Sunday, March 29, 2009
Canadians are organizing a boycott of FOX, let's help our brothers to the north out .
Greg Gutfeld (born September 12, 1964(1964-09-12)) is an American television personality, journalist, magazine editor and blogger. He currently is the host of Red Eye w/ Greg Gutfeld on the Fox News Channel.
Gutfeld was born and raised in San Mateo, California. He attended Junípero Serra High School and the University of California, Berkeley, graduating in 1987.
Gutfeld currently resides in New York City with his wife, Elena Moussa, whom he met in London.
After graduating from UC Berkeley, he interned at The American Spectator, as an assistant to R. Emmett Tyrrell. He then got his first full-time job as a staff writer at Prevention magazine. In 1995, he became a staff writer at Men's Health.
He was promoted to editor-in-chief of Men's Health in 1999. In 2000, he was replaced by David Zinczenko, and became editor-in-chief of Stuff. At Stuff he increased the circulation from 750,000 to 1.2 million. In 2003 he hired several little people to attend a conference of the Magazine Publishers of America on the topic of "buzz", with the instructions to be as loud and annoying as possible. The stunt did generate publicity for Stuff, but it led to Gutfeld being fired from the magazine soon afterwards; he was then made head of "brand development" at Dennis Publishing.
He helmed Maxim Magazine, in the UK, from 2004 to 2006. However, Gutfeld's contract expired without renewal after losses in readership under his tenure. His final year at Maxim saw a loss of about 40,000 readers; he was replaced by Derek Harbinson.
He was a contributor to the website The Huffington Post from its launch until July 2007; frequent targets of his sarcasm include his Huffington Post colleagues Deepak Chopra, Cenk Uygur and Arianna Huffington. He currently blogs at his own site, "The Daily Gut."
Since February 5, 2007, he has been host of the Fox News late-night program, Red Eye w/ Greg Gutfeld. He also writes a monthly column called, "From the Gut," in The American Spectator.
Canadian Forces Controversy
On March 17, 2009, Gutfeld and his Red Eye panel mocked the Canadian military's mission in Afghanistan. In reference to Canadian Lieutenant-General Andrew Leslie's recent comment that the military may require a year to recover once Canada's mission in Afghanistan ends in 2011, Gutfeld commented: "Meaning, the Canadian military wants to take a breather to do some yoga, paint landscapes, run on the beach in gorgeous white Capri pants". The comments, seemingly made in complete ignorance of Canadian deaths (116) in Afghanistan, enraged Canadians from coast to coast. In reply to the comments, Defence Minister Peter MacKay stated "It's crass, it's insensitive, it's in fact disgusting given the timing where Canada is just receiving back four fallen heroes here at CFB Trenton", and stated that an apology from Fox and the panel would be demanded by the Canadian government.
On March 23, Gutfeld issued a statement indicating his statements were "misunderstood."