One Year Later: A Look Back At 5 Of The Five's Worst Moments
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On the one-year anniversary of Fox News' The Five, Media Matters looks back at five of the program's worst moments.
Bolling Casted Doubt On Obama's Religion
On November 30, 2011, The Five co-host Eric Bolling used a phony "War on Christmas" segment to cast doubt on President Obama's religion. During the segment, Bolling said, "Mr. Obama highlighted the beginning of Ramadan. He highlighted another Muslim holiday. He didn't mention the beginning of Easter. He didn't mention Good Friday, other than the fact that it was Earth Day, and he talked about Earth Day, not Good Friday."
Bolling Compared Obama To A Drug Dealer Who Opens "Barry's Pot And Coke Emporium"
On February 7, 2012, during a discussion of Obama's position on super PACs, Bolling compared Obama to a drug dealer, saying: "What if a guy spends the better part of two years saying he's against drugs, he hates drugs, drugs kill kids, drugs are bad for you. And then the next day he says you know what, I'm opening up Barry's pot and coke emporium."
Gutfeld Said Many Sexual Harassment Claims Are "Inherently Meaningless"
On November 1, 2011, while discussing sexual harassment allegations directed at former GOP presidential candidate Herman Cain, The Five co-host Greg Gutfeld said, "We are beginning to understand the ubiquitousness of sexual harassment claims and how because they're happening so often and they're everywhere, and many of them are inherently meaningless, they're done to safeguard future reputation damaging things, and you might not be guilty."
Tantaros Smeared Sandra Fluke As "Supremely Radical And Part Of This Fringe Gender Mania Sect Of The University Class"
On March 6, 2012, The Five co-host Andrea Tantaros smeared Sandra Fluke, the former Georgetown law student who came under vicious attack by conservatives following her February 23 testimony before the House Democratic Steering and Policy Committee, as "supremely radical and part of this fringe gender mania sect of the university class."
Gutfeld Twice Compared Government Spending With "A Wife And Her Credit Cards "
On July 11, 2011, while discussing the debt ceiling, Gutfeld said, "That's the problem with being president: You love raising the debt ceiling. It's like a wife and her credit cards. Americans have to be the husband that takes the credit card and breaks it up." He later said of Obama: "He's like your wife running around with your credit cards."