UPDATE: Fox News PR sent us a request for correction, claiming that Gutfeld was referring to the hackers and not President Biden. Here is what their representative wrote:
Greg does not suggest Putin may kill President Biden. Greg said Putin could have the hackers killed. Please see below for the transcript. The article and video below are incorrect and need to be updated immediately.
We have the transcript below. It is the same transcript she sent. The word "them" is doing a lot of work in this piece, but the context does not suggest that any viewer would automatically connect hackers with what he said. Who is "them"? Biden and the envoy, or the hackers or climate change activists. After reviewing the longer video segment, we conclude that it's ambiguous.
On Fox News' The Five on Wednesday, co-host Greg Gutfeld "joked" about Vladimir Putin assassinating President Joe Biden.
Topic of discussion was the Russian cyber attacks against the US. As usual the topic quickly morphed into an attack on climate change and on Biden.
The FoxQ panel attacked Biden for even deciding to meet with Putin. Co-host Dagen McDowell has had a complete change of heart with Russia since Traitor Trump lost the election. She claimed talking to hostile countries is just weak.
Dagen considered any meeting a gift to Russia.
How quickly they forget that the Russian cyberattacks happened while Trump was still in office.
Harold Ford Jr. asked Greg Gutfeld if Biden should meet with Vladimir Putin. Gutfeld took a contrarian position, but for a vicious reason.
"I gotta disagree, if he holds firm you know, there's going to be something we can get out of this. There's going to be something If Putin decides to have them killed (Gutfeld gives a thumbs up) that's something. You know? It's possible," Gutfeld replied.
Fox News then immediately cut to commercial.
How long will it be before openly calling for the assassination of President Biden will become the norm?
Can you imagine the Republican reactions if Rachel Maddow hoped Vladimir Putin would murder Donald Trump and his envoy?
Kathy Griffin, a comedian had her career derailed after posting an image of a bloody Trump replica...
...so what should happen to Gutfeld?
The GQP will celebrate Gutfeld and Fox News will laugh.