Greg's Monologue

Gutfeld: Obama jabs a couple of his favorite targets

The president uses Fox News and Christians as proxies for a nation that makes him wince


President Obama just interviewed author Marilyn Robinson for the New York Review of Books. I know, I'm pretty excited, you guys, no?

All right, I wonder, in our democracy and our civic discourse, are folks who take religion the most seriously sometimes also those who are suspicious of those not like them?


PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA: In our democracy and our civic discourse, it seems as if folks who take religion the most seriously are sometimes also those who are suspicious of those not like them.


Now what religion could he be talking about?


OBAMA: You've struggled with the fact that here in the United States, sometimes Christian interpretation seems to posit an "us versus them." And those are sometimes the loudest voices.


Oh yeah, those crazy Christians. They're always beheading and throwing gays off buildings. But hey, that's Obama doing the Obama: Never linking Islam to terror and it's the Christians who are the real jerks, just like us at Fox.


OBAMA: People always -- I think were surprised about me connecting with folks in small town Iowa. And the reason I did was -- first of all, I had the benefit that at the time nobody expected me to win. And so I wasn't viewed through this prism of Fox News and conservative media making me scary. At the time, I didn't think seem scary, other than just having a funny name. I seemed young.


So conservative media made him scary. I guess by "conservative media," he meant Hillary, who was the first to recast him as a Kenyan-born interloper. He also forgets who is started the divisiveness. Remember the jab about Americans clinging to guns and religion -- that was in 2008.

But what do you expect? An afflicted academic will always frown upon anything that smacks of America. It's the preferred ridicule. It's far easier and cooler than calling out the real threats around the world. It's why grad students hate cops, but not criminals. Mock their parents, not radical professors and laugh at Christians, but give a pass to the death cults.

And so cloaked compassion, he says that we are polarizing, unaware that it's his smug perspective that polarizes most. Using Fox News and Christians as a proxy for a nation that makes him wince. He's a drone honed in the faculty lounge. His beliefs are not bugs in the system, they are the system. But maybe I'm just polarizing.

Greg Gutfeld currently serves as host of FOX News Channel's (FNC) The Greg Gutfeld Show (Saturdays 10-11PM/ET) and co-host of The Five (weekdays 5-6PM/ET). He joined the network in 2007 as a contributor. Click here for more information on Greg Gutfeld