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    ‘The Five’ Descends Into Chaos Over Discussion About Pronouns: ‘Don’t Compel My Speech!’

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    After co-host Jessica Tarlov suggested that it is respectful to use correct pronouns when discussing transgender individuals, the panel on Fox News’ “The Five” descended into pandemonium.

    The panel began by discussing transgender swimmer Lia Thomas and her former competitor Riley Gaines, who has been in the news for speaking out against biological men competing in women’s sports.

    Tarlov claimed there is a “tremendous spike in attacks and violent crime targeted at transgender people because that’s something that’s going on all across the country.”

    “It is important to treat people with dignity and respect when you are using or when you are talking about these issues. And part of that is using the correct pronouns,” Tarlov insisted.

    “No,” co-host Katie Pavlich responded, which was echoed by another panelist, Joey Jones.

    “Yes, it is. It doesn’t hurt you at all to call Lia Thomas–” Tarlov said before she was cut off by co-host Greg Gutfeld, who said Tarlov does not have the right to tell them how to address others.

    “It makes me a liar,” Jones insisted.

    “Don’t compel my language. Do not–you have no right to compel me to say anything. That’s the beauty of this world,” Gutfeld added.

    Other panelists supported Tarlov’s right to express her mind and have her own opinion, but this did not imply that others should be compelled to comply.

    “On the issue of feminism, however, women in general and feminists support trans persons and trans rights. This does not imply that we are immune to comprehending the competitive nature of this issue at the college, high school, and beyond levels. Tarlov asserted.

    Jones attempted to take a commercial break when Gutfeld interrupted him again.

    “There’s a trend in Jessica’s defense when she talked about the homeless and trans, that when you make a criticism, you then connect it to attacks against these groups. We should be able to criticize anything and not be blamed for a rise and attacks against trans. Trans are maybe a tenth of a percent of the population. You have to work really hard to go seek one out,” Gutfeld said.

    In response, Tarlov stated, “In that case, whenever we discuss gun violence and people point out that more white people are killed by police than Black people, the matter is moot. This is an essential point to bring up in the conversation.”


    Meanwhile, Gutfeld has had a fantastic week as the network deals with the repercussions of removing the highest-rated host from the air. It has been a historic week for Gutfeld, who continues to dominate cable news as co-host of both “The Five” and his late-night program “Gutfeld!”

    The book, titled “The King of Late Night,” will be published on July 25 and describes how Gutfeld “destroyed the mainstream late-night landscape of heavyweights and became the host of the number one late night program on all of television.”

    Wednesday evening, “The Five” was the most-watched cable news program with an astounding 2.62 million cumulative views. CNN’s “Situation Room” drew a dismal 698,00 viewers at 5 PM ET, while Newsmax’s “Frontline” attracted only 282,000.

    More on this story via Conservative Brief:

    A separate report also notes how Gutfeld’s late-night show has brought in historic viewership for Fox News. CONTINUE READING…

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