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Gutfeld: Comparing Muslim, Christian extremism like comparing Hurricane Katrina to a squirt gun [VIDEO]

Posted by on Apr. 22, 2013 at 8:15 PM
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Jeff Poor



On Monday’s episode of Fox News Channel’s “The Five,” Greg Gutfeld sounded off on those who have made it their primary focus to understand the motivations behind Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s alleged decision to place a bomb at the site of the Boston Marathon.

“After every terror attack each motive shall be discussed, but one,” Gutfeld said. “It is the terror that dares not speak its name. Well, actually it does speak. Our media just won’t hear it. Instead we explore the pain of the poor thugs. Which could be why some terrorists get movies made by Robert Redford, and others get tenure. So what do hacks do when they are wrong about terror? They cling to relativism.”

That relativism, Gutfeld explained, just doesn’t add up when you actually look at other types so-called extremism since Muslim extremism is more prevalent around the world.

“Yeah, Muslim extremism is no different than any other extremism. But in order to make that stick, you have got to suck at math. Muslim versus Christian extremism is not apples to apples. It is comparing Hurricane Katrina to a squirt gun, which is why they embrace root causes — the detached response to evil. Let’s simply focus on the personal turmoil of the bombers, not the real turmoil they caused.”

Gutfeld, author of “The Joy of Hate: How to Triumph over Whiners in the Age of Phony Outrage,” went on to argue that these efforts for more understanding could encourage copy cats. He also took aim at Amanda Palmer for her free-verse poetry memorializing the terrorist suspect.

“But this head-shrinking only benefits the killer while energizing attention-craving copycats,” Gutfeld said. “It also drowns out compassion for victims. So, we spend less time trying to stop evil and more time trying to understand it. We become the Clarice to their Hannibal. Our obsession with their death makes them more appealing. But all root causes can be destroyed in one sentence: A lot of people don’t fit in and still don’t blow people up. We all don’t wage jihad when we’re sad. The bottom line: A punk placed a bomb next to a child. Why will not change that fact.”

“So what if we made a pact not to discuss these idiots or show their stupid faces?” he continued. “Enough egging on these creeps. Those who traffic in root causes pretend to inform us, but they are simply diluting our condemnation of horror. Like singer Amanda Palmer, who wrote a love poem to the terrorists instead of writing one for the victims — what a hopeless loser. Maybe she will marry the guy. Look these bombers show how easy it is to upend society. But what their apologists suggest is far worse: that a life of obscurity is inferior to a life on infamy and that terror is a lifestyle choice.”

by on Apr. 22, 2013 at 8:15 PM
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SallyMJ
by Ruby Member on Apr. 22, 2013 at 9:13 PM

Sounds like Gutfeld and Bill Maher are in agreement on this one.

susan115
by on Apr. 22, 2013 at 9:22 PM
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I think he is so funny and smart!!!!!

29again
by Gold Member on Apr. 22, 2013 at 9:34 PM
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Gutfeld has such a way with words...  I love to listen to his musings on things political.  He puts everything into a context that people can understand, if they would only listen to what he says.

SallyMJ
by Ruby Member on Apr. 22, 2013 at 9:46 PM

BUMP!

buttersworth
by Bronze Member on Apr. 22, 2013 at 10:05 PM

oh how cute. Gutfeld is a worm. if he wants to take attention off the suspects and place it on the victims, he should start with his own opining. Do we as a society need to be told who the villains are?

SallyMJ
by Ruby Member on Apr. 22, 2013 at 10:10 PM

Sorry you didn't even get his point. 

You sound like that "song-writer".


Quoting buttersworth:

oh how cute. Gutfeld is a worm. if he wants to take attention off the suspects and place it on the victims, he should start with his own opining. Do we as a society need to be told who the villains are?



buttersworth
by Bronze Member on Apr. 22, 2013 at 11:10 PM

 I think his point is he works for fox news, and he's not reporting any news. His job is to sit there and tell you what to think. That's what pundits do.


Quoting SallyMJ:

Sorry you didn't even get his point. 

You sound like that "song-writer".

 

Quoting buttersworth:

oh how cute. Gutfeld is a worm. if he wants to take attention off the suspects and place it on the victims, he should start with his own opining. Do we as a society need to be told who the villains are?

 

 


 

grandmab125
by Platinum Member on Apr. 22, 2013 at 11:18 PM

 Apparently, some people do.

Quoting buttersworth:

oh how cute. Gutfeld is a worm. if he wants to take attention off the suspects and place it on the victims, he should start with his own opining. Do we as a society need to be told who the villains are?

 

grandma B

SallyMJ
by Ruby Member on Apr. 23, 2013 at 2:24 AM

But he's not a news reporter - Like the MSM newscasters are.

He's a pundit, and gives his opinion. As he did here.

Any questions?


Quoting buttersworth:

 I think his point is he works for fox news, and he's not reporting any news. His job is to sit there and tell you what to think. That's what pundits do.


Quoting SallyMJ:

Sorry you didn't even get his point. 

You sound like that "song-writer".


Quoting buttersworth:

oh how cute. Gutfeld is a worm. if he wants to take attention off the suspects and place it on the victims, he should start with his own opining. Do we as a society need to be told who the villains are?







SallyMJ
by Ruby Member on Apr. 23, 2013 at 8:47 AM

BUMP!

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