That the "fair & balanced" Fox News network is an arm of the movement which seeks to take women back to the not so good old days of back alley abortions was shown on Fox's "The Five" last week. It's not the first time that the group has promoted anti-abortion talking points. They condemned a You Tube video which celebrated the anniversary of Roe. They attacked pro-choicers who used Tim Tebow's athletic prowess to raise money for Planned Parenthood which they attacked in another segment. During the segments, several members of the not so Algonquin Round Table expressed their extreme anti-abortion positions as articulated in Andrea Tantaros' invective against Planned Parenthood and Greg Gutfeld's pefunctory misogynistic attempts to guilt trip women who choose to have abortions. Last week, The Five panelists not only combined standard Fox Hollywood bashing with standard Fox anti-abortion talking points; but Eric Bolling declared what "side" The Five is on. Hint- it's not the side that stands for women!
Bolling, a "devout" Catholic, began by reporting on the North Dakota abortion bill which is the toughest in the country. While he admitted that the law is in conflict with Roe v Wade, he added that he can see a "whole army of Hollywood activists mobilizing right now." He added that Hollywood has a "few soldiers on OUR SIDE." (So is he speaking about himself with the "royal we," referring to "The Five," or referring to Fox News?) He named his pro-life Hollywood heroes and celebrities: Justin Bieber, Jack Nicholson, Donald Trump (oh yeah, what a pro-life role model!), Andrea Bocelli, and Martin Sheen. (ROFLMAO, all uterus-free males!!!!) After noting that these guys are "quiet" about their beliefs he asked if it's because they'll get blackballed if they go public.
After the leggy Kimberly Guilfoyle said that they don't "come out" because it's more popular to be pro-choice, Bolling remarked that it was "refreshing" to hear Justin Bieber say that "the embryo is a human." Greg Gutfeld, a married but childless Catholic who says that women who have abortions are "morally inept," waxed nostalgic over the pro-life message of the movie Juno whose main character decided to keep her baby after going into Planned Parenthood which was pictured, according to Gutfeld, as a "horrible place." He used a movie metaphor to describe abortion: She walks out, she decides to have the baby. If she had decided to have the abortion, there would be no movie. And using that metaphor, every time you have an abortion, you essentially end movie or somebody's movie." (For many women, not having an abortion would mean a real bad and violent movie, not that Greg cares...)
Gutfeld, a paragon of morality asserted "the problem with abortion is that it involves a moral spine, in having to make a stand morally, which involves judgment. And there is nothing more uncool among celebrities than making judgment." When Bob Beckel said that the concern might be that a loss of ticket revenue, Gutfeld added that "fetuses don't buy tickets." He also "joked" that "celebrities look at abortion like a weight loss tool." (Right, Greg, those slutty sluts have abortions because they're just so vain)
The childless Dana Perino opined that views on abortion are personal and that she, personally believes that life begins at conception. The anti-abortion belief that women should have their rape babies was articulated when Bolling commented that Martin Sheen's wife was conceived through rape and Guilfoyle added "thank God she was born." (GOPers do love those rape babies). Beckel kept with the script with commentary about how he knows people who almost aborted but didn't and now their child is "a blessing." Bolling said that his sister adopted five children who could have been aborted and this is "the best family" you could ever see.
The script for The Five could have been written by Jill Stanek or some other crazed anti-abortion zealot as it contains all the standard talking points about the blessedness of rape babies and how, no matter how hideous a woman's situation is, the answer is to always have that baby. It was the media edition of the anti-abortion bumper sticker "adoption, not abortion." Regardless of Bolling's not so Freudian slip about the agenda, it's clear which side Fox News is on!
….You wouldn’t care if they did have a uterus because you condemn women who are pro-life, too.
Question: If all of these guys are “quiet about their beliefs,” then how does Bolling actually know about “their beliefs?” And why in the world would men like Nicholson or Sheen worry about being “blackballed?” Sheen, especially. Are we talking about the SAME Martin Sheen who publicly protested Dubya’s little “Adventures in Iraq-Invading,” who publicly endorsed walkouts to force California to honor the Cesar Chavez holiday, who opposes the death penalty? THAT Martin Sheen? (Yes, he opposes abortion, but he also opposes the death penalty; it’s a little philosophy known as the “consistent life ethic.” How many of “The Five,” do you suppose, are opponents of the death penalty and opponents of abortion? I’m guessing a grand total of NONE.) And Nicholson? When the hell has Nicholson ever worried about being “blackballed?”
And correct me if I’m mistaken, but aren’t Bocelli and Bieber kind of NOT American citizens? When have “The Five” given any credence to the opinions of non-American citizens?
Unless (of course) THEY disagree. Then, the rules have to be changed to comport with what THEY BELIEVE!
That’s how things go inside ‘the bubble’. Meanwhile, outside the bubble, the rest of us live OUR lives and let others live theirs!!