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This is a rush transcript from “Gutfeld!” June 24, 2021. This copy may not be in its final form and may be updated.
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JOE BIDEN, PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES: I got them $1.9 trillion in
relief so far. I wrote the bill on the environment. I said, yes, pay them
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GREG GUTFELD, FOX NEWS HOST: This is getting really weird.
Yes. The only phrase you use more than Greg, you should get that rash
checked out is what the hell is critical race theory and why are we forcing
it down everyone’s throat? Like butter at Brian Stelter’s dinner table,
it’s spreading everywhere. From classrooms, to human resource departments,
look under a rock and there it is, right next to Joy Behar. It’s even
infected our military. You know, the military used to have two objectives,
kill the bad guys and blow up their stuff. To that we’ve added a third,
understand white rage.
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GEN. MARK MILLEY, JOING CHIEFS OF STAFF CHAIRMAN: On the issue of critical
race theory, I do think it’s important, actually, for those of us in
uniform to be open minded and be widely read. And it is important that we
train and we understand. I want to understand white rage, and I’m white.
And I want to understand it. What is it that cause thousands of people to
assault this building and try to overturn the Constitution of the United
States of America?
And I personally find it offensive that we are accusing the United States
military, our general officers, our commissioned, noncommissioned officers
of being “woke” or something else because we’re studying some theories that
are out there.
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GUTFELD: Little grandmothers were trying to overturn the constitution. Glad
we arrested him in sentence one. I missed the days when generals would be
nuking this nonsense instead of defending it. So, he wants to study CRT as
if it’s something rare, like a rational CNN host. But you know, there’s
other stuff soldiers could be studying, like how to say halt in Chinese and
Russian or detect actual threats to our country.
For example, threats like a pernicious half-baked theory that divides a
country into oppressors and oppressed. Using nonsense terms like white rage
that amounted to a cultist, pseudoscientific indoctrination. White rage
sounds like some sort of steamy hot latte you can get at Sheldon
Whitehouse’s country club. But it’s scary that so many of us have never
heard of this crap and it’s spreading in the military faster than a case of
You know, when those guys get out of the crate, there goes your supper. If
you want to destroy a country, the first step would be to get the its
military to incorporate race based self-immolation. China couldn’t have
done it better if they were behind this. Maybe they are. Wouldn’t be the
first deadly agent to originate in China and then go viral in the U.S. One
of the cults’ defenders that proudly bigoted Joy Reid finally agreed to
debate the white CRT critic whom she smeared based solely on his race. I
wonder if she lets him talk.
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JOY REID, MSNBC HOST: Here really just having a campaign to take everything
that annoys white Americans.
CHRISTOPHER RUFO, AMERICAN CONSERVATIVE ACTIVIST: No, that’s not right. No,
that’s not right. No.
REID: Hold on. You want to make a campaign and stuff everything —
RUFO: I mean, you played my highlight reel. You played my highlight reel.
Give me a chance to respond. No, that’s absolutely wrong.
REID: And you want to stuff it all into critical race theory, right?
RUFO: I’m fighting against language deconstruction.
REID: Right. You’re fighting against wokeness. And you don’t like corporate
wokeness, et cetera. I get it.
UFO: Let me respond at least once. I haven’t gotten a full sentence out.
It’s intersectionality theory, which was invented by Kimberle Crenshaw.
REID: That’s intersectionality. It’s a separate thing. Intersectionality is
a separate thing.
RUFO: Which is part of critical race theory.
REID: No, it’s not, dear.
RUFO: You had her on your show. 64 percent of Americans now know what
critical race theory is.
REID: No, they know what Christopher Rufo theory is, Chris.
RUFO: Of which — of which — of which — of which 58 percent of them —
REID: They know what you — you made up your own thing. You — my friend,
you made up your own thing. You admitted you were going to do it.
REID: Let me finish one sentence.
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GUTFELD: She’s quite the host. She seemed so confident in their beliefs
that she couldn’t let the other guys speak. And of course, there’s this
chap who tees off on white people so often he needs a caddy.
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MICHAEL ERIC DYSON, VANDERBILT, AFRICAN-AMERICAN STUDIES PROFESSOR: I agree
with Brother Tim. And speaking about, you know, the maggots — I’m sorry,
the MAGA. That is so corrosive in this, you know, political moment. I
resent as an intellectual and as a black person in America that we have
taken the brunt of anti-intellectuallism. We have borne the brunt of being
disloyal to this nation.
And we have stood by to see mediocre, mealy mouthed, snowflake white men
who are incapable of taking critique, who are willing to who are willing to
dole out infamous repudiation of the humanity of the other, and yet they
call us snowflakes and they are the biggest flakes of snow to hit the
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GUTFELD: I get it. MAGA sounds kind of like maggot. That’s comedy,
Professor. So this guy who keeps calling himself an intellectual, thinks
that racist ad hominem attacks against white people constitute an actual
argument. He hates whites more than my wife holding a pair of my boxers on
laundry day. So, as the media mocks critics of a theory that the media
doesn’t even understand, it was left to defend America from The Scorch? The
Seem like the media, parents have something of value to lose. Something
called children. Now, I’m not a fan of children. I hate them. They stink.
They’re loud. They get too bored first on airplanes. But you ever see how
parents act when their kids are being threatened? They’re more competitive
than Joe Biden being told to wake up from his nap.
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PROTESTERS: Do your job. Do your job (INAUDIBLE)
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GUTFELD: Goodness. It’s like an outtake from Footloose. What you’re seeing
is people waking up to the woke. People rising up to fight an ideology
designed to divide a country. But in order to fight something, you first
have to be able to describe it, whether it’s racism or cavities. Truth is,
CRT is just one beastly tentacle of white liberal supremacy. It’s all based
on an idea that black people are incapable of achieving anything on their
So why not let this superior white liberal help you? The C in CRT actually
stands for condescension, a reoccurring theme in the Democratic party’s
platform. Voter I.D. is an example of this Neo racism. Woke white liberals
say that blacks could be anything, including president, yet the same black
people can’t figure out how to get a photo I.D. Something the average 17-
year-old can do the moment they want to buy beer.
But maybe it’s too late. This stuff seems to be everywhere. In Cornell,
there’s a course that suggests black holes could be linked to racial
blackness. The word policeman is now on a list of offensive words at
Brandeis University. This is true climate change. And it’s one that parents
are feeling first because they’re closest to the toxic fart-filled wind. So
maybe it’s time for an educational Tea Party. Maybe it’s time to occupy the
Let’s make our schools and maybe our military CRT free zones, where
students and soldiers can learn the full story of America. There are better
ways to establish racial harmony and true equality in this country. And if
children are deemed our future, it’s time to keep the adults in charge for
a bit longer and let the parents take control.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Period.
GUTFELD: Let’s welcome tonight’s guests. This former volleyball star keeps
insisting the panel get up and rotate. Fox Nation host Abby Hornacek. Even
his thank you notes are bestsellers. Up In The Air author, Walter Kin. He
switches to a shoulder holster on casual Fridays, former CIA operative and
Portman Square Group CEO, Mike Baker. And she recently walked down the
aisle to get a flight attendant to bring her more vodka. Fox News
Contributor, Kat Timpf.
All right, Walter. You are an intellectual. You were an academic. And you
said something very, very poignant in the greenroom. And I thought to
myself, you should say that here because I thought you captured it in terms
of trying to define the true essence of critical race theory. You have the
floor, Mr. Kirn.
WALTER KIRN, AUTHOR, UP IN THE AIR: Well, when I was a child in Lily White
rural, Minnesota which I’ll admit is not the most racially mixed place.
GUTFELD: OK. So you were a bigot?
KIRN: Yes. Well, no. I was told by my teachers that out there in America,
there existed something called prejudice and bigotry. And that, perhaps I
would encounter it someday. And I looked at my heart and I said, I don’t
have any. Mostly because at that point, I had no one to hate, except, you
know, there were Lutherans, there were Swedes, and there were Norwegian.
MIKE BAKER, CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER, PORTMAN SQUARE GROUP: I am Lutherans.
KIRN: But later on —
GUTFELD: — Lutheran audience.
KIRN: Yes, yes. I know. But later on when I was presented with the
opportunity to dislike other people because of their color, I decided I
KIRN: I stopped myself. And I declared myself innocent of bigotry and
prejudice. The problem with critical race theory is that if you think you
aren’t racist, that means you are it’s a logical regression. It doesn’t
allow innocence. It doesn’t allow a way out. It’s a suggestion that even
considering yourself above race is white.
KIRN: Now in the summer when I’m less white. I’m also less racist,
KIRN: But it convicts you before you’ve committed the crime. And there’s no
crime that you can, you know, not commit that will let you off the hook.
GUTFELD: Yes, it’s like throwing the witch into the lake. And if she
drowns, she’s innocent.
KIRN: It’s absolutely that, you know, they use —
GUTFELD: Mike does that all the time.
KAT TIMPF, FOX NEWS CONTRIBUTOR: Yes.
GUTFELD: But it’s not witches. It’s just, you know, citizens who — well —
BAKER: I’m not saying they don’t deserve it. It’s all I’m saying.
GUTFELD: Yes. You know, welcome to the show. I just want to warn you, this
isn’t like Fox Nation where you can just use the F-word whenever you want.
ABBY HORNACEK, FOX NATION HOST: Dang it.
GUTFELD: Yes. So, we want you to make try to keep it clean.
TIMPF: Don’t say dang it either.
HORNACEK: Oh man. I run out of words. I’m sorry. I got to leave. Is this
GUTFELD: Yes, yes, yes. I — now — but you might hit your head. You’re
very tall. I didn’t realize how tall you are.
HORNACEK: I am. It’s the heels and my — and my legs.
GUTFELD: Yes. So you’re suggesting I should wear heels.
HORNACEK: Yes, you can wear them if you want.
GUTFELD: They look quite nice.
GUTFELD: So what do you — what’s your take on — would you — did you know
what critical race theory was when people were talking about it? Did you
have to like — because that’s the thing. It’s like when you say, you know
what it is, the people practicing it will say no, that’s not what we’re
HORNACEK: Well, I think we saw that in that interview.
HORNACEK: Exactly. It’s like Jerry Springer. I don’t know, I — it’s so
hard to understand. because like you said, you say one thing and then
someone’s like, well, that’s not it. And it’s like, we don’t have a
cohesive definition. It’s like what you’re supposed to do with masks once
you’re vaccinated. It’s like, what are we supposed to do? I don’t — I’m
not really sure. And I think we’re seeing this microcosm, within like you
saw with the — with the parent meeting.
It’s just like, that’s what the country is like right now. It’s just a
bunch of people fighting. I don’t know why we didn’t start that meeting
with let’s get ready to rumble or, you know, there weren’t kids selling
popcorn. I mean, it’s so interesting to me because no one seems to
understand it because — and no one can really argue for or against it.
GUTFELD: Yes. I can —
TIMPF: I would make the homework really easy. I disagree. Right? I’ll be
like, white plus person equals bad, like that’s math, history, who was
responsible for the Civil War? I was. Like, A plus for Katherine. I
wouldn’t have to think. But then the problem would be I wouldn’t be
GUTFELD: Yes. But that’s, you know, that’s a — it’s a great point. Because
if you — if you can — if you’re clever enough to read the room and go
like, wow, you know what, I don’t have to work that hard if I just agree
with the theory. And so every answer is always white is bad. And will be
irrevocably bad. I did that in college all the time. I found out what the
note because it was all based on deconstruction.
And if you just did deconstruction, deconstruction is thinking you could
get an A in any class. Mike, you have like 30 kids, right?
BAKER: Well, in the U.S., you mean?
BAKER: So this — I mean, I do — I do believe that you can actually
explain what critical race theory is. It’s just that the opponents, as you
saw, will say, oh, we’re not doing that. Or you’ve got it wrong. So, it’s
up to the parents to read about it.
BAKER: Right. Which is — I think it’s a really key point. First of all,
may I just say that President Biden’s tendency to lean in and whisper
during this is creepy as a (BLEEP)
BAKER: It’s like drag queen story hour.
BAKER: It’s not — it’s not a good thing. And I think he should change
that. I think somebody should tell him to come up with a different look.
But this is a partly a result of the pandemic, as a result of the pandemic,
getting to this issue with the parents, parents all over this country
suddenly started to have to pay attention to what was being taught.
GUTFELD: Right. That’s so true.
BAKER: Because we didn’t pay attention before. Right? I mean, you know,
well, OK, that’s not fair. My wife was much smarter than I am, always pays
attention. I had no idea.
BAKER: And so, pandemic hits your homeschooling, and suddenly you’re
interacting with the lesson plans and the teachers on a regular basis. And
that’s when I think a lot of this started to really kind of bubbled to the
top but as a white person, I really can’t have an opinion on critical race
theory. I just — I see no upside to me saying anything at this point.
GUTFELD: Yes. And that’s coming from a guy who’s killed a lot of white
BAKER: But that’s —
BAKER: Yes, yes. That is right. Certainly. If you just wait the percentage.
KIRN: But theories like this are designed to shut you up.
KIRN: You know.
GUTFELD: The lexicon you’re not supposed to understand.
KIRN: No. If you don’t understand something after this much talk about it,
it’s because they don’t want you to understand when —
GUTFELD: Right, right.
KIRN: It’s an enemy like the fog or the blob. You can never get your hands
on. Calculus or physics.
GUTFELD: Don’t smear mathematics. Mathematics is good. Blob was an
GUTFELD: The original one by the way was Steve McQueen. Up next, crimes on
the rise, but who’s to blame for the bad guys? That’s next.
GUTFELD: Today it’s part of a daily diet to include a riot. Another day
another attack in a police station. This one in Rock Hill, South Carolina.
At least they didn’t burn it to the ground. I guess gas really hasn’t got
too expensive now, has it? This fire was started following the arrest of a
known drug offender, and no, it’s not Hunter. The arrest caught on video
showed officers wrestling with two suspects. That went viral and hours
later, we end up with this.
No word yet on when the suspects will be released and not prosecuted. So,
more crime more lawlessness. What it is causing all of this? Global warming
obviously. But let’s take a deeper dive. Let’s start by asking the least
qualified person in the entire world to comment.
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JOY BEHAR, ABC HOST: From 1993 to 2019 and that is a period that I was not
scared to go out. Crime steadily decreased in the United States. Every
president since Clinton inherited a basically a declining crime rate, and
then continue — it continued to decline until Trump came along because
Trump presided over the greatest crime rise in modern American history.
I don’t want to lay the whole thing in his feet. But he did create four
years normalizing crime.
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GUTFELD: Yes, Trump normalized crime, you bozo. Like when he defended the
cops, stopped prosecuting rioters and decriminalized shoplifting or am I
thinking of somebody else? Now, I’m not an expert, but I think she’s
stupid. I didn’t do the research on it. But I think I could go out on a
limb. But instead of blaming the last president. Let’s see how the current
president is addressing all the violence.
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BIDEN: Crime is historically rises during the summer. And as we emerge from
this pandemic, for the country opening back up again, traditional summer
spike may be more pronounced than it usually would be.
All this stuff about how we’re going to move against the government. Well,
the tree of liberty is not watering the blood of patriots. What’s happened
is, that there never been if you want to think you need to have weapons to
take on the government, you need F-15s and maybe some nuclear weapons.
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GUTFELD: Oh, wow. That’s weird. Usually when someone says F-15, Biden
yells, bingo. That’s from the guy. This is — remember, remember, this is
from the guy who says the January 6th protests were the worst attack on
democracy since the Civil War. Of course, to be fair, he was an eyewitness
to both. So now, he’s mocking his own citizens taking on the government,
which is Glenn Greenwald points out, shows how moronic is Biden’s depiction
of a few hundred MAGA protesters as a threat to the stability of history’s
most militarized and armed government.
Bottom line, the Dems would rather paint the gun as the villain then go
after the bad guys, because that would further expose their own failure to
stop crime in the first place. You know, it reminds me of what Reese
Witherspoon told me at her children’s birthday party. You’re here to make
balloon animals, please get out of the pool. Right, right?
BAKER: Go ahead. Go ahead.
KIRN: But if it takes — if it takes F-15s and nukes to defeat the U.S.
government, how come the Taliban is hold — held us off for 20 years? How
come the Viet Cong won? How come, you know, this is ridiculous. I take it
as a threat, as a strange thing to say, as one of the most peculiar
statements that American president has ever made.
GUTFELD: I know.
KIRN: This is a country that founded on the notion that we are the
government and that there are representatives. And the notion that they
might, you know, even in their dreams come back at us with military
weaponry and troops drawn from our own families is the strangest thing a
president have said for a long time.
TIMPF: Yes. The president actually minimizing the importance of the Second
Amendment by saying, listen, you know, we can always nuke our own people on
our own soil. That is (BLEEP) crazy. Like why don’t — why don’t you do
(INAUDIBLE) all the amendments then go? Like my god, the First Amendment
thing, I know it’s really important to you but, you know, we’re all
speaking truth to power could not stand up against us nuking you. Like
GUTFELD: I know how serious it is when your voice actually —
GUTFELD: A new —
TIMPF: I think I’m finally going through puberty at 32. Not to brag.
GUTFELD: Yes. Abby, what do you think of Joy Behar’s take that it’s all due
to Trump because he happened to be in the Oval Office. You know, when this
happened or started?
HORNACEK: Well, first of all, I think he should start writing Biden’s
monologues. He could use a little bit of help. I don’t know if anyone can
take what Joy Behar says seriously. And if you do then that’s a problem and
of itself, but she loves numbers. So, if she may be looked at the numbers
of the amount of police officers who are retiring and the lack of people
wanting to go to police academies, that would be maybe a telling sign.
Maybe that, you know, crime on police officers has increased by 45 percent,
ramming from vehicles, stabbings, shootings, that kind of thing. But yes, I
just — I don’t think she should be speaking on it because she’s very good
at placing blame, but not really taking accountability yourself. So, I
don’t know if she is necessarily the expert on this.
GUTFELD: Yes, she is. If she only spoke on things that she was an expert
in, we would never hear from her again. But I don’t let that stop me from
talking Mike. So, as Guns N’ Roses once (INAUDIBLE) where do we go now?
You’re in law enforcement.
BAKER: I do. I do. Look —
GUTFELD: You should — what is going on?
BAKER: I’m not in law enforcement. I would never — I would never give
myself that sort of credit. No, I — this is — the part of the promise and
one of the things the President said in this comment is, he should never be
allowed to riff, but his riff about the F-15s and the nukes, there’s an
element of contempt in there as well.
BAKER: And that’s really disturbing because it — that also inflamed. Look,
if you tell people they’re stupid, or they just don’t get it. And if you do
that often enough, they’re going to get irritated, right? They’re going to
— they’re going to start to lose it. But I think that part of the problem
also is we can’t seem to have two thoughts in our head at the same time,
two conflicting thoughts.
So, can you improve policing? Of course you can. Can you do that by funding
them more? By providing more training? By more consistent training? By
better hiring practices, more accountability? Of course, you can do all
those things. Can you also lessen crime by more aggressive policing? Yes.
We can’t have these sort of conversations. It seems like there’s nothing
layered about our discussions anymore. There’s certainly nothing civil
about them anymore. So —
GUTFELD: We politicize law and order.
BAKER: Yes. We politicize law and order.
KIRN: But Greg, the Liberal Democrat solution for everything is spend more
money on it. Except policing.
KIRN: You know, why is it that we can defend the police, get more crime,
and then use that as a pretext for taking away guns? I mean, it’s a
perpetual motion machine.
GUTFELD: Yes. That’s so —
KIRN: They love crime.
KIRN: It gives them an excuse to do all of the social controls that they
have wished for their whole lot.
BAKER: You know, I got to say something about this. I’m not realizing that
if — I can never be on the show again with Walter. He’s really smart. And
it just —
TIMPF: Are you going to kill him?
BAKER: It highlights (INAUDIBLE) not until after the show (INAUDIBLE) what
he has to say, but after the show, that’s it. Yes.
GUTFELD: Wait, are you saying that you don’t like being on the show with
Walter because it makes you seem less intelligent?
TIMPF: So you’ll be on with me because I’m —
BAKER: I didn’t say that.
TIMPF: Which means (INAUDIBLE)
BAKER: I didn’t say — well, yes, it is. Actually. (INAUDIBLE) yes. Not you
though. Not you.
HORNACEK: I’m just going to — yes. I felt that too. But I like Kat
GUTFELD: All right. Coming up. They found John McAfee dead in itself. But
from what? They can’t tell.
GUTFELD: He’s no longer with us, and it’s kind of suspicious. So, should we
really be saying RIP to John McAfee, the legendary eccentric tech
entrepreneur that was found dead in his prison cell outside Barcelona and
what authorities are calling an apparent suicide. No word on whether the
authority who said this, is named Hillary Clinton. McAfee who made his
fortune creating McAfee Antivirus software was being charged with tax
And just hours before his death, a Spanish court had approved his
extradition back to the U.S., which could explain the surprising suicide.
Maybe they were planning to fly him back on Spirit Airlines. Now, I trust
everything the media says with every cell in my body, but what if there was
more to the story? The circumstances surrounding McAfee’s death are so
fishy they came with a side of chips and tartar sauce. He spoke for years
about being a hunted man and that the charges against him were politically
After what happened to Jeffrey Epstein in his prison cell, would it really
be surprised to learn that McAfee didn’t kill himself? Could he update his
own death? Leave it to a brilliant jetsetting Bitcoin mogul to pull it off.
Now, for legal reasons, I’m not saying he’s still alive or that he was
murdered. I’ll let Kat do that. But it’s like Steve Doocy used to say when
we go camping, if there’s no body there’s no crime. All right, Kat, you met
and talk to him?
KAT TIMPF, FOX NEWS CONTRIBUTOR: I did.
GUTFELD: how long ago and it was impact in your —
TIMPF: The Libertarian, you’re going to say when I was in my 40s or
something like that, right?
TIMPF: You know, whenever you make fun of me for being old, you’re much
older than I am. You are aging as a man, but still.
GUTFELD: Yes, but I age gracefully.
TIMPF: Oh, I age very gracefully.
GUTFELD: All right, let’s get back.
TIMPF: So, yes —
GUTFELD: McAfee, alive or dead?
TIMPF: I bombed his cigarette from the sky at the Libertarian Convention in
2016, and we talked for 15 minutes and it was truly like, like I’ve been
bored every second of my life compared to that, no offense.
GUTFELD: That’s almost as insulting as what Mike said.
TIMPF: But no, because this guy — people have this thing. Most of all this
thing in their brains where they think a little bit before they talk. He,
not even the slightest bit. I mean, what some called tax evasion. He says,
listen, I’m just running from these people trying to steal from me. He was
like, I don’t believe in taxes. So, nothing would surprise me when it comes
to this guy. I mean, he was truly just like, did not care. You can’t judge
him among a standard of what humans are like because he was nothing like
GUTFELD: Yes, you know, if one, there’s one person besides Mike Baker who
can fake their own death, it’s this guy. I mean the guy had he had he had
Bitcoin, he had Bitcoin, he knew a lot of people he was cutting. What’s
your, what’s your take? I haven’t seen the body.
MIKE BAKER, FORMER CIA OFFICER: You well. Yes, I know, and that’s always
said, right. That’s always the point.
GUTFELD: And we know we know Epstein didn’t kill himself, let’s be honest.
BAKER: Yes, that’s that I anybody who still thinks he does or he did. Well
as Greg, as you know, I’m right in the middle of filming the second season
of discovery hit series, “Black Files: Declassified”
BAKER: In “Black Files: Declassified,” he turns to the audience and looks
at them and smiles. We do a lot of investigations.
BAKER: And that plus my time with the agency over all those years has
taught me that a lot of times things are just as easy as they seem or just
as simple as they seem. And but in this case, you had a guy who was
slipping into paranoia, right. And over a period of time, you had a guy
whose health was, was diminishing over a period of time. You had a guy who
was fearful of coming to the states of actually having this extradition.
GUTFELD: You are killed him.
BAKER: No, I’m not saying that. I’m not saying that.
TIMPF: Let’s say you didn’t.
BAKER: Yes, let’s say I didn’t and let’s — but I’m not I’m not a
conspiracy guy. Much like you, you’re not a conspiracy guy.
GUTFELD: I’m not a conspiracy guys. That’s why this, is interesting to me.
GUTFELD: I don’t think anything you’re saying.
BAKER: I don’t know. But I’m just saying, I think, I don’t think I don’t
think he’s alive still. Do I think he killed himself, or was he possibly
killed in prison? One of the other.
GUTFELD: OK. All right. Thank you. Thank you that.
GUTFELD: He killed him. Walter, you are —
WALTER KIRN, NOVELIST: I am a conspiracy theorist. When I was younger, I
used to start with what NBC News told me and then I’d work toward the
weird. Now, I start with the weird and go back to what NBC News tells me.
My default position is that everything is crazy. UFOs are about to land.
And shouldn’t trust anyone. In this case, I think he went nuts and got
depressed and killed himself.
KIRN: Yes. I’m afraid to say that. I don’t think that of Epstein. I think
someday there’s going to be a civil war in the United States. It won’t be
over racial lines. It will be who thinks Epstein killed himself and who
thinks Hillary Clinton whacked him. And it will divide among states. But in
this case, it looked like a guy who is at the end of the road.
GUTFELD: I don’t know. Abby, the guy, well, what’s your opinion?
ABBY HORNACEK, FOX NATION HOST: Well, I just know everything. I wish, I
did. I don’t know. I mean, speaking of wacked, he got a tattoo that he kept
saying, if I died via suicide in prison, I did not die of suicide, I got
killed. You got to —
TIMPF: Same goes for me if I die of suicide in prison.
KIRN: But he no knows from the Epstein case, has anyone ever by not killing
themselves, assured legendary status like Epstein? If I wanted to be a
legend, I’d kill myself and have people think I didn’t.
HORNACEK: Let’s — hopefully that never happens.
KIRN: It’s complicated, but it works.
GUTFELD: Yes, I think we’ll stop there.
BAKER: Well, by the way, can I just mention, can I just mention that
Walter, you mentioned UFOs. Yes. And could I just say that, you know, I’m
right in the middle of filming the discovery prices hit series “Black
GUTFELD: He’s a murderer, and a shameless promoter.
BAKER: We’d throw you an episode on UFOs. You know why you’re an underdog?
GUTFELD: Up next, are they lacking tuna DNA in the tuna at Subway?
GUTFELD: Was the tuna fish, a phony dish? To test the lawsuit’s claims that
what Subway restaurant calls tuna fish it’s really tuna fish. The New York
Times had 60 inches of their fish sandwiches sent to a lab. Although their
wives said it was more like 50 inches.
The results came back. Talk about Pulitzer pricing research by the way. And
apparently, the lab was unable to find any amplifiable tuna DNA, which
leads me to ask: what the hell have I been serving a Christmas dinner every
year? Amplify double tuna DNA. That’s my stage name in Berlin. Glad said
that. Although this may mean that the tune is in tune. It could also be
that the fish was just too heavily processed to be identified or Subway
calls it organic and all natural. So that’s disgusting. Give me something
that’s unprocessed and all natural like Chicken McNuggets.
Meanwhile, Subways insisting that the lab test results aren’t reliable,
which is what I’ve been trying to tell my wife about my cold snore. That’s
for the claim that the tuna fish is too heavily processed to be identified.
We consulted some experts in that they didn’t get back to us I guess they
froze up man I don’t even know where I’m going anymore Abby. This seems
like a pretty big story.
HORNACEK: This is huge.
GUTFELD: Yes this, is huge. What do you think — the big story is? What is
it if it’s not tuna?
HORNACEK: I mean I don’t think anyone knows. I think if you go to Subway
get a tuna sandwich that’s your own fault I did anyone think it was to
begin with? But you know I this for me once, shame on you; fool me twice,
shame on me just come up with that. I did I made that one out tattooed on
my arm um Yes, I just they went through this what like 2014 or so a few
years ago when the what was found in their bread was also found in yoga
mats That’s right. And then, they, they say Subway eat fresh, it’s not
really obviously that fresh But yes, I just I think that if you’re going to
go to Subway and get to not it’s, it’s something’s wrong anyway.
GUTFELD: Yes, you know what, what if the tuna, Mike, was actually Jared.
BAKER: Amplifieable Abul Jared DNA. Yes, I haven’t heard from him in a
while. Maybe he’s in prison for a more in Spain or maybe he’s the tuna
GUTFELD: Well maybe he helped John Soylent — Green is people, Mike.
BAKER: So, you’re saying no to the tuna at Subway. So, I’m guessing truck
stop sushi. No?
HORNACEK: That one I’m OK with.
BAKER: Yes, OK, good.
HORNACEK: Worth more than the tuna.
GUTFELD: Stick to the topic, you crazy person.
BAKER: OK, I got three. I got three boys: Scooter, Sluggo and Mugsy. They
all love Subway. One of them, I won’t identify which always gets the same
sandwich. A roll with pickles and mail. That’s it. So we don’t worry about
it. But we’re pretty sure the pickles are actually pickles. Yes. Look, I
don’t know where to go with this. I just now —
GUTFELD: That’s never stopped you.
BAKER: That’s never stop me. I think. I agree with Abby. If you’re if
you’re hankering for a tuna sandwich, as we say ins Boise, you should go
someplace where the tuna is fresh. We say that in Boise all the time. It
rolls off the tongue like that.
GUTFELD: Kills me, Walter. I don’t eat seafood, which means I could have
been eating that tuna sub all this time.
KIRN: But why does it smell like tuna? If it doesn’t have tuna? Is there I
got a joke for that day. Yes. Is there a perfume that they spray on it? No.
This, is the same stuff. They made the fake tuna out of the same stuff that
the non-meat in Taco Bell a few years ago was made out of.
KIRN: Already doing the bug thing is what I’m thinking.
GUTFELD: Oh, really?
KIRN: Yes. You know the,y how they Bill Gates wants us to eat bugs and
replace beef because it’s climate friendly. I think they’re smuggling the
bugs into our fast food. Now. You know what? And I think all the textured
protein products that you read about are actually cicadas.
BAKER: You know what I said about Walter earlier? I’m taking that back.
GUTFELD: Amd this, is a guy who thinks that McAfee actually killed himself,
but he thinks we’re all eating bugs. Cat isn’t this analogy for the news.
We expect the news to be the news, but it’s entirely fake. In that is it’s
just like a tuna sub at Subway. What do you think?
TIMPF: I think that is so good. That’s your next book.
GUTFELD: Thank you.
TIMPF: Yes, it doesn’t matter that much. I mean, I don’t know like, is it?
I mean, if they’re calling it tuna that’s not right. But like you can eat
whatever. Eeverything that I have in my head is so inappropriate that I
BAKER: I’m right there with Kat. Do you remember Greg Do you remember in
New York City when they did that that test around the restaurants and they
were mislabeling all the fish. Yes. Charging people for Branzino and it w
GUTFELD: Yes, I like how he’s bringing up memories.
TIMPF: That was a big story.
GUTFELD: That was a big story, Gramps. By the way, a green’s bringing up
memories. How’s the big story? Story, Grandma, grandfather? Your
BAKER: No, I’m not a grandfather. No, no, I mean, I could.
GUTFELD: Up next, when cars no longer have a clutch collector say thank you
GUTFELD: Are we giving the stick the shaft. The New York Times reports the
demise of the stick shift has given rise to a new class of collectible
cars. In 1980, a year, Kat. About 35 percent of cars. In the U.S. had a
manual transmission. Today it’s just one percent. And fewer than one in
five Americans can actually drive a stick and if you tell someone you drive
a stick they usually think you mean this. But it’s that’s the cleanest
picture we could show. But it is great news for collectors in auction
houses who say manual sports cards are now going for three to four times as
much as an automatic makes sense. scarcity makes for high demand. Not to
mention lots of people nowadays. Never grew up driving a stick. I asked my
assistant Kyle to pick up my car from the shop earlier today and this
Don’t worry, Kyle walked away unhurt. Sadly though, he got hit by a bus
while getting lunch. RIP, Kyle. Yes, so anyway, Walter is, is just another
example of the “wosuffocation” of America, a phrase I just coined and never
heard on Fox.
KIRN: Yes, it is and I’m all behind it, because it was big brothers and
boyfriends and dads who always lorded it over you.
KIRN: No, you can’t drive a stick kid. And oh, you’re going to ruin the
clutch? Yes, I mean, it made a generation of kids like me feel inferior. At
the end the stick was the thing that masculinity used to make people feel
small. And now, it doesn’t exist anymore. We’re all equal. And I like it.
GUTFELD: No, it is true. Because that was like a big claim to fame. The
guys in the parking lot at high school if they were driving a stick, Baker,
they were cool. And if you’re driving a manual, you sucked. Do you have a
BAKER: With a big knob.
GUTFELD: Yes, very good.
BAKER: Thank you. I am my car.
GUTFELD: The women here are disgusted.
BAKER: I’m taking about my —
TIMPF: You know all these goes on T.V.
BAKER: I’m talking about my car. I just bought it. By the way you’ll like
this. I just bought a 65 MGB right hand drive it’s being shipped over even
as we speak. It’s on the boat coming to the —
KIRN: So, you’re saying yes.
BAKER: Yes, yes. Oh, I got — yes, I got I mean, I learned how to drive
when I was, I was in Australia at the time. I was 14-years-old when I drive
on a stick shift and have had them ever since. I got a truck with a column
shifter, remember those?
GUTFELD: Yes. And so, anyway, so this this this MGB is coming over, gets
here at the beginning of July and it’s a right hand drive, you know, so the
shift this over here. Think about that. And I’m going to teach my boys how
to drive that. So, it’s not only is it a stick shift, it’s on the wrong
KIRN: So, you’re going to continue the cycle of abuse. Fathers making their
kids feel bad for not putting the clutch in at the right. I hated clutch.
BAKER: No. No, no, they’re going to get it. They’re going to figure it out,
and there’s a lot — that’s satisfaction.
HORNACEK: Actually, it’s genius, though, to have dads and moms have their
kids drive stick because then they can’t text and drive; they have to focus
on something, you know.
GUTFELD: That’s so true. That is actually —
KIRN: That is a good point, yes.
HORNACEK: Thank you.
BAKER: So, I’m being a good parent, Walter.
HORNACEK: I’m not even a parent.
GUTFELD: Kat, you don’t have a driver’s license.
TIMPF: I do but I haven’t driven in seven years. So, the fact that I still
have it, I don’t know — I haven’t driven in like seven years. And if I
tried to drive — I mean, I could drive with a stick but like 40 people
would probably die.
GUTFELD: Yes, I had, you know — I don’t know when it was in the 90s. I
once had a car salesman in the Lehigh Valley teach me to drive a stick at
8:00 am. I think it was the Lehigh Valley Mall in a Miata.
BAKER: In a Miata.
GUTFELD: Yes. And I still didn’t buy the car. I still feel guilty about
that. I’m sorry car salesman.
KIRN: But you’re a car guy.
TIMPF: That’s what you should feel guilty about.
GUTFELD: Yes, exactly. That is the one thing that keeps me up at night. Not
those drifters buried in a marsh in 2006. Don’t go anywhere. Be right back.
GUTFELD: Set your DVRs every night so you don’t miss an episode. Thanks to
Abby Hornacek, Walter Kirn, Mike Baker, Kat Timpf and our studio audience.
“FOX NEWS @ NIGHT” with Shannon Bream is next. She’s evil. I’m Greg
Gutfeld. I love you, America.
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