Gutfeld RIPS ‘Fat’ ‘Bald’ ‘Homely’ Stelter for Mocking Rising Crime Rates

In a hilarious and pointed segment on Fox News Channel’s Five on Monday, co-anchor Greg Gutfeld unloaded on CNN’s Brian Stelter for taking swipes at Fox News for reporting on the fact that violent and other forms of crime were on the rise throughout President Biden’s America. Stelter, and Oliver Darcy his accomplice were taken to task by Harold Ford (Democratic co-host) and ex-congressionman.

After playing a clip from CNN’s so-called “Sources of reliability” where Stelter and Darcy whined about Fox’s reporting, Gutfeld declared: “It’s got to be gross to work at CNN where all you do is push these elaborate hoaxes while denying actual human suffering.”

Gutfeld recalled his jokes about Stelter being “fat,” “bald,” and “homely” and how CNN host Don Lemon and disgraced former host Chris Cuomo would repeatedly mock the rise in violent crime on-air (included below):

When people ask me why I keep pointing out Brian Stelter’s fatness, his baldness and how homely it is, they often say that my answer is because they are so curious. My answer is that there are no worse insults than their ideas as long as they make light of black-on–black crime and deaths in the streets. This is what you will find tape of Don Lemon or Chris Cuomo laughing about. All is fair as long as I believe they got it. It’s okay to make fun of them over anything. Right?

They decided to take their lives on the hill while police and civilians were literally dying.

 

 

In an important rhetorical question, Gutfeld wondered: “how security can work at CNN and Have to be around these people.” “I mean these are actual crime deniers. They helped build the anti-cop narrative for I don’t know how many years,” he added.

“Their ratings are dying, their narrative is antithetical to what Americans believe,” he pointed out, further noting that CNN was “not a network interested in the American view or any more” but rather “a curated propaganda machine.”

Co-anchor Dana Perino then expertly pushed back on Stelter’s false assertion that crime was a topic being cooked up by Fox News and the right by recounting how other networks were asking the White House about it. She then called out how CNN’s own polls were showing crime a major concern for Americans and that CNN was out of touch (Click “expand”):

One thing I believe the White House is doing that the President does not do, it must be in line with the current mood and circumstances. You will find polls showing that only one third of respondents care about the topics they’re focusing on. And that’s what those polls were showing last week.

The other thing is that if you look at CNN’s own polling on immigration and crime and inflation – If the execs aren’t sharing CNN’s own polling with CNN’s media reporting team, they maybe should break down that wall because their own polling is showing that it’s a problem.

 

 

Jesse Watters was the co-anchor and pointed out that Ford had seen local news reports on violent crime in New York City. Stelter’s wife Jamie Stelter anchor for NY1 is also a CNNer.

“Denial does not wear well,” Ford declared before asking about what neighborhoods Stelter and Darcy lived in. “But if you live in a neighborhood which is most neighborhoods, fortunately, in New York City today, you’re watching where you are going.”

Ford stated that he no longer uses the subway because of fights, stabbings, and murders. He then spoke directly at Stelter, noting he was just trying “to get back at” Fox News, and dressed him down as “not serving the people who watch your network and the people who are in danger every day and every night in our city.”

Below is the transcript. Click “expand to read:

Fox News Channel’s Five
January 24, 2022
Eastern at 5:18 p.m.

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JESSE WATTERS – What strategy did Greg use to create that segment of the market?

GREG GUTFELD (I don’t know). You can’t work for CNN and push all these hoaxes, while denials of actual human suffering. Right?

This labyrinthine hoax was pushed for years to convince people the republic is at risk. Yet, they laugh about crime. When people ask me why I keep pointing out Brian Stelter’s fatness, how bald and homely it is, they usually reply that they don’t know what to do. My answer is that there are no worse insults than their ideas as long as they make light of black-on–black crime and deaths in the streets. This is what you will find tape of Don Lemon or Chris Cuomo laughing about. All is fair as long as I believe they got it. It’s okay to make fun of them over anything. Right?

So they choose this hill as their final resting place, even though civilians and police are dying.

How can – I wonder, how security can work at CNN and Have to be around these people. They are real crime deniers. They helped build the anti-cop narrative for I don’t know how many years.

To answer your question: Their ratings are declining, and their narrative is contrary to American beliefs. This is not a network interested in the American view or anymore, this is a curated propaganda machine to put out segments to other areas, whether it’s social media to be retweeted, that are specifically anti-American views.

This is not a network – I don’t know how they get advertisers at this point, it’s so embarrassing. Their producers are accused of pedophilia. I mean, how do they – This is a distraction because they are in such sorry shape.

WATTERS: And so they don’t have anything to talk about because it’s not a lot of good news. Is it possible they want to create controversy by putting out information? Because that’s just stupid.

DANA PERINO – It is strange to just try and get back at a segment. Five.

[Laughter]

That is an unusual way to program. The only thing that makes it work is the way it matches the mood. Right? The morning show I present is from 9:00 to 11:00 am. I also see many of the morning networks shows. The story of each day is now the main focus. Guess what? That is criminal. And when it’s being asked about at the White House and not just by Fox News.

One thing I believe the White House is doing that the President does not do, it must be in line with the current mood and circumstances. You will find polls showing that only one third of respondents care about the topics they’re focusing on. And that’s what those polls were showing last week.

The other thing is that if you look at CNN’s own polling on immigration and crime and inflation – If the execs aren’t sharing CNN’s own polling with CNN’s media reporting team, they maybe should break down that wall because their own polling is showing that it’s a problem.

WATTERS That’s were they work out of.

GUTFELD: They don’t leave the apartment.

WATTERS: Are they aware of the latest local news? Are they able to read The PostThe Daily NewsAre they taking in any crime occurring within their communities?

[Crosstalk]

HAROLD FORD: Denial is not a good look. And as I listen to them, I could understand if you are trying to make a point that crime – that some numbers are down and some numbers are up or trying to explain that maybe the way that this is being presented is being interpreted wrong. However, they did not do this. However, they did not say that crime was lower here or that the people looking at these things are wrong.

This strikes me as an ensemble of people. I don’t mean to denigrate CNN, but those who try to make the crime seem like another negative thing. Which part of the country do you reside? To your point. Are you in a neighborhood where you don’t go out or there’s nothing happening or you have a security team around you?

That’s one thing. But if you live in a neighborhood which is most neighborhoods, fortunately, in New York City today, you’re watching where you are going. I’m not taking the subway anymore, but I did use the subway. I don’t take the subway because I’m concerned about my safety. I won’t let my kids go near the subway stops because they might be in danger.

If you want to present on such stages, or make presentations, then there must be a good reason. If your reason is to get back at someone or a show or a network, you’re not serving the people who watch your network and the people who are in danger every day and every night in our city, and for that matter across the country. They are likely watching the network.

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