Northern Virginia Republicans could sway governor's race in key blue state

The suburbs of Northern Virginia, just outside of D.C., have been steadily trending blue since about 2013 but a shift to the red here could determine who will be Virginia’s next governor. In the 2021 gubernatorial race, area Republicans are going hard at bat for nominee Glenn Youngkin in what polls show is shaping to be a very tight race statewide. Democrat Joe Biden won Virginia by 10 points in the 2020 presidential election

Youngkin, a businessman born in Richmond, worked in private equity for 25 years before entering the Virginia gubernatorial race. After securing the Republican nomination through a self-funded campaign, he has run on a pro-life, anti-vaccine platform.

“People are excited right now,” said Fairfax County GOP Chairman Steve Knotts. “A few years ago, I’d go to a polling site, and people would come and hug me saying, ‘We haven’t seen a Republican in this precinct for years!’, and now we’re there consistently.”

Matthew Hurtt, director of communications for the Arlington County Republicans, also reports an uptick in the energy. He said that election integrity is a cause people care a lot about, driving the participation they’re seeing. According to him, in the last election local voting locations had 400 Republican election officers, and this year there will be 1,100 of them. 

Kevin Hulbert puts pro-Youngkin signs up as people gather to protest different issues including the board’s handling of a sexual assault that happened in a school bathroom in May, vaccine mandates and critical race theory during a Loudoun County School Board meeting in Ashburn, Virginia, U.S., October 26, 2021. Picture taken October 26, 2021. REUTERS/Leah Millis

Kevin Hulbert puts pro-Youngkin signs up as people gather to protest different issues including the board’s handling of a sexual assault that happened in a school bathroom in May, vaccine mandates and critical race theory during a Loudoun County School Board meeting in Ashburn, Virginia, U.S., October 26, 2021. Picture taken October 26, 2021. REUTERS/Leah Millis
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Youngkin’s opponent, McAuliffe, who was governor from 2014 to 2018, has worked with the Clintons and was chairman of the Democratic National Convention and the Democratic National Committee. McAuliffe is a strong supporter of mask and vaccine mandates, an advocate for universal background checks for guns, and a supporter of the Affordable Care Act. He recently faced the ire of many parents in Northern Virginia after making a recent comment that parents shouldn’t dictate what schools are allowed to teach. 

Education issues will likely have a heavy influence on the election, from mask mandates to curriculum. Northern Virginia school district Fairfax County recently made headlines for a heated debate surrounding U.S. history curriculum at a school board meeting. Northern Virginia encompasses eight separate school districts totaling 409,319 students.

Loudon County is the epicenter of the national debate over parental rights in public education and the related controversy over Critical Race Theory. A Loudon school board member has called for the superintendent to resign after allegedly covering up the on-campus rape of a female student. When the father of the girl in that case attended a school board meeting to protest its actions, he was arrested. One school board member has resigned, and Youngkin has called for more resignations

“Parents feel unheard by the schools,” said Hurtt. 


Parents are unhappy about several issues that may influence the election’s outcome. Said Knotts, “From the shutdowns last year to not following the science when it said schools should be open to discussions of divisive racial indoctrination. They call it equity and inclusion, other people call it [Critical Race Theory].”

Knotts also cited crime and public safety as important issues in this election. 

“We’re watching crime skyrocket, from the whole defund the police movement, the [School Resource Officers] out of public schools, fights and other activity going on. There’s a lot of things to do with public safety in general that people are really concerned about right now,” Knotts continued. 

Tristan Thorgersen puts pro-Youngkin signs up as people gather to protest different issues including the board’s handling of a sexual assault that happened in a school bathroom in May, vaccine mandates and critical race theory during a Loudoun County School Board meeting in Ashburn, Virginia, U.S., October 26, 2021. Picture taken October 26, 2021. REUTERS/Leah Millis

Tristan Thorgersen puts pro-Youngkin signs up as people gather to protest different issues including the board’s handling of a sexual assault that happened in a school bathroom in May, vaccine mandates and critical race theory during a Loudoun County School Board meeting in Ashburn, Virginia, U.S., October 26, 2021. Picture taken October 26, 2021. REUTERS/Leah Millis
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Crime statistics for 2021 are hard to come by as the year is not over yet, but an analysis from Prince William County Police Department compared January-September 2020 with January-September 2021. The report shows that 2021 has seen 77 more crimes against persons, 438 more crimes against property, but 619 fewer crimes against society, and the overall amount of offenses was fewer by 106 in the year 2021. In Loudon County, crime went down by 26% in 2021. 

Of course, economic issues will also play into the way people vote. 


“We’ve watched gas prices go up well over a dollar a gallon over the last 8 months,” said Knotts. “That’s the kind of thing–Virginia legislature adds a gas tax in the middle of all of this.”

According to the American Automobile Association (AAA), gas prices in Virginia have risen in the last year by $1.13 per gallon. 

“In the last few years, Virginia tumbled from being one of the best places to do business and now it’s one of the worst,” Hurtt said.

Hurtt cited legislation passed in January 2021 which requires businesses in Virginia to pay state income taxes on loans from the federal government, including PPP loans.

Virginia Republican gubernatorial candidate Glenn Youngkin participates in a debate with Democratic gubernatorial candidate and former Gov. Terry McAuliffe at Northern Virginia Community College, in Alexandria, Va., Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2021. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

Virginia Republican gubernatorial candidate Glenn Youngkin participates in a debate with Democratic gubernatorial candidate and former Gov. Terry McAuliffe at Northern Virginia Community College, in Alexandria, Va., Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2021. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

In addition to the various policy issues swaying the election, Hurtt said that Biden’s low approval ratings will help drive Republican votes. Knotts, however, believes that Youngkin could win without it. 


“The gap was closing before Biden fell all over himself,” said Knotts. “I think the new lower approval ratings don’t hurt but I still think that Glenn was still running a fantastic campaign, and if [Biden’s] approval ratings rise in the next few weeks I don’t think it will affect the outcome of this election.”

Ultimately, both the Fairfax GOP and the Arlington Republicans are energized and excited by Youngkin, who they call a “happy warrior” with strong business acumen and “a real feel for people”. 

“It’s refreshing to hear a candidate talk about what is possible,” said Hurtt. 

“He has a plan and a view for people,” Knotts said. “And when he says that he wants to make Virginia the best place to live, work, and raise a family, I believe him.”

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Rob Gronkowski back at practice for Bucs, likely to play against Saints on Sunday

Gronk is back. After missing the last four games with a rib injury and a punctured lung, Buccaneers tight end Rob Gronkowski will play on Sunday against the Saints.

The Tampa Bay Times’ Joey Knight reported today from Buccaneers practice that the 32-year-old was out there, the first sign that his return may be near. NFL insider Jordan Schultz then confirmed that Gronkowski will give it a go on Halloween at 4:25 on FOX.


Sep 26, 2021; Inglewood, California, USA;  Tampa Bay Buccaneers tight end Rob Gronkowski (87) can’t hang on to a pass in the end zone in the third quarter of the game against the Los Angeles Rams at SoFi Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

Sep 26, 2021; Inglewood, California, USA;  Tampa Bay Buccaneers tight end Rob Gronkowski (87) can’t hang on to a pass in the end zone in the third quarter of the game against the Los Angeles Rams at SoFi Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports
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The Buccaneers offense hasn’t skipped a beat without Gronkowski in the lineup, averaging 32.5 points per game over the last four weeks. That’s due in part to Tampa Bay having perhaps the best receiving group in the game: Mike Evans, Chris Godwin and Antonio Brown.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers tight end Rob Gronkowski (87) spikes the football after scoring on a 20-yard pass play against the Atlanta Falcons during the first half of an NFL football game Sunday, Sept. 19, 2021, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Jason Behnken)

Tampa Bay Buccaneers tight end Rob Gronkowski (87) spikes the football after scoring on a 20-yard pass play against the Atlanta Falcons during the first half of an NFL football game Sunday, Sept. 19, 2021, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Jason Behnken)
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Tight ends O.J. Howard and Cameron Brate haven’t fared as well with Gronkowski out, combining for just 15 receptions for 144 yards and one score. Gronkowski alone had 16 catches for 184 yards and four touchdowns during the first three games. Quarterback Tom Brady needs his go-to red zone target back, and he’s going to get it just in time for a big time divisional matchup.


Tampa Bay Buccaneers tight end Rob Gronkowski (87) makes a catch during an NFL football training camp practice Friday, Aug. 28, 2020, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

Tampa Bay Buccaneers tight end Rob Gronkowski (87) makes a catch during an NFL football training camp practice Friday, Aug. 28, 2020, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O’Meara)

The injury bug doesn’t stop with Gronkowski cleared, however, as another key piece will remain out. Brown missed Sunday’s 38-3 win over the Bears with an ankle sprain and was seen at today’s practice with crutches. Head coach Bruce Arians said the sprain is around his heel and they have no timetable for his return.

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Cowboys coach Mike McCarthy taking criticisms in stride

Analytic nerds who spend their Sunday evenings throwing out phrases like “RPO” and “EDGE” from their duplex likely weren’t fans of Cowboys coach Mike McCarthy prior to his radio-based airing of grievances, and that surely didn’t change after Dallas’ coach was done speaking.


OXNARD, CA - JULY 24: Owner Jerry Jones of the Dallas Cowboys attends training camp at River Ridge Complex on July 24, 2021 in Oxnard, California. (Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images)

OXNARD, CA – JULY 24: Owner Jerry Jones of the Dallas Cowboys attends training camp at River Ridge Complex on July 24, 2021 in Oxnard, California. (Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images)
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McCarthy likely fogged up some glasses when he told 96.7 The Ticket, “I get it, analytics are great, but analytics has become a weapon for the media.” Dallas’ second-year coach has been a constant target of not only the analytic crowd, but most Cowboys fans because of a perceived poor job with game management.


Dallas Cowboys head coach Mike McCarthy walks across the field as he watches workouts at the team's NFL football training facility in Frisco, Texas, Wednesday, Aug. 25, 2021. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

Dallas Cowboys head coach Mike McCarthy walks across the field as he watches workouts at the team’s NFL football training facility in Frisco, Texas, Wednesday, Aug. 25, 2021. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)
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The oft-mentioned game management prompted owner Jerry Jones to defend his coach last week. “He does it extremely well. More importantly, I want all our fans to know how conscientious about it, how hard he works…” Jones said, in part, per The Shan and RJ Show.

Upon hearing the criticisms, McCarthy brushed it off as part of the gig. “I’ve been a head coach a long time. The longer you do it, the things that they say negative about you just kind of stack up, added McCarthy. “It’s part of the job responsibility, frankly. That’s kind of where I leave it.”


ARLINGTON, TEXAS - OCTOBER 03: Jayron Kearse #27 of the Dallas Cowboys at AT&T Stadium on October 03, 2021 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Richard Rodriguez/Getty Images)

ARLINGTON, TEXAS – OCTOBER 03: Jayron Kearse #27 of the Dallas Cowboys at AT&T Stadium on October 03, 2021 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Richard Rodriguez/Getty Images)
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Data analysts moonlighting as football fans may want to rethink their thought process. Despite a few questionable in-game decisions, McCarthy’s method seems to be working. Dallas is currently 5-1 and atop the NFC East standing. “At the end of the day, the decisions I make are to make sure we give the players a chance to win the game,” said McCarthy via 96.7. “That, to me, needs to be the end result of your game management situations.”

McCarthy has another opportunity to gift analytic nerds a mental swirly on Sunday evening, when the Cowboys visits Minnesota.

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Psaki acknowledges Biden and pope on different page on abortion, tangles with reporter

White House press secretary Jen Psaki said Wednesday that President Biden and Pope Francis will discuss a range of issues on which they agree during their upcoming visit, and that abortion won’t be one of them.

During her daily press briefing, Psaki got into a heated exchange with reporter Owen Jensen of EWTN, a Catholic news network, after he asked whether abortion would be a topic of discussion when Biden meets with the pope this Friday in Vatican City during his travel to Rome for the G20 Leaders’ Summit.


“The White House has said they will discuss working together on efforts grounded in respect for fundamental human dignity,” Jensen said. “Will that include the human dignity of the unborn?”

“Well, Owen,” Psaki responded, “as you know, although you ask me most often if not every time about abortion, but I will say there was a great deal of agreement—”

 “Is there a problem with my question?” Jensen interjected.

“Let me finish my answer,” Psaki fired back. “There’s not. You can ask anything you want. But what I wanted to note, since you follow this closely, is that there’s a great deal of agreement and overlap with the president and Pope Francis on a range of issues – poverty, combating the climate crisis, ending the COVID-19 pandemic – these are all hugely important, impactful issues that will be the centerpiece of what their discussion is when they meet.”

Psaki explained that Biden, who is Catholic and pro-choice, doesn’t have the same view on abortion as the pope, who has condemned abortion in all instances.

“This will be their fourth meeting,” Psaki said. “We expect a warm and constructive dialogue. You are familiar with where the president’s stands. He’s somebody who stands up for and believes that a woman’s right to choose is important. The pope has spoken differently.”

White House press secretary Jen Psaki speaks during the daily briefing at the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2021.

White House press secretary Jen Psaki speaks during the daily briefing at the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2021.
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Psaki attempted to move on to a different reporter but Jensen continued, “The pope has said abortion is murder and it’s like hiring a hitman. Does the president agree or disagree with that?”

“You know that the president believes in a woman’s right to choose,” Psaki replied. “You’re very familiar with this issue. We’ve spoken about it many times.”

The president has been scrutinized for his support of abortion policies as it relates to his faith. In June, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) voted overwhelmingly to draft a formal document on the meaning of the Eucharist after a contentious debate on whether Biden and other politicians supportive of abortion policies are worthy of receiving Communion. 


Just days after the bishops vote, the Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Washington, D.C., where the Bidens attend Mass when he is in the nation’s capital, said the church “will not deny the Eucharist to persons presenting themselves to receive it.”

After the G20 Leaders’ Summit on Oct. 30 and Oct. 31 in Rome, Biden will travel to Glasgow, United Kingdom, to participate in the World Leader Summit on Nov. 1 and Nov. 2, at the start of the 26th Conference of the Parties tot he UN Framework Convention on Climate Change. 

Fox News’ Brooke Singman contributed to this report.

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Bret Baier, Martha MacCallum to co-anchor Fox News’ ‘Democracy 2021: Virginia Showdown’ on Election Night

Fox News Channel will air special live coverage of the Virginia and New Jersey gubernatorial races and the New York City mayoral race on Tuesday, November 2. 

“The Story” anchor and executive editor Martha MacCallum will kick off special programming at 3 p.m. ET, broadcasting from Virginia to bring Americans the latest news in the race between Democrat Terry McAuliffe and Republican Glenn Youngkin. “Special Report” anchor Bret Baier will join MacCallum at 7 p.m. ET for a one-hour election special, “Democracy 2021: Virginia Showdown.”


"The Story" anchor and executive editor Martha .MacCallum will kick off special programming at 3 p.m. ET

“The Story” anchor and executive editor Martha .MacCallum will kick off special programming at 3 p.m. ET

An all-star panel including “FOX News Sunday” anchor Chris Wallace, senior political analysts Brit Hume and Juan Williams and Fox News contributor Katie Pavlich will join Baier and MacCallum to provide expert analysis.

“FOX News @ Night” host Shannon Bream will provide live updates throughout the night using the FOX News Voter Analysis system and “America’s Newsroom” co-host Bill Hemmer will break down the results on his legendary electronic “Bill-board.”


Correspondents Rich Edson and Alexandria Hoff will be on the ground in Virginia with the McAuliffe and Youngkin campaigns. 

Fox News has been the most-watched basic cable network for 36 straight weeks. Americans have flocked to FNC during a jam-packed year for the latest news and analysis on everything from COVID and President Joe Biden’s new administration to the Virginia governor’s race that is often looked at as a national bellwether.


Martha MacCallum and Bret Baier will co-anchor a one-hour election special, "Democracy 2021: Virginia Showdown."

Martha MacCallum and Bret Baier will co-anchor a one-hour election special, “Democracy 2021: Virginia Showdown.”

In recent days, McAuliffe has enlisted Biden, former President Barack Obama, Vice President Kamala Harris and a slew of other liberal household names in hopes he can get the extra boost needed to win the closely watched race, putting a national spotlight on the race in the process.

A Virginia Republican hasn’t won a statewide race in 12 years but polls have shown McAuliffe, who was previously elected governor in 2013, tied with GOP nominee Glenn Youngkin. Biden’s own popularity is on the decline in the state after carrying Virginia comfortably in 2020. 

FOX News Media’s other platforms are all-in on election coverage, too. 


Fox News Digital will feature up-to-the-minute vote results for the Virginia and New Jersey gubernatorial races after polls close, along with constant news and analysis leading up to the elections. will also stream all major Election Day events, including Virginia, New Jersey and New York City elections on its homepage, along with a special Election Day live blog.

Bret Baier’s "All-Star Panel" podcast will release a special episode on November 1 dedicated to previewing the races.

Bret Baier’s “All-Star Panel” podcast will release a special episode on November 1 dedicated to previewing the races.

FOX News Radio will present a one-hour special across the affiliate network helmed by correspondent Jared Halpern and a panel of reporters and political analysts on Tuesday at 7 p.m. ET. 

Baier’s “All-Star Panel” podcast will release a special episode on Nov. 1 dedicated to previewing the races.


Fox News’ David Rutz contributed to this report. 

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'Gutfeld' on border crisis

This is a rush transcript of “Gutfeld” on October 25, 2021. This copy may not be in its final form and may be updated.

GREG GUTFELD, FOX NEWS HOST: Welcome to another monumental Monday you marvelous maniacs. It’s the start of our first Halloween week long extravaganza. As you can see, I am in costume. I came tonight is Jesse Watters. You can tell I’m him from the tweeze eyebrows and inflated self- esteem. It’s so convincing that on my way to work, I was pelted with wet garbage. And that was from his mother.

But before we get to the news, it’s time for a very special Halloween episode of our favorite new sitcom.


UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Tonight’s episode in human resources.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Well, I’m sure you’re aware of all the horrific things that have been happening around the Gutfeld offices. And we in human resources, we cannot tolerate death and dismemberment in the workplace.

GUTFELD: What does this have to do with me, dude?

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: You’re wasting my time. I got to hit shows.

GUTFELD: What’s the deal here?

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Let me refresh your memory. Oh my god.

GUTFELD: What’s wrong?


GUTFELD: All you right?

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Nothing. I just — I don’t know, I’m seeing things.

GUTFELD: You’ve been working really hard.


GUTFELD: Thirsty, you probably need something to drink, maybe you need to be hydrated.


GUTFELD: We did that on a limited budget. I can’t believe Schwimmer did not take that role. All right. To the news, on Thursday, actor and gun control activist Alec Baldwin accidentally killed a cinematographer on the set of the Western he was filming in New Mexico. As the news dribbles out, we see many things that went wrong. Now we hear that the gun actually had been used for target practice by the so called expert.

Yikes. And it may have had live ammo in it. Doubly yikes. And that it was pointed at a person. Triple yikes. That’s a huge no, no. And one of the most basic tenets of gun safety. You don’t have to be an NRA member to know that. The firearm also wasn’t checked each step of the way from handoff to handoff. All of these tragic errors are based on carelessness, inexperience and lack of safety protocols.

They might as well put Hunter Biden in charge of the medicine cabinet. Now could be they were in a hurry to save money. It could be they were cutting corners. Either way, it was a highly preventable screw up. Having an expert on gun safety would have changed that. It seems at least to me, that’s what was lacking. But where do those experts come from? I would say the NRA. But you might as well say IRA if you’re telling that to Hollywood gun control activists.

They’d rather take gun training from Charlie Sheen and a hot tub full of mayonnaise. So fat chance anyone from the NRA would be invited to a movie set where Baldwin was the producer. Kat would have a better chance guest hosting Special Report. One day. And so we find another instance where the prison of two ideas creates problems. If there was an NRA person on set, this would never have happened.

But no one in charge would do that because in the prison of two ideas, gun control good, NRA evil. And that dictates that you’re either a gun control activist like Baldwin, or you’re an evil gun owner like me. And that excludes real expertise. If the two prison idea didn’t exist, the set would have benefited from the NRA’s hardcore focus on safety. And it would have saved a life. It’s like a homophobe.

Not asking his gay neighbor who’s an interior designer to help him decorate his apartment. In the long run, he’s only hurting himself instead of getting laid all the time, girls are going to take one look at his neon Budweiser sign and shag rug and say sorry, guy, enjoy your hand. We still don’t know what truly happened but it’s becoming clearer and clearer. Perhaps the people who work in the world of make believe want nothing to do with realities true experts.

Anti-gun advocates hate gun advocates because of a projection of their own insecurities. It’s not that they don’t trust gun people with guns, it’s that they don’t trust themselves with guns, therefore it should not exist at all. Last week we talked about a segregated dorm of women and trans people who were upset when cis normative, I.E. straight repairmen came to install new radiators for the rooms to anticipate in Ohio winter.

You think there’s nothing worse than a male or female freezing their balls off? But no, it’s straight men trying to help you stay warm. The door means didn’t want their world infringed by another different world they felt unsafe with a straight man in their midst. What would they have preferred? Do the work themselves? You see, that’s like handling a gun on a set with no expert.

You see, it’s all the same, that if you segregate your world based on ideas or identities, you lose out on the experience, the wisdom and the expertise of the very groups that you’re avoiding. Here’s a chart. The first one shows the prison of two ideas. You see, there’s no information sharing. The second one shows them overlapping. That’s how wisdom and know how spreads. It’s pretty simple stuff. I came up with that chart myself.

But this simple phenomenon is now being prevented as a consequence of the elitist thirst for separation and conflict. And it’s happening everywhere. From Campus Housing to Hollywood. There are millions of amazing people who know how to deliver cargo, repair trucks, build bridges and handle guns. But what if they’re straight? Or Trump supporters or religious or meat eaters, or they put pineapple on their pizza? Stop it, Emily.

It’s the baby in the bathwater. You divorce yourself from different people, and you divorce yourself from their invaluable assistance, and you end up clueless and stupid, meaning a college student. Just the way the professional sports world benefited from desegregating the set of Baldwin’s movie could have benefited from an NRA’s members experience and knowledge. I’m sure the NRA would have gladly volunteered in experts to oversee safety protocols.

You probably could have found a liberal one too. But no one thought of that. Because NRA bad, gun control good. It’s unfortunate a tragedy like this had to happen before. Maybe somebody on a movie set says, sure, he voted for Trump, but he can clean his A.R.-15 blindfolded. But I prefer to live in a world where people know how to control the guns they have. Rather than people having guns and have no control at all.

Hiring a gun lover would have threatened their safe space, but without them it became a deadly one. So maybe if you’re going to film using real guns, reconsider your anti-gun ideology, Allow real experts to be involved so you can expertly shoot movies and not colleagues.


GUTFELD: Let’s welcome tonight’s guests. If she were a salad dressing, it would be dreamy Italian. “OUTNMBERED” and co-host Emily Compagno. He wears red berets and rescues feline strays. New York City Republican mayoral candidate, Curtis Sliwa. This Halloween we asked her to egg her because she needs the protein. Fox News Contributor Kat Timpf. And a small step for Tyrus is one giant leap for mankind. My massive sidekick and the NWA World Television Champion, Tyrus.

Tyrus, I go to you first because you are on a lot of movie sets.

TYRUS, FOX NATION HOST: Yes. Some with permission, some without. I’m just kidding. You know, you make a lot of great points on your monologue but it’s actually lower than that.


TYRUS: This is about elitism and greed which ended the result of an unfortunate death. The working conditions for the crew was so poor that they walked off set. Which means and that goes to — and I’ve been on some we’ll call them B movies. OK? Whether that’s small budget or whatever. But usually the guys on small budget movies work their ass off because they want to be big budget movies one day.

And everything with guns and stunts is all about procedure. Routine, repetition. It’s — every time I was in a scene with a gun, one take, hand it back. He checks it when he hands it back. He puts it on the table. They check it again it comes back then he yells to the group cold or hot letting you know what the situation with the gun is. When you get to the point and is Alec Baldwin where I’m assuming he’s successful.

He’s producing this movie. He’s got people giving him loans and investing and you’re starving out and having the people that you rely on behind the scenes, the stunt workers, the coordinators, the second, the thirds, the guys you never see except a little bit on if you stay on a credit looking for an extra part of a movie, he didn’t want to pay them or give them a decent place to sleep at night.

And they were doing this old trick where they’d asked him to take a two- hour lunch, so they could work a 15-hour day which is against all the SAG rules. So lo and behold, he — then they walk off.


TYRUS: And what does the liberal elitist do? I’ll replace them with locals.

GUTFELD: Non-union.

TYRUS: Now — non-union guys, which — that’s not a fair shot at them. But when you cross over, even if — on the best situation, if they told me right now, hey, Tyrus, it’s not working out. Shillue is going to take over from right here. My earpiece. And as Shillue walks in and he goes, what were you saying? I’m going to say (BLEEP) and walk out.

GUTFELD: Curtis, what do you make of this?




GUTFELD: That’s how they describe me.

SLIWA: Now, I know Alec Baldwin. I’ve had a great relationship with Alec and all of his brothers through all the years because, you know, the local.


SLIWA: Long Island guys. They’ve all succeeded in different capacities.

GUTFELD: Some of them.

SLIWA: That’s true.

GUTFELD: Really not so much.

SLIWA: Look —


SLIWA: — ups, downs, all downs, all right? But I’ll tell you this, having been shot with a gun five times, 38 Special. Every time I see a gun, it’s got to be checked, checked, double checked. Because it brings back nightmares to me. I was fortunate enough to survive a hitman. You know, from the Gambinos and the (INAUDIBLE) but that that one piece that you’re holding in your hand can do so much damage.

And you would think there would be someone on the set, NRA trained, certified. What do they call that? The eagle scouting? I think gun seminar that they give. And just haven’t check, check, double check, triple check, quadruple check, because that kills. That means that there’s no thought process to that.

GUTFELD: Yes. Especially I think to Tyrus’ point about the cost cutting, that takes over and all this — all these protocols go away. Emily, you’re our legal Eagle.

EMILY COMPAGNO, FOX NEWS HOST: Usually you say I don’t believe that you’re an attorney. This is an improvement. I feel like I’ve been promoted.

GUTFELD: Not for long. You know, never mind. Where do you see this going, legally, young lady?

COMPAGNO: Well, to respond to your monologue, gun safety group came out and said exactly that. They said the teachable moment here is that when a Hollywood actor lectures you about gun control, they don’t have a clue what they’re talking about, because safety is no accident. And that goes exactly into what you’re saying in the protocols. Legally, I think we see an unfortunate trend here that on this particular set, there was concern after concern raised that the Assistant Director Dave Halls was ignoring all of that protocol and procedure in addition to the egregious situation that was happening with all the other stuff.

But specifically in the realm of firearms and pyrotechnics, there was — there were complaints that were made and also on prior sets. So this guy has a history of ignoring safety protocols that other people around him have raised but the pyro technicians and prop masters have raised. And to your point, it might just land in the civil bucket. But in 2012, a woman named Sarah Jones who was a camera assistant was killed by a freight train in a stunt in New York State.

And the assistant director was put on probation for 10 years but the director was criminally charged with involuntary manslaughter and he served a year in prison.

GUTFELD: Oh wow.

COMPAGNO: And the way that I see this coming out, you know, note with note, with all much to Halloween is that heads are going to roll.

GUTFELD: Hmm, interesting. Kat, you’re familiar with firearms.


GUTFELD: that’s all I have to say. Is it kind of hypocritical for anti-gun actors to be shooting guns in movies in the first place? Because it real — because they treat that as make believe, as opposed to as respecting the weapon. Like I always go to the point where the — when they’re firing a gun sideways which nobody does.

TIMPF: Yes, Well, that’s — I guess, but you do a lot of stuff in the movies that you just — just like how if I say something and it ends up, you know, striking a nerve. I just say. I was just kidding. Like —


TIMPF: That’s how they — that’s how they probably do it.

GUTFELD: I’m been defending a lot of movies I made, Kat back in 90s.

TIMPF: I know. I know. Right?


TYRUS: But even you didn’t fight.


TYRUS: On coordinator.

GUTFELD: No, I didn’t. But in those stunts we’re really crazy. I landed on that horse every time.

TIMPF: It’s just one of those things where people talk, you know, about work environment, hostile work environment (INAUDIBLE) this household work, look, I don’t think a work environment is more hostile than one where there’s — as you mentioned, repeated warnings of we’re having all these accidents with lethal weapons. Can we maybe fix this and then just rushing? Like, what could be more important than that?


TIMPF: I would think nothing. So it’s obviously a really, really, really sad situation. And it’s one of those lessons where like, oh, we can learn from — something from this but it’s also disheartening to know this is something that needs to be learned.

GUTFELD: Learned, exactly. No. They could have — again, if they — if they have welcomed wisdom from the people they hate that’s the whole — that’s the lesson here. And I’m always trying to teach lessons. Because I’m the hero. All right. Up next, they wrote a letter full of lies for which they just apologize. Good rhyme.


GUTFELD: The school board’s apologized for smearing parents who criticize. Yes, the board cracked as parents pushed back. The National School Boards Association issued an apology for the recent letter sent to President Biden which targeted some concern parents saying some of their actions could be considered domestic terrorism, not the terrorism that smashes windows burns businesses and attacks people on the street.

The kind where parents, you know, hold public officials accountable. That kind of terrorism. We learned last week that the letter prompted Attorney General Merrick Garland to order the FBI to investigate threats from parents to school officials. As it became known many in the media and in in government played this office, no big thing, even denying the obvious intent of the letter. But now the folks behind the letter copped to the insanity and apologized. Why?

Because parents finally had enough. They rose up and called it out. And the board didn’t expect that. The apology reads this way. To be clear, the safety of board’s — school board members, other public school officials and students is our top priority. And there remains important work to be done on this issue. Boohoo. However, there was no justification for some of the language included in the letter. So it’s good to see parents getting results. However, one parent believes it’s all make believe.


BARACK OBAMA, FORMER PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES: These are serious times and we need serious people. We have too much to get done to be going backwards. Here we are trying to recover from a global pandemic that has killed more than 700,000 Americans. Put millions in harm’s way. We don’t have time to waste on phony culture wars or fake outrage that the right wing-media are peddling just to juice up your ratings.


GUTFELD: Hey, that hurts. So what’s phony? Is it the letter calling parents terrorists? That was real, they apologized. The rape in Loudoun County that was denied by the school board? That’s real. Was that phony? How about the spread of the reversely racist CRT training? It’s all been well documented. Seems to me the only thing that’s phony is Obama’s lame denials. It’s hard to believe this guy so out of touch.

You think the neighbors next to his multimillion dollar mansion in Martha’s Vineyard would naturally bring him back down to earth?


GUTFELD: How would you change the schools if you became mayor? Is it too — I always feel like it’s too late.

SLIWA: Oh. Well, the mayor in New York City controls the school system. The largest public school system in the nation. But if you have a free speech as I am and you’re not into taking down statues, but just building more statues. Giving more. More opportunity for people to express themselves. I think mayors have to be in these school board meetings. I’ve been there for my three sons.

GUTFELD: I love that show.

SLIWA: Oh, yes. It was great.

GUTFELD: Yes. Fred MacMurray.

SLIWA: That’s right. I know Fred MacMurray. That’s for sure.

GUTFELD: Oh, yes. But neither was he.

SLIWA: You know my past. I have no (INAUDIBLE)

GUTFELD: My three wives maybe.

SLIWA: That’s right.


SLIWA: He’s quick. Gutfeld is quick. It was actually four. But I think they just have to go to these board hearings about schools and let people talk.


SLIWA: Now even if you’re facing a loony Kazumi from Parts Unknown, with all the furniture upstairs and rearranging the wrong rooms, they’re paying the taxes.


SLIWA: The property taxes that subsidize so many of our public school systems, let them talk. Let them have them say, for instance, you mentioned critical race theory. I’m the mayor. I’m opposed to it. But if all of a sudden parents want to discuss it, I’m going to cancel them out. Absolutely.

GUTFELD: Exactly.

SLIWA: Let’s have an open discussion, forensic debate. And then after all of that, I’ll say critical race theory. No good. Hey, not in old schools.

GUTFELD: Yes. You got to listen to both sides. Emily, should we give credit to the school board for apologizing or did they smell mutiny when everybody was getting sued and the parents are pissed off?

COMPAGNO: Yes. No credit to what should have been obvious to them in the first place. And the knowing the results before — even during the election? That’s what we call a Sicilian election.

GUTFELD: Ah. Way to be a bigot, Emily.

COMPAGNO: It’s my own culture. The bottom line, you guys, I mean, I just feel like what keeps shocking me is that our Attorney General used a misguided, totally inflammatory letter from a bunch of freaks out a union to mobilize an entire federal law enforcement to pit parents against parents and unions against parents and teachers against parents without a thought. In fact, they lead with the fake facts and that right, the disturbing spike in harassment and threat.

That’s not even under federal purview.


COMPAGNO: The highest-ranking law enforcement authority in this country, use your tax dollars, because of hearsay and hand wringing without a thought and slept great at night after doing it. So, I feel like as long as we keep remembering how fast that happened, how easily it happened. And then when Jim Jordan pressed him on it in the hearing, he admitted it, man. He didn’t do any other investigation whatsoever.

That to me is more troubling. Of course, the union is going to act like a bunch of idiots. Of course, they’re going to mea culpa after but it worries me more that the Attorney General just ate it.

GUTFELD: Kat, have you ever sent a letter that you regretted?

TIMPF: An e-mail?


TIMPF: Hundreds of texts.

TYRUS: Thousands.

TIMPF: Thousands, yes. Thousands. Letter, no.

GUTFELD: What are your thoughts on this topic?

TIMPF: I think I was the most struck by Obama talking about, you know, stop waging these culture wars. Like, well, OK, then, you know, stop trying to control the culture. Like —

GUTFELD: That’s good.

TIMPF: It’s reactions to, you know, people on the left straight up saying that parents should not have influence on what goes on in the classroom, in teaching their own kids. I don’t think when you try to control culture, then yes, there’s going to be where I say the government should just stay out of culture together.

GUTFELD: Yes, that’s true. That’s true, because they actually initiated the fight. Tyrus —

TIMPF: Pretty good point, right?

GUTFELD: Yes, that was a pretty good point. If I don’t say that she’s going to cry. And then —

TIMPF: And during my birthday week.

GUTFELD: It’s her birthday week.

TYRUS: That’s a great point.

GUTFELD: Does that count is a birthday present?


GUTFELD: Did you enjoy that — did you enjoy that compliment? You can’t return it. Comes only in one size. Tyrus, you have kids.


GUTFELD: Would you — would you would — are you one of the parents that would show up and say what the hell is going on?

TYRUS: I have a more subtle approach. I just drive by their house and go. Oh. You know, I just get confused because Jussie Smollett, he can’t act anymore. And he didn’t have the FBI come after everyone. I don’t understand why the people in these boards ought to resign.


TYRUS: You cause, you basically made a fake assault. You made fake stats. You got the DOJ involved in it. Why are they not fired?

GUTFELD: It’s a hoax. You’re right.

TYRUS: So the good news is for Jussie Smollett, he can be a school board member. Because you can fake the acts of violence and still keep your job. Not so — and this, I guess Hollywood is the adult in the room because he can’t get acting job anymore because he lied about being assaulted. But you could be on the school board and lie about it and just have to say, and that was one of the worst apologies. That’s like a guy who gets caught cheating.

And the only reason why he’s saying sorry is because both women are in the room.


TYRUS: And whenever you say to be clear, that’s not an apology.


TYRUS: You’re trying to buy time and talk your way out of something.


TYRUS: So if anything I said or done offended anyone, sorry. That’s not — that’s not an apology.

SHIMKUS: Tryst me, that doesn’t work.



SLIWA: That does not work.

TYRUS: To be clear.

GUTFELD: We’re setting a cap on four, you know, Curtis. We don’t want to hear about a fifth one.

SLIWA: No, no, no.

GUTFELD: You collect the cats. He does. He’s got 17 cats.


GUTFELD: We’ll talk about that later. Up. Next, they’re building a brand new fence for the president who spouts non-stop.


GREG GUTFELD, FOX NEWS CHANNEL HOST: Biden’s beach house gets a barrier while the border crisis gets scarier. Yes, we can’t stop the caravan in our direction, but Joe gets a fence for home protection. The Department of Homeland Security is paying more than $450,000 in taxpayer money for security fencing around Joe’s beach house in Delaware. Yes, the same Joe Biden who stopped construction of the wall at the southern border.

But to be fair, Joe’s fence is mostly to keep him from wandering into the neighbor’s yard. He keeps giving speeches from behind the birdbath and it’s just annoying. So, even Biden sees the sense in building a fence. But the optics are worse than an episode of Top Chef featuring Jeffrey Dahmer. Because this Joe’s fence goes up a new caravan with 2000 migrants is plowing through Mexico like Brian Stelter through a five-layer wedding cake.

He ordered them and he’s not even going to a wedding. They’ve already made their way past Mexican armed forces and are headed this way. In fiscal year 2021, 1.7 million migrants crossed the border illegally according to U.S. Customs and Border Protection. And there’s no solution in sight, certainly not from Kamala. They put her back to work on the national gender strategy. Probably because she’s a dame — a sexist would say. Thank you, President Biden, what gives?


TOM SHILLUE, COMEDIAN: Look, look, don’t tell me about the border. I know the border. I’ve been there. I went there in 2008. And come on he, it’s long. You can’t get a fence on it — it’s too long. So, I put a fence around my place. Everybody else should do the same thing. It’s like a mask. All right. My fence protects you. Half a million dollars — that’s not bad for a fence. Half a million. That’s what Hunter gets for one of his paintings. And come on, you know, they’re, they’re not that good.


GUTFELD: Emily, it’s I mean, this is ob — it is such an obvious comparison to make but I can’t resist it. He gets a wall, America doesn’t. He accepts the logic of a wall.

EMILY COMPAGNO, FOX NEWS CONTRIBUTOR: Yes, but what else do you expect from someone who spends our money without restraint, including his salary? It reminds me of when I used to live in Seattle, and I would walk my dog by the lake and homeless camp was erected like overnight, and the neighbor, I saw was building this huge fence around their house.

So, on top of all the tax dollars, they were paying, they had to pay with their own money, a fence to make sure that they were kept safe from these, from everyone in the camper, whatever. So, he’s acknowledging exactly what he needs and to the tune of all of our money. Remember, when all of the DHS contracts were just recently cancelled and all of the diverted funds were going toward environmental projects?

GUTFELD: I remember that as if it was yesterday.

COMPAGNO: Like it was yesterday.

GUTFELD: I don’t know what you’re talking about.

COMPAGNO: Well, basically that all of our tax dollars go into border infrastructure. That’s $1.2 billion.


COMPAGNO: And that doesn’t even include that went going to the wall, and now he’s spending 500,000 of our tax dollars again, to build his own little fence to keep him inside.

KAT TIMPF, FOX NEWS CONTRIBUTOR: We’re not used to, we’re not used to numbers on the show.

GUTFELD Kat, clearly, this fence is a hateful message. He’s saying, I need a barrier between me and people, many of them likely minorities. He could be a racist.

TIMPF: He said that.

GUTFELD: I just said that.



TIMPF: I don’t think everyone who has a fence is a racist, no.

GUTFELD: But apparently the wall is racist.

TIMPF: Yes, look —

GUTFELD: See my point?

TIMPF: Yes, everybody makes this — you know, I don’t like the wall, I never wanted the walls racist. I think that we should just remove welfare incentives. Instead, we can save money on a wall.

And then of course, you know, my husband’s more conservative than I am and he’s like, well, we got a wall over here, like this wall of the apartment like this wall, like that one.

Like, yes, babe, I would be cold. Then I say, I’m kind of cold right now. And he says, put a sweatshirt on. I don’t want to put a sweatshirt on. Why so cold in here? It’s cold all the time. And then on and on.

GUTFELD: Wow. That’s amazing. I feel like I was really there.


TIMPF: Not the perfect — almost six, almost six.

GUTFELD: You’re going to make it.

TIMPF: But we’ve been living in since, since four months of dating. So — but no, I don’t think it’s the perfect analogy.

GUTFELD: All right. But it was an easy one.

TIMPF: But it was and you know, you’re a busy man.

GUTFELD: Thank you. I don’t have time to come up with difficult analogy. Tyrus, this one made sense. It’s red meat.

TIMPF: Yes, true. It truly is. I mean, people are not going to like what I had to say. That’s OK, I love you anyway.

TYRUS: You play to the old base. I’ll give you that? You know, I got to be honest with you, man. The last couple times I’ve seen President Biden especially the town hall. I just, I keep feeling like I’m in Rocky for watching Apollo Creed just getting killed. I just want to throw in the towel like, please stop, man, don’t talk no more. I’m sure if you cornered him and said, hey, what’s up with that new fence at your house? You’d be like, huh, yes?

I don’t think he knows what’s going on anymore. And I’m not doing it because it’s the joke. It’s painful to watch and to see. And the people around him, you’re probably 100 percent why it’s probably his wife put a fence in. Like, literally, we’re seeing — but he has such a great ace up his sleeve. Doesn’t matter if it’s dementia or whatever medical ailment he’s having which is causing him to be slow. It’s not just the gaps anymore. He has this amazing trump card that he can play it anytime. You want to get rid of me?

Good. Because they’re — the Republicans are like, you with 26 and 25 — no, we’re not. No, we’re not. No, we’re not. No, we’re not. Because of what the progressive monster behind him is coming. The machine is coming. So, even we — that’s why you’re not seeing the right talk that much, serious talk about trying to get rid of them because yes, we can’t.

GUTFELD: The next in line. Curtis, what would you do with the border?

CURTIS SLIWA (R), NEW YORK MAYORAL NOMINEE: Well, first off, the fence is interesting. Some in the audience weren’t even birthed at that time. But remember, Ollie North —

GUTFELD Of course, yes.

SLIWA: Remember how he was savaged because he said, I need an electrified fence around my house. I am the target of terrorists.


SLIWA: He was. Well, I look at the wall, and I say that’s how terrorists are coming in. As mayor of New York City, if the voters elect me on November 2nd, that’s my primary concern. Because the third time may be the chump, you know, they want New York.


SLIWA: 1992, they try, then, obviously 911. They were successful, but they want to come back whether it’s al-Qaeda, ISIS or any of those knockoff groups, they want the Big Apple, the terrorists are coming through that void that’s been created. So, maybe either the two thousand and who are marching up to Central America through Mexico, there could be 10 terrorists in them. How would we know?


SLIWA: There’s no vetting process. There are no background checks. And we know already terrorists have been caught of the few that have been in the catch basin. So, that is what our biggest concern has to be. If you are a terrorist, right, in some hovel in South Yemen, I’ll get you my little prey, this will be the big time. What’s the best way to get into the country? Right across the border from Mexico into America.

GUTFELD: I’d be a terrible terrorist because I’m so lazy.

TYRUS: You know, I think you’d — I think you’d —

TIMPF: No, you get too nervous.

GUTFELD: I would get too nervous.

TYRUS: You talk a lot — you’d talk about it.

GUTFELD: I would like, I would confess before the crime takes —

TYRUS: It’d be a scathing e-mail right before the attack.

TIMPF: Yes. Yes.

TYRUS: To whom it may concern.

GUTFELD: I sent one scathing e-mail to you Tyrus, and you won’t let me forget it.

TYRUS: It only took one, you little terrorist.

TIMPF: Send us both a scathing e-mail.

GUTFELD: Well, if you see something, say something. That’s what you do when you see a scathing e-mail. All right. Up next, a big city mayor wants Trump erased proving his priorities wildly misplaced.


GUTFELD: We got rampant murder, theft, and crime but it’s banning Trump’s name that deserves the taxpayer’s dime. Yes, the actions are petty from a mayor, the size of a Yeti. You could have shown a picture. After the January 6th Capital riots, New York Mayor Bill de Blasio vowed to end contracts with the Trump Organization saying the former president “will no longer profit from his relationship with New York City.”

It’s part of De Blasio his quest to make sure no one makes money in New York City, except of course his wife. So, while violent crime levels are at all-time highs around New York, Mayor Blockhead makes it his personal mission to remove the former president’s name from several sites across the city. He just got rid of Thomas Jefferson at City Hall.

Now, he’s after Trump. I guess de Blasio is threatened by the legacy of great presidents. That was a red meat line, should have got applause. OK, well, we’ll add the applause in it. There you go — I’m kidding. Kidding. Or maybe he’s pissed because Trump has spent a lifetime adding great things to NYC de Blasio only knows how to take them away.

Still, I haven’t seen de Blasio this much rage in his eyes since he murdered that groundhog. But these are the priorities for Mayor Stonehenge (BLEEP). Instead of devoting time and resources to a city that’s in serious trouble, de Blasio his personal vendetta could actually end up costing taxpayers $30 million, which once again proves a thoughtful insight I offered earlier this month. The mayor is stupid.

Kat, we’re going to spend $30 million getting rid of Trump’s names have you run into any lunatics today on your way into work?

TIMPF: Yes, every day. Every day there’s lunatics on the way and that you know, it’s the, the tents are becoming more advanced.

GUTFELD: Yes, they are.

TIMPF: I’m losing. We’re losing actual tenants of the apartment, but I’m gaining the tent city surrounding me is getting bigger.


TIMPF: I think it’s sad. I think that maybe we should focus more on that, of course, then, you know, names on a building.


TIMPF: Which who cares?

GUTFELD: I don’t care.

TIMPF: I don’t care. If there was a building that had signage telling me to go (BLEE) myself, I still don’t think — I might appreciate the attention actually.

GUTFELD: I took that down, by the way.

TYRUS: He did. He takes the big man and then he’s wrong.

GUTFELD: Yes. And he knows it was costing a lot of money just to, just to upset her.

TIMPF: Well, the electric bill alone.

TYRUS: Well, to be, to be clear, you did apologize.

GUTFELD: I did apologize. It was out of line. Curtis, de Blasio’s wife ran like $800 million program for the mentally ill. And we have no idea where that money went. Shouldn’t we be investigating that instead of tearing down the science or something?

SLIWA: Absolutely. Five years, one and a quarter billion dollars? And I’m wondering, Switzerland —


SLIWA: Panama, the Cayman Islands, you know nice stash, I get elected mayor spreadsheets, indictments little put them on Rikers Island, the place they want to close, because nobody can account for their money. But see, Bill De Blasio, you got to understand, he’s decided like Michael Corleone, he’s going to settle all scores all the way out.


SLIWA: And that’s against Trump. So, at night while he and his wife are separating the stems in the seeds from their outs. I mean, we’re smoking high grade Maui-Maui-Hindu-Kush-puff-puff-pass.


SLIWA: They come up with these brain farts. I mean, look, I’ve been at that golf course in the Bronx, the Bronx.


SLIWA: The least number of people to vote for Trump in the last presidential election. Nobody has vandalized it, desecrated it. In fact, it’s like a fade when you get a haircut you notice on the green, since Trump over there. And now, we’re going to pay him $30 million?


SLIWA: That is crazy.

TIMPF: Giving Trump more money.

SLIWA: Yes. And where’s de Blasio going to get it from us? To suck a taxpayer on his way out the door. I would say, maybe he needs to change the budge he’s using. You know, the great of (INAUDIBLE), because he’s definitely out of control.

SLIWA: You know, Tyrus, I have no idea what these drugs references mean.

TYRUS: I was lost too.

GUTFELD: I was lost.

TYRUS: They never brought this up in Bible study. I feel like, Reverend, you never talked to me about seeds.

SLIWA: And stems.

TYRUS: Yes, stems. See, I’m completely lost. Is this the, is the mari — a Spanish term, I’m not familiar. Mari — the ‘J’ is silent?

GUTFELD: Yes, it is.

TYRUS: Yes, OK. You know, I just — all I feel like is this is all, I think the, the mayor’s wife loves art. And they got to come up with money for art. So, I think we can solve this whole riddle if we just take the anonymous tags of Hunter Biden’s arts of who’s really buying this stuff. And it’s probably somebody spending our money to do it.


TYRUS: Probably funding to them, and they get a big kick out of it. And it’s anonymous. So, I think it all comes together in one big ugly web because it makes zero sense. You’re going to take his name down; you’re only going to get him more voters.


TYRUS: Keep it up. You’re going to inspire a whole new generation of Republicans, because that always works in the movies.


TYRUS: It always works. When you tear something down. That’ll show them.

GUTFELD: It doesn’t. Last word, Emily?

COMPAGNO: Well, I feel like this is just a perfect example of exactly how the left operates. The reason it’s costing us $30 million, is because at first the mayor was like, it’s because he engaged in a crime. That’s why we can effectively cancel the contract.

And then when the judge was like, yes, no, but he said, OK, fine, I’m exercising at will just because I want to, that’s what triggers that penalty. So, because he feels like it because he wants to prove a point, that’s why we’re on the hook for 30 million.

And the irony is that the new party that they’re, they’re engaging with in the golf course they have a lower rent. So, to your, to your point earlier, tax payers here in New York, they’re going to get less from this on addition to the — in addition of 30 million that they’re on the hook for all because de Blasio said, well, because I feel like it.

GUTFELD: Exactly.

COMPAGNO: And all those people in the Bronx, they came to the hearing, they said we’re losing our jobs. And we want to keep this here. So, all the people who didn’t vote for Trump are still voting for this golf course.

GUTFELD: That’s crazy. I’m glad somebody read the article.

COMPAGNO: Anytime.

GUTFELD: Up next, they moved the all-star game and blamed it on voting, now the governor of Georgia does some gloating.


GUTFELD: In Georgia, will they play a will MLB take the game away? Because if a city was too racist for the all-star game, will the World Series be the same? After the Atlanta Braves won the National League pennant Saturday night that’s baseball, Kat, Georgia Governor Brian Kemp tweeted: “While Stacey Abrams and the MLB stole the all-star game from hard working Georgians. The Braves earned their trip to the World Series this season and are bringing it home to Georgia. Chop on and Go Braves!” Don’t know what that means.

Well, that tweet seems out of left field, baseball pun. If you forgot the MLB moved its all-star game from 51 percent Black Atlanta to 76 percent White Denver to protest the voting law that Dems called racist. Meanwhile, if Georgia is so racist, I’m still waiting for CNN to move their headquarters from there to Denver. All right, quickly around the horn, shouldn’t the Braves — should the Braves not playing Atlanta? What is the difference now from the all-star game?

SLIWA: I’m like Switzerland on this. I hate the Braves and I hate the Astros, but I just want to know now that they’re in the World Series, do they get to do the old Ted Turner and Jane Fonda, Jimmy caught a chop, chop? Is that permissible now that anybody know?

GUTFELD: I think that’s done. Didn’t they retire the chop, Emily?

COMPAGNO: Well, but the mayor just did it in his —

GUTFELD: I said chop up or something like that.

SLIWA: Oh, that’s the Gov. The Gov. said Chop on.

GUTFELD: Yes, yes, yes.

COMPAGNO: I just hope for a town that has 30 percent black-owned businesses with an estimated income coming from these games of $6 million each, I hope that it’s slightly alleviates the economic punch in the stomach, that was the All-Star game debacle and I also hope that if Stacey Abrams is in the stands, she’s wearing an I’m sorry T-shirt.

GUTFELD: Kat, she used the word debacle, can you do better?

TIMPF: No, absolutely not. I don’t She’ll be wearing that T-shirt, and yes, it’s obviously it’s hypocrisy in politics so, you know.

GUTFELD: That was the easiest lamest answer you’ve ever come up with.

TIMPF: I mean, we’re running out of time. And I also — I don’t know anything about sports. Not even a little thing about sports. I don’t know anything. It’s almost remarkable how I could live in this country for this long and be like a socialized human and known as little as I do.

GUTFELD: You know what, that’s an Olympic event.

TIMPF: Thank you.

GUTFELD: Yes. Last word to you, Tyrus.

TYRUS: Listen, I get it, you know. And so, I just happen to know of a stadium that’s open right now. Fenway Park is open. You know, all we ask is you wear Red Sox uniforms and the Braves can play their home games in Fenway. Problem solved, because —

TIMPF: Oh, they lost. The Red Sox, they lost on the weekend time, over the weekend time.

TYRUS: How dare you?

TIMPF: I knew that.

TYRUS: Scathing e-mail coming your way.

TIMPF: They lost — hold on, they lost.

TYRUS: No, no know, Greg.

TIMPF: The Astros one.

TYRUS: Put the sign back up, put the sign back up. Put the sign back up.

GUTFELD: The sign is coming back up. How dare you. All right, don’t go away, we’ll be right back. I’m sure of it.


GUTFELD: We are out of time. Thanks to Curtis Sliwa, Emily Compagno, Kat, Tyrus, our studio audience. “FOX NEWS @ NIGHT” with evil Shannon Bream is next. I’m Greg Gutfeld and I love you, America.

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DAN CRENSHAW: The teachers’ unions have pitted themselves against the regular parents, the regular Americans out there. They’ve done so in a variety of ways, whether it’s mask mandates or the vaccine mandates, or them refusing to come into class. In northern Virginia in particular, this is a really bad problem. I know I’m up in D.C. a lot and stuff that has kids out there, and the parents were really, really getting frustrated with the school closures over the past year and a half. The mask-wearing that everybody knows is unnecessary for small children, and they just keep doing it anyway. And the teachers’ unions are not relying on any kind of science or logic or reason. 

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FBI investigating Alex Murdaugh for alleged financial crimes, housekeeper's attorney says

The FBI is investigating Alex Murdaugh for alleged financial crimes, Eric Bland, one of the attorneys representing the sons of housekeeper, Gloria Satterfield, told Fox News Digital Wednesday. 

Another attorney for the Satterfield estate, Ronnie Richter, recently told The Post & Courier something similar, affirming, “There is an active FBI investigation into the financial crimes.” 

Bland did not go into detail with Fox News Digital about the federal probes centered on “financial aspects” of Murdaugh’s dealings, specifying via email, “I only know about Satterfield portion of investigation.” 


When reached separately for comment, the FBI’s Columbia Field Office and the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of South Carolina both could not confirm nor deny an investigation at this time. 

Alex Murdaugh weeps during his bond hearing, Thursday, Sept. 16, 2021, in Varnville, S.C. Murdaugh surrendered Thursday to face insurance fraud and other charges after state police said he arranged to have himself shot in the head so that his son would get a $10 million life insurance payout. (AP Photo/Mic Smith)

Alex Murdaugh weeps during his bond hearing, Thursday, Sept. 16, 2021, in Varnville, S.C. Murdaugh surrendered Thursday to face insurance fraud and other charges after state police said he arranged to have himself shot in the head so that his son would get a $10 million life insurance payout. (AP Photo/Mic Smith)
(AP Photo/Mic Smith)

One of Murdaugh’s defense attorneys, Jim Griffin, told The Post & Courier he participated in an Oct. 14 conference call set up by federal prosecutors who wanted to know whether Murdaugh would cooperate with their investigation into alleged financial crimes. When asked directly by Fox News Digital about the call, Derek Shoemake, a spokesman for the U.S. Attorney’s Office, again declined to comment.  

This comes as a South Carolina judge is expected to hear three separate civil motions filed on behalf of Satterfield’s sons, as well as the mother of slain boat crash victim Mallory Beach and another surviving passenger, Connor Cook, who are all asking the court to freeze Alex and Buster Murdaugh’s financial assets. The so-called receivership hearing will take place at noon Friday in Chesterfield, S.C. 

Alex Murdaugh’s surviving son, 26-year-old Buster Murdaugh, was recently appointed as his father’s power of attorney and was allegedly seen in photos gambling at a Las Vegas casino around the same time his father was denied bond by a South Carolina judge last week on charges related to insurance settlements obtained following the 2018 allegedly accidental trip and fall death of their housekeeper.  

Another attorney for Murdaugh, Dick Harpootlian, declined to comment about the photos. 

The South Carolina Law Enforcement Division (SLED) has already opened several investigations into Alex Murdaugh following the still-unsolved June 7 murders of his wife, Maggie, and their 22-year-old son, Paul, who were shot to death on the grounds of the family’s Moselle hunting estate. When he was killed in June, Paul Murdaugh, was still facing boating under the influence charges for Beach and injuring other passengers including, Cook. 

The financial aspects of SLED investigations relate to the Satterfield settlements, millions of dollars missing from PMPED law firm, which was founded by Alex Murdaugh’s great-grandfather, and an alleged botched suicide plot Labor Day weekend so Buster could collect a $10 million life insurance policy. SLED Chief Mark Keel confirmed on Sept. 23 that it has already been in contact with the FBI and the U.S. Attorney’s Office and would solicit additional federal resources if needed. 


“SLED agents continue to work diligently to bring justice to all victims in these cases. As I have previously stated, our agents remain committed to following the facts no matter where they lead us,” Keel said in a statement. “I have been in contact with the Federal Bureau of Investigation as well as the United States Attorney’s Office for the District of South Carolina. From very early on in this investigation SLED has utilized federal resources as needed. We will continue to call upon our federal partners as their assistance is needed to successfully investigate and prosecute specific aspects of these cases.” 

SLED spokesman Tommy Crosby added, “As a result of the brutal murders of Maggie and Paul Murdaugh on June 7, SLED’s initial priority was finding anyone responsible for their deaths. During the course of the double murder investigation, SLED agents have uncovered other potential crimes that warrant further investigation.”

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Karol Markowicz: The war on parents is real

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It’s a war on parents and every part of the government is getting involved. 

The latest front began with a letter from the National School Board Association on September 29th. In it, the NSBA compared concerned parents speaking up at school board meetings to “domestic terrorists” and called for the “U.S. Departments of Justice, Education, and Homeland Security,” the FBI, “including any technical assistance necessary from, and state and local coordination with, its National Security Branch and Counterterrorism Division” to step in and help. They suggested using the Patriot Act, among others, to silence these parents.


The letter was striking in its ferocity. Parents were the enemy and the NSBA was ready to fight them all using every available tool of the government.

But what happened next was most frightening. Attorney General Merrick Garland issued his own memo noting his office “will launch a series of additional efforts in the coming days designed to address the rise in criminal conduct directed toward school personnel. 

Those efforts are expected to include the creation of a task force, consisting of representatives from the department’s Criminal Division, National Security Division, Civil Rights Division, the Executive Office for U.S. Attorneys, the FBI, the Community Relations Service and the Office of Justice Programs, to determine how federal enforcement tools can be used to prosecute these crimes.” 

There was no doubt that the attorney general’s memo was a direct reaction to the one from the NSBA but Garland himself confirmed it was during his testimony to the House Judiciary Committee. 


The NSBA ended up apologizing for the memo–but only to its members. Parents who felt the weight of the federal government moved to quiet them lest they stand up and speak out on behalf of their children got no such apology. 

But now it turns out that one of the signatories of the NSBA memo got a political appointment, after the letter was released. 

The Washington Free Beacon reported “Education Secretary Miguel Cardona on Oct. 13 appointed National School Board Association president Viola Garcia to the National Assessment Governing Board, which develops the tests used to track student achievement across the country.” The controversial memo was released on September 29th.


Parents should worry about all of this. An ideologically-aligned cabal of people in various agencies of the federal government are working together to shut them down. 

It’s not a conspiracy theory, it’s all done very openly. The threat to parents is also very real. 

There’s no reason for the attorney general’s involvement. If any altercation, verbal or physical, occurs at a school board meeting that is an issue for local police enforcement. 

Garland’s role is only to stifle speech and to issue a warning to parents to limit their challenges to authority lest they be punished. 


The pandemic exposed so much about our broken school systems. So many parents realized just how little their kids were learning and how much of their child’s day was filled up with indoctrination. 

Parents were motivated to stand up and speak out on behalf of their kids. Their government can not now tell them to sit down. 


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WaPo calls for answers on Wuhan lab research after calling past questions 'fringe' theories

The Washington Post editorial board called for EcoHealth Alliance President Peter Daszak to testify before Congress about the origins of COVID-19, including the possibility it leaked from a Wuhan virology lab Daszak worked with for years.

Following revelations that, despite repeated denials, the National Institutes of Health did fund so-called “gain of function” coronavirus research in Wuhan through Daszak’s nonprofit, the Post called Monday for him to explain a series of “unanswered questions.”

The Post specifically called out Daszak, who was repeatedly cited in media fact-checks dispelling the lab leak theory last year in spite of his close relationship with the Wuhan Institute of Virology, for his lack of transparency while loudly pushing the natural origin theory for the virus.

Peter Daszak, a member of the World Health Organization (WHO) team tasked with investigating the origins of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), uses his mobile phone at a hotel in Wuhan, Hubei province, China February 3, 2021. REUTERS/Thomas Peter/File Photo

Peter Daszak, a member of the World Health Organization (WHO) team tasked with investigating the origins of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), uses his mobile phone at a hotel in Wuhan, Hubei province, China February 3, 2021. REUTERS/Thomas Peter/File Photo
(REUTERS/Thomas Peter)

“Why did he not disclose his 2018 proposal to the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) for research on bat coronaviruses with the WIV and others, which called for engineering a modification onto spike proteins of chimeric viruses that would make them infect human cells in the way the pandemic strain did? What does he know about the databases of viruses that WIV took offline in 2019 and never brought back? Does he know what research the WIV may have done on its own, during or after their collaboration? What was being done at WIV in the months before the pandemic?” the Post wrote.


The British-American zoologist’s nonprofit worked extensively with the Wuhan lab as part of a five-year research grant from the National Institutes of Health to study the risks posed to people by bat coronaviruses, including possible pandemics.

After the coronavirus began to ravage the globe, he organized a widely cited February 2020 letter in The Lancet from 27 scientists who “strongly condemn[ed] conspiracy theories suggesting that COVID-19 does not have a natural origin.” It did not disclose to readers that Daszak’s organization funded coronavirus research at the Wuhan lab, and at least three of those signers later stated a laboratory accident merited consideration.

The letter stated at the time, “We declare no competing interests.”

Peter Daszak, a member of the World Health Organisation (WHO) team tasked with investigating the origins of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), looks on from the balcony of his hotel in Wuhan, Hubei province, China February 6, 2021. REUTERS/Aly Song

Peter Daszak, a member of the World Health Organisation (WHO) team tasked with investigating the origins of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), looks on from the balcony of his hotel in Wuhan, Hubei province, China February 6, 2021. REUTERS/Aly Song
(REUTERS/Aly Song)

The Post noted Daszak, the only American on the joint China-World Health Organization Commission that investigated the virus’ origins earlier this year, had not responded to its questions about the EcoHealth Alliance’s report on its 2018-19 research that included genetically manipulated viruses to test their infectivity.


“Although the NIH continues to insist this did not fit the definition of “gain of function” research, and could not have led to the pandemic strain, it certainly should have met the U.S. government’s own requirements for stricter oversight … Mr. Daszak must answer these questions before Congress. His grants were federal funds, and it is entirely appropriate for Congress to insist on accountability and transparency. He might also help the world understand what really happened in Wuhan,” the Post wrote.

There is circumstantial evidence to back both the natural and lab-leak theories for COVID-19’s origination. China has steadfastly denied the virus emerged from the lab and even spread conspiracy theories that it didn’t originate in China. 

The Post’s stern editorial is the latest sign of increased media curiosity in the lab-leak theory, which was widely considered a fringe and even “debunked theory” last year by major outlets, including the Post. In one “fact-check” video that concluded the lab-leak theory was “doubtful,” the Post interviewed Daszak, who praised China for being “incredibly open” on studying the pandemic.

Peter Daszak and Thea Fischer, members of the World Health Organization (WHO) team tasked with investigating the origins of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), sit in a car arriving at Wuhan Institute of Virology in Wuhan, Hubei province, China February 3, 2021. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

Peter Daszak and Thea Fischer, members of the World Health Organization (WHO) team tasked with investigating the origins of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), sit in a car arriving at Wuhan Institute of Virology in Wuhan, Hubei province, China February 3, 2021. REUTERS/Thomas Peter
(REUTERS/Thomas Peter)


It also reported last year that the theory of a laboratory origination was “debunked” in a story headlined, “Tom Cotton keeps repeating a coronavirus conspiracy theory that was already debunked.” It issued a correction earlier this year.

“Earlier versions of this story and its headline inaccurately characterized comments by Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) regarding the origins of the coronavirus,” the correction read at the top of the report. “The term ‘debunked’ and The Post’s use of ‘conspiracy theory’ have been removed because, then as now, there was no determination about the origins of the virus.”


The headline was changed to “Tom Cotton keeps repeating a coronavirus fringe theory that scientists have disputed.”

Fox News’ Joseph A. Wulfsohn contributed to this report.

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