Just in case you didn’t think Fox’s The Five was inane enough, today the five cohosts engaged in a sled race to “predict” the outcome of today’s New Hampshire primary. But it just so happened that all the competitors were Republicans.
Cohost Dana Perino handed out slips of paper to everybody with the names of “the top five candidates,” supposedly at random. The idea was that whichever name was picked would be who that host represented. So cohost Kimberly Guilfoyle was John Kasich, Juan Williams was Jeb Bush, Eric Bolling was Donald Trump, Greg Gutfeld was Marco Rubio and Dana Perino was Ted Cruz.
Nobody was Hillary Clinton or Bernie Sanders and nobody seemed to care that the Democratic candidates had been left out.
In fact, Perino implicitly acknowledged that Democrats count for nothing on Fox when she said, “Whoever wins down there at the bottom? That’s our prediction of who’s going to win tonight’s election.”
In fact, it’s a primary, not an election, as Perino surely knows. But on Fox News, whoever wins the Republican nomination will be their candidate and their president. If he or she loses, the actual winner will be little more than a target during his or her stay in the White House.
After the race was over and “Trump” had won, Gutfeld “quipped,” for a little extra Fox News fun, “I’d just like to say that this whole exercise is racist. Look at the snow, white.” Back in the studio, Perino laughed heartily.
Watch it below, from the February 9 The Five, and tell me if I’m just being a conspiracy theorist in seeing a sled track already in the snow for Bolling/Trump.