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Why you should buy Greg Gutfeld’s new book
The Daily Caller ^ | November 19, 2012 | David Cohen, Former Deputy Asst. Sec. of the Interior

Posted on 11/25/2012 8:57:32 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

Fox News host Greg Gutfeld is out with a new book entitled “The Joy of Hate: How to Triumph Over Whiners in the Age of Phony Outrage.” In full and fair disclosure, I haven’t actually read it. But I’m not going to let that stop me from weighing in.

Gutfeld is the host of “Red Eye,” Fox News’ rambunctious late night (actually overnight) talk show. “Red Eye” premiered in February 2007 to zero fanfare. There was a great deal of fanfare, however, for another show that debuted on Fox News that same month: “The ½ Hour News Hour,” which was supposed to be the conservative answer to “The Daily Show.” I had high hopes for “Half Hour.” Conservatives, of course, are constantly the butt of jokes from every corner of the popular culture. Finally, I thought, we’d have one show that would turn the tables: conservatives would be ridiculing the many liberals who deserved it. I so wanted the show to be funny. And it so wasn’t. I kept tuning in for several weeks, hoping against hope that the show would work out the kinks. I finally accepted that those weren’t the kinks; that was the show. The liberal monopoly on political humor was safe, at least for the time being.

Shortly after I gave up on “Half Hour” (and shortly before Roger Ailes followed suit), I accidentally stumbled upon “Red Eye.” After arriving home in the middle of the night from an overseas trip, I reflexively switched on the TV. I listened with half an ear while I unpacked, but the show quickly pulled me in. A panel with diverse opinions was discussing current issues, with the host’s conservative-to-libertarian views providing something of a center of gravity...

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TOPICS: Books/Literature; Politics; TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: comedy; foxnews; greggutfeld; redeye
I've liked Red Eye since I discovered it. Kind of reminds me of the comedy of David Letterman's original late-night show before he got full of himself and political.
1 posted on 11/25/2012 8:57:38 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Gutfeld is also very good on “The Five” which airs at 2pm Eastern every week day. FOX replays the show at 8pm Eastern. He also appears on BOR’s show once a week.


2 posted on 11/25/2012 9:17:01 PM PST by entropy12 (The republic is doomed when people figure out they can get free stuff by voting democrats)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Love his “sick” sense of humor.

Especially loved his “liquidating Twinkies” last week when Bob Beckel drank the liquidated Twinkies (in a blender with milk) and got sick and had to leave the show!


3 posted on 11/25/2012 9:17:01 PM PST by tired&retired
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To: entropy12

“which airs at 2pm Eastern”

It’s 5 at 5 which is 5 people at 5 pm... not 2 pm eastern


4 posted on 11/25/2012 9:19:21 PM PST by tired&retired
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I’m a HUGE fan of Gutfeld. I only wish Red Eye were on earlier. Heck, then they could call it Pink Eye.


5 posted on 11/25/2012 9:23:05 PM PST by peggybac (Hope and Change has become Divide and Conquer)
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To: All
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6 posted on 11/25/2012 9:28:47 PM PST by South Hawthorne (In Memory of my dear Friend Henry Lee II)
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To: tired&retired

Anything that makes Bob Beckel sick can’t be all bad.


7 posted on 11/25/2012 9:31:28 PM PST by TigersEye (Who is John Galt?)
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To: tired&retired

My favorite Gutfeld moments are when he tears down Dan Perino as some kind of monster (in a fun way). I remember one time he said

“Dana is like a cross between Grace Kelly and... Mothra.” and a huge image of a mutated moth pops up.
He’s one of the best unknown comedians out there. I mention his name and people say “who?”.


8 posted on 11/25/2012 9:36:55 PM PST by Viennacon
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Red Eye would be better if it didn’t marginalize concerns regarding the Left’s homosexual agenda.


9 posted on 11/25/2012 9:37:27 PM PST by Gene Eric (Demoralization is a weapon of the enemy. Don't get it, don't spread it!)
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To: tired&retired

You are right I was wrong! It airs at 2PM on Pacific time, not Eastern! So it will be 5pm in East coast. I watch it at 11pm Pacific time which is like 2am Eastern perhaps.


10 posted on 11/25/2012 9:44:21 PM PST by entropy12 (The republic is doomed when people figure out they can get free stuff by voting democrats)
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To: South Hawthorne

You forgot “checking the air pressure in our tires”;)


11 posted on 11/26/2012 3:01:22 AM PST by RPTMS
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Easy Hire rush Limbaugh to do the half Hour News Hour. He is an Expert at it


12 posted on 11/26/2012 4:00:19 AM PST by ballplayer
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To: entropy12

That’s funny - ‘Red Eye’ is on here at midnight, west coast. . . that’s when I see it.

I too stumbled upon it - being a nightowl.
Couldn’t figure it out, tuned in and out until it stuck.
Love Gutfeld.

Gutfeld will be here at the nearby Reagan Library this evening - Monday! Free lecture (reservations required) and then book signing.
Lecture was ‘sold out’ long ago - rats!
There may still be book signing reservations, tho - - -


13 posted on 11/26/2012 4:41:41 AM PST by USARightSide (S U P P O R T I N G OUR T R O O P S)
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To: peggybac

Gutfeld is a joy to watch. I especially enjoy seeing him make Bob Beckel look almost as bad as Beckel,himself, manages to pull off every time he opens his mouth.


14 posted on 11/26/2012 5:00:35 AM PST by billhilly
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To: RPTMS

Took me a second to get that one, LOL! Good outta you!


15 posted on 11/26/2012 11:10:26 AM PST by South Hawthorne (In Memory of my dear Friend Henry Lee II)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; peggybac; TigersEye; Viennacon; USARightSide; billhilly; South Hawthorne; ...

Apologies in advance for taking liberty with your attendance on this thread, but I’m curious if anyone’s watching Tom Shillue on Red Eye this evening/morning?

Tom is the best sub for Gutfeld that I’ve watched.

No worries, Andy, you’re the premier Ombudsman.

Good subject tonight regarding Obama’s apparent disregard of the Constitution related to drone kills.


16 posted on 11/27/2012 12:42:43 AM PST by Gene Eric (Demoralization is a weapon of the enemy. Don't get it, don't spread it!)
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To: Gene Eric

Red Eye is on past my bedtime. :-(


17 posted on 11/27/2012 5:51:59 PM PST by peggybac (Hope and Change has become Divide and Conquer)
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To: peggybac

I am going to check when Redeye is on in CST and record it.


18 posted on 11/27/2012 6:01:01 PM PST by Ditter
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To: Gene Eric

We saw Gutfeld at the near-by Reagan Library Monday night!
The Lecture Hall was filled to capacity - all ages, from far and near. He was delightful enough - once in a while he wanted to cut loose, but would hesitate, and say: ‘I’m at,’ or ‘this is the Reagan Library.’ Meaning, one doesn’t say such things here! Good for him - keep the raunchy stuff for ‘night clubs.’
Altho his book is peppered with nasties!

He began the night showing and telling us about the tiny unicorn in his hand that someone had moments before, given him!

He took a number of questions, which was good. Accurate write up in the Tues. county newspaper regarding his ‘lecture.’

Bought his book in the library Gift Shop, which one has to do in order to have it personally autographed.
The library is so skilled at crowds wanting autographs, they have it down to a science. Color-coded lines snaking around - and does it move! You are with the celebrity for a mere breath of time, and it’s over!
I quickly told him I was a senior, and a fan. And that the Perm. Marker they give these authors to sign with, fades over time. He said, without missing a beat, ‘I know, but what can we do?!’
Actually, without light hitting the page with the *scrawl,* it may not fade like that which is exposed to light.

I got Dennis Prager’s book and autograph there many months ago, and he signs with a pen. Not too surprised, because he has talked about his love of good pens!

I hung around the area, and was there when Gutfeld was done signing. He got up from the large desk, and the small crowd started asking quick questions, and he fielded a few, before he and a few people (some photogs there, of course)ambled off. I asked if he tells where he lives, and he got confused and said San Mateo, (CA), which is where he’s from originally.
It was a great evening.


19 posted on 11/28/2012 4:39:25 AM PST by USARightSide (S U P P O R T I N G OUR T R O O P S)
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To: USARightSide

Thanks for that story!


20 posted on 11/28/2012 4:00:36 PM PST by Gene Eric (Demoralization is a weapon of the enemy. Don't get it, don't spread it!)
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To: Gene Eric

‘Thanks for that story.’

You bet!
I should have included others on FR, but didn’t think to.
You’re probably one of the few who read this!
There are Gutfeld fans on FR, but I don’t know who they are - except 1 or 2 on this thread I should have included. . .
I don’t know how to go back and do that, after the fact.


21 posted on 11/29/2012 3:21:33 AM PST by USARightSide (S U P P O R T I N G OUR T R O O P S)
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