‘The Five’: Media calls Iraq embassy attack ‘Trump’s Benghazi’


JUST TWO DAYS. THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION RESPONDED BY SENDING HUNDREDS OF TROOPS. SOME OUTLETS SLAMMING THE PRESIDENT IS EVEN TRYING TO LABEL THE INCIDENT AS TRUMP’S BENGHAZI. HERE’S A LOOK AT SOME OF THE COVERAGE.>>YOU’VE GOT THEM STOKING ANTI-AMERICANISM, GIVING AN ADVANTAGE TO IRAN. SPEAK OF THIS GOES BACK TO A RELEASE STRATEGIC DECISION THAT THE PRESIDENT MADE.>>THIS IS CERTAINLY NOT HELPFUL.>>THESE ARE TOUGH TIMES AND ONE WORRIES WHETHER THE ADMINISTRATION HAS THE SORT OF HORSE POWER AND BRAINPOWER TO DEAL WITH THEM.>>Dana: AND MSNBC PILING ON, CALLING THE EMBASSY ATTACKED TRUMP’S BENGHAZI. OTHER OUTLETS UNDER FIRE FOR LABELING THE IRANIAN BACKED MILITANTS AS JUST PROTESTERS. TO “THE NEW YORK TIMES” IS ALSO FACING SIMILAR CRITICISM FOR DESCRIBING THE ATTACKERS AS MOURNERS. A FORMER BENGHAZI TEAM MEMBER IS BLASTING THE BENGHAZI COMPARISON.>>IT’S NOT REALLY SIMILAR AT ALL. IT’S NOT ANOTHER BENGHAZI. IT’S NOT EVEN TRUMP’S BENGHAZI APPEARED TO ME, IT IS NOT EVEN CLOSE TO BENGHAZI. ALL PERSONNEL WERE EVACUATED. THERE WAS NO INVESTOR THEY ARE TO BE KILLED LIKE THEY LEFT THE INVESTOR IN BENGHAZI.>>Dana: LAWRENCE, THERE WOULDN’T BE COMPARISONS TO BENGHAZI IF THERE WASN’T A BENGHAZI. AND IT REALLY IS NOT COMPARABLE.>>Lawrence: AT ALL. THERE’S A DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A RIOT, HE WAS ALSO THERE, AND COORDINATED ATTACK AND THE RESPONSE WAS ALSO DIFFERENT. THERE WERE NO LIVES LOST. THE FACT IS THAT PRESIDENT TRUMP IMMEDIATELY AND THE DEFENSE DEPARTMENT, THE SECRETARY OF STATE ALL STEPPED IN AND MADE SURE THERE WERE PEOPLE THERE, THE MARINES WERE ALREADY THERE, PEOPLE WERE BEING SHIFTED AND NOBODY DIED. I JUST THINK THIS SHOWS YOU HOW FAR THE MEDIA IS WILLING TO GO TO GIVE COVER TO DEMOCRATS. AND YOU’D THINK WHEN IT COMES TO NATIONAL SECURITY, FOREIGN POLICY, ALTHOUGH WE MAY HAVE SOME DIFFERENCES, WHEN IT COMES TO ATTACK, WE SHOULD BE UNIFIED.>>Dana: YOU KNOW PROBABLY MORE ABOUT THIS ATTACK THAN ANYBODY HERE SO WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT THE ATTEMPTS TO COMPARE THIS. ONE OF THE THINGS THAT HAPPENED IN BENGHAZI WAS A VIDEOMAKER GOT ARRESTED AND BASICALLY THEY DID A WALK OF HIM SAYING THE VIDEO SPARKED THE ATTACK WHEN WE KNOW THAT WASN’T TRUE.>>Marie: THEY ARE VERY DIFFERENT SITUATIONS. THE COMPOUND IN BAGHDAD IS VERY WELL PROTECTED. A BETTER COMPARISON TO BENGHAZI WAS AN ATTACK EARLIER IN THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION WHEN FOUR MEMBERS OF THE ADMINISTRATION WERE KILLED IN A VERY BOTCHED OPERATION. I DON’T THINK THE COMPARISON IS FAIR HERE. SOME PEOPLE IN THE CLIPS WEREN’T TALKING ABOUT BENGHAZI, THEY WERE TALKING ABOUT WHAT PRESIDENT TRUMP STRATEGY IS VIS-A-VIS IRAN AND WHETHER HE HAS ONE, FRANKLY. MY CONCERNS ARE NOT ABOUT THE BENGHAZI, IT’S ABOUT MUCH OF WHAT TRUMP ADMINISTRATION HAS DONE IN IRAN, THE IG FEELS LIKE THEY SHOULD ENCOURAGE THEIR MILITIAS IN IRAQ AND SYRIA TO DO THIS AND WE HAVE TO FIGURE OUT HOW TO RESPOND. THE ISRAELIS HAVE TAKEN A LOT OF KINETIC ACTION AGAINST SHIITE MILITIAS BACKED BY IRAN BUT THEY DO IT MUCH MORE QUIETLY BECAUSE THEY ARE TRYING TO SEND A MESSAGE BUT NOT PROVOKE SOME OF THE OUTRAGE WE’VE SEEN ON THE GROUND WHICH CAN PUT SOME OF OUR PEOPLE IN HARM’S WAY’S. THE RESULT OF THAT IS WE DON’T OF PEOPLE ON THE GROUND DOING AMERICAN DIPLOMACY.>>Dana: THEY ARE THERE TO HELP PROTECT THEM BUT ONE REASON IRAN HAS BEEN ABLE TO TRAIN UP ALL THESE OTHER MILITIAS IS BECAUSE THEY GOT HIM BECAUSE THEY GOT AIM BECAUSE THEY GOT A LOT OF MONEY DURING THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION.>>Tom: WHAT DIFFERENCE AT THIS POINT DOESN’T MAKE?>>Dana: CALLBACK, THAT IS A CALL BACK RIGHT THERE.>>Tom: I WANT TO SHAME THE MEDIA ON THIS BECAUSE THE HEADLINES FROM IT LOOKS LIKE “THE WASHINGTON POST” AND “THE NEW YORK TIMES,” THEY HAVE TO DIFFERENTIATE BETWEEN — THERE ARE PROTESTS IN IRAQ SIX OCTOBER. THIS IS WHAT YOU’VE SEEN ON TWITTER, I AM ONE OF THE REAL PROTESTERS, I’VE BEEN PROTESTING THIS GOVERNMENT BECAUSE THEY ARE VERY ANGRY IN IRAQ, THEY WANT REFORMS. THEY CAME IN AND PIGGYBACKED ON THOSE PROTESTS AND THE MEETING NEEDS TO DIFFERENTIATE AND THEY ARE NOT DOING THEIR JOB.>>Dana: THE ADMINISTRATION HAS DONE THAT BUT WE HAVE SOME SOUNDS HERE FROM PRESIDENT PRESIDENT TRUMP — I’M LIKE, EMILY? I LOOKED UP AND I WAS LIKE, I’M GOING TO REMEMBER YOUR NAME. I DON’T EVEN KNOW WHAT DAY OF THE WEEK IT IS, ACTUALLY. WE’VE BEEN WORKING DURING THE HOLIDAYS AND IF YOU’RE LIKE ME YOU ARE LIKE, IS IT FRIDAY? AS OF MONDAY? I HAVE NO IDEA. TAKE A LOOK AT PRESIDENT TRUMP, WHO OBVIOUSLY KNOWS WHAT DAY IT IS.>>WE HAD SOME GREAT WARRIORS COME IN, DO A FANTASTIC JOB. THEY WERE THERE INSTANTANEOUSLY. AS SOON AS WE HEARD, I USED THE WORD IMMEDIATELY. THEY CAME IN IMMEDIATELY. GREAT SHAPE. AS YOU KNOW, THIS WILL NOT BE A BENGHAZI. BENGHAZI NEVER SHOULD HAVE HAPPENED. THIS WILL NEVER, EVER BE A BENGHAZI.>>Emily: IT IS NOT COMPARABLE ON ANY LEVEL. WE HAVE MADE EFFORTS NOT TO BACK IRANIAN MILITIAS AS WE HAVE BEEN FIGHTING ISIS THIS WHOLE TIME, AND THE CONTINUED AGGRESSION WILL NOT BE TOLERATED. I AGREE WITH YOU THAT THERE IS A BIT OF NEBULOUS NOTES AND STRATEGY IN THE PAST COUPLE OF YEARS BUT THE BOTTOM LINE IS WE HAVE TAKEN THAT HARD LINE STANCE WITH A VERY ARTICULABLE POSITION THAT WILL SERVE US WELL IN THE LONG TERM. I THINK THE IRAQI GOVERNMENT, OBVIOUSLY THEY ARE IN A DIFFICULT POSITION BUT REGARDLESS, THEY NEED TO TAKE A STANCE, THEY NEED TO PROTECT OUR EMBASSY, AND TO YOUR POINT NOT

Gutfeld on ‘existential’ being word of the year


MAJOR HOPING FOR A REAL LIFE. I REALIZE I AM IN A GROWN-UP LIFE WITH TAXES, BILLS, AND BRATS. THAT WORD WAS PICKED BECAUSE DUST DWELLING MEDIA TYPES BEAT IT TO DEATH. SPEAK OF THE EXTANT SHOW SCANDAL HAS SURROUNDED THE TRUMP PRESIDENCY. IT’S BECAUSE HE IS AN EXISTENTIAL THREAT TO THOSE AMERICAN VALUES.>>DONALD TRUMP IS SUCH AN X ESSENTIAL THREAT TO OUR DEMOCRACY.>>PRESIDENT TRUMP IS AN X ESSENTIAL THREAT TO THE FUTURE OF THE UNITED STATES FOR ITS BECAUSE HE HAS AN X ESSENTIAL THREAT TO THE COUNTRY. BECAUSE THEY BELIEVE IT WAS EXISTENTIAL. THEY NEED TO UNSEAT PRESIDENT TRUMP PAID>>Greg: SOMEONE FACIAL GOOD NEWS, JUST CALL TRUMP AN EXISTENTIAL THREAT. IN ABSENCE OF A REAL PHYSICAL THREAT WHICH IS A PSYCHOLOGICAL ONE. JUST LOOK AT ALL OF THE MEASURABLE SEPARATE ECONOMY, JOBS, TARIFFS, YOU SEE NUMBERS TRENDING POSITIVELY. THAT LEAVES THE MEDIA WHICH IS ONE OPTION. PUSH THINGS THAT CAN’T BE MEASURED TO PREDICT GLOOM AND GLOOM. IF MEMBER, NONE OF THESE SMARTY-PANTS ON THE INTERNET HAS AN EXISTENTIAL THREAT TO DICTION EYES OR EVEN BOTHERED UP TO LOOK UP THE WORD IN THE DICTIONARY BUT HERE THEY ARE DESPERATELY COMPETING FOR ATTENTION WHILE THE WHOLE PLANET IGNORES THEM, WHICH IS WHY THE OXFORD DICTIONARIES TO CLIMATE EMERGENCY AS ITS WORD OF THE YEAR. EVEN I THINK IT’S TWO. OXFORD SAID ITS USE TO FILL THE STOMACH REFLECT THE MOOD OR PREOCCUPATIONS OF THE PAST YEAR. TRANSITION, IT’S WHAT RICH ELITES SAY AS THEY BOARD A PLANE FOR A HOLIDAY IN FRANCE. I REMEMBER WHEN DICTIONARIES WERE AWESOME AND THEY CONTAINED WORDS NOT THE POLITICS OF PRETENTIOUS EDITORS. NOW THEY ARE JUST LIKE EVERY OTHER MEDIUM FULL OF ANXIOUS SOCIAL CLIMBERS, STRAINING FOR UNLIKE ME. EXISTENTIAL. IT VERY OVERUSED TERM, EXISTENTIAL CREATED>>EXISTENTIAL.>>EXISTENTIAL.>>Greg: AT LEAST I KNEW WHAT IT MEANT.>>Katie: I WOULDN’T HAVE THOUGHT YOU SAID IT THAT MUCH. I THINK BACK WHEN ISIS WAS BEHEADING PEOPLE, I WAS CALLINGI BEHEADING PEOPLE, I WAS CALLING BEHEADING PEOPLE, I WAS CALLINGN BEHEADING PEOPLE, I WAS CALLINGE BEHEADING PEOPLE, I WAS CALLINGI BEHEADING PEOPLE, I WAS CALLINGT BEHEADING PEOPLE, I WAS CALLINGN BEHEADING PEOPLE, I WAS CALLINGI BEHEADING PEOPLE, I WAS CALLINGL THREAT BUT IT TOLD THEM TO LOOK IT UP BECAUSE I AM NOT A HYPOCRITE. JUAN?>>Juan: CHECK IT OUT.>>Greg:>>Juan: 22, IS THERE A WORD OF THE YEAR THAT YOU WOULD THINK OF?>>Juan: I SAW THERE WAS SOME THOUGHT ABOUT CULTURE BECAUSE I HADN’T HEARD THAT ONE THIS YEAR. I WILL SAY THOUGH THAT ON THE SUBSTANCE OF THIS, I SAW THAT IN THE REPORT ISSUED TODAY, THE DEMOCRATS CALLED TRUMP AN EXISTENTIAL THREAT TO THE RULE OF LAW AND THE CONSTITUTION CREATED>>Katie: YOU KNOW WHAT WORD SHOULD HAVE BEEN THE WORD OF THE YEAR? TRUMP BECAUSE YOU DECIDED AND EXISTENTIAL IN THE SAME SENTENCE. IF EVERYONE SAYS TRUMP 5 MILLION TIMES A DAY.>>Greg: IT’S LIKE THE WEATHER. IT’S LIKE TRUMP HAS REPLACED THE WEATHER. IT>>Katie: IT’S A NOUN THEM, OR A VERB, EVEN, OR AN AGITATED. IT’S LIKE ALL OF THE THINGS, THAT’S THE WORD THEY SHOULD’VE CHOSEN.>>Greg: NONEGGHEADS LIKE YOU –>>Jesse: YOU KNOW WHAT I HEARD A LOT THIS WEEKEND? DISNEY PLUS. DO YOU HAVE DISNEY BLESS? DID YOU SIGN UP FOR DISNEY PLUS? I HEARD THAT EVERYBODY IS TALKING ABOUT DISNEY PLUS. I’M NOT GETTING PAID BY IT AS A PLUS BUT I’M JUST SAYING, FULL DISCLOSURE, THAT’S WHAT EVERYONE IS TALKING ABOUT.>>Greg: I THINK I GOT DISNEY PLUS FROM GOOFY. A LOT OF ANTIBIOTICS. JANA, WHAT DO YOU MAKE OF THIS? DO YOU HAVE A THEORY?>>Dana: I THINK THIS IS ONE OF THE REASONS THEY DIDN’T WIN AND TRUMP DID WHEN THREAT HE USES VERY PLAIN LANGUAGE THAT EVERYONE CAN UNDERSTAND. HE SAID HILLARY CLINTON WILL DESTROY AMERICA AND HE SAID IT OVER AND OVER AND OVER AGAIN AND THEY ARE SAYING DONALD TRUMP IS AN EXISTENTIAL THREAT TO AMERICA. IF IT DOESN’T HAVE THE SAME PUNCH. YOU HAVE TO KNOW HOW TO USE THE LANGUAGE AND THIS WHOLE THING — THE DICTIONARY EVERY YEAR REMINDS ME OF THE PERSON OF THE YEAR THAT THEY WILL PICK THINGS THAT WILL HELP THEM GET EARNED MEDIA FROM THEIR PEERS SO THAT WE WILL THEN TALK ABOUT IT AND MAKE FUN OF THEM ON “THE FIVE.”>>Greg: EXACTLY AND EVERYBODY WRITES FOR THE OTHER PERSON IN THE INDUSTRY. A>>Dana: TOTALLY BEAR THE THING I WOULD CANCEL HIS IT’S NOT A WORD, IT’S THAT THING ON TWITTER. IT’S I’M NOT CRYING, YOU’RE CRYING? STOP. I CAN’T TAKE THAT.>>Greg: I JUST CAN’T. I JUST CAN’T. YOU KNOW IT’S COMMON? EVERYBODY SAYS 100% INSTEAD OF ABSOLUTELY OR RIGHT. THEY JUST SAY –>>Dana: I JUST SAY HUNDRED. WHAT ABOUT HONDO P? 100%? THAT’S THE YOUNG PEOPLE. WE DO HERE’S THE THING TO IT UNDER THE WORD OF THE AIR, USE IT IN A SENTENCE. Dictionary.com TO CHECK THIS OUT. IT SAYS DOES CLIMATE CHANGE POSE AN EXISTENTIAL THREAT TO HUMANITY? THEY ARE POLITICIZING EVERYTHING, INCLUDING THE DICTIONARY.>>Greg: I’M TELLING YOU RIGHT NOW, GRETA THORNBURGH IS GOING TO BE A PERSON OF THE ON “TIME” MAGAZINE GRID I’M CALLING IT. SPEECHES ARE NEXT OUTCOME OF THE HOLIDAY EXERCISE BIKE THAT IS SPARKING ACCUSATION OF SEXISM AND MORE. STAY TUNED.

Gutfeld on Congress attacking Zuckerberg


>>DID YOU DISCUSS SO-CALLED SOCIAL MEDIA BIAS AND YOU BELIEVE THERE IS A BIAS?>>CONGRESSWOMAN, I DON’T REMEMBER EVERYTHING THAT WAS ON THE QUESTION.>>THAT’S ALL RIGHT. I’LL MOVE ON.>>CONGRESSWOMAN, SURE. WE ACTUALLY DON’T APPOINT INDEPENDENT FACT-CHECKERS. THEY GO THROUGH AN INDEPENDENT ORGANIZATION CALLED THE INDEPENDENT FACT-CHECKING NETWORK. THAT HAS A RIGOROUS STANDARD FOR WHO THEY ALLOW TO SERVICE FACT-CHECKER.>>Greg: WHAT A CONTRAST. REMEMBER, WHILE ZUCKERBERG CREATED A COMPANY THAT EMPLOYS THOUSANDS, AOC PREVENTED AMAZON FROM EMPLOYING THOUSANDS IN THE CITY SHE REPRESENTS. ZUCKERBERG’S BIG QUESTION IS HOW DO I CONNECT PEOPLE VERSUS HOW DO I LOOK ON TV.>>YOU HAVE RUINED THE LIVES OF MANY PEOPLE, DISCRIMINATED AGAINST THEM. YOU KNOW WHAT PERCENTAGE OF AFRICAN-AMERICANS ARE ON FACEBOOK IN COMPARISON TO THE MAJORITY, FOLKS? DO KNOW WHAT THE PERCENTAGES ARE DO KNOW WHAT THE PERCENTAGES AR ARE?>>PEOPLE USING FACEBOOK.>>YEAH. YOU KNOW WHAT THE PERCENTAGES ARE FOR AFRICAN-AMERICANS QUESTION WORKS BECAUSE I DON’T, BECAUSE WE DON’T COLLECT THAT.>>IT CAME OUT IN A REPORT. MAYBE YOU JUST DON’T READ A LOT OF THINGS THAT HAVE TO DO WITH CIVIL RIGHTS OR AFRICAN-AMERICANS.>>Greg: CELL, WHERE ARE ALL THE FACTS CHECKERS IN THIS? I GUESS BRYANT’S BELTER IS BUSY FACT-CHECKING TRUMP’S TWEET.>>ARE THERE ANY MEMBERS OF THE LGBT COMMUNITY ASSOCIATED WITH THIS ASSOCIATION, MR. ZUCKERBERG?>>Mark: I DON’T KNOW THE ANSWER.>>WHO ACKNOWLEDGE THAT THEY ARE PART OF THE COMMUNITY?>>WOW. ZUCKERBERG DOESN’T KNOW HOW MANY GAY PEOPLE WORK ON AN IDEA. THAT IS A HUGE PROBLEM. AFTER THE SHOW, WE ARE GOING TO GET THE WHOLE STAFF TOGETHER AND ASKED THEM IF THEY LIKE MEN, WOMEN, OR BOTH. I THINK THAT’S TOTALLY LEGAL. NO ONE IN THAT ROOM WILL EVER DO IT MORE TO HELP PEOPLE THEN THE GEEKY GUY THEY SLAMMED WITH QUESTIONS. THEY FIND A SACRIFICIAL PINATA AND BEAT THE STUFFING OUT OF IT ON THEIR HOME TURF. THEY MADE HIM INTO A STRAW MAN AND SET FIRE TO HIM. I HAVE NO IDEA WHAT ZUCKERBERG’S POLITICS ARE, BUT AFTER THAT HEARING, I KNOW WHAT THEY SHOULD BE. HE SHOULD DESPISE BIG GOVERNMENT AND ITS ENABLERS. HE SHOULD NEVER TAKE THESE CLOWNS SERIOUSLY AGAIN. MAYBE HE SHOULD STOP BEING SO POLITE. THEY WANT TO DESTROY YOU, MARK. NEXT TIME D.C. COMES CALLING, LET IT GO TO VOICE MAIL. SO, DANA, HOW DO YOU GRADE HIS PERFORMANCE? HANDLE AND AT CALMLY. ARROGANCE IS PRETENDING YOU KNOW SOMETHING YOU KNOW NOTHING ABOUT SOMETHING YOU KNOW NOTHING ABOU ABOUT.>>Greg: IT WENT ON FOR HOURS AND HOURS. HE NEVER LOST HIS COOL. I THINK THAT HE IS SO EXCEEDINGLY CAUTIOUS WITH HIS WORDS, BECAUSE ONE, HE DOESN’T WANT TO OFFEND PEOPLE. IT ALSO RECOGNIZES THAT HE HAS 2 BILLION CUSTOMERS. THERE ARE 2 BILLION PEOPLE ON FACEBOOK. THOSE ARE PEOPLE THAT ARE FAMILY AND FRIENDS, PEOPLE RUNNING BUSINESSES, PEOPLE DOING NEWS, ALL DIFFERENT THINGS. ANYTHING THAT HE SAYS CAN MOVE A MARKET IN THE SECOND. HE TALKED ABOUT LOSING A HUNDRED BILLION DOLLARS IN ONE DAY WHEN THEY MOVED TO THE NEWS STAFF. IT WAS THE RIGHT THING TO DO. WASHINGTON, THERE ARE SEVERAL FACTORS COMING TOGETHER. ONE OF THEM IS THE ANTITRUST FACTOR. THEY ARE SAYING THAT IS THEY ARE SAYING THAT IT IS A MONOPOLY AND SHOULD BE BROKEN UP. DO THINK WASHINGTON CAN HANDLE THINGS BETTER THAN A PRIVATE COMPANY?>>Greg: OF NOT AFTER SEEING THAT.