Greg Gutfeld longs for “the good old days where we could all unite against the hatred for Obama.”
The Five cohost Greg Gutfeld offered a surprisingly candid look at how the strife among conservatives is also roiling Fox News and even his own show.
GUTFELD: We, as a show, are facing internal strife. From a micro-level to a macro-level. You could look at conservative websites like Breitbart, how much that has fallen apart since the Trump nomination. You can look at The Five. On any given day, we have tension over this nomination, over this candidate. You can look at our network at a whole …where we are having issues within a family of anchors over this stuff. You can look at the Party. So in every area where there is conservatism, there is strife. And I just remember the good old days where we could all unite against the hatred for Obama. When it was so easy.
…It’ll be back. But somehow, Trump has shattered that, and now we’re sitting here, we’re grappling with this internal strife and we have no way to get out of this. So when we’re talking about the convention and we’re talking about how do we improve this, we actually have to talk amongst ourselves as conservatives, as Republicans. Can we express our grievances honestly about how we feel about this so that we can move beyond? So we can unite. I’m not talking like an encounter group, but I’m saying we all have to be honest with each other.
It’s not hard to notice the rift on Fox. A few nights ago Megyn Kelly demolished Donald Trump’s defense of campaign manager Corey Lewandowski after he was criminally charged with battery of a newspaper reporter and, in the next hour, Sean Hannity insisted there was no wrongdoing. Last night, host Greta Van Susteren criticized a group of 16 female conservative pundits who wrote a scathing letter to Trump demanding Lewandowski be fired, even though two of the pundits are Fox News contributors. Two hours later, Kelly held a sympathetic discussion on the letter, noted that she had been threatened by Lewandowski and asked pointedly, ““Is it time for Mr. Trump to do something about Mr. Lewandowski?”
Grab the popcorn and watch it below, from the March 30 The Five, via Media Matters.
Maybe he was trying (again) to be funny?
No wonder he’s a failure as a comedian.