Even back in the days when I still called myself conservative, I couldn’t stand Greg Gutfeld. My exposure to him was limited to a few articles of his I stumbled across… I believe in The Weekly Standard and/or The American Spectator. Gutfeld apparently interned under R. Emmett Tyrrell at the Spectator, which figures; Tyrell writes like a sub-Mencken, while Gutfeld writes like a sub-Tyrell. Gutfeld just makes matters worse by adding his own brand of unfunny fratboy-style humor. What else would one expect from someone who has worked as an editor at awful lad mags like Stuff and Maxim?
I only saw glimpses of his FOX News program “Red Eye,” which struck me as a bad right-wing take on “RealTime with Bill Maher.” It seemed like the show was tailor-made for drunk college Republicans.
Fox News’ The Five, launched as a “new weekday program” to fill the time slot previously held by Glenn Beck, debuted with a barrage of sexist stereotypes, including comparing government spending to spendthrift wives, discussing whether Sarah Palin could be elected “based just on her hotness,” and asking a female panelist whether she was “looking for a sugar daddy.”