The entirety of the Fox News Network as a whole has never been known for being “politically correct,” or frankly even having any basic human decency or respect for the truth in their reporting. However, one host for the ultra-Right-wing network took their typical nonsense to a whole new level this week and, to be blunt, he went way too far.
Recently, the hosts of the Fox News segment, The Five, were deep in some not-so-intelligent discussion about President Biden’s recent announcement of new measures being implemented to try to combat the rapid spread of the coronavirus, especially now that the new variant, Omicron, is on the playing board in the United States — including requirements that people continue to mask up on airplanes, at least through March of next year.
“We’re going to fight this variant with science and speed, not chaos and confusion,” the President said in his announcement on Thursday. “This is a moment we can put the divisiveness behind us, I hope.”
One co-host of The Five, Dana Perino was quick to lambast President Biden and accuse him of blaming the pandemic on others, going on to claim that Biden is jumping the gun with regard to the newest COVID variant instead of sitting back and waiting until more is know, to see if more people could reach some sort of natural immunity — because apparently she still doesn’t understand how this thing works.
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Co-host Greg Gutfeld jumped in to claim that these safety measures, such as the extended requirement of masks on flights, are in place for no other reason than to avoid litigation amid the pandemic. It was then that Gutfield changed lanes to display a “joke,” sarcastic survey question about the President, aiming it at his colleague Jessica Tarlov.
Gutfield proceeded to display the following question on the screen:
“Is President Joe Biden Racist With Blood On His Hands?”
The “joke” survey question featured the multiple-choice answers, “A) Yes B) Of course. C) A & B D) All of the above.”
Gutfield is somewhat known for his less than appropriate humor on-air, but it seems that this “joke” of his crossed the line so far that even Tarlov wouldn’t bite. After some seemingly awkward words to dance around the distasteful graphic, Tarlov ultimately responded, “None of the above.”
You can watch the clip of the Fox segment featuring the nasty graphic from Media Matters here:
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