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Fox News host Greg Gutfeld has gotten more fantastic news. His Fox News show “Gutfeld!” has ruled late-night television, averaging 2.1 million viewers through 2022, Nielsen Media Research showed, the Washington Times reported.
“The size of that viewing audience bests both NBC’s ‘The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon’ and ABC’s ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ and also consistently trumps such cable rivals as Comedy Central’s ‘The Daily Show’ and HBO’s ‘Last Week Tonight’ and ‘Real Time With Bill Maher,’” the report said.
Vox, known to be more of a liberal news organization, opined that “The biggest comedy show on late-night right now is not on ABC or NBC or CBS or Fox. It’s not on Comedy Central. It’s certainly not streaming. It’s on Fox News, and its name is ‘Gutfeld!’”
CNN is reportedly working on its own late-night show to compete with Gutfeld, examining more progressive candidates for the job.
“Brass at the famously progressive news network have reportedly floated names such as Bill Maher, Trevor Noah, Arsenio Hall, and Jon Stewart, as candidates, to offer a nontraditional, late-night-esque take on the day’s news. Fox News has found success with ‘Gutfeld!,’ the late-night comedy show hosted by Greg Gutfeld,” the Daily Mail said.
But Gutfeld has been a ratings champion for Fox News with “The Five,” a show he cohosts, as the top show in cable news, Nielsen said.
Gutfeld said people are tired of “human sh*t” on their porches after a video went viral last week of a man spraying a homeless woman with a water hose in San Francisco, California.
During a segment on the popular Fox News program “The Five,” the panel discussed a video that went viral on social media last week showing an antique dealer spraying a woman with a water hose outside of his business. A bystander caught part of the incident on video and uploaded it to social media, which generated a lot of attention.
“I started recording the guy, and this guy is, like, pouring water on plants, and then I saw the lady like this, and I was, like, ‘Oh no, that’s a lady,’” the man who recorded the video said.
Below is the video of the viral incident:
San Francisco gallery owner seen spraying homeless woman responds to viral video:
“What they saw is very regrettable. I feel awful, not just because I want to get out of trouble…but because I'd put a tremendous amount of effort into helping this woman.” @KPIXtv
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— Betty Yu (@BettyKPIX) January 11, 2023
The conversation on “The Five” then turned into the co-hosts discussing homelessness nationwide, which led to Gutfeld saying he has been a longtime advocate for “autonomous” areas where people can engage in vagrancy.
“I would support this, it’s what I have been talking about for a while, an autonomous zone for people who wish to be homeless,” he said. “This is where you can go and practice this experimental lifestyle. And if you are back in the city panhandling, we will take you back there. Or we will get you help. But you are going to go back to that place because that’s where it is legal.”
Co-host Geraldo Rivera asked Gutfeld: “What do you think of that lady squirting the hose on the homeless lady?”
Gutfeld responded, “I think everybody is at the edge of their frustration. You can say, ‘My gosh, that’s heartless.’ Well, maybe that person gets up every day and sees human shit on his front door.”
“A San Francisco antiques dealer whose clientele includes big-shot businesspeople, actors, and athletes was seen in a viral social media video spraying a homeless woman with a water hose. The disturbing incident was captured on cellphone video by Edson Garcia, the owner of Brioche Bakery & Cafe. It showed the man, identified as business owner Collier Gwin, dousing the woman and demanding that she move,” NBC News reported.
“I started recording the guy, and this guy is, like, pouring water on plants, and then I saw the lady like this, and I was, like, ‘Oh no, that’s a lady,'” Garcia told NBC Bay Area.
Gwin, the owner of Foster Gwin Gallery, said the woman that he sprayed with the hose is known in the area and that in the past, he had to call law enforcement and social services when the woman became disruptive.
“There’s absolutely nothing that can be done. They’ll take her to a shelter, and they will turn her out in two days,” he said. “They will take her to the hospital. They will release her within a day.”
“That lady doesn’t go inside the business. She sleeps on the street,” he added while speaking to the media about the viral incident and what has unfolded in the aftermath.