Despite his advocacy for anti-Muslim free speech, Greg Gutfeld is not Charlie Hebdo. Last night, he joined the Fox hate-fest directed against a Brown University student who dared to express an anti-war, anti-ROTC position and, and so doing, revealed Fox's contempt for the free speech of those who don't toe the right wing line.
The assault on the Brown student began last week when the Fox pals misrepresented a Brown University newspaper article which was critical of Brown's proposed partnering with ROTC units based at the College of the Holy Cross in Massachusetts. Currently, Navy and Air Force ROTC are banned on campus but Brown is partnered with units at other colleges in Rhode Island.
In promoting the meme that those snotty Ivy League elitists are anti-military, Steve Doocy claimed that the author is saying "we're special, we're smart, don't go into the military." The theme of the actual article, however, reflects the author's own anti-military position and his disappointment that so few Brown students share "what was once a tradition of anti-war activism." The segment framed the propaganda with a banner which impugned the student's patriotism.
In a subsequent Fox & Friends segment, Laura Ingraham got in a dig on the President during her attack on the student as a "left wing community activist wannabe." Steve Doocy made the same claim about what the author is really saying while the same banner, impugning the student's patriotism, appeared at the bottom of the screen. The video of the segment appears on a Fox News website article which cited comments, posted to the Op-Ed, that were critical of the author's position.
Last night, on The Five,free speech champion Greg Gutfeld devoted his patented polemics to an attack on the Brown student. The smug Gutfeld, WHO NEVER SERVED, reported that a Brown U. student wants ROTC banned because he considers it to be OMG "state sanctioned violence" and "its cadets criminal."
NEWSHOUNDS NEWS ALERT - Gutfeld is lying. The author did NOT say that the cadets are criminal. The use of the term, in the article's title, "Return of the Criminals," refers to the American military/industrial complex which the author feels has committed criminal acts.
After Gutfeld pulled some quotes from the article, which he described as "vomit," he said "what a joke." He described the language as "that lockstep cult speak that marks all brain-free rhetoric passed on like a pox from its petulant professors" (wow, alliteration!) and added "he could be a White House spokesperson" which is ironic given that The Five's Dana Perino promoted the Bush administration's "lockstep cult speak."
He described the student as a "brat" and suggested that it "would be fun" to see like minded students "experience life without an American military." He "joked," “no cozy dorms, no iPods, just them and ISIS. The only selfie stick would be their own head on a stake."
He referred to the student as a "little hack" who represents "an evil ideology that lets evil grow," an "anti-West movement that gives tenure to terrorists while condemning those who protect them." Working in the requisite Fox/right wing hatred of librul education as well as a slam on the president, he claimed that "progressive" campus education is a "zip line between college and the presidency." He asked "seriously how did we manage to end up with so many lightweights in the White House, lightweights that stand between us and the heathens [seriously, who uses that word]." His final quip was about how this student is just "a chip off of the old Barack." (Hardeharhar)
Oh, the irony. The phrases "lock step cultspeak" that's "like a pox" could be a description of Fox News and The Five. Talk about "vomit!" Funny, Gutfeld could be describing himself when he referred to the student as a "little hack." Talk about "lightweight."
A real news organization would never hire this untalented hack. He’s not funny at all.