Fox News host calls female fighter pilot who led Syrian airstrikes "boobs on the ground"

Two hosts on "The Five" made disrespectful, sexist comments, only to have Greta Van Susteren take them down a peg


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Jenny Kutner
September 25, 2014 6:07PM (UTC)

Two male co-hosts on Fox News' "The Five" cracked needlessly sexist, inappropriate "jokes" on Wednesday, poking fun at the UAE's first female fighter pilot. While co-host Kimberly Guilfoyle lauded Maj. Mariam Al Mansouri, who reportedly led the UAE airstrikes against the Islamic State, dudebros Greg Gutfield and Eric Bolling took a moment to diminish the pilot's accomplishments.

"I'll take a woman doing this [bombing] any day to them," Guilfoyle said. "I hope that hurt extra bad ... because in some Arab countries, women can't even drive."

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"The problem is, after she bombed it she couldn't park it," Gutfield added. "I salute her."

"Would that be considered boobs on the ground, or no?" Bolling asked, smirking.

Hanging her head while Bolling began to laugh, Guilfoyle concluded, "Why did they have to ruin my thing?"

Fox News' Greta Van Susteren wasn't happy about the exchange either. At the end of her program later in the evening, Van Susteren replayed the clip and called out her colleagues, asking viewers, "Do you think the gents on 'The Five' should get a do-over on that one?"

Watch the exchange, via Talking Points Memo, below. Van Susteren's response is available here.

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(h/t Mediaite)


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