Feb 23, 2021
Greg Gutfeld Questions Wall-to-Wall Media Coverage of Tiger Woods: ‘There’s So Many People That Are Suffering Right Now’
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The Five co-host Greg Gutfeld critically questioned the media about devoting hours of airtime on the Tuesday morning car crash by Tiger Woods.
During a segment where Fox News dipped out of ongoing live coverage of the accident, the panelists weighed in on the news about Woods. But after Dana Perino noted the public’s longtime fascination with someone who is an icon not just within golf or the sports world, but in American culture in general, Gutfeld offered a decidedly contrarian take on the coverage.
“Really, though?” Gutfeld said in rebuttal. “Everybody wants to hear about his for an hour? I don’t know.”
“If we don’t overstate it, people might change the channel,” he added, before noting that tens of thousands of Americans are injured in car accidents every year.
“I just think that, right now, my prayers are limited,” Gutfeld continued. “There’s so many people that are suffering right now and I think sometimes the news news does this deep dive. Honestly, I think some people might just be like ‘We get it. We get it.’ There’s some bad stuff going on in this world. Maybe we should focus on that stuff.”
As Perino began to respond with “Alright…” Gutfeld threw up his hands and added: “I’m here to give my opinion! So I know everybody hates me for that. But, sorry.”
Moments later, Fox anchor Bret Baier came on to helm the ongoing coverage, prompting another mea culpa from Gutfeld.
“Bret, I did not know — they didn’t tell me you were coming on. I swear to God I wouldn’t have said that,” Gutfeld said, laughing.
“This is why this is a bigger deal,” Baier explained to the audience, as well as to his fellow Fox employee. “This is a huge story because he’s bigger than life when it comes to golf and in sport in general. So the world is paying attention to something like this.”
Later on in the program, Gutfeld elaborated on his point, saying, “We have a challenge of doing this show wall to wall stuff, having to avoid unspeakable truths, and instead do this kind of repetitive salutation and grand pronouncements. Let’s at least inject a little bit of sobriety and honesty into this thing. My father-in-law died in his car on Christmas eve. He wasn’t a world famous golfer. But you know what? He was a great man and I’m glad I said it.”
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ABCs Raddatz Questions Defense Sec. Austin on US-Saudi Relationship After Khashoggi Murder Report: MBS ‘Was Not Punished’
ABC News’ Martha Raddatz questioned Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin over the United States’ relationship with Saudi Arabia following the release of a U.S. intel report concluding crown prince Mohammed bin Salman ordered the murder of Jamal Khashoggi.
“You said last week you had a good call with your counterpart, the defense minister, who happens to be Mohammed bin Salman, the crown prince,’ Raddatz said. “How do you deal with a counterpart like that?”
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Austin pointed to what President Joe Biden said about the U.S. having a different type of relationship with Saudi Arabia, saying, “It doesn’t mean that it won’t be a good relationship. I fully expect that it will be a good relationship, but it will be a bit different.”
“Saudi is, from my perspective, it is a strategic partner in the region. And, certainly, we have security commitments in that area. And it’s necessary that we’re going to have to work together to make sure that we achieve our goals and objectives,” Austin said. “But I think, just because you have a good strategic relationship with an ally or partner, it doesn’t mean that you can’t hold them accountable for various things.”
“He was not sanctioned. He was not punished,” Raddatz noted.
“Everything that we do in the U.S., we’re going to lead with our values, but we’re going to protect our interests,” Austin responded.
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