Despite the presence of female hosts and co-hosts, Fox News is an organ (!?) of the white, Christian, American patriarchy which would love to return to the days when women were happy housewives and, as God instructs us, very submissive. Feminism is constantly derided on Fox for its no good, very bad messages about women's empowerment. The Five's Greg Gutfeld believes that feminists are a bunch of angry (how dare women challenge inequality) sluts. His fellow Fiver Eric Bolling believes that the increase of women in the workplace is destroying the American family and causing more abortions. So are we surprised that both Gutfeld and Bolling would make offensive, sexist, and sophomoric jokes in order to diminish a woman whose level of accomplishment, in a patriarchal society, make Gutfield and Bolling look like the schmucks that they are!
On last night's The Five, Kimberly Guilfoyle gave credit where credit was due. She reported that ISIS was "bombed by a woman" which isn't just a metaphor but the true story of how Maj. Mariam Al Mansouri, the first female fighter pilot from the United Arab Emirates, literally dropped a can of whoop ass on ISIS forces in Syria. (You go girl!)
Cue Beavis and Butthead. Gutfeld employed a sexist trope from the 50's: "After she bombed it, she couldn’t park it." Just when you thought that it couldn't go any lower, Bolling offered his junior high school comedic stylings: "Would that be considered boobs on the ground or no?" (Uh, she's a pilot, not a soldier so beyond the sexist and offensive nature of the 'joke,' it's totally stupid.)
Guilfoyle softly asked "why did you ruin my thing." Bolling laughed uproariously.
Funny, the guys on Fox get upset when Bill Maher insults Sarah Palin.
Remind me who are the real boobs?
*Update: Eric Bolling has apologized for his "boobs" remark. This came after Fox's Greta Van Susteren expressed her displeasure with the commentary. Bolling said that after he went home, last night, he got "the look." (Probably got lots of "the tweet," too!) He said that he apologized to his wife and then apologized to the viewers. He didn't provide any context for his apology which he didn't provide to the woman whom he insulted. This could have been an opportunity for him to praise this accomplished UAE fighter pilot, but that wasn't done. Standing by her Fox man, Kimberly Guilfoyle provided validation: "And you love women and have respect for them." Video here
“NOTE TO BOLLING MAD
You are as funny as a toothache."
AND THAT’S THE “TOOTH”, THE WHOLE “TOOTH”, AND NOTHING BUT THE “TOOTH”!
There did seem to be somewhat of a hesitation from Bolling if I should say this or not. Reading comments of the reaction from both sides is predicable for the most part. Those defending him like to say it was only a joke, deal with it, and of course the oldie but goodie, political correctness. As far as being a joke, well okay, but it is typical of right wing humor that shows they desperately need a real comedian and have no concept of comedy. I know we all have different taste, but still that was a pathetic attempt at humor if that was his true intent.
Use their comments against them in all of social media. Remind the masses of these two clowns’ anti-women and anti-military remarks in all talk radio shows across the nation.
NOTE TO BOLLING MAD
You are as funny as a toothache.
NOTE TO GUTTERFELD
Upcoming comedians at Open Mike are funnier than you.