A segment on Fox News’ The Five Thursday about White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest went off the rails very quickly as co-host Bob Beckel remarked that looks matter when you job involves being on television. He drove that point home by asking Kimberly Guilfoyle if she thought she would have a chance of being on Fox if her legs were a foot shorter.
“He’s far superior to the last guy,” Beckel said of Earnest vs. his predecessor Jay Carney, “just in terms of what he looks like.”
“So we’re now going on looks, that’s perfect Bob,” Guilfoyle replied.
As the rest of the hosts joked that they would “never do that” on The Five, Beckel said to her, “That coming out of your mouth is a little bit of a stretch.”
“Let me ask you this,” Beckel continued, “if those legs of yours were a foot shorter, do you think you’d be here?”
To be fair, if anybody proves the maxim that you have to be good looking to get on TV, it’s Bob Beckel.