Fox’s Gutfeld Urges Media to Stop Calling G20 “Criminals” Who Set Fires, ‘Protesters’


After watching enough coverage this week from the G20 summit, Fox News’ Greg Gutfeld concluded tonight that the media needs to stop referring to people who set fires and throw rocks at the police as “protesters.”

For example (per CNN):

Protesters at the G20 summit in Germany set a series of bonfires in the streets, looted shops, and stacked up blocks of pavement to use as projectiles as tension between demonstrators and police ratcheted up Friday night.

Gutfeld mockingly tweeted about this kind of coverage before the show tonight:

On The Five tonight, he told his co-hosts, “I don’t know if we’re doing it on our network, because I always watch the opposition––people who set fires and throw rocks at people are not called protesters. Then all arsonists are protesters. People who bomb buildings you could call demolitionists.”

“So you’re watching this,” he continued, “and all they’re saying is ‘a protester is throwing rocks.’ ‘A protester is setting fire.’ No, they are not a protester, they are a thug, they are a criminal.”

You can watch the segment above, via Fox News.

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