Greg Gutfeld's recent rant that portrayed environmentalists as rich sociopaths willing to kill poor people by the truckload may have outdone Bill O'Reilly's slander of the late Dr. Tiller as a "baby killer." And, after accusing the green movement of murder in order to enforce its elitist agenda, Gutfeld "joked" that "these creeps" should be hung "by their toenails." Oh my God… Do I ever wish I was kidding.
Gutfeld began a discussion on The Five last Friday (8/16/13) with the following commentary:
Surprise, you’re dead. The biggest creeps on Earth are the ones who claim to love it. Their love is really hate for peoples- Specifically, poor people. Case in point, Bjorn Lomborg, he’s a great big greenie with a conscience, he reports that activists in the Philippines have destroyed a field of Golden Rice. That’s rice that’s genetically modified to contain vitamin A. Of the three billion people who eat rice every day, and are at risk for vitamin A deficiency, this new rice helps prevent nearly 700,000 deaths a year and a half a million kids from going blind. These activists are, essentially, accessory to mass murder. I say hang ‘em by their toenails.
These creeps operate from the evil notion that everything from earth is good, and everything made by man is bad. It’s an idea propagated by green journalists crusading against Monsanto, morose health editors, and loopy celebrities who condemn vaccines. For every media loudmouth who favors natural over man made, some poor peasant dies. Remember the DDT ban? A million babies won’t, because that ban allowed them to die from malaria. Thank the Green movement. “Natural” is just the elites’ way of saying “I’m better than you!” to the poor.
Lucky for them they have no problems getting vitamin A; their maids do all the shopping. So while it’s cool to push fake fear about genetically modified foods, all it does is kill people. Celebrities march against Monsanto, but they’re really marching against progress, and in service to their ego, they turn a blind eye to the suffering of others, whose actual blindness they cause.
Gutfeld's remarks were disgusting on their face but he also disingenuously pinned the DDT ban, which was a regulation instituted by the Richard Nixon administration – and then mimicked abroad, with unintended consequences - on the green movement.
And exactly who is this Bjorn Lomborg, Gutfeld’s supposed “great big greenie with a conscience?” In reality, he’s the kind of “greenie” that corporatists love. He’s all for nuclear energy, genetically modified foods, natural gas and fracking. Plus, he dislikes Al Gore and solar and wind energy. He’s also something of a global-warming skeptic (he believes in global warming but doubts the effects others attribute to it) whose work has been lambasted as “rife with careless mistakes” and failing “to meet basic standards of credible scientific analysis.”
So is it any surprise that Gutfeld would unequivocally endorse Lomborg?
And if you think anyone on the panel other than Bob Beckel had a problem with this, think again. Andrea Tantaros (who recently asked her radio listeners to “do me a favor” and punch an Obama supporter in the face) agreed “It’s true,” when Gutfeld said, “It always seems like millions die when environmentalists get involved.” Eric Bolling picked up the meme by referring to environmentalists as “enviro-terrorists." Dana Perino joked that environmentalists would support genetically-modified food if they were told it would fight global warming. Nobody condemned Gutfeld's hateful, inflammatory rhetoric.
Marie Antoinette said “Let them eat cake.” The Five says, “Let them eat cancer.” And then they viciously smear those who would prefer not to as murderers. Classy.