Like so many of his conservative, Christian soul brothas, Greg Gutfeld really despises strong, independent, and pro-choice women who are comfortable with their bodies and their sexuality. He has slut shamed women who have had pre-marital sex. He describes women who have abortions as "morally inept." Because of her support for employer paid birth control (Something Fox has already been paying for) he claims that Sandra Fluke is "a poster child for whiny entitlement." Gutfeld, the author of "The Joy of Hate," isn't fond of actress Lena Dunham. Back in 2012, Gutfeld whined about how her pro-Obama video, which used sexual double entendres, made Clinton Eastwood's chair "look Shakespearean." His rant mentioned "free pills" - a reference to the HHS birth control mandate which, as we all know, will make slutty slut women even sluttier. And now that, Gutfeld, along with his unhinged right wing posse, is upset about Dunham's Memorial Day "Pee Tweet," he whined that she is "banal." OH THE IRONY!!!! And for good misogynistic measure, Gutfeld worked in the requisite free pill thing.
Last night, Gutfeld's patented oh, so, sardonic (Bill Maher, he's not!) opening monologue was about Lena Dunham's Memorial Day Tweet which sparked outrage from the church of the perpetually outraged and unhinged right: "Happy Memorial Day, I've already peed in two different Starbucks Bathrooms." (Meanwhile, Gutfeld had no inspiring and patriotic Memorial Day tweets) After reading the tweet which, according to Gutfeld was a "boast" (WTF?), Gutfeld said that the "rightie blogs went off on her but I refuse to get that worked up about it." That he was a bit "worked up" was seen by his subsequent commentary. As the chyron read "Lena's Tasteless Tweet" (As opposed to the outright racism and homophobia on Fox Nation?) Gutfeld expressed skepticism that "she was mocking the dead;" (WTF?) but rather, "reflecting on her own banality, the banality of current celebrity culture and she could see the vacuousness of her own tweet."
Gutfeld claimed that Dunham understands "this culture" which is "disconnected from values of the past that things like patriotism and honor seem like hieroglyphics for squares..." (Again, Gutfeld had no patriotic Memorial Day tweet). Gutfeld, who NEVER served, continued to lecture: "Nobody could really want to die for the country these days, not when you have "Game of Thrones on HBO, good weed on every street corner" and - wait for it - free birth control for anyone who can or can't afford it."
Time Out - Greg Gutfeld persists in advancing a right wing lie. The only women getting free birth control are those who already have employee health benefits. Those who don't can go to Planned Parenthood where pills cost between $15 and $50 a month.
Gutfeld, with a smug look on his face, continued to insult Dunham. He said that Dunham didn't mean anything by her tweet because "she doesn't mean anything period." Okaay... Along with having a successful HBO show,Dunham has won a number of awards including a Golden Globe. Gutfeld, on the other hand, has, lesseee, no awards in his less than stellar CV. He continued that "her true gift is reflecting the ambivalence of the whatever cult where true reverence is expressed for tolerance [and the problem with tolerance is....?] and everything else must be flushed like much of what Dunham produced on Memorial Day."
Such profundity! But Dunham says it best in her response to a nice, conservative and presumably pro-life Christian who hate tweeted her: "Just an FYI to conservative dudes tweeting hate at me: "I hope you get breast cancer" is way more offensive than anything I've ever written." (And much of what Gutfeld says is also far more offensive.)
Ah, the joy of hate for which Greg Gutfeld is the ultimate poster child! And if the dictionary definition of banality means something that is "trite, obvious, and predictable," it should have Greg Gutfeld's picture right next to it!
"Pot meet Kettle?"
Especially as he’s not been even remotely funny the rare times I’ve seen him.