‘You Insulting Punk’: Geraldo Rivera Explodes After Greg Gutfeld’s Abortion Tirade

In a familiar development on Fox News, “The Five” turned into a shoutout match Wednesday after Greg Gutfeld went on an offensive rant.

The argument culminated when co-host Geraldo Rivera called Gutfeld “arrogant” and “you’re insulting punk” before the other panelists smoothed things over and moved on to another speaker.

The rant that spawned the argument began during a discussion of abortion rights, following the explosive leak of the Supreme Court’s majority opinion that would overturn Roe v. Wade.

Gutfeld argued that “pro-lifers win because they can make their case.”

“If you ask someone why they are pro-life, they will answer you, because abortion takes a life and we believe that life is sacred. You may disagree with that,” he said. “But the problem with pro-choicers is that they don’t have the balls to state their case clearly.”

“Just say, like, I prefer freedom to fetuses,” added Gutfeld, who told viewers last week, “welcome lefties to the freedom party” after Elon Musk said he was buying Twitter.

He then claimed that those who support abortion are “more concerned with what they will lose than what they will gain”, adding that mothers realize after childbirth that their lives would be “nothing” without their children.

“A pro-choice mum might look at her adorable two-year-old and think, ‘my life would be nothing without her,’ in 2022. (But) in 2017, when she was young and single, had no children, she could only imagine the loss of her freedom. Right? So that’s the problem.

He called on pro-choice advocates to “just be honest” and admit that “yes, it kills an unborn child, but I prefer my freedom.”

He concluded his tirade by saying that “it was [that] even pro-choicers would admit that abortion was an ugly thing, but they thought it must be a necessary evil.

“But now when you go anywhere on social media, it’s something to celebrate, to cherish, to shout about.”

“That’s bullshit,” Rivera interrupted, before the name-calling began.

Earlier in the segment, Rivera had advocated for access to abortion.

“What am I going to tell my daughters now, that they don’t have control over their bodies? That they can’t make those choices on their own? ” He asked. “That an old man scratching his belly in another state will [make that choice for you]?”

Fox News viewers beat Rivera on Twitter after the altercation, with some calling for her removal from the show for her dissenting opinions. The Fox News veteran was a longtime friend of Donald Trump, but he criticized the former president over his 2020 election lies and the Jan. 6, 2021 insurgency he instigated.


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