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Fox News Hosts Reveal Reluctance To Criticize Palin

Reported by Ellen - August 4, 2011 -

During The Five yesterday, two of the hosts, Greg Gutfeld and Bob Beckel, made it clear they're not huge fans of Sarah Palin but that they "generally" pull punches on her. (H/T John M)

As David Edwards at Raw Story noted, "The fact that Fox News hosts go easy on Sarah Palin is probably not a surprise. But no one expected them to actually admit it."

Gutfeld said, "She's always doing well when you hear people go after her." But, he added, "If I say something bad and I see her in the hallway, I feel really awkward and wrong. So I just kind of say, 'That was a good job.'"

Beckel ribbed him by saying that the "paycheck," was at least as big a factor as any feelings of awkwardness. Then he admitted, "I know exactly what you mean... I'll be honest, I've pulled my punches on her. Not today, but I generally pull my punches on her."

Raw Story has the video here.

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