Fox News’ The Five Slams Seth Meyers Over Meghan McCain Interview: He Looked Like a ‘White Knight for Omar’


By now you’ve either seen or heard about Seth Meyers‘ interview with Meghan McCain, in which he pressed the View co-host on her recent comments about Congresswoman Ilhan Omar and they tussled a bit. McCain’s husband Ben Domenech went on a tear blasting Meyers (in since-deleted tweets), calling him at one point an “untalented piece of shit who only has his job because he regularly gargled Lorne Michaels’ balls.”

On The Five today, Greg Gutfeld said his issue with the segment was that Meyers hosts “a comedy show, not public access.”

“It’s not entertaining and it’s not funny,” he said. “He was almost humorous on SNL, but now he’s retreated into never-funny zone.”

Gutfeld added that he thinks Meyers’ staff was “scratching their heads” at the segment and that Meyers looked like he was “operating as a white knight for Omar.”

Jedediah Bila asked if McCain was “taken aback” by the critical questioning in a late night interview.

Juan Williams brought up McCain’s recent comments about Omar and how Omar has been the recipient of death threats.

Jesse Watters said Meyers and other liberals defending Omar isn’t actually about her:

“[It’s] not because they want to protect her personally, because she’s not that talented, she doesn’t raise a lot of money, she’s not that likable or empathetic. The left wants to protect the ability of the left to traffic in anti-Semitism, because there’s a very strong strain of anti-Semitism on the left that needs to flourish apparently and that needs to be protected. So Seth Meyers gets up there and takes it upon himself to do that when he should be trying to make jokes.”

He also said that Meyers looks like he’s trying to “position himself to the left of Colbert.”

Dana Perino asked why the subject came up in the first place, before adding that she has no doubt Omar and other freshman members like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez will feature heavily in Republican campaigning.

You can watch above, via Fox News.

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