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Fox News Host Says Young, Attractive Women Shouldn’t Vote

Oct 24, 2014  •  Post A Comment

One of the regulars on Fox News said on the air that young, attractive women shouldn’t vote and instead should devote their time to online dating, reports the New York Daily News.

Kimberly Guilfoyle, one of the co-hosts of “The Five,” made the comments Tuesday during an episode of the show. The report notes that Guilfoyle, 45, who helped pay for law school by modeling, said young, attractive women don’t have the right “life experiences” to decide who should be in office.

“It’s the same reason why young women on juries are not a good idea. They don’t get it!” she said, according to the report.

Attractive young women should only be given the right to vote after they have earned experience through paying bills, handling a mortgage or having kids, she said. “They’re like healthy and hot and running around without a care in the world,” Guilfoyle added.

Co-host Bob Beckel commented during the exchange that young women have “every right in the world” to sit on a jury.

On Thursday, Guilfoyle said her comments were made in jest.

“I made a joke,” she said. “If I wanted to excuse someone from jury service that is the language you use in the courtroom. 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.”

According to The Hollywood Reporter, her comments attracted criticism from prominent figures, including “Star Trek” actor Leonard Nimoy, who tweeted, “Kimberly Guilfoyle on Fox telling young people not to vote? Unbelievable !!”

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  1. Typical Fox. When they get blowback from the public for saying something truly moronic, their reply is always “oh, that was a joke.” Not in this case though. Most young women would probably vote Democratic, so, Fox really doesn’t want them voting.

  2. Sarcasm–apparently everyone in the world is allowed to use it EXCEPT Fox News Channel personalities. GET OVER IT, PEOPLE!!! Guilfoyle said it during a freewheeling opinion show that’s known for commentators who say outrageous things to point out truths… or, as a certain radio commentator says, “illustrating absurdity by being absurd.” I’ve heard worse coming from Stewart, Colbert and especially Mahr.

  3. Sarcasm my foot — she only decided it was “in jest” after she got negative pushback — and needed a “CYA” to protect her job.

  4. Excuse me, Newshawk, but isn’t Fox supposed to be delivering NEWS? (Yeah, right…) And if so, SARCASM has NO place on the news; ever see Brian Williams get sarcastic? Scott Pelley? But if Fox is nothing but opinion sarcasm would be allowed, assuming that Fox stops claiming that they do news. (They don’t.)

  5. When I first read about this, I knew it had to be tongue-in-cheek. This is newstainment–say something outrageous, get people riled up, and watch those ratings go up. It’s showbiz. It’s unfortunate, though, that the line between news and opinion gets increasingly blurred, although the show she is on is clearly an opinion discussion show, so objectivity is not required. But I was taken aback and disheartened when during a news report about high school students demonstrating in Colorado, she called the students “punks.” I wasn’t sure if she was serious or that was in jest, but, regardless, had no place in a newscast. I am a former journalist and find it unsettling that a former Miss America with no journalism training delivers the news mixed with editorial comment. That’s just another example of how low television news has stooped.

  6. Clarification: I was referring to Gretchen Carlson as the news anchor referring to demonstrating students as punks.

  7. Wow, the knee-jerk Fox haters are out in force and don’t realize that The Five is a show with lots of comments made in jest, as it’s intended to be humorous.

    These same commenters would likely complain if people were offended by something on The Daily Show, yet humorous comments made on The Five are supposed to be “Indicative of true feelings.”


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