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Eric Bolling Apologizes Again For Inapproriate Comment: ‘I’m Sorry For What I Said’

BollingApologyFor the second day in a row, Eric Bolling is apologizing for a bad joke he made Wednesday about Major Mariam Al Mansouri, the UAE’s first female fighter pilot.

On Wednesday’s “The Five,” the hosts were talking about Al Mansouri’s strike mission against ISIS.

“So is this considered boobs on the ground?,” said Bolling, who was roundly and swiftly criticized.

So yesterday he apologized: “When I got home, I got the look and realized some people didn’t think it was funny at all. I want to say sorry to my wife, and I apologize to all of you as well. I want to make that very clear.”

But it wasn’t clear enough. Today he apologized again:

A personal comment before we go to break. Earlier this week I made a comment that was wholly inappropriate. And I apologize for it. The comment became during [Kimberly's] one more thing honoring UAE bomber pilot Major Mariam Al Mansouri who bombed ISIS. My remark was not intended to be disparaging of her, but that’s how it was taken. I should have known better, and used better judgment.

Yesterday, I made an apology on this show, but it was inadequate. Fox News has received letters from viewers including from women in the military and I’m taking them to heart. Therefore let me speak clearly and sincerely. I’m sorry for what I said, I believe that Major Al Mansouri is a hero. She’s courageous, brave and she deserves our praise and not inappropriate jokes. She has my admiration and my very, very sincere gratitude.

Greg Gutfeld apologized on the program as well for comments directed at Major Al Mansouri. WATCH: Read more

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Eric Bolling, Anthony Weiner Spar on Twitter over Weiner’s Fox Comments

Eric Bolling doesn’t agree with former Congressman Anthony Weiner‘s categorization of Fox News as conservative. And he let him know this afternoon on Twitter.

What ensued was a good old-fashioned Twitter spat.

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Fox News Ratings Notes: ‘The Five,’ ‘Cashin’ In,’ ‘Media Buzz’

FiveA few ratings highlights of the last few days from Fox News Channel:

  • On Monday, “The Five” delivered 2.2 million total viewers, beating the U.S. Open Men’s Final on CBS. The 5pmET program also topped MSNBC and CNN combined, in both total viewers and the demo.
  • On Sunday, “Media Buzz” marked its one-year anniversary with its second-highest demo drawing 327,000 viewers. The Howard Kurtz-hosted show beat MSNBC and CNN combined in the 11amET timeslot.
  • On Saturday, “Cashin’ In” hosted by Eric Bolling delivered the highest demo of any cable news daytime program. The show beat all of CNN’s primetime programming including the Hunt and CNN Films.

Ratings: CNN Wins Primetime, Total Day Demo

CNN Ferguson coverageCNN won in the A25-54 demographic Monday in both total day and primetime, delivering 356,000 and 423,000 viewers, respectively. Fox News, second in both measurements, had 302,000 total day viewers and 405,000 primetime viewers in the demo. MSNBC was third and HLN was fourth.

Fox News led the way in total viewers, with 1,452,000 total day viewers and 2,136,000 primetime viewers. CNN was second, with 946,000 total day viewers and 1,027,000 primetime viewers. As with the demo viewers, MSNBC was third and HLN was fourth.

For the primetime hours, the top-rated show in total viewers was “The Kelly File” with 2,378,000 viewers, and the top-rated show in the demo was the 10pmET hour of “CNN Tonight” with 522,000 viewers.

Fox News won the demo in both the 8pmET (with Eric Bolling in for Bill O’Reilly) and 9pmET hours, while CNN won every hour in the demo from 10pm-12amET. Shepard Smith anchored from the Fox News Deck on FNC and Jake Tapper and Don Lemon anchored from Ferguson on CNN.

A few programming notes for tonight’s primetime lineup: as we told you earlier, MSNBC’s Chris Hayes and CNN’s Anderson Cooper and Don Lemon will anchor their respective shows from Ferguson. On Fox News, Smith will anchor the 11pmET hour and Megyn Kelly will anchor the 12amET hour.

The full scoreboard will be up shortly.

The Ratings Ticker: Williams, Bolling, Univision

  • FNC’s “Cashin’ In” was the No. 1 cable news program in the A25-54 demo last weekend. The Eric Bolling-hosted show drew 320,000 A25-54 viewers. This is the first time the finance show has been No. 1 for a weekend since Bolling took over as host in January, 2013.

  • Univision finished as the No.1 broadcast network last week in both the A18-49 and A18-34 demos, ahead of ABC, CBS, NBC and FOX. It’s the third consecutive week that Univision finished No.1 in the target A18-34 demo.

Bob Beckel Apologizes for ‘Chinamen’ Comment, Doesn’t Apologize to Chinese Gov’t

BeckelBob Beckel apologized on “The Five” tonight for using the word “Chinamen” last week.

“I made some comments last week about the Chinese people which apparently upset some people, for which I apologize,” Beckel said near the end of the show.

“However…I do not apologize for the things I’ve said about China—and I won’t go into the litany of it now because there are too many China apologists in this country—but I will continue to warn the American people about how dangerous China is to the U.S. security and to our business community. But to those who were offended, I apologize. I do not apologize to the Chinese government, or for their habits, or for their murders, or for anything else.

Beckel was apologizing for these comments he made last Thursday: “The Chinese are the single biggest threat to the national security of the U.S. They have been, they will be and they can wait, they’re very patient. Do you know what we just did? As usual, we bring them over here and we teach a bunch of Chinamen— eh, Chinese people— how to do computers and then they go back to China and hack into us.” The comments drew widespread criticism, and calls for Beckel’s firing from Asian-American politicians like California congressman Mike Honda and California state senator Ted Lieu.

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Behind the Scenes at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner

For the White House Correspondents’ Association, it’s a night to celebrate the free press. For Joel McHale, it’s a night where “a guy like me can stand before the president, the press and Patrick Duffy, and tell jokes without severe repercussions.” And for TVNewser, it’s a night where the people we cover all year — executives, producers, reporters and anchors from every major network — are all together in the same room: the annual White House Correspondents’ Dinner, which we attended this year as a guest of ABC News.

Our night began outside the entrance to the ballroom at the Washington Hilton, where we overheard now-NBC News correspdonent Cynthia McFadden ask for directions to the ABC News party. We followed her in, and a few minutes later we were chatting with Diane Sawyer, who told us she always looks forward to the Correspondents’ Dinner, and James Goldston, who said he was pleased with his first few weeks as ABC News president. In the back of the room, Fox News anchors Ainsley Earhardt and Kimberly Guilfoyle posed for a picture with Sofia Vergara; Earhardt told us afterwards that she’s “having a blast” anchoring “Fox & Friends First,” despite the crazy hours. We spotted Katie Couric chatting with former Presidential candidate Jon Huntsman and his daughter, Abby Huntsman, who is a co-host of MSNBC’s “The Cycle.”

Wolf Blitzer made the rounds with Diane Lane. We saw NBC’s Savannah Guthrie and ABC’s Lara Spencer snap a picture with Tony Goldwyn from “Scandal.” We spent a few minutes with Rebecca Jarvis, and chatted with Alicia Menendez about her participation in the TVNewser Show as well as her Twitter habit.

On the way into the ballroom, we spotted Guthrie and her husband, Mike Feldman, chatting with Bret Baier and his wife Amy. We saw Jessica Simpson and her fiance, Eric Johnson, chatting with fans. Simpson’s ex, Dallas Cowboys QB Tony Romo, was also at the WHCD as a guest of Fox News. Read more

‘The Five’ Gets Snapchatted

Fox News’ “The Five” has done well lately in the ratings, and one of its fans went beyond just watching earlier this week: she Snapchatted co-host Eric Bolling a series of images she drew of all the co-hosts’ characteristics draped over her face.

“SavSav” drew Bolling with the caption: “I’m Eric. My hair is always perfect.” Kimberly Guilfoyle‘s image came with a shirt titled, “I heart Bob [Beckel].” Dana Perino donned bright yellow hair, holding her dog Jasper.

Greg Gutfeld is covered by Harry Potter-like glasses, while Bob Beckel dawns his trademark suspenders with an angry face: “I’m Bob Beckel…Grrr,” the message says.


‘Daily Show’ Tells a Love Story: ‘The Five’s’ Greg Gutfeld and Dana Perino

“The Daily Show” correspondent Samantha Bee put on a one-woman show last night dedicated to the love story between two of Fox News’ “The Five” co-hosts: “young girl new to the bit city” Dana Perino and “rebelicious” Greg Gutfeld.

Confused about what makes “The Five” different than a panel show, Bee told host Jon Stewart the show is more than that:

“‘The Five’ is the storyboard of the human condition,” Bee said. “The truth about ‘The Five’ is that it’s a story as old as time…a story of love.”

Bee then played a montage of warm moments between Perino and Gutfeld, turning to the story’s other suitors for Dana: co-host Eric Bolling and “villain” Bob Beckel.

Bee concluded with uncontrollable anguish at the revelation that Gutfeld is married to another woman in real life (Perino is also married), but still “gallivanted around” while allowing “precious Dana” fall in love with him.

>Update: Apparently, the loving couple Bee depicted enjoyed the tale of their romance. Check out the gift she received today:

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‘The Five’s’ Best/Worst Christmas Presents

Five Christmas“The Five” had a lively discussion about the best and worst Christmas presents to give.

“Of course, I’ve given clothing,” Dana Perino said. “What else is there to get guys?” Co-host Eric Bolling countered with advice for all men: there is no bad gift from a woman…even a mani-pedi.

“The mani-pedi…forget about it,” Bob Beckel said, adding a cheese tasting class and watches to his bad gift list.

Greg Gutfeld suggested the best presents are fun instead of falling into the self-help category.

Watch the host’s Secret Santa present exchange after the jump. Read more

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