Fox Host Shouts Down First Mention On Network Of 2012 Record Heat
Fox News' Bob Beckel was shouted down by his Five co-host Greg Gutfeld for attempting to report that 2012 was the hottest year on record in the contiguous United States. This was the network's first mention of the record heat, which has been covered by every major news outlet except for Fox.
As The New York Times reported, the National Climatic Data Center announced this week that the average temperature in 2012 was 55.3 degrees, which broke the previous record by over a degree.
Reporting the news on The Five, Beckel started to say “For all the global warming deniers, 2012 was the hottest year on record,” before Gutfeld interjected by shouting: “Lies.”
Beckel's attempt to discuss the record heat announcement was the first time it earned a mention on Fox News, though all other major news outlets, including all the network news, PBS, CNN, and MSNBC, reported on the worrying milestone. His co-host's attempt to silence him is just the latest example by Fox figures to downplay climate change and its consequences.