Guys, Fox News gets it wrong again.
Not that we’re surprised. Feedback from a now-viral video of actress Shoshana B. Roberts walking through New York City and enduring 100-plus catcalls unearthed a misogynistic public that didn’t quite understand the dangers of street harassment.
The hosts of The Five joined right in, mocking the video and adding to the verbal abuse themselves.
“She got 100 catcalls, let me add 101,” said cohost Bob Beckel in video posted online by Mediaite and Media Matters, among others. “Damn, baby, you’re a piece of woman.”
“Look, I’m not going to condone it, but I will tell you nothing was disrespectful there,” said co-host Eric Bolling. “There were a lot of people there saying ‘God bless,’ ‘you look fantastic,’ very complimentary. She may not have wanted it, but I find it hard to find what she called verbal harassment going on.”
Let’s recap: “She may not have wanted it.” Excuse our language but, OPERATIVE FUCKING PHRASE.
A comparison of how men meet women in bars takes the conversation on a more horrific trajectory.
“She is finding fault with men in the street saying hello to her which may in fact be their only way of contacting women,” Greg Gutfield said. “It’s their bar, and she’s walking through it.”
“If these guys were in a bar or a supermarket, she probably wouldn’t feel the same way,” he added.
We’re going to go out on a limb and assume he meant “it’s their world,” therefore men can treat women any way they want. And let us be the first to tell you, it doesn’t work that way.
Watch the video above and try not to smash your computer screen.