Greg Gutfield, Asshole of the Day for September 25, 2014
Republicans tell us there is no War On Women, and in fact just this week Ann Romney said that accusations of Republicans War on Women were “ridiculous” and “offensive”. I guess she is ignorant of all the restrictions on birth control and abortion Republicans have pushed through the last few years, as well as their ongoing opposition to the Violence Against Women Act and equal pay laws.
Or maybe she just doesn’t watch Fox News. Because if she had, she would have seen two male hosts mock a female pilot that a female host was praising:
Kimberly Guilfoyle took a moment to salute Major Mariam Al Mansouri, who reportedly led her country’s airstrikes Monday against the Islamic State. Guilfoyle noted how rich it was that an Arab woman was leading the charge against the militant group, given that women aren’t even allowed to drive in some countries in the region.
"The problem is after she bombed it she couldn’t park it," co-host Greg Gutfield quipped. “I salute her.”
"Would that be considered boobs on the ground or no?" Eric Bolling chimed in.
Even their co-host wondered “why did they ruin my thing?” after.
Yes, we ask, why can’t these men restrain themselves from shitting on a woman’s achievement in an area that women have historically been excluded from? Why do they feel that on air on Fox News they can do this?
Because they completely lack any empathy for the struggles of women, or frankly anyone less fortunate than their white male asses. Their only point of view is their own.
It is reassuring that not only did Guilfoyle express her frustration with them but also that later so did Greta Van Susteren. We can only hope that someone breaks through and these two assholes think twice before doing it again. But it’s Fox News, so we’re not hopeful.
Now there were two assholes here, but we don’t give out group awards. Of the two, Greg Gutfield was first and his comment played on sexist stereotypes as well, so it he is the Asshole of the Day.
It is Greg Gutfield’s first time as Asshole of the Day, but one of many, many Fox News personalities to be featured here.
Full story: Talking Points Memo.