During Tuesday’s broadcast of Fox News’ afternoon gabfest The Five, co-host Greg Gutfeld began a segment with a monologue where he presented the notion that celebrity wannabe and abstinence spokesperson Bristol Palin was actually a hero for getting pregnant out of wedlock for a second time in her life. In Gutfeld’s opinion, Palin could easily have kept the pregnancy a secret or even gotten an abortion, which would have totally been celebrated by those on the left because all they want are more and more abortions. Instead, she bravely announced the pregnancy in the face of ridicule and will go forward with bringing another one of God’s gifts into the world.
Gutfeld, who fancies himself a comedian and satirist, took aim at Bill Maher and Wendy Williams for making Palin the butt of jokes, specifically regarding her stance on abstinence and her mother’s political career and religious beliefs. While he admitted during the segment that the jokes write themselves regarding Palin’s hypocrisy, he felt that the left was only angry because Bristol didn’t take the easy route and just get an abortion. For Gutfeld, her bringing humiliation upon herself rather than seeking the convenience of terminating the pregnancy without anyone knowing makes her a heroine to be looked up to.
After Greg’s defense of Bristol, he turned it to the panel for discussion. To absolutely nobody’s surprise, the Fox crew were all in agreement. Yep, Bristol Palin is super-brave, and she isn’t like those other harlots who totally use abortion as a form of birth control. No, sirree bob. It doesn’t matter that she made hundreds of thousands of dollars making bullshit abstinence speeches telling others to never have sex out of wedlock. It certainly doesn’t matter that she tried to kickstart a reality TV career based mostly on her being Sarah Palin’s daughter who got pregnant when she was a teenager. She got pregnant out of wedlock a second time? HERO!
Even Juan Williams, the supposed token liberal on the panel, came to the defense of Bristol Palin, claiming that even though she’s a hypocrite and has attacked others for their beliefs — I wonder where she learned that from — she is still an expectant mother who is bringing another life into this world and deserves our respect. In general, the whole segment was all about vilifying the so-called liberal media for calling out Bristol’s hypocrisy and double-standards and positioning her as not only a victim, but someone who is extremely courageous and should celebrated.
In other words, Dan Savage was absolutely right.
Below is video of the segment, courtesy of Fox News: