The Five: Media Largely Silent After Actress Calls for 'Another John Wilkes Booth', GOP Candidate Attacked
Greg Gutfeld on Wednesday called out an apparent double-standard in the media, where left-leaning outlets bash President Trump for his tough rhetoric toward adversaries, but give liberals much more of a pass.
Gutfeld noted how Democrats like Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) have called for civil disobedience against Trump officials and the like.
Gutfeld pointed to what happened to the Republican Navy veteran running against Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-Calif.), a frequent Trump critic.
Candidate Rudy Peters was angrily approached at an event by Farzad Fazeli, 35, who began swearing about President Trump and tried to stab Peters, investigators claimed. Fazeli has since been arrested and charged.
Broadway Star Carole Cook on Trump, 'Where's John Wilkes Booth When You Need Him?' https://t.co/Ulr0CGCtc3
— TMZ (@TMZ) September 11, 2018
Elsewhere, Broadway star Carole Cook blasted Trump in an exchange with a TMZ reporter.
"Where is John Wilkes Booth when you need him," Cook, 94, asked, as her actor husband Tom Troupe, 90, laughed.
"Will I be on an enemies list? By God I hope so," Cook added.
Booth, a Confederate sympathizer from Bel Air, Md., assassinated President Lincoln at Ford's Theater in 1865.
Gutfeld said that normally, the media would call the incidents "cause and effect, but because it's [about] a liberal, it's coincidence."
Watch the reaction from the rest of "The Five" above.