On Friday’s The Five (12/21/12), a segment featuring Dana Perino at a rodeo was interrupted by President Obama speaking on the fiscal cliff. Greg Gutfeld sneered, "So, basically, we're going to preempt Dana Perino's rodeo package for President Obama."
Perino, joking, said, "This is an outrage. Call in, vote, do not let this happen."
Gutfeld, more seriously, said, "Do not let this happen."
Eric Bolling, also in seriousness, said, "Why don't we take a vote on the set here. How many vote for Dana's package? Hands up." The vote was 4-1 in favor of rodeo.
Beckel was the lone dissenter. He said, "I'm sorry. I just think this is the President of the United States at a critical point. We can put your rodeo package in tomorrow." He later corrected that to say it could go on Monday.
Greg "quipped," "I'd rather see Dana riding a bull than listening to the President giving bull."
Beckel said, "Gee, that's good."
If this were a Republican president, the four would not just be more than willing to pre-empt a rodeo for the president, they'd be attacking anyone who disagreed.
Perino, joking, said, “This is an outrage. Call in, vote, do not let this happen.”
Gutfeld, more seriously, said, “Do not let this happen.”
And, just think . . . this is coming from the same network that vigorously defended Daily Holler reporter Neil Munro, when he interrupted President Obama at a press briefing in June; Lou-ser Dobbs even called that moment “refreshing”:
Even if the president giving the discussion was St. Ronnie himself, he’s interrupting a blonde woman riding saddle. And that doesn’t fly with Fox News.