PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Cable News Host Greg Gutfeld feels the Republican National Committee is wrong to entertain the idea of canceling debates hosted by NBC following complaints from the Republican presidential candidates that questions during last week’s debate on CNBC were too confrontational.
Gutfeld, who co-hosts The Five on FOX News, spoke with Rich Zeoli on Talk Radio 1210 WPHT and said it is up to the Republicans to turn around the media’s bias.
“You do want some of the candidates did. You call them on it. Everybody loves that. I know that a lot of people are complaining about media bias. The fact is media bias creates a great duopoly where you have the candidates suddenly become David and the media becomes Goliath and that helps the candidates to a great degree. It’s a combination of victim and hero. So whenever you can call the media out on their bias…any opportunity for exposing media bias is great for the exposer.”
He strongly opposes the idea that the RNC pull out of a debate set to be hosted by Telemundo.
“Don’t cancel debates. Any time there is bias, it got people to talk about it. People don’t normally talk about it…You know what you’re going to get. Telemundo, I believe, weighs heavily liberal or Democrat, so you know what you’re going to get. If they are spoiling for a fight, that’s good for the candidates because then the candidates, their reaction will be seen as heroic.”
Gutfeld stated it is up to the Republican field to turn the tide in their favor.
“You can’t avoid argument. You have to learn to beat them at their own game. In terms of being persuasive, if somebody is trying to stereotype you, you have to use their weapons against them and you have to do it with humor and you have to be memorable, not come off as stiff or angry. You can expose and embarrass an biased host simply with humor, rather than getting angry.”