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Greg Gutfeld Thanks Colleagues for Getting His Mother-in-Law Out of Ukraine

“These guys over there, I won’t name them, but you probably know who they are, and you’ve seen them, are absolute heroes helping out a little old lady they just met,” Gutfeld said.

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The Russian invasion of Ukraine is hitting close to home for Fox News’ Greg Gutfeld, who acknowledged on “The Five” that his mother-in-law was stuck in Lviv, a major city in the western part of Ukraine.

Gutfeld added that she’s been trying to get out as Russia’s invasion of the country intensifies.

He also recognized his Fox News colleagues that are helping to get her out, despite his history of being “somebody who has been obnoxious to them before and will probably be obnoxious after.”

“These guys over there, I won’t name them, but you probably know who they are, and you’ve seen them, are absolute heroes helping out a little old lady they just met,” Gutfeld said.

“And maybe by tomorrow or the next day, she will be with her daughter, and it’s because of those guys who work for Fox News.”

Gutfeld’s co-host on “The Five,” Jesse Watters, decided to bring some light humor saying, “are you saying that after all of these things that people have done for you, you’re still going to be kind of a jerk?”

“I was a jerk yesterday to [Fox News VP field and production operations] Scott Wilder, who has been helping me,” Gutfeld responded.

“I apologized to Scott like 20 times. I was yelling at him in a store. But [Fox News foreign correspondent] Trey [Yingst], and [Fox News correspondent] Steve Harrigan, and [Scott [Wilder], they’re all just frickin’ heroes. Anyway.”

On Thursday, Gutfeld let his colleagues and the viewers know that his mother-in-law is out of Ukraine and has made it to Poland.

“You are doing a great job to echo Geraldo. All of you out there are doing great work. Just to let everyone know my mother-in-law crossed into Poland about half an hour ago, so she’s in a car on her way to Warsaw to see her daughter, Elena,” Gutfeld said.

“Again, I just want to thank the people at FOX. Steve Harrigan who was with my mother-in-law the whole time, Scott Wilder who helped marshal this, Trey Yingst who was amazing, everybody there was incredible. I’m over 6 o’clock, but I don’t really care because those guys are awesome, they rule, they saved my mother-in-law’s life.”

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CNN Asks Florida Judge to Toss Out Donald Trump’s Defamation Suit

Trump filed the lawsuit against CNN because he accuses the network of defaming his character during the 2020 Presidential Election.

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Former President Donald Trump filed a lawsuit against CNN in October; now, over a month later, the cable news channel is asking a judge in Florida to toss the case (h/t The Hill).

Trump filed the lawsuit against CNN because he accuses the network of defaming his character during the 2020 Presidential Election. Trump’s attorneys argued CNN “has sought to use its massive influence — purportedly as a ‘trusted’ news source.”

Additionally, Trump’s lawyer says that CNN attempted “to defame the Plaintiff in the minds of its viewers and readers for the purpose of defeating him politically, culminating in CNN claiming credit for ‘[getting] Trump out’ in the 2020 presidential election.”

CNN lawyers have pushed back against Trump’s claims saying that the former president “seeks to silence any criticism of Plaintiff’s debunked claim that the 2020 presidential election was ‘stolen.’”

“Any alleged association resulting therefrom are also ‘rhetorical hyperbole’ and ‘pure opinion’ under well-established principles of defamation law,” CNN’s lawyers added.

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Investor Cautions Over Possible Fox-News Corp. Merger

Irenic Capital, which owns about 2 percent of News Corp., has taken issue with its potential merger between Fox and News Corp.

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Rumors have swirled over Fox and News Corp. possibly merging into one entity, but Irenic Capital, which owns about 2% of News Corp., has taken issue with its potential merger.

A merger would produce a more complicated company and turn off investors rather than increase the company’s lagging stock price, Irenic Capital stated in a letter to the News Corp. board.

“And even if such synergies do exist today, they would principally benefit Fox and reside in the News Media segment of News Corp,” Irenic Capital said (h/t Deadline). “For example, Fox Business may benefit from greater integration with The Wall Street Journal and some of Dow Jones’ other properties, but it is highly debatable whether the benefits from such an association flow both ways.

“Combining News Corp with Fox will result in a combined company that is obviously more complex than both companies left separate.” 

Irenic believes a unification would aid Fox far better than News Corp. and cautioned that the board has a fiduciary responsibility to investigate all possible routes to develop value beyond the one suggested by its primary shareholder.

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Fox News Lights All-American Christmas Tree

The event was hosted by Greg Gutfeld, Judge Jeanine Pirro, Dana Perino, Jessica Tarlov and Jesse Watters

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Fox News held its annual All-American Tree Lighting at FOX Square in New York, New York Monday during “The Five.” The event was hosted by Greg Gutfeld, Judge Jeanine Pirro, Dana Perino, Jessica Tarlov and Jesse Watters

In a release, the network said it partnered with the Police Athletic League (PAL) to host a toy drive benefiting New York City’s youth. The network also honored first responders by selecting representatives of the FDNY and NYPD to light this year’s tree.

Guests included FOX News personalities and their families along with first responders from the NYPD and FDNY, including members of NYPD Precinct 32, who lost Wilbert Mora and Jason Rivera this year, and members of EMS Station 49, who lost EMS captain Alison Russo earlier this year.

FOX’s All-American Christmas tree stands at 50 feet tall and is adorned by 12,000 ornaments and 340,000 lights. The tree has 500 branches, a star topper that is over six feet tall and more than four miles of cord wrapped throughout.  Made in America, the tree features a patriotic theme of red, white, and blue decorations.

“After a busy year in America, it’s nice to, let’s just take a step back and celebrate traditions like this and remember how important it is to come together and focus on what truly matters,” said co-host Dana Perino. “This tree is not just for us to enjoy. We want you watching at home to be able to come here and make Christmas memories with your family and friends and of course, your pets, too, of course, as you can imagine.”

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