Led by the George Soros-funded Media Matters, the liberal hate machine falsely claimed that Fox News’ Kimberly Guilfoyle told young people not to vote. Naturally, low-information voters fell for the lie and expressed outrage. Even Leonard Nimoy fell for the lie.
Did Guilfoyle really say young people shouldn’t vote? Not really, Twitchy said.
She did express some frustration about how young women tend to vote and said, “They don’t get it.” Her opinion seems to be based on her former career as a prosecutor and experience with young women on juries. She said she “excused them” which is clearly an allusion to the jury selection process.
Which has nothing to do with voting. But don’t expect the perpetually outraged to understand it.
Kimberly Guilfoyle on Fox telling young people not to vote? Unbelievable !!
— Leonard Nimoy (@TheRealNimoy) October 22, 2014
Except, of course, that’s not what she said… Naturally, Nimoy’s followers agreed, obviously having never watched the segment. But that’s how the low-information left remains so ignorant.
The Huffington Post jumped on the bandwagon, reporting:
“It’s the same reason why young women on juries are not a good idea,” Guilfoyle said. “They don’t get it!”
But it seems the Huffington Post, and the rest of the left-wing smear machine took the quote completely out of context.
Here’s a transcript of the segment in question as posted on Fox (with a few minor corrections). It’s clear, looking at the statements in context that Media Matters and the rest of the liberal hate machine misrepresented what was said. It’s also clear that while the hosts expressed frustration, no one at any time said young people shouldn’t vote:
BOLLING: If you want to take this one.
BOLLING: Colorado, you see the voting, you see the margins in (inaudible)
PERINO: So the number one issue for women across the board has always been the polls have told us, its jobs and the economy, and that hasn’t changed. But what Tina Brown is talking about is more recent events in terms of security, though, if not just sure, economic security but your national security and you worry about your children and your grandchildren. I think a key difference of last year’s election cycle which you had the two big mistakes by Senate Republican candidates, Akin and Mourdock, bringing up rape and birth control, and that’s actually becomes the October surprise that helps, make it look like birth control was the most important issue to voters and the Democrats played that very well. This year that has not happened because candidates have been smarter.
GUILFOYLE: They’re running out of time for the October surprise, aren’t they? Bob?
BECKEL: There’s still a little time. Can I make conform about this gender gap? People have misinterpreted this, married women vote Republican. Single women vote heavily to Democrats. That’s where the Democrat comes from.
PERINO: That’s true.
GUILFOYLE: I know.
BECKEL: But the question now is, and they generally tell the voter for Democrats they will feel safer with Democrats in terms of their economy, their economic — well, being they don’t trust promises.
BOLLING: This is drama for war on women, make it look like the other side has a war on women, but as Jeremy Peters points out, it’s not working.
BECKEL: We just read two people, with all due respect, you know nothing about politics.
BOLLING: Jeremy Peters, I mean, look, OK.
GUILFOYLE: Bob, Come on. Oh, Bob.
BOLLING: That’s not enough.
GUTFELD: Well, to Bob’s point, he is right. That married women tend to be more conservative. But that also correlate with age. And with age comes wisdom and it’s a known fact that the older that you get the more conservative you get. Now always tell young people, “You don’t have to wait to become a conservative.”
GUTFELD: A lot of women in Boston (ph) caught on to the big joke, which seems to be even more sexist to assume that women cannot take care of themselves because they’re women, and therefore need the government to take care of them.
GUILFOYLE: Right. At that’s the thing, when you’re young like that, you say the same reason why young women on juries are not a good idea. They don’t get it. They’re not in that in that same like life experience of paying the bill, doing the mortgage, kids, communities, crime, education, health care. They’re healthy and hot and running around without a care in the world.
BECKEL: They have every right in the world.
GUILFOYLE: I didn’t say they.
GUILFOYLE: I just thank and excuse them, so they can go back on kinder or match.com.
Here’s a video of the exchange:
Keep in mind that the Soros-funded Media Matters has declared war on Fox News, and once went after yours truly for accurately quoting a Democratic congressman in context…
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