Echoing a sentiment widely held outside the Obama administration, Fox News host Kimberly Guilfoyle didn’t mince her words Friday while discussing Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who faces charges of desertion and misbehaving before the enemy after abandoning his unit in Afghanistan.
“You caused people to lose their lives, you coward,” Guilfoyle said on “The Five.”
After having the better part of the year to huddle with his lawyers, Bergdahl offered the far-fetched defense that he walked away from his post in 2009 because he wanted to draw attention to “leadership failure” in the Army, but decided instead to channel his inner Jason Bourne, the fictional big screen action hero, and gather intelligence on the Taliban.
Intel that the soldier would turn over to the same Army he claims had leadership problems.
“Doing what I did is me saying that I am like, I don’t know, Jason Bourne,” he told screenwriter and film producer Mark Boal in an interview. “I had this fantastic idea that I was going to prove to the world that I was the real thing. You know, that I could be what it is that all those guys out there that go to the movies and watch those movies — they all want to be that — but I wanted to prove I was that.”
Shockingly, his plan didn’t work.
A former platoon mate who served with Bergdahl in Afghanistan provided Fox News with photos which undermine the dubious claim about poor leadership.
Former Army Pvt. Joseph Coe said Bergdahl gave him the photos five days before he deserted his unit.
“That whole story that he walked away to tell on us doesn’t make any sense,” Coe told Fox News. “He was relaxed and there was nothing about leadership problems.”
Guilfoyle had plenty of support from skeptical social media users, who were less than enamored with the Bourne defense.
Here’s a sampling of responses from Twitter:
.@kimguilfoyle to #BoweBergdahl: "You caused people to lose their lives, you coward." #TheFive pic.twitter.com/uR6q4VbC1F
— Fox News (@FoxNews) December 11, 2015
@FoxNews @kimguilfoyle Well he is a POS like #MattDamon so…
— #RedMeatMonday (@RedMeatMonday) December 12, 2015
@FoxNews @kimguilfoyle I served in same Battalion 4 nearly 5 years;he has dishonored every real Paratrooper who has dawned the Maroon Baret.
— Airborne_Sapper (@MichaelSmith024) December 12, 2015
@FoxNews @kimguilfoyle AMEN!! He’s a traitor!!
— Tom Bump (@PTBump) December 11, 2015
@FoxNews @TheFive @kimguilfoyle You go girl!!!
— Marlo (@MarloMmasengill) December 11, 2015
@FoxNews @TheFive @kimguilfoyle …Jason Bourne my kazoo, more like Benedict Arnold.
— Terry Shackelford (@Shack417) December 11, 2015
@foxnews @kimguilfoyle Tell it like it is, he should be in jail right now and not smokin dope, givin interviews!
— Kurt Wenclas (@Kurtagain) December 11, 2015
@FoxNews @kimguilfoyle It’s the new norm in America! Cowards are the new LGBT needing a voice and protection from the administration.
— Michael Q (@mquigley1863) December 11, 2015
@FoxNews @kimguilfoyle … Love your comment on Bergdahl.. He needs life in prison.
— Daniel R O’Connell (@1BossHossGuy) December 12, 2015
DONATE TO BIZPAC REVIEW
Please help us! If you are fed up with letting radical big tech execs, phony fact-checkers, tyrannical liberals and a lying mainstream media have unprecedented power over your news please consider making a donation to BPR to help us fight them. Now is the time. Truth has never been more critical!
- Did Sunny Hostin just admit on air to breaking the law by voting for her son? - November 8, 2022
- Stacey Abrams justifies trailing in the polls by suggesting black men are too stupid to back her - November 7, 2022
- Kevin McCarthy has message for Pelosi telling Dems to ‘change the subject’ away from inflation - October 24, 2022
We have no tolerance for comments containing violence, racism, profanity, vulgarity, doxing, or discourteous behavior. If a comment is spam, instead of replying to it please click the ∨ icon below and to the right of that comment. Thank you for partnering with us to maintain fruitful conversation.