THE FIVE

Gutfeld: How do you shake extremism out of extremists?

With the only language they understand

 

This is a rush transcript from "The Five," September 14, 2012. This copy may not be in its final form and may be updated.

GREG GUTFELD, CO-HOST: Muslim unrest in the Middle East is chance of showers in Tampa. It's constant and similar importance to most Americans. What we never see: American outrage. We're just too nice.

I don't count occupy Wall Street. That's outrage against America. Which most of us find as sympathetic as Casey Anthony. They only march against American injustice, not injustice against America.

So, what will it take to part real American outrage? At what point do we outgrow the self-hating neurosis and overcome the paralysis of analysis? What point do we grow beyond the liberal fetish for root causes?

Even 9/11 didn't spark violence. The media expected a backlash but instead we grieved. We aren't show-offs.

So, how do you shake extremism out of extremists? With rage. That's their language.

A cop buddy told me when someone starts bothering you and you can't get away from them, act crazy, too -- out-crazy the crazy. The same works for countries. My solution, build a town. Since we have no footage of civilized Yanks acting angry, we don't wreck stuff except for after Super Bowl, why not create a place where we can break and burn things, a giant set that we torch every few months.

Call it outrage city, not to be confused with Oakland. And we broadcast this fake riot to the angry Middle East whenever they tick us off. Maybe if the Egyptians see that, they will say to themselves, the U.S., they're just like us! Oh, they may also say, uh-oh, they look pretty mad.

Maybe the only common language is senseless outrage, making this outrage outreach. So, let's start crazy town now and I'll run the yoga center.

DANA PERINO, CO-HOST: Crazy, I love it.

GUTFELD: We could do this.

PERINO: It's great idea. Why not try it?

GUTFELD: Yes, why not try it? We've got the greatest movie producers and directors in the world. We could build this out in Nevada. It would take two months. And every time they do this, we go and everybody is out there. People bring their families, they can burn stuff. Make up fictitious flags because we don't want to offend --

PERINO: Can I have a bat?

GUTFELD: You can bat.

PERINO: Excellent.

ERIC BOLLING, CO-HOST: They wouldn't believe it if you were in there. It's like going to be like all "Red Eye" cast.

PERINO: That would scare them the most, if I got that mad and I went after a window with a bat. They are crazy! They have lost it!

GUTFELD: I think that they don't understand us because we don't react the way they react.

KIMBERLY GUILFOYLE, CO-HOST: Because we apologize constantly. Everything is we're sorry, let us give you more money. Let's bend over, let's bend down. What can we do? Apologize. We're sorry.

What about the president when he gave his speech talking about reaching to the Muslim countries to say it's my job, I feel, as the president to reach out and to make sure we have an understanding in this country and appreciate Islam. It makes no sense to me.

GUTFELD: Bob, I want to play the Jay Carney SOT earlier at the White House, yes, discussing the volatile situation.

(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)

JAY CARNEY, WHITE HOUSE PRESS SECRETARY: This is a fairly volatile situation and it's in response not to the United States policy, not to, obviously, the administration. Not to the American people.

It's in response to a video that in no way justifies any violent reaction to it. But this is not a case of protests directed at the United States, writ large or at U.S. policy.

(END VIDEO CLIP)

GUTFELD: Bob, before -- in the break, you said and I agreed with you any excuse will do for rage. So him saying the video is kind of bogus.

BOB BECKEL, CO-HOST: I don't understand where that came from. I mean, look, there has been anti-Americanism rampant in these countries going back three or four decades, particularly when we support dictators who oppressed them.

Now, let's also keep in mind, Egypt is critical to us and critical to Israel. We ought to be very careful about suggesting that the policies falling through, you've got a few thousand radical Islamists out here protesting.

BOLLING: Wait. Out here?

BECKEL: Out here.

BOLLING: How many are radical Islamists who aren't necessarily on our screen right now?

BECKEL: Vast majority do not go out --

BOLLING: How about millions? How about millions?

BECKEL: There's 1.5 billion Muslims in the world and I assume there are probably millions, this people -- before we throw our Egyptian -- to say to hell with the Egyptian policy, Egypt is critical. If there is ever going to be peace in the Middle East, it's critical for Israel to have equip that is stable.

If we leave, it's going to be China, it's going to be the Koreans, it's going to be the Russia.

GUTFELD: I want them to have the problem.

GUILFOYLE: And Iran.

BOLLING: Can I point something out? The media -- and think about what happened the other day. Media sold out. They circle the wagons around their chosen one, because after all, when Romney stands up and looks presidential and sounds presidential, it embarrasses the community organizer -- the guy who doesn't know what to do with the Middle East. So, Romney comes out and makes a definitive statement, and the media, you know what they do? They attack him for timing of the statement.

BECKEL: For good reason.

PERINO: Backing way up, the United States of America, from the podium. I think we have to make a decision. Is free speech a fundamental human right or is it not? Has something happened in America over the past three years where all of a sudden now, we don't stick up for right to free speech? And then we actually target an American or whoever it was that made a video that wasn't even distributed in the Middle East.

People who deserve a lot of condemnation are the clerics who have not gone out and told everybody to back off in these countries. Maybe a few of them have. I understand there are freedom fighters across there.

But the most basic freedom that God gave every single one of us in the world is the right to free speech. We either stand up for that or we don't.

BECKEL: You're absolutely right. The problem is free speech is used by the idiot to put together a --

PERINO: What if I got outraged every time somebody did a bad video about George Bush?

GUTFELD: I'm still trying to figure out what video caused 9/11. If anybody knows which one it is, let me know.

GUILFOYLE: Blockbuster, I'm sure.

GUTFELD: Yes, "The Titanic," who knows?

GUILFOYLE: Yes, so arbitrary.

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