Greg Gutfeld Analogizes the Chaotic First Debate to the Success of ‘The Five’: ‘Nobody Wants to Hear About Policy If There’s Fireworks Outside’

The Five‘s Greg Gutfeld favorably compared his show to the widely-panned, but highly-rated first presidential debate between Joe Biden and Donald Trump, claiming that the Fox program gets better ratings when the panelists get into verbal shouting matches with each other rather than calmly discuss policy.

The segment had begun with Gutfeld and other conservatives dismissing the new proposal from the Commission for Presidential Debates to subject candidates’ microphones to a mute button going forward. The move was prompted by the near-universal condemnation of the 90-minute shoutfest on Tuesday, in which Trump continually interrupted Biden as well as Fox News moderator Chris Wallace. Media figures colorfully blasted the debate as a “shit show” and  “a hot mess inside a dumpster
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