Fox News correspondent Benjamin Hall took exception to a comment from Greg Gutfeld Tuesday, after the latter opined media coverage of the war in Ukraine is being used to elicit an “emotional response” from the public.
What set Tuesday’s spar aside was the fact that Hall was reporting from the war zone in Kyiv from the news division.
After Geraldo Rivera noted that Gutfeld did not appear to be on board with the “prevailing narrative” from Ukraine
Upon The Five’s return, Judge Jeanine Pirro asked Hall for an update on Russia’s war against the Ukrainian people.
Hall appeared displeased, as he had been listening to the show from Europe.
“Good evening, Judge,” he said. “And speaking of someone on the ground, I want to say that this is not the media trying to drum up some emotional response.”
Hall further noted that cities such as Kharkiv and Mariupol “are being absolutely flattened.”
“In the city of Mariupol, people are drinking from puddles because the Russian forces haven’t allowed them to get out,” he added. “When they have tried to get out, they’re shelled.”
Hall then showed footage of people fleeing the country, only with what they can carry.
“There is more video than we know what to do with,” he concluded.
Moments later, Gutfeld joked he would let Hall’s response “slide” to co-host Dana Perino.
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