UPDATE: Eric Bolling apologized for his "boobs on the ground" remark during Thursday night's airing of The Five:
"I made a joke and when I got home, I got the look," Bolling said, referring to his wife. "I said sorry to my wife and I apologize to you all and want to make that very clear."
We're not sure what's worse about this situation: the fact that these men are allowed to speak or the fact that we aren't even a little bit surprised that this is coming out of a Fox News segment.
On Wednesday night, Fox News host Kimberly Guilfoyle was doing a segment on Mariam Al Mansouri, also known as the United Arab Emirates female fighter pilot who led the ISIS airstrike mission over Syria earlier this week. Also known as the first female fighter pilot coming out of the UAE. Also known as a great role model/complete badass.
Guilfoyle seemed equally impressed and enthusiastic about Mansouri's role in the ISIS strike, calling it "very exciting."
"I hope that hurt extra bad because in some Arab countries women can't even drive," she said gleefully.
And then her fellow hosts, Eric Bolling and Greg Gutfeld, opened their mouths, and women and mature men everywhere hung their heads in shame, because they share a planet with these two.
"The problem is after she bombed it, she couldn't park [the plane]" interrupted Gutfeld, who we believe took that bit from an 53-year-old man who is trying his hand at stand-up comedy after he got fired from his desk job for sexual harassment and goes to comedy clubs on amateur night to try out jokes and no one laughs at him and actual tumbleweeds blow across the stage.
And then Bolling cut in with a cutting-edge, witty, well thought out…sorry, we couldn't even finish typing that lie because this is what Bolling added to the conversation:
"Would that be considered boobs on the ground or no?"
And now we have confirmed that Bolling took that little number from a 12-year-old boy from Canton, Ohio, who giggles when anyone says the word "Homo sapien" because it has the word "homo" in it.
Fox News: bringing you chauvinistic comments, boob jokes and no actual news since 1996.
For those who don't look at women as just a pair of boobs (and we call those people "intelligent human beings"), here's more about Maj. Mariam Al Mansouri:
• She is 35 years old and graduated from flight school in 2007.
• She was one of the first of three females to join the Emirati air force after it started admitting women.
• She flew an F-16 Desert Falcon during the airstrikes against ISIS over Syria.
• She has a degree in English literature and served in the Army before enrolling in flight training.
• Yousef Al Otaiba, the Emirati ambassador to the United States, called her "a fully qualified, highly trained, combat-ready pilot."
We call her a hero.
What we call those two things at Fox News are not fit to print here.
(Originally published Thursday, Sept. 25 at 12:38 PM PDT)