Gutfeld’s liberal “The Five” colleague, Bob Beckel, pressed Gutfeld on his characterization of Costas.
“A ghoul is somebody uses tragedy to build himself up,” Gutfeld said. “This was an unnecessary thing. But he is such a hypocrite, because he doesn’t worry about being armed. People are armed for him. We live in a building right now — we work at a building right now, Bob where everybody has a gun outside. We are lucky. The rest of the American public doesn’t.”
Later in the segment, Gutfeld more generally targeted the media’s reaction to the Kansas City deaths.
“What kills me is how the stories generate within 24 hours after an event. And it always begins with this sentence: ‘Is it time to rethink gun laws?’ You know who is raising the question? The media — it’s always the media. They’re going to spin it in a couple of ways. They’re going to talk about, ‘We got to rethink gun laws. They never thought about it to begin with. They never had a changed mind about it. They always want gun laws.”