Gutfeld on SC Church Shooting: ‘Never Award Infamy With More Infamy’

On "The Five" today, Greg Gutfeld reacted to last night's fatal shooting at a South Carolina church, calling it an "unspeakable crime." Gutfeld said that "a number of human, natural responses occur" after a crime like this happens.  "Most people grieve - horror stricken over this cowardly deed," he stated. "Some make sense, through degrees of connection." He noted there are even people who champion a point, such as how President Barack Obama called for stricter gun control in a speech earlier today.  Gutfeld stated that "often the most certain of these voices are furthest from the pain, so it's easier to pontificate." PHOTOS, LATEST: SC Church Shooting Suspect Taken Into Custody 'My Brother in Christ': Watch State Senator's Emotional Interview on Slain Colleague "We know horrors like this must be discussed, and if evil didn't generate conversations, some may never ever take place," Gutfeld said. "However, even as a paid loudmouth like I am, I say, pipe down. Put off the pointing of fingers. We can unite, even temporarily, under universal sorrow and sympathy ... and then get back to the shouting later." Gutfeld added the more "horrific" a crime is, the "smaller the perpetrator." "You can address the enormity of the act, without attributing the magnitude to the ghoul involved," he asserted. "Why give a tiny speck of dirt the attention it craves? Never award infamy with more infamy. We can't let a fiend test our fabric." Watch Gutfeld's monologue above. Continue Reading

‘God Is the Hero’: Florist Spotted SC Shooter After Seeing Car on Fox News

A North Carolina florist credited "God's plan" and "Fox and Friends" after her quick thinking led police to the man who murdered nine African-Americans in a Charleston, S.C. church. Debbie Dills said she was watching "Fox and Friends" yesterday and saw the reports about the mass shooting. She said she took note of the surveillance photos released by police, including of the suspect's car. Dills spoke to Steve, Elisabeth and Brian this morning, taking them through the amazing series of events. Dills said she was running late on Highway 74 near Shelby, in the southern part of North Carolina, when she came up behind a car that "looked familiar." "It was because of the pictures I saw on Fox News. I’m calling it divine intervention. I believe God had a plan in it," she said.  Dills said she noticed the marking on the front license plate, which police had pointed out as being a "distinct" plate, and that the driver had a "bowl haircut." Dills said she became a little nervous at that point, saying, "I'm not a hero and I'm not brave." "I just started talking to the Lord about it," she recalled, adding that she got off at the next exit and called her boss, Todd Frady, who immediately called 911. Dills said she stayed on the phone while Frady talked to police. She then quickly got back on the highway and caught up with Roof and the police arrived in a matter of minutes. "I’m not the hero. God is the hero. He just used me. If we are a willing vessel, He can use us, but we got to open up our hearts and our minds. I don’t know why He chose me and He chose Todd and He chose us to do this, but He’s got to be glorified in everything. He’s going to get the glory one way or the other and I hope it's through me. I hope He’s pleased with me. I want Him to be pleased with me more than anything else," Dills said through tears. Steve Doocy noted that Roof had driven about 250 miles away from the murder scene, passing hundreds if not thousands Continue Reading

Carson on Obama’s SC Shooting Remarks: ‘The Heart of the Matter Is Not Guns’

On "The Kelly File" tonight, 2016 Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson reacted to comments President Barack Obama made about last night's deadly shooting at a South Carolina church. "Now is the time for mourning and for healing," Obama said. "But let’s be clear: at some point, we as a country will have to reckon with the fact that this type of mass violence does not happen in other advanced countries." The suspect in the fatal shooting at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston killed nine people, including pastor and state Sen. Clementa Pinckney. Megyn Kelly asked Carson if he thinks Obama's tone was appropriate.   "Certainly not the tone that I would have adopted," Carson stated. "I think we have to start going to the heart of the matter. The heart of the matter is not guns. The heart of the matter is the heart, the heart and soul of people." Carson said the alleged suspect did not wake up yesterday and turn into a "maniac."  He said the country needs to start concentrating on instilling the right kind of values in young people.  "I hope we the American people can come to the understanding that we are not each other's enemies," Carson stated. "The enemies are those who are stoking the flames of division trying to divide us in every category and weakening us as a society." Watch the video above. You may also like... See Gospel Singer's Surprising Facebook Message to SC Gunman 'God Is the Hero': Florist Spotted SC Shooter After Seeing Car on Fox News Sen. Graham: My Niece Knew 'Strange & Withdrawn' Church Shooter 'Completely Shameful': Jindal Blasts Obama's Gun Violence Comments   Continue Reading

Gutfeld Takes on Politicization of SC Church Massacre

Greg Gutfeld reacted to the rhetoric and politics involved in the aftermath of the horrific South Carolina church shooting.  "This shooter, why name him, should be boiled alive," Gutfeld asserted. "The rest of us, though, should seek common ground or we'll go around this track forever." "Obviously when a racist act occurs, it's proof that racism exists and may never, ever go away. A leftover scab from the early days of group living. However, when you use this murderous act to represent a greater whole, as if society itself pulled this trigger, then you diminish evil," he said.  Gutfeld noted that society didn't rejoice when the shooting happened.  Friend of SC Church Shooter: 'He's Racist,' Mom 'Didn't Trust Him' With Gun 'Completely Shameful': Jindal Blasts Obama's Gun Violence Comments "Instead, hearing the news was like ingesting ipecac. It made us sick to our stomachs," he stated. "A racist country doesn't recoil. So this was a racist act, but it was also terror. Forget mental illness. If this punk is deranged, then so is ISIS." Gutfeld said "insanity should be case by case, not race by race."  Watch the video above. Continue Reading

Alveda King Calls for Prayer in Wake of SC Massacre: ‘Hate Cannot Drive out Hate’

Dr. Alveda King, niece of Martin Luther King, Jr., reacted to the horrific Charleston church massacre on "America's New Headquarters" today. King said that forgiveness will be key, as both the community and nation grieve and begin the process of healing. "We have to pray for peace, work to have justice and begin to change the hearts of the people," King said. "It's going to take us working through our own human spirits, connecting to the divine and with God directing and guiding us. And that's how we can change the heart of the nation," King said. She echoed the wise words of her uncle and stated that darkness cannot drive out darkness, only light can. "Hate cannot drive out hate, only love can do that," King said. "It's time to pray. We must pray for America, we must pray for the world, we must pray for ourselves." Watch the "America's New Headquarters" clip above. 'I Forgive You': Watch Victims' Relatives Make Powerful Statements to SC Gunman Dr. Alveda King: 'We Must Turn to God to Get the Answers' 'God Is the Hero': Florist Spotted SC Shooter After Seeing Car on Fox News 'It Was Just Horrific': Charleston County Sheriff on SC Church Shooting Continue Reading

Columbus Crew SC a cautionary tales for Cincinnati, others

Columbus Crew SC was a picture of Major League Soccer success on Tuesday – but it was far from the full picture.Zoom out on Crew SC's 4-1 MLS Cup playoff dismantling of big-money New York City FC, and the14,000-some fans bunched in areas within view of the ESPN TV cameras.What you'd see – what's actually happening to this charter member of MLS – is an American soccer empire possibly on the verge of being dismantled.Hanging over the league's anticipated playoffs and the daily ebbs and flows to the stretch run of an intriguing, years-long MLS expansion race is the recent announcement that Crew SC has threatened a move to Austin, Texas.Citing a struggling business and an aging stadium, Crew SC owner Anthony Precourt of Precourt Sports Ventures said he's exploring a relocation to Austin if he can't reach a deal for a new soccer venue in downtown Columbus. Soccer fans around the country, and particularly in Ohio, are fighting the proposed relocation. Columbus Mayor Andrew J. Ginther is helping lead the fight against relocation along with business leaders in the city, and Ohio Gov. John Kasich has offered to join the conversation, too. At a time when civic leaders and business magnates around America are fighting for the right to pay MLS $150 million to join the league, Precourt's power play has brought the league's business practices under scrutiny.The situation has been described as a blight on MLS, a league that projects success on numerous fronts.It also holds implications for the ongoing 12-organization expansion race, and Futbol Club Cincinnati especially.“These things are traumatic,” MLS Commissioner Don Garber said in public remarks Oct. 25. “I respect and I understand that. No league, and certainly no leader of a league, wants to move a club... There are times when you make these traumatic decisions, that long-term, can be beneficial for the sport and the league Continue Reading

SC agency domains among leaked affair website accounts

COLUMBIA —A leaked list of domain names allegedly used by visitors to the affair website Ashley Madison includes eight accounts tied to South Carolina local or state agencies, according to a list published by a security blog.The records are part of millions of personal records compromised as the result of a hack of the site made public in July.According to, the leaked files appear to include account details and log-ins for some 32 million users of Ashley Madison, which advertises its site as “the most famous name in infidelity and married dating.”This week, the records began surfacing, including 15,000 accounts that used military or government domains, according to a blog by Salted Hash-Top Security News and others.Salted Hash published the list, along with disclaimers, since some of the names are obviously fake. Avid Life Media, the owners of Ashley Madison, did not require the data for users be valid unless it was a paid account, according to the blog.Among the accounts on the the list were three tied to South Carolina agencies and five tied to local agencies.The domains in the list included,,,,,, and hacked files, according to, include seven years of credit card and other payment records, though no credit card numbers.The leaked data includes names, addresses and phone numbers, but noted it is unclear if members provided legitimate information. The data also included specifics on what users were searching for in a partner.The hackers, calling themselves The Impact Team, demanded that Avid Life Media take down Ashley Madison and or it would release customers’ records. The websites were not taken down and the hackers released data this week.The hackers alleged that Ashley Madison collected a fee from customers to delete user data but retained the data anyway. They also alleged that the vast Continue Reading

Gary Smith, MLS Cup-winning coach, to lead Nashville SC

Gary Smith, in large part, was handed the keys of the new Nashville SC on Wednesday when he was named its coach and technical director.Smith, 48, who led the Colorado Rapids to the 2010 MLS Cup championship, is charged with not only coaching the new franchise, which will begin play in 2018 in the United Soccer League, but also with hiring a staff and recruiting its players."I want to thank (Nashville SC CEO Court Jeske) for allowing me to build and evolve the direction, the philosophy of the club," Smith said. "It's a task I will endeavor to work extremely hard at and lay the foundations that will not only be important for the team when we start in 2018, but, of course, for the future and hopefully for the development of young players throughout Nashville and the state of Tennessee."Smith said he will count on his past as a player and coach as he works with what he called "a blank canvas" for the franchise, which still has not announced where it will play its home matches along with several other details that are expected to come over the next few months."You rely on your experiences, and certainly I've been at a number of different places, worked with some very good people, played with some very good people and coached with and for some very good people," Smith said. "You work with some very bad ones as well. But I think we'll stick with the very good ones that tend to have an imprint on the way that you grow and what you become in the sport."The Harlow, England, native began his playing career at Arsenal before joining Fulham's academy and eventually signing as a pro.The highlight of his career came when he made 66 appearances from 1990-92 with the Wycombe Wanderers. Smith's playing career was cut short by injury.He began his coaching career in England with stints at Wimbledon, Wycombe and Watford before joining the Colorado Rapids as academy director for Arsenal FC as part of a worldwide development program for the Premier League club.He Continue Reading

John Ingram buys majority stake in Nashville SC, aligning efforts for MLS bid

Businessman John Ingram, who is leading an effort to bring Major League Soccer to Nashville, has now purchased a majority stake in Nashville SC, the city's lower-league team set to begin play next year.It makes Ingram majority owner of Nashville SC. And it means that Nashville's MLS bid is now aligned with the United Soccer League's Nashville SC, likely strengthening Nashville's candidacy for one of four MLS expansion spots.“Our effort to bring Major League Soccer to Nashville and the mission of DMD Soccer are now jointly committed to elevate and expand professional soccer in Music City,” Ingram, chairman of Ingram Industries Inc., said in a statement Thursday announcing the acquisition.“We plan to give Nashville SC fans an exceptional soccer experience, starting with this season’s debut of the organization’s PDL (Premier Development League) team, which will lead to a successful debut in the USL as we continue to grow the game in Nashville at every level.”The billionaire Ingram, under the entity Nashville Holdings LLC, acquired majority interest in DMD Soccer, the ownership arm of Nashville SC founded by David Dill, president of LifePoint, and Nashville entrepreneurs Chris Redhage and Marcus Whitney.The team did not release details of the financial transaction.For months, talks had swirled about a potential partnership between Nashville SC and the Ingram-led MLS Steering Committee, which includes a long list of Middle Tennessee business heavyweights who support MLS in Nashville. Presenting a united soccer front is seen as a boost for Nashville's MLS chances.“John Ingram has a long history supporting sports in Nashville," Dill said. "He will be a driving force in Nashville SC’s ownership group as we move our vision forward, which is to provide professional soccer to the region’s passionate fans. Nashville SC has grown from the grassroots, and now John’s commitment Continue Reading

Kasich in SC: What’s wrong with Common Core?

This story was originally published Feb. 19. Update: 11:10 a.m. ThursdayAnother Q-and-A session, another controversial issue in which Gov. John Kasich's moderate stances might get him into trouble if he runs for the White House.After Kasich pitched his balanced-budget proposal, a "concerned citizen" asked him: "Why are candidates like you and Jeb Bush running away from the Common Core, your past support of the Common Core standards?"Kasich asserted that he's not a candidate for anything right now. (Officially, OK. Unofficially, not quite.) Then he stumbled and referred to South Carolina as West Virginia, the state he'll visit today on his way home to Columbus. She corrected him.Finally, he said of Common Core:"That is not something that Barack Obama is putting together. … It's local school boards developing local curriculum to meet higher standards. I cannot figure out what's wrong with that. ..."To a large degree, it's a runaway Internet campaign, as far as I'm concerned in Ohio."The exchange Thursday morning offered a snapshot of Kasich's challenge with Republican primary voters."I think he would have to move a little to the right -- on Common Core, especially," influential Southern Baptist politico Joe Mack said of Kasich's viability in an early primary state like South Carolina. The state is developing its own standards, rather than signing on to the national effort.And what of Kasich's support for a balanced-budget amendment to the U.S. Constitution?"It's certainly something that would be overwhelmingly embraced here. But would it make up for the other ones (Kasich's moderate positions)? Probably not," Mack said. Original story: COLUMBIA, S.C. — Gov. John Kasich drew "amens" from South Carolina Republicans on his balanced-budget proposal Wednesday night, but then came the questions. First up, immigration. Next, immigration. Then, gun rights. The reception Kasich received on his official-unofficial entry to the presidential candidate Continue Reading