Fox News enjoys far higher ratings than other networks, yet at least one Fox anchor appears to have neglected her current events study.
Jessica Tarlov, co-host of the highly-rated Fox News program “The Five,” provides a more liberal perspective on the program’s discussion panel. However, she has recently faced criticism from her co-host Jeanine Pirro and former President Trump for her lack of factual accuracy.
In 2017, the 38-year-old Tarlov became a contributor for Fox News and a rotating anchor for “The Five.” She provides political insight throughout the programming of FNC and FOX Business Network. She also serves as Vice President of Research and Consumer Insight at Bustle Digital Group. Tarlov holds a master’s degree in Political Science and a doctorate in Government from the London School of Economics and Political Science. Her history implies that she can talk with authority.
Tarlov engaged in a furious argument with fellow “The Five” co-host Jeanine Pirro during a debate regarding the presence of sensitive files at Trump’s Florida resort and President Joe Biden’s Delaware home, prompting criticism from a co-host and former president.
Tarlov suggested that one of the key differences between the two investigations is that Trump risked top secret documents being exposed, seeing as he frequently hosts parties and events at his Florida estate. “Mar-a-Lago is a place where there are people being entertained. There are parties there every single night, and that was cause for concern about how things were being kept,” Tarlov said. “I understand that Hunter Biden is a big party animal, but it’s not the same thing. President Trump is in a tuxedo all the time, entertaining tons of foreign nationals.”
Tarlov is apparently ignorant that the room containing the papers at Mar-a-Lago is a carefully selected location that has always been locked, and that the FBI approved the addition of additional locks after examining the room. She must also be oblivious of the security cameras and people at Mar-a-Lago, which have existed for years.
Her remark that Hunter Biden is a “party animal” and comparison to state functions at the former president’s residence beggars explanation.
Pirro then asked Tarlov if she had even been to Mar-a-Lago. Tarlov said she hasn’t because she’s “not invited,” to which Pirro replied “so then don’t assume what you don’t know.” Pirro then told Tarlov “don’t point your finger” as the host continued to argue her case.
According to Newsweek, Donald Trump replied to Tarlov’s accusations by writing about Tarlov’s lack of knowledge of the matter. Trump accused her of willfully delivering false information hours after she insulted the former president on television. Trump accused Tarlov, co-host of Fox News’ The Five, of having a “grating and unendurable” voice in a Truth Social post when reviewing the network’s regular weekday program.
The outrage to Tarlov’s remarks came after she not only lambasted Trump on Thursday’s episode of The Five for storing sensitive documents at his Mar-a-Lago property, but also falsely claimed that the previous president is “personally responsible for 30 percent” of the current national debt. According to Newsweek, the real percentage ranges from low to middle 20 percent, depending on how and when the overall debt is measured.
It appears that Tarlov spoke impulsively with her statements.
Straight-shooter Trump posted:
“I really like The Five on Fox News, especially the hosts, with the exception of wacky Jessica Tarlov, who is absolutely terrible,” Trump said. “Her facts are knowingly wrong, her jittery presentation is horrendous and, forgive me, her VOICE is grating and unendurable. Juan Williams was terrible, but better than her. I know the show is doing well, but no thanks to Jessica. I find her impossible to take in large doses, & put out this ‘REVIEW’ because it is important to expose Fake News, & Fake People!”
Newsweek noted a previous interview with Tarlov:
In a September 2022 interview with the Los Angeles Times, Tarlov said that the interruptions and arguments from her co-hosts on The Five are part of the program’s appeal. “The point of the show is that it mimics real life,” Tarlov said. “And when you’re talking to people in your life, whether it’s family or friends, especially people with different points of views, all aspects of your personality are heaped into it. “I find it funny,” she said. “As long as I can ensure that I am not actually thrown off and don’t get to finish my point, I like the back-and-forth.”
Newsweek noted that Fox News has been contacted for comment.
Trump also noted in a post,” FoxFakeNews is terrible! anything bad for ‘Trump’ they go with, even if not true. They refuse to show the major polls that have me leading all Republicans in a landslide, and beating hopeless Joe Biden by a lot.”