Greg Gutfeld, a popular Fox News anchor, is once again defending his former colleague Tucker Carlson.
Perhaps in an effort to defy his superiors, Gutfeld has made jokes about Tucker Carlson running for president, criticized a colleague for attacking Carlson, and defended Tucker following the release of several videos this week.
Gutfeld, co-host of “The Five” and presenter of “Gutfeld,” defended Tucker Carlson on Tuesday after several video clips were leaked and published by the left-leaning organization Media Matters. Several of Carlson’s behind-the-scenes remarks depict him joking and conversing with guests or staff members before the start of the program.
Gutfeld defended Tucker Carlson on Twitter by comparing Media Matters to high school hall monitors attempting to get him in trouble.
“Apparently everyone understands nonsense banter between segments except for hall monitor failures bitterly chronicling the lives of the far more successful,” Gutfeld tweeted.
apparently everyone understands nonsense banter between segments except for hall monitor failures bitterly chronicling the lives of the far more successful https://t.co/HkwFTgIub6
— GregGutfeld (@greggutfeld) May 2, 2023
Last week, Gutfeld defended Carlson twice, once on Twitter and once on an episode of “The Five.”
Gutfeld took to Twitter to respond to his colleague Geraldo Rivera’s vitriolic remarks about Tucker Carlson following his departure.
Rivera tweeted: “I don’t wish ill on anybody, but there is no doubt – as I said at the time-Tucker Carlson’s perverse January 6 conspiracy theory was ‘bullsh*t.’ Having lost the election President Trump incited an insurrection that sought to undermine our Constitutional process.”
In response, Gutfeld retaliated against Rivera for attacking Carlson, which gave the impression that he was defending his former colleague.
“You’re a class act Geraldo. A real man of the people,” Gutfeld tweeted.
You’re a class act Geraldo. A real man of the people. https://t.co/20LOwVzXwS
— GregGutfeld (@greggutfeld) April 26, 2023
During an episode of “The Five,” Gutfeld joked that Carlson will run for president, and several of the presenters remained silent.
Dana Perino took a sip of her beverage, Jason Chaffetz laughed, and Jeanine Pirro promptly transitioned to a new segment on a different subject.
No one seemed interested in discussing Carlson or the explosive news, which suggests that on-air presenters may have been instructed not to discuss the situation.
However, Gutfeld had no qualms about mentioning Carlson and appeared defiant.
The conversation at the table began when they discussed the re-election prospects of President Joe Biden. Chaffetz predicted that despite Biden’s probable decision to announce his candidacy for re-election, he will ultimately not run. Biden did declare his candidacy for a second term early Tuesday morning.
“I think she actually might be a candidate,” Chaffetz said. “I don’t think Joe Biden – even though he may announce tomorrow – I don’t think by the time he gets to the end of the year he’s actually going to run.”
Gutfeld quipped about Carlson as the segment neared its conclusion: “And so in 2024, it will be Susan Rice versus Tucker Carlson.”
Okay, said Pirro before previewing the next segment and transitioning to a commercial break.
Gutfeld Jokes Tucker Carlson Will Run for President After Getting Fired by Fox Newspic.twitter.com/CDcbMfpdZP
— Patriot Alerts (@alerts___) April 25, 2023
As a co-host of both “The Five” and his late-night program “Gutfeld!”, Gutfeld continues to be the most dominant force in cable news.
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