The panel on "The Five" reacted to TIME magazine naming "The Guardians and the War on Truth" as person of the year -- the first time someone who is deceased was chosen.

Jamal Khashoggi, an activist who wrote pieces for The Washington Post, as well as Maria Ressa, Wa Lone, Kyaw Soe Oo and the victims of the shooting at the Capital Gazette in Parole, Md. will be on rotating covers of the magazine to honor the selection.

President Donald Trump was the runner-up and former FBI Director Robert Mueller -- the special counsel in the Russia investigation -- placed third.

Edward Felsenthal, the editor-in-chief of the magazine, explained the selection to NBC News: "Today, democracy around the world faces its biggest crisis in decades, its foundations undermined by invective from on high and toxins from below, by new technologies that power ancient impulses, by a poisonous cocktail of strongmen and weakening institutions."

Greg Gutfeld said that naming "the war on truth" and the group of "guardian" journalists was TIME's way of "doing Trump without doing Trump."

He said that Trump "reinvigorated the media after eight years of being Obama-tose."


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"They can't see it because they're inside it," he said, adding that when Trump calls "fake news the enemy of the people," the mainstream media only hears "news is the enemy of the people."

Dana Perino said TIME will probably never name Trump to be Person of the Year again as they did in 2016, citing similar circumstances.

Juan Williams defended the selection of journalism "guardians" and "the war on truth" saying that there is "so much assault on simple facts."

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