The hosts of Fox News’ The Five expressed disgust on Thursday over a new Funny or Die video poking fun at conservative attacks against Planned Parenthood, Media Matters reported.
“What can they do? I mean, they’re in bed with the devil,” Greg Gutfeld complained. “It’s called Funny Or Die, but fetuses don’t have that choice because they’re already dead. It’s a shame that Funny Or Die didn’t exist generations ago because they would have been great propagandists for Stalin.”
The video, released on Monday, features a group of female comedians melodramatically explaining their experiences with the agency.
“Planned Parenthood overwhelms me with the ability to make my own choices,” Nicole Byer says at one point, adding, “without having to ask my congressman.”
The clip can be seen below:
While the skit explicitly notes that no federal funding is used toward the organization’s abortion services, host Dana Perino called it “a desperate attempt” to defuse the allegations surrounding the heavily-doctored videos released by an anti-abortion group claiming that it illegally sells fetal tissue for profit, and suggested that Funny or Die was enlisted in the effort.
“I’m really just speechless when you see something like that,” Kimberly Guilfoyle said after a clip of the video was aired. “I don’t think it’s OK to make a mockery of women’s health, or of informed consent, or of doing an investigation that is much needed. They are actually doing other women a disservice by trying to cover up the truth.”
Guilfoyle did not mention that the videos have been denounced by not only other news outlets, but bioethicists, as a “trojan horse” campaign intent on misinformation.
Watch footage from the discussion, as posted by Media Matters on Thursday, below.
Stylist fired for refusing to cut Black girl’s hair: ‘She made fun of the color of my skin’
A Massachusetts stylist was fired after insulting a Black family who had scheduled haircuts.
Damalyn Ellslager-Matthews brought her three children -- ages 7, 5 and 2 -- into Supercuts in Westboro last week, along with her 21-year-old niece, but a stylist balked at cutting their hair, reported WBZ-TV.
“Now this lady told [the niece, who is white], ‘You should have told us you were Black when you made the appointment,’” Damalyn said. “[My daughter] is so naive she says, ‘Well, I’m not Black, my skin’s brown -- can you trim my hair anyways?’”
‘If I’m Trump — I’m scared right now’: MSNBC’s Neal Katyal says Trump’s taxes will likely come out before election
MSNBC legal analyst Neal Katyal on Thursday argued that President Donald Trump has reason to worry about the Supreme Court's ruling that he could not simply ignore subpoenas for information about his personal finances.
During an appearance on the network, Katyal said he disagreed with analysis saying that Trump should view the 7-2 SCOTUS ruling as a mixed bag, since it gave him the opportunity to continue fighting subpoenas even as it denied his ability to dismiss them outright.
Fox News pundit: Tax returns ruling against Trump is ‘a win for him’ and ‘will help the president’
Fox News pundit Katie Pavlich argued on Thursday that a Supreme Court ruling which opened the door for prosecutors to obtain Donald Trump's tax returns is actually "a win" for the president.
Pavlich made the remarks after the Supreme Court of the United States ruled that Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance can request the president's tax records in a public corruption case.
"I think it's a win and a little bit of a loss for President Trump," Pavlich explained. "In the sense that he will now have to deal with a number of these issues and other presidents in the future will as well, whether they are valid requests for information or not and whether they are being made for political for reasons or for valid criminal investigations."