNN’s Plan for Debate Live Draw"

Greg Gutfeld Praises Trump For Kim Meeting, Admits He Would Attack Democrat For Doing The Same Thing


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Fox News host Greg Gutfeld let his guard down on The Five Monday, confessing that if a president they opposed had met with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un like President Donald Trump did over the weekend, they would attack them. After reliable Trump booster Jesse Watters hailed the president for his meeting with Kim — calling it “a very powerful and important moment” — Gutfeld, only a slightly less reliable Trump booster, commented on criticism of the meeting by 2020 Democrats. “Of course they are going to attack him,” Gutfeld said. “That’s what you would do. And let’s be honest. If it were an adversary from your party, on the other side doing it, we would do the same thing.” “How dare Obama meet with a dictator with no preconditions!” Watters joked. “Exactly,” Gutfeld said. “In ’07,” The Five host Dana Perino said. The hosts of The Continue reading "Greg Gutfeld Praises Trump For Kim Meeting, Admits He Would Attack Democrat For Doing The Same Thing"

John Oliver Torches Fox’s Greg Gutfeld’s ‘Breathtakingly Stupid’ Iran Comments: ‘He Needs to Be Put to Bed’


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HBO’s John Oliver went after Fox News host Greg Gutfeld over comments on Iran which the comedian termed “breathtakingly stupid.” During his monologue on Last Week Tonight Sunday, Oliver played back remarks on Gutfeld from The Five — which aired several days earlier. “We’re now in a time where it doesn’t matter how large your population is, because the population is no longer expendable in war,” Gutfeld said. “It’s now about the machines that you have. Drones are now replacing bones… So it’ll be stuff versus stuff. And fortunately for us, we have the best stuff.” “That is breathtakingly stupid,” Oliver said — to laughter from his audience. The comic then likened Gutfeld’s comments to those of a drunken child. “If someone said that to me at a dinner party, my response would be, ‘Excuse me, this child is drunk. Someone gave him wine — I don’t know Continue reading "John Oliver Torches Fox’s Greg Gutfeld’s ‘Breathtakingly Stupid’ Iran Comments: ‘He Needs to Be Put to Bed’"

WATCH: Fox News Host Greg Gutfeld Laughs Off Exoneration of Central Park Five: Why Should Trump Apologize?


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A smirking Greg Gutfeld laughed off the innocence of the Central Park Five during a discussion of race issues on Fox News’ The Five, telling co-panelist Juan Williams that President Donald Trump had no reason to apologize for his past comments: “Why should he?…You think they’re innocent?” Trump took out an infamous, full-page ad in the New York Times just two weeks after police arrested five teenagers who confessed to participating in the brutal rape of woman in New York’s Central Park in 1989. In it, he effectively called for their execution, even though no trial had yet to take place. After a lengthy investigation and the discovery of DNA evidence that identified a completely different perpetrator, the confessions were thrown out as having been coerced and their sentences were fully vacated. The five men ultimately won a $41 million settlement with the state of New York over false Continue reading "WATCH: Fox News Host Greg Gutfeld Laughs Off Exoneration of Central Park Five: Why Should Trump Apologize?"

Fox News’ Greg Gutfeld Teases Jesse Watters Over Dominican Republic Speculation: ‘Are You Auditioning for InfoWars?’


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Fox News host Greg Gutfeld joked that his fellow panel member Jesse Watters was “auditioning for Infowars” after he alleged on The Five on Tuesday that the string of U.S. tourist deaths in the Dominican Republic is part of a conspiracy by a competing island to damage the Caribbean nation’s tourism industry. “I found out today that someone perished at Hotel Excellence, the very place I stayed in November. This really is hitting home to me personally,” Watters said. “My theory is… Caribbean sabotage: another island that’s competing for tourism dollars, perhaps it’s Puerto Rico. I’m not going to name names.” Gutfeld replied by noting Watters “just named names,” which led to his co-host doubling down on the wild claims. “A saboteur has infiltrated some of these hotels in order to swing some of the tourism dollars back to their island,” Watters continued. “Also they share a border with Continue reading "Fox News’ Greg Gutfeld Teases Jesse Watters Over Dominican Republic Speculation: ‘Are You Auditioning for InfoWars?’"

Fox News Hosts Mock Bill Maher and Others for ‘Delusion’ Trump May Not Leave WH: ‘They Need a New Conspiracy’


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The hosts of Fox News’ The Five today mocked liberals for pushing the “conspiracy” and “delusion” that President Donald Trump would refuse to leave the White House if he loses in 2020. Bill Maher in particular has expressed this concern, which he reiterated on CNN last week. Greg Gutfeld mocked the “apocalyptic fears” and credited the president for “having some fun” on Twitter:

The Five Praises Jon Stewart For Shaming Congress Over 9/11 Aid: If He’s ‘Coming to the Hearing, Show Up’


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When former Daily Show host Jon Stewart dropped a hammer on Congress over 9/11 first responders on Tuesday, the concussive force was felt across the internet and television and, one hopes, all through Capitol Hill. Among the many, many people cheering for Stewart were the hosts of Fox News Channel’s The Five. Juan Williams introduced the segment with some brief background, and moved right to the most talked about portion of Stewart’s remarks. “His emotional testimony getting heated when he tore into lawmakers for the extremely low attendance at the hearing,” said Williams, and then played some of the clip:
Behind me, a filled room of 9/11 first responders. And in front of me, a nearly empty Congress. Sick and dying, they brought themselves down here to speak to no one. Shameful! It’s an embarrassment to the country and it’s a stain on this institution. And you should be Continue reading "The Five Praises Jon Stewart For Shaming Congress Over 9/11 Aid: If He’s ‘Coming to the Hearing, Show Up’"

The Five Praises Jon Stewart For Shaming Congress Over 9/11 Aid: If He’s ‘Coming to the Hearing, Show Up’


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When former Daily Show host Jon Stewart dropped a hammer on Congress over 9/11 first responders on Tuesday, the concussive force was felt across the internet and television and, one hopes, all through Capitol Hill. Among the many, many people cheering for Stewart were the hosts of Fox News Channel’s The Five. Juan Williams introduced the segment with some brief background, and moved right to the most talked about portion of Stewart’s remarks. “His emotional testimony getting heated when he tore into lawmakers for the extremely low attendance at the hearing,” said Williams, and then played some of the clip:
Behind me, a filled room of 9/11 first responders. And in front of me, a nearly empty Congress. Sick and dying, they brought themselves down here to speak to no one. Shameful! It’s an embarrassment to the country and it’s a stain on this institution. And you should be Continue reading "The Five Praises Jon Stewart For Shaming Congress Over 9/11 Aid: If He’s ‘Coming to the Hearing, Show Up’"

Fox News Hosts Mock John Dean Hearing: ‘No One Knows Who He Is’


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The hosts of Fox News’ The Five mocked today’s big House Judiciary Committee hearing with former Nixon White House counsel John Dean and questioned his relevance there. Dean spoke on parallels between President Donald Trump‘s actions and Richard Nixon‘s. Dana Perino noted how cable news was sticking with coverage of the helicopter crash in New York instead of broadcasting much of the hearing, which she said was “probably good for Democrats” because “it’s probably better for you not to have this one being the one you lead off in June.” Jesse Watters said of Dean, “He’s not a witness to anything!… No one knows who he is. He is a CNN contributor, which makes perfect sense that a CNN guy is a witness in their fake Russia collusion story. He witnessed something almost 50 years ago. So I don’t know what that adds.” “Every time Continue reading "Fox News Hosts Mock John Dean Hearing: ‘No One Knows Who He Is’"

Fox News’ Greg Gutfeld Rips ‘Stupid’ Robert de Niro for Comments Blasting Trump: ‘Coke-Addled Simpleton’


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Robert de Niro went on another tear against President Donald Trump this week, saying “You didn’t think you were gonna get away without a fuck Trump moment, did you?” and “The individual who currently purports to lead America is not worthy of any tribute. Unless you think of his impeachment and imprisonment as a sort of tribute. Now that’s how you can make America great again.” The hosts of Fox News’ The Five ripped de Niro, along with Jeff Daniels for his comments blasting Trump on MSNBC yesterday, as emblematic of the Hollywood left. Jesse Watters said de Niro’s comments mixed with Daniels’ “has every ingredient in the resistance pie”: “They have profanity, impeachment, the ‘lock him up,’ the race card, the constitutional crisis. They lack so much intraspection.” Greg Gutfeld said Hollywood’s a “coked-up cesspool of misogyny and sex abuse… and no one should listen to Continue reading "Fox News’ Greg Gutfeld Rips ‘Stupid’ Robert de Niro for Comments Blasting Trump: ‘Coke-Addled Simpleton’"

Fox News Host Clashes With The Five Over Whether All 2020 Democrats are Socialists


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Fox News’ Juan Williams battled his co-hosts on The Five over whether the 2020 Democrats are socialists. “To get back to the top of this segment, when we were talking about socialism, I just find it so striking when they say the Democrats are all socialists,” Williams said Tuesday. Williams was referring to Greg Gutfeld’s opening monologue, which used a Trump campaign staffer’s quote that the 2020 field of Democrats is a “socialist organism with 22 heads” as its chyron. “I’m thinking, really? Who? Are you saying Kamala Harris is a socialist?” Williams asked. “She did say that she wants to destroy private health insurance, Juan,” Jesse Watters replied. “It’s not socialist to say that we want to talk about how to deliver quality health care to more Americans,” Williams said. “To illegal immigrants,” Gutfeld said. “Pete Buttigieg is not a socialist, Joe Biden is not a socialist,” Williams Continue reading "Fox News Host Clashes With The Five Over Whether All 2020 Democrats are Socialists"

Fox News’ The Five Clashes Over Dem House Fight With Trump Admin: ‘They’re Drunk Off Power!’


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The hosts of Fox News’ The Five got heated this afternoon over the multiple Democratic-led House committees investigating and fighting with the White House, issuing subpoenas and threatening to hold more individuals in contempt. “What is the next subway stop on this crazy train?” Gutfeld said. He asked if Democrats are now at “contempt, let’s arrest everybody,” what’s the next stop. He said all this fervor is a “circus born from team-sport politics” helped out by the media. Jesse Watters said the Democrats are now “fee-wheeling sheriffs,” before arguing that the calls for jailing Trump administration officials are alarming and serious, unlike “lock her up!”:
“We remember the ‘lock ’em up’ chants and the Trump supporters had some fun with that, but that was just a slogan. No one ever really thought Hillary was going to prison. Adam Schiff really wants to lock people up. Hillary is… I Continue reading "Fox News’ The Five Clashes Over Dem House Fight With Trump Admin: ‘They’re Drunk Off Power!’"

Fox News’ The Five Slams Seth Meyers Over Meghan McCain Interview: He Looked Like a ‘White Knight for Omar’


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By now you’ve either seen or heard about Seth Meyers‘ interview with Meghan McCain, in which he pressed the View co-host on her recent comments about Congresswoman Ilhan Omar and they tussled a bit. McCain’s husband Ben Domenech went on a tear blasting Meyers (in since-deleted tweets), calling him at one point an “untalented piece of shit who only has his job because he regularly gargled Lorne Michaels’ balls.” On The Five today, Greg Gutfeld said his issue with the segment was that Meyers hosts “a comedy show, not public access.” “It’s not entertaining and it’s not funny,” he said. “He was almost humorous on SNL, but now he’s retreated into never-funny zone.” Gutfeld added that he thinks Meyers’ staff was “scratching their heads” at the segment and that Meyers looked like he was “operating as a white knight for Omar.” Jedediah Continue reading "Fox News’ The Five Slams Seth Meyers Over Meghan McCain Interview: He Looked Like a ‘White Knight for Omar’"

Juan Williams Clashes With Fox Co-Hosts Over Trump’s Finances: ‘He Had His Daddy to Bail Him Out!’


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Fox News’ The Five opened this afternoon mocking the New York Times report on ten years of President Donald Trump‘s tax information. Greg Gutfeld said this isn’t news to anyone and suggested, “Here’s an idea. Get the rich kid who owns the Times to turn over his 1040s.” He laughed at the media coverage of the Times report and said, “They keep stepping on the same rake and getting whacked in the head again and again. As all those anti-Trump headlines keep falling flat.” Jesse Watters defended Trump’s business record and took a shot at the Times, bringing up when they “lost a billion dollars buying the Boston Globe.” “He may have lost a lot of money but now he has towers all over the globe,” Watters said. “He’s got great golf courses, and he has the presidency. Pretty good.” Juan Williams responded, “I Continue reading "Juan Williams Clashes With Fox Co-Hosts Over Trump’s Finances: ‘He Had His Daddy to Bail Him Out!’"

Nerd Prom Struggles in Saturday Ratings, as Fox’s Greg Gutfeld Tops White House Correspondents’ Dinner


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Nerd prom was a ratings dud. The White House Correspondents’ Dinner, despite airing on two of the three major cable networks, failed to make much of an impression in the Saturday night ratings. According to Nielsen, the dinner drew 952,000 total viewers on CNN, and 644,000 on MSNBC. In the advertiser coveted adults 25-54 demographic, the dinner posted 169,000 viewers on CNN, and 93,000 on MSNBC. The night’s big winner? The Greg Gutfeld Show on Fox News. The Five co-host scored with 1,989,000 overall viewers — besting CNN and MSNBC combined. Gutfeld also prevailed in the demo, putting up 198,000 viewers in that category, outpacing CNN for the top spot among the cable newsers. Following a set from comic Michelle Wolf in 2018 which drew criticism from some for being hostile to White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, the White House Correspondents’ Association turned to historian Ron Chernow Continue reading "Nerd Prom Struggles in Saturday Ratings, as Fox’s Greg Gutfeld Tops White House Correspondents’ Dinner"

Fox News’ The Five Attacks CNN, MSNBC For Giving Biden a ‘Big Boost’: The Media ‘Needs’ Him


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The hosts of The Five mocked MSNBC and CNN pundits for saying President Donald Trump is worried former Vice President Joe Biden can beat him in 2020, as Greg Gutfeld his cable news rivals are instead projecting because “they need Biden” to get back the status quo that Trump shook up. “Biden once again taking aim at President Trump and now his candidacy is getting a big boost from the media,” Watters said, before airing a clip of MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough saying Trump is “really scared of Biden.” In two other clips, New York Times White House correspondent Maggie Haberman can be seen saying Trump believes Biden can win over “the white working-class voters who elected him last time,” while CNN host Don Lemon said the president’s aides are telling him behind the scenes to not pick a fight with Biden, who the host said stuck a “nerve” of Continue reading "Fox News’ The Five Attacks CNN, MSNBC For Giving Biden a ‘Big Boost’: The Media ‘Needs’ Him"

The Five Clashes Over Felons Getting Voting Rights: ‘Wow, You Think Willie Horton Is Good News?’


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Fox News’ The Five clashed during a segment today on allowing felons to vote, as 2020 Democratic presidential candidates Sens. Bernie Sanders and Kamala Harris have recently discussed various forms of felon enfranchisement. “Bernie wants felons to vote because he knows that they will vote Democrat,” co-host Greg Gutfeld speculated after noting that Sanders wants to allow felons to vote while incarcerated. Williams then argued for Harris’ plan, which is to reinstate voting rights once a felon is released from prison, saying that if a person “can’t reenter society” after incarceration, then it will result in a “high level of people going back to crime.” Watters then jumped in with the hottest take of the segment. “Democrats want terrorists to vote. Think about that one, Greg,” the Watters World host said. “They just handed Donald Trump the wedge-ist of wedge issues. Juan, I have a question. Are Democrats trying Continue reading "The Five Clashes Over Felons Getting Voting Rights: ‘Wow, You Think Willie Horton Is Good News?’"

Fox News’ The Five Goes Off on Russia Media Coverage: CNN, MSNBC ‘Dug Their Own Grave’


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The hosts of Fox News’ The Five opened today by ripping the months and months of Russia media coverage and speculation following the release of AG Bill Barr‘s summary of Robert Mueller‘s findings. They ran a montage showing a lot of speculation and “if true” coverage of some reporting, before Greg Gutfeld said, “Hello, 9-1-1? I’d like to report a death. It’s the mainstream media finally choking on their own lies.” He argued that more so than feeling vindication, President Donald Trump should be “ticked off” because the report’s conclusions won’t “undo the harmful crap the country went through thanks to a media who pushed this hallucination.” Jesse Watters said yesterday felt like “election night all over again”:
“This was a knockout punch to the mainstream media. I don’t think they’re ever going to recover. Their credibility is completely shot. Millions of Americans will never take Continue reading "Fox News’ The Five Goes Off on Russia Media Coverage: CNN, MSNBC ‘Dug Their Own Grave’"

Fox News Host Greg Gutfeld: ‘It Doesn’t Matter’ If BuzzFeed Report on Trump is True


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Fox News pundit Greg Gutfeld said “it doesn’t matter” if a report that President Donald Trump directed his former lawyer Michael Cohen to lie to Congress — a potential felony — is true, because his critics just want “one thing to stick” to the president. BuzzFeed News dropped a bombshell story Thursday night that reported Trump directed Cohen to lie to Congress about plans to build a Trump tower in Moscow. Cohen has plead guilty to lying under oath about the deal. If the BuzzFeed News report is true, it would prove that Trump directed Cohen to commit a felony — which could be an impeachable offense. “It doesn’t matter if the story is true or not,” Gutfeld said on The Five. “Because it was originally about collusion and it’s not even about that anymore.” Gutfeld added the current reporting on Trump is an effort “to get one thing Continue reading "Fox News Host Greg Gutfeld: ‘It Doesn’t Matter’ If BuzzFeed Report on Trump is True"