Fox News host suggests Italian politician Giorgia Meloni should be considered “the center” politically Trey Gowdy: “If you are winning elections, if you are what the people want, at what point does that become the center?” Written by Media Matters Staff Published 09/26/22 7:37 PM EDT Video file Citation From the September 26, 2022, edition of Fox News' Special Report with Bret Baier BRET BAIER (HOST): Let's turn overseas and what's happening in Italy and really across Europe. If you look at the headlines of this Italian election where the far right candidate, Meloni has taken it and will likely become the prime minister there, if you look at the headlines, The Atlantic, "The return of fascism in Italy," "A far right nationalist looks likely to become illustration's first female prime minister, "Giorgia Meloni is a danger to Italy and the rest of Europe," "Giorgia Meloni claims victory to become Italy's most far-right prime minister since Mussolini." Those are the headlines. She campaigned fighting inflation, speaking out against the European Union and bureaucracy. What about the reaction to this, and what it says about where Europe is as we get ready for our own elections? ... TREY GOWDY: Bret, if you had two hours and could read to the bottom of the New York Times story about her election, you would see that she was historic. But you would have to get through more hard-right and far-right references, and I guess what I'm wondering is if you are winning elections, if you are what the people want, at what point does that become the center? Who gets to say what is far-right, or what is hard-right? Correction (9/27/22): This clip has been updated to reflect the correct spelling of Giorgia Meloni's name.