“Say what?” I thought as I caught a few moments of The Five this week. Ms. Wintour is getting herself quite a prize, eh?
Greg Gutfeld. Fox News execs have realized they’ve found a winner in Greg Gutfeld. He’s witty, irreverent, quick, and doesn’t give a damn what other people think. I first saw Gutfeld late at night on Red Eye, then he joined the panel on The Five, and now he’s a regular on O’Reilly.
Mediaite‘s article on Gutfeld discusses his growing popularity. From “Summer Of Gutfeld? Strong Ratings For Both Red Eye And The Five“:
Greg Gutfeld has been having a pretty good summer.
For one, Red Eye had its second highest delivery ever (following September 2009) for P2+ and adults age 25 to 54. The 3 a.m. show is also up 43 percent in viewers age 25 – 54 and 40 percent in total viewers compared to this time last year, beating out several daytime programs on rival networks. Here are some of the bigger shows that Gutfeld/Red Eye beats: CNN’s John King USA and American Morning and MSNBC’s Dylan Ratigan and Andrea Mitchell.
Gutfeld’s The Five is also faring well. … beating out both CNN and MSNBC combined in that time slot and remaining a top 10 cable news program. Plus? The show has held onto over two thirds of its audience throughout its rotating lineup of various hosts. Viewers are evidently also sticking around to watch Bret Baier at 6 p.m., making him #3 in cable news shows.
My beef with Fox is that they’ve eliminated the repeat of Baier’s show at 4 a.m. ET (1:00 a.m. PT).
Here’s more Gutfeld:
Okay, here’s one more Gutfeld with a comment by me below:
One Christmas holiday weekend, my adult child and I decided to get away from our crazy relatives, so we headed to Canada.
We had to return early because adult child had to work. She kept mentioning — hinting! — that she’d really love to have a home-cooked Thanksgiving-type / Christmas-type dinner. So, since I still had a couple days off, I went to the grocery store and got one of those Tofurkeys. I also made mashed potatoes the old-fashioned way. Lots of small white potatoes, mashed, with some soy milk, butter, seasonings, fresh parsley, and a smidgen of onion and garlic tossed in. (Sometimes I use recipes, but I love tossing in whatever I think will add some zest to a dish.) So, we had a great dinner, with other veggies, etc.
The Tofurkey? It’s not like turkey. But it tastes pretty darn good. It is made by Yves, a great Canadian company. If you ever want to try one of their products, I suggest trying their hotdogs, especially the spicy ones. They are delicious! Just toss some mustard and diced onion on them, and they taste very much like a regular hotdog.
That was one, if not the best, holidays I’ve ever enjoyed. One reason is that I noticed, while we were in Canada, that Canadians treat themselves better than we in the U.S. For example, on Christmas Day, almost nothing was open. We went to a couple movies, and rented Zoolander at the small hotel we stayed at. However, I noticed, there was NO newspaper published that day. Nor could we find a restaurant open, except for one at the hotel where we stayed,
At that time, in the U.S., huge newspapers were packed with ads for after-holiday sales. (Maybe they still are. I haven’t bought a newspaper in ages.) That’s my way of saying that a lot of newspaper employees in the U.S., that year, had to work on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Meanwhile, up north, other journalists were enjoying a day off with family and lots of good food. Sometimes, I’ve thought of moving to Canada. Not to leave the U.S., of course. I would want to keep my citizenship here. But I like the friendly people and the slower pace of living there.