Fox’s Bernard McGuirk thinks Donald Trump’s guest hosting Saturday Night Live is “a tacit admission by NBC that Trump did not make racist comments." According to McGuirk, Trump "stated some facts, so these people should cállate their bocas.” Fox’s Katie Pavlich and Jeanine Pirro agreed.
On today’s Outnumbered, the hosts tossed aside their usual antagonism toward NBC in order to defend Trump against the outpouring of objections to Saturday Night Live’s decision to have him host the show this weekend.
PAVLICH: If these protesters spent just as much time protesting the illegal alien rapists and murderers who make their own communities look bad, maybe Trump wouldn’t be saying the things that he is about their communities. So I suggest that if they don’t want that stereotype, if they don’t want the truth to be told about the fact that illegal immigration does bring with it a huge criminal element that we have to deal with in this country, they should spend their energy getting out the criminals in their own communities and then we can have a discussion about the people who remain here who haven’t committed those heinous crimes.
Cohost Jeanine Pirro seconded those vile sentiments – and added a gratuitous smear of Hillary Clinton.
PIRRO: I have to agree with you Katie. You know what? Everybody’s so upset about people expressing their First Amendment freedom of speech and, by the way, if you want to talk about someone who really is in trouble, talk about why was Hillary Clinton able to do it. This woman is under investigation by the FBI but she can do Saturday Night Live and nobody’s worried about it.
But Clinton did one skit, she did not host the show, as cohost Melissa Francis pointed out, to her credit.
McGuirk faced a tough hurdle in beating Pavlich’s smears but I think he managed.
MCGUIRK: It’s one thing to insult people, it’s another thing to make racist comments. So I think this is a tacit admission by NBC that Trump did not make racist comments. He stated some facts so these people should cállate their bocas (Spanish for “shut their mouths,” which drew loud giggles from the cohosts) and we have something here called the First Amendment …He was indelicate in the way he articulated some of these things but let the man go out there and do his thing and, you know, dummy up.
McGuirk, Don Imus’ longtime sidekick-producer, was fired by WFAN-AM and MSNBC dropped the telecast of the show, Imus in the Morning, after the two described the Rutgers women’s basketball team as “nappy-headed hos.” So was McGuirk conceding that he did make racist comments? And that Fox booking him for this discussion is a tacit admission that they approve?
Watch it below, from the November 5 Outnumbered.
“Cállate” is only applicable when addressing ONE person directly. It’s the imperative form of the verb (ie, the “command” form). What he was saying, however, was an INDIRECT command—what most people would describe as a “suggestion”—and the imperative form is utterly wrong.
IF he wanted to be more correct in his “suggestion,” he should have said, “They should cerrar their mouths.” The verb “callarse” (the “se” makes it a reflexive verb) means “to be quiet” (literally, “to quiet oneself”) or, more crudely, “to shut up.” “Cerrar,” on the other hand, means “to close”—whether a door, a window, or one’s mouth. When someone tells you “shut your mouth” in Spanish, they say “cierra tu boca” (or “cierre su boca,” if you want to be a bit more formal or more polite); if addressing a group, and telling them to “shut your mouths,” the usual way for most of our friends of Latin American heritage to say that would be “cierren sus bocas” (in Spain, the standard form would be “cerrad vos bocas” although the other is used in some areas). At any rate, you would NEVER use “callarse” if you want to add “boca” in the mix (just as most English speakers would find “shut up your mouth” to be a bit weird). Some reflexive verbs in Spanish can include a body part (like “lavarse” and “afeitarse”—“to wash” and “to shave”) but most don’t.
Now. The other part of where McGuirk erred was by saying the protesters “should,” he really needed to use the infinitive form (“these people should cerrar their bocas”—a proper Spanish equivalent would be “estas personas deben cerrar sus bocas” (“deben” being the equivalent to “should”).
At any rate, as I commented on another site, NBC as a whole doesn’t really have that much control over SNL’s hosting slot. And, what the Fox liars ignore is that tRump was among the whiners who complained SOOOOO loudly about the “unfair” treatment they were “subjected to” by CNBC that the Republicon National Committee yanked the Republicon debate scheduled to be held on NBC. It looks to me like tRump is being the typical whiny GOP hypocrite. He can’t handle a little “tough questioning” by moderators on CNBC but he believes he should be afforded a prime slot on an NBC telecast.
As far as McGuirck, “Besa mi culo!”.
NBC is desperate to keep their flagship, but they don’t wanna fix it, they just want to patch it with hosts that are statistically draws. Clinton’s popular, let’s put on Clinton. Schumer’s popular, let’s put on Schumer. Trump’s popular, let’s put on Trump… What? We tank harder when we do things like that, and there’s even a debate on whether or not people like people like them, or they just have really good marketing? Well, keep doing it anyways- The alternative is to hire good comedians and writers again.