Beloved and hugely popular Fox News Channel host Greg Gutfeld hit back at his liberal co-host on “The Five,” Jessica Tarlov during a fight they were having over the state of Twitter and speech on it now that Tesla CEO Elon Musk has taken over and taken a more free speech friendly approach than Jack Dorsey did.
That fight with Tarlov on “The Five” began with Gutfeld, responding to Tarlov, jokingly telling her that she was being “too emotional,” as Gutfeld, Tarlov, Dana Perino, Jesse Watters, and Katie Pavlich discussed Elon Musk’s tweets, particularly a tweet Elon made about Paul Pelosi, the husband of Democrat Rep. Nancy Pelosi who was allegedly attacked by David DePape in the Pelosi’s California home.
Predictably, that comment about Tarlov being “too emotional” pushed her buttons and set her off.
It all started when Tarlov freaked out about Elon’s post about Pelosi, saying that Elon was “promoting complete lies” via Twitter.
Gutfeld, responding to her, said that Musk tends to do “a lot of trolling with his tweets.” In other words: “don’t take it too seriously. He’s just having fun.”
As could be expected, Tarlov didn’t like the “boys will be boys” type argument and snapped “It’s not a joke.”
That’s when Gutfeld really pushed her buttons, saying “It is. Look at you. You are getting too emotional about this. You should be enjoying the [free speech.]”
And, as any husband could have told Gutfeld, that “you’re being too emotional” type argument did not, in fact, calm Tarlov down or stop her from getting emotional. Instead she snapped back and threatened Gutfeld with HR.
First, she said “Just because I’m at a higher pitch than you doesn’t mean I’m more emotional than you. It’s just estrogen.”
The two then went back and forth for a bit, with Jesse Watters entering the fray to joke with Gutfeld about his having “told a woman she was being too emotional,” a classic mistake.
That’s when Tarlov when full SJW and brought up the HR threat, saying “HR watches this, by the way.”
Gutfeld, to his credit, wasn’t fazed. Responding to Tarlov’s threat, he said “Is that a threat? Good for you.”
Tarlov, responding, said, “I’m not coming back for the D block.”
Watch them bicker here, then stick around for the Young Turks’ commentary if you want to see how much it triggered the libs:
Despite the controversies (or perhaps because of them), Fox News has gotten great news from both “The Five” and other programs.
Forbes reported on the success of “The Five” in a recent article, saying that the show has become the most watched show in cable news, averaging, during the week ending January 22nd, a whopping total audience of 3.332 million viewers. Continuing, the Forbes article went on to note that:
“After The Five, the highest-rated shows of the week were Tucker Carlson Tonight (3.086 million viewers), Jesse Watters Primetime (2.647 million viewers), Hannity (2.386 million viewers), and Special Report with Bret Baier (2.367 million viewers)—all airing on the Fox News Channel.”
Forbes also reported that: “In prime time, Fox News led the cable news networks with an average total audience of 1.996 million viewers—beating CNN and MSNBC combined. Overall, Fox had fully 92 of the 100 highest-rated cable news telecasts for the week. Among viewers 25-54, the demographic group most valued by advertisers, Tucker Carlson Tonight was first with 442,000 viewers, followed by The Five (374,000 viewers), Hannity (303,000 viewers), Jesse Watters Primetime (266,000 viewers) and Special Report with Bret Baier (256,000 viewers).”
By: Will Tanner. Follow me on Twitter @Will_Tanner_1
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