"Fox News Blog Edits Out Homophobic Barney Frank Joke From Transcript Of ‘Red Eye’ Host’s Monologue"
In a “Greg-alogue” video posted today, Greg Gutfeld, the host of Fox News’ late-night show Red Eye, launched a frivolous attack on Center for American Progress President and CEO John Podesta. “If you believe in progressive ideas, you’ll believe in anything, including alien conspiracies,” said Gutfeld.
In the course of his mocking diatribe, Gutfeld also inserted an off-color, homophobic joke about Rep. Barney Frank (D-MA):
Look, I don’t dispute that aliens exist, but there are more urgent matters to deal with, other than wrinkly creatures with a knack for anal probing.
But enough about Barney Frank. I couldn’t resist.
Though the transcript of Gutfeld’s joke is included on the Red Eye website, FoxNews.com scrubbed it when it posted Gutfeld’s commentary on its Fox Forum blog. Instead, the blog posting has Gutfeld saying “wrinkly creatures with a knack for cavity searches”:
Conservatives have recently increased their use of homophobic jokes to attack Frank. On Fox last week, Dennis Miller and Bill O’Reilly joked that Frank “might want to be arrested.” The week before, right-wing radio host Lars Larson encouraged his listeners to vote for “Barney Fag.”