On Tuesday, Fox News’ “The Five” discussed recent reports of a great white shark that has been observed heading for New York City — not the sort of news story that would typically have any sort of partisan connotations.
Incredibly, however, co-host Greg Gutfeld found a way to make sharks a partisan issue. Specifically, he argued, they are just like President Donald Trump — because they too are unfairly demonized by the “fake news” media despite not having killed that many people!
“The shark is the first victim of fake news,” said Gutfeld. “You can put it all on [Jaws director] Steven Spielberg, with that movie changed the way that people looked at sharks. Because sharks don’t kill that many people — in fact, I think in this segment alone, this four-minute segment, more people have probably died in car accidents or accidental overdoses, blah blah blah.”
“Shark coverage is a microcosm of Trump coverage,” Gutfeld added. “You have nonstop sightings, fearmongering, nonsensical hysteria, all created by the media who then makes these segments.”
The View erupts when Meghan McCain complains her dad suffered worse than migrant kids while held as war prisoner
Meghan McCain tempered her outrage over the Trump administration's detention of children because she feels her father endured worse treatment as a captured Navy airman during the Vietnam War.
"The View" co-host agreed migrant children were being held in inhumane conditions along the southern border, but she found it hard to summon moral outrage.
"I just want to say one quick thing," she said. "Apparently, by the way, me saying, 'Can I say one quick thing,' is now becoming a parody -- it's just how I talk, it's one of my tics, I'm sorry.
"Calling these places torture facilities -- I understand it's a humanitarian crisis," McCain continued. "It's horrific to detain -- like you said, people in jail get soap and people in jail get toothpaste -- but I know what a torture facility looks like. I've been to one."
Mexico will not detain migrants at US border: president
Mexico's president said Tuesday the 15,000 troops his government has deployed to the US border do not have orders to stop migrants from crossing, and vowed to investigate a controversial detention last week.
"No such order has been issued, and we are going to review that case, so that it doesn't happen again, because that's not our job," President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador told a press conference.
He made the comment after an AFP journalist's images of heavily armed National Guardsmen forcibly detaining two women and a young girl at the edge of the Rio Grande river triggered backlash in Mexico, whose government faces pressure from US President Donald Trump to slow a surge of Central American migrants.
Group turned away for trying to deliver baby wipes to children at detention center
An Associated Press report was issued on last week citing inhumane conditions at the U.S. southern border so, naturally, some Americans wanted to help.
According to The Texas Tribune, Austin Savage and five of his friends jumped into an SUV headed toward the border. Their vehicle was stocked with supplies, including over $340 worth of baby wipes, diapers, soap, toys, toothpaste, and other personal hygiene items.
When they arrived at the Clint Border Patrol facility, the group discovered the lobby was closed. Savage recalled that there were eight or 10 Border Patrol agents in the parking lot nearby, but none of them came by to assist the do-gooders.