Apparently, Greg Gutfeld thinks that a Congressional hearing into Russian meddling into our election – and the suspicious behavior of Donald Trump’s Russia-linked former national security adviser – should be entertaining, perhaps like an action movie.
In a discussion on The Five about Monday's Senate hearing with Sally Yates and James Clapper, cohost Gutfeld used his time to comment with a lengthy whine that he obviously thought viewers would find amusing:
GUTFELD: It’s like watching a turtle knit a sweater. It’s like being stuck in a bank line behind, like, a really slow older person trying to explain something … when they’re trying to change a hundred dollars in change.
But that wasn’t asinine enough for Gutfeld.
GUTFELD: We need Cliff Notes for this sort of thing. Do you guys remember Cliff Notes? … Cliff Notes for this hearing: Obama warned them about Flynn. But if you judge Obama’s expertise on hiring, on his past hiring: Susan Rice, Hillary, John Kerry - his vetting isn’t so inspiring. So maybe when he said Flynn was bad news, it was like a reversal, he [Trump] thought, “Maybe he’s good news.” Walmart greeters went through more scrutiny than what Obama did.
This is either spectacularly disingenuous and dishonest or else shockingly ignorant. You may not agree with Obama’s picks but they were each highly qualified. Trump, on the other hand, has picked some jaw-droppingly unqualified people such as Ben Carson, Betsy DeVos and Rex Tillerson. That’s not counting the fact that Trump chose as a national security adviser someone who likely committed a crime while cozying up to Russia.
A guy who whines about having to watch a Congressional hearing (assuming he actually watched it and didn’t just snark about it) and deceives viewers about presidential cabinet picks is what passes for a prime time news analyst on Fox News.
Watch this “joke” of a news host below, from the May 8, 2017 The Five.
All Presenters and Interview Subjects Who Want Further Invitations:
Find and present at least one original angle on the following Proposition – That the Yates/Clapper testimony before Congress is invalid/unimportant/unconscionably biased/irrelevant.
Do so with your usual gusto and full commitment.
BARTIROMO: "How about ’We’re all so sick of it’ "
GUTFELD: "I’m going with “It’s boring. These people should have polished up their act on RedEye!”
DOUCHY: “Do we have any topless pics of Sally?”
So, lemme get this straight.
Trump, thinking that Obama had never done anything right, didn’t fall for the mis-direction play, and “knew” that Flynn was great because Obama said he wasn’t.
Aside from the fact that Trump “thinking” is a real stretch, is this an example of the “extreme vetting” that Trump promised?
What a fucking moron.