Gutfeld: If You Don't Get Point of 'Draw Muhammad' Contest, You're the Cartoon
On "The Five" today, Greg Gutfeld reacted to two armed Islamists attempting to storm a building where a "Draw the Prophet" Muhammad contest was taking place.
Gutfeld noted that the heroic actions of a traffic cop - who shot the two men - prevented it from becoming another Charlie Hebdo massacre.
"Terrorists in Texas found a far deadlier lead than what’s in your basic pencil," Gutfeld remarked.
"They were dispatched. But the idiocy of the press still stands," he stated, pointing to a tweet from New York Times reporter Rukmini Callimachi.
Free speech aside, why would anyone do something as provocative as hosting a "Muhammad drawing contest"?
— Rukmini Callimachi (@rcallimachi) May 4, 2015
"The First Amendment means zilch if it only protects, 'Hello' and "Have a nice day,'" Gutfeld countered. "Protecting safe speech is like protecting an empty safe."
"And also, when you begin your take on free speech with 'free speech aside,' you kinda lose the point."
Gutfeld turned his attention to six writers who dropped out of the annual PEN American Center Literary Gala due to a freedom of expression award being given to Charlie Hebdo.
"So brave. These creeps who got rich off freedom of speech now think they can decide what speech is," Gutfeld said.
"If your faith is easily threatened by a cartoon, that’s a big problem. But if you’re a journalist and don't get the contest, then it’s you who's the real cartoon."
Watch Gutfeld's monologue and see "The Five" co-hosts react in the clip above.
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