“The Five” is one of, if not the highest-rated program on the Fox News network due to its unscripted and out-of-control disputes.
It happened again this week when liberal broadcaster Jessica Tarlov attempted to justify the millions of dollars Hunter Biden earned while his father, President Joe Biden, served as vice president of the United States.
Last week, Devin Archer, a former business colleague of Hunter Biden, testified that Joe Biden frequently used the speakerphone during business meetings. The group was discussing Archer’s testimony.
“So the testimony, and he wasn’t under oath, but he still wasn’t allowed to lie to them, was terrible for the Republicans,” she said. “He was asked if someone concluded from the 1023 form, that you all think is so important, that Joe Biden was bribed. ‘Would you disagree with that? Yeah, I would.’ Devin Archer said that.”
Tarlov was enraged despite Jesse Watters and Jeanine Pirro’s assurances that Archer would not be aware of the specific incident.
“Then Devin Archer is it either the crux of the puzzle that shows that this is a mob family or he doesn’t matter.”
The conversation then shifted to Viktor Shokin, the Ukrainian prosecutor who was fired while investigating Burisma, the organization that paid Hunter Biden to serve on its board.
Tarlov stated inexplicably that Joe Biden, who boasted about removing the individual, had nothing to do with the removal.
According to Mediaite, the tense exchange occurred as follows:
TARLOV: Viktor Shokin was not good for Burisma, as I’ve been telling you, as has been widely reported.
TARLOV: Because he wasn’t investigating corruption.
WATTERS: Yes he was! He was seizing their cars!
PIRRO: Then what was he doing? What was Shokin doing?
TARLOV: I’m so glad that you’re back.
TARLOV: There’s a new oversight menu memo that’s out today, which, again, does not explain what services were provided.
PIRRO: He doesn’t have any services!
TARLOV: Then what did they do?
WATTERS: Exactly! We’re asking the same question!
TARLOV: There’s no proof!
WATTERS: It’s our rich guys trying to get the prosecutor away from a company that we want to do business with!
“I think we should move on,” co-host Greg Gutfeld said. “I think we solved one of the world’s most pressing problems by yelling. You know, it’s an underrated art. Just yell. That’s all you got to do.”
The panel began discussing the new Black History curriculum adopted by the state of Florida last month. The majority of the panel assailed Vice President Kamala Harris for her criticism of the curriculum in a speech she delivered the week before the program’s launch.
Jesse Watters, the co-host, ripped into the vice president, saying, “Kamala Harris is either dumb and didn’t read anything about it, or she knows the truth and has decided to lie to the American people about it.”
“I think it’s disgusting. And why doesn’t Kamala Harris want African Americans and White Americans to know that Black Americans did learn skills despite being enslaved? Why doesn’t she want them to learn that?” Watters continued.
“Jessica, do you think that she read the whole thing and just decided to cherry-pick something?” co-host Dana Perino asked the panel’s liberal co-host Jessica Tarlov.
“I do think that she read the whole thing, and I think that it’s an incredibly complex piece when you look at 191 passages. You have some good, and frankly, I’m just fundamentally uncomfortable with this sentence that Blacks benefited at all from this,” Tarlov responded.
“And, you know, it made me think of, as someone, obviously, I’m not Black, but I’m Jewish. Would someone say about the Holocaust, for instance, that there were some benefits for Jews? While they were hanging out in concentration camps. You wanted a strong work ethic. Right. Maybe you learned a new skill,” she added.
Greg Gutfeld, the co-host, interjected at that point, asking, “Did you ever read ‘Man’s Search for Meaning’?Vik Frankel talks about how you had to survive in a concentration camp by having skills. You had to be useful. Utility. Utility kept you alive.”
“We are also talking about middle schoolers here, and there’s a lot of concern about what age people are prepared to understand complex issues. I’m not sure that 12 is the right age to start hearing things like and when you were enslaved here in America,” Tarlov.
Watters and Gutfeld both remarked on this, pointing out that leftist instructors have no trouble imparting “gender ideology” to kids that young or even younger.
“Let me just finish!” Tarlov shouted.