"It's Very Frenchy": Fox Continues Mockery Of U.S. Olympic Team Uniform

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According to Fox's Kimberly Guilfoyle, the wearing of berets is "very Frenchy." Neither Guilfoyle nor any of her fellow The Five co-hosts indicated whether they think American military uniforms are also "very Frenchy." 

Despite corrections to Fox & Friends by Media Matters, media outlets, and Fox's own audience, The Five picked up Fox & Friends' recent beret error by mocking the decision to top off the United States Olympic team uniform with a "French beret." Fox & Friends did acknowledge that most of the United States military wear berets, after receiving emails from their audience correction the error.

On Wednesday's edition of NBC's Today, American company Ralph Lauren unveiled the design for the U.S. Olympic team opening ceremony uniforms, which include a navy blue beret with red and white stripes. Fox & Friends mocked the decision to top off the uniform with a "French" hat. 

As Media Matters noted at the time, berets have been in use by the U.S. military "unofficially as early as 1954," and as part of the official uniform as early as 1961. Moreover, the 2002 Olympic uniforms for the Salt Lake City Olympics also included berets. 

Nonetheless, Fox News' The Five contributed its own mockery of the uniforms tonight. 

Discussing the uniforms, Dana Perino asked fellow co-host Kimberly Guilfoyle: "A beret? Do you like the beret look?" Guilfoyle responded, "It's very Frenchy. I'm not too sure about that. I've been known to sport a beret every once in a while, but I don't know if it's in keep with kind of the Olympic tradition and some of the uniforms we've had in the past."

Moments later, co-host Bob Beckel said, "Why we'd ever look anything like the French, I have no idea. They're lousy athletes and their clothes are lousy." 

Neither Guilfoyle nor Beckel mentioned that the United States military wear berets as part of their uniforms. 

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