Fox Host Dismisses Criticism Of Sean Spicer's Hitler Remarks As “Manufactured Outrage”

Greg Gutfeld: “People Love The Low-Hanging Fruit Of Reflexive Outrage”

From the April 12 edition of Fox News' The Five:

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JUAN WILLIAMS (CO-HOST): So Greg, if you were up there, how would you get out of this? How would you heal this wound?

GREG GUTFELD (CO-HOST): Oh, I'm not interested in that. I'm more interested -- I'm interested in the fact that everybody knew that he made a mistake, he knew he made a mistake, but it didn't still -- It didn't stop the sharks from circling, because people love the low-hanging fruit of reflexive outrage.

You know, the thing is -- and it's great, when people point out your mistakes, they make a mistake, like The Hill reporter who went after him and then referred to Sean Spicer as Hitler by accident. And then they had another guy named Judd Legum, or something like that, from ThinkProgress who was going after me for saying he made a mistake. And then all of the sudden, he mistakes a --like a Facebook post by Spicer.

Everybody makes these mistakes. Shut up. Stop talking in my ear, you producer. It's like, how -- it's like, it doesn't help when you talk in my ear telling me you go to go, it makes me talk more.

But my point is this, people love to express manufactured outrage given any opportunity, because it feels good. It's much better instead just to talk to real people.


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