Maybe they’re just tired of yelling at each other, but the introduction of Donald Trump as a phone-in guest on The Five is just another example of a show devoid of original ideas. Two reasons: Trump’s all over the network already and phone interviews work really well on radio, but tee vee? Not so much, so why devote two whole segments to bad tee vee? The Five predictably sucked up to The Donald—even Bob Beckel—and the love affair was mutual; Trump’s opening bid was, “I have to admit it, you have a great show.” It was after all the hugs and kisses when The Five allowed Trump to go full-bore Birther. View the clip below.
While Greg Gutfeld looked pretty proud of himself for having instigated the Birther question (at 5:24 in the clip below), not a single one of The Five pushed back on this absurdity:
Donald Trump: Look. His [President Obama] mother, to the best of everyone’s knowledge, was never in that hospital. Okay. The document [birth certificate] may have been tampered with, according to many, many people. Okay. He’s got grandmothers and people in his family who say he wasn’t born in this country. Okay. Forgetting all that, do I think he was born here? I have no idea.”
The Five, where disinformation rules.