The co-hosts of Fox’s “The Five” tore into liberal group Media Matters for an article attacking host Kimberly Guilfoyle for supposedly saying that young women shouldn’t vote. The problem: Guilfoyle never said anything of the sort.
CO-HOST DANA PERINO: Apparently over the last two days, people have been taking something that we talked about the other day on the show completely out of context. There’s a suggestion that, Kimberly, you said that young women shouldn’t vote because they’re uninformed. When I heard about this, I said ‘Wait, she was talking about if you’re a prosecutor and prosecuting a case and you have to pick a jury, you typically do not pick the young woman because she would not be the person you want on that jury.’ That’s true across the board for any sort of prosecutor. So you were not saying that. This is a woman that went to the Latino stars event in Queens so she could talk to young people about the importance of being involved in your civic duty.
CO-HOST BOB BECKEL: Who’s the idiot that came up with that?
PERINO: Media Matters.
GUILFOYLE: Unfortunately, yeah, what they did it took a headline and said ‘Kimberly Guilfoyle says young women should not vote. I made a joke at the end I said, yeah, if I wanted to thank someone and excuse someone from jury service that is the language you use in the courtroom. They want to go back and do social media, dating websites, fine. Nothing about voting. I take the right to vote very seriously. I take the right to serve on a jury very seriously and I think you should be informed when you do both things.’
BECKEL: Can I say one thing about this? Media Matters lines up on my side politically. If you’re going to do something like this, you’ve got to be sure you’re doing it right. It’s not just them, it happens in other places. But I think this one was particularly egregious because it was exactly opposite of what you were talking about, so get your act together, guys.
GUILFOYLE: Unfortunately, they made that headline and the liberal media ran with it and used the headline that they manufactured when there was not one iota of truth in it.
BOLLING: Specifically Huff Po picked it up. They must have writers sit there, ‘Let’s see what Media Matters puts up anti-Fox that we can find and let’s go spread this garbage as far as we can spread it.’
CO-HOST GREG GUTFELD: But it does show the lie behind militant feminism in that they ignore attacks on conservative women, pretty vicious attacks we’ve seen from comedians like Bill Maher towards Sarah Palin, with words we can’t repeat.
BOLLING: We’re talking about Media Matters, who makes a habit — it’s almost their only focus— of attacking “Fox and Fox” personalities and they’ll twist it … turn some words around and then rewrite the piece to make it look like someone says something they didn’t say.
GUILFOYLE: And they’ll put a headline that’s inaccurate, erroneous and shameful.
BOLLING: Yet, they call themselves a 501c 3 or 4, or a tax-exempt organization, which is ludicrous.