Of all the terrible people on Fox News, Greg Gutfeld might be the most harmful. He uses humor to distract audience members from the fact that every “joke” he makes is based on false information to begin with. He therefore gets written off as a bad comedian, perhaps harmless, instead of being the ungodly love child of Tucker Carlson and Sean Hannity that he is.
But when someone has to rely on humor in order to sell their lies, they tend to fall down pretty quickly once they let go of the jokes. That happened to Gutfeld after the Republicans lost the November 2023 elections badly, in large part because of the Republican Party’s extreme anti-abortion views:
Greg Gutfeld goes on crazed rant about abortion. He seems to think women have them out of a fear of the "transformational change" of becoming a mother That doesn't make much sense as about 60% of women who get abortions are already mothers. pic.twitter.com/qWabtbTLJi
— Decoding Fox News (@DecodingFoxNews) November 8, 2023
In other words, the minute Greg Gutfeld forgets to hide behind the “I’m just a comedian” act, you can quickly see that he’s a deranged extremist whack job who sounds a lot like someone you’d find shouting at strangers on a street corner. This is a good thing. The more often Gutfeld drops the comedian facade, the more people will have a chance to see the unhinged monster hiding behind the punchlines.
Bill Palmer is the publisher of the political news outlet Palmer Report