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Greg Gutfeld has risen to the top at Fox News - and that's no joke

NEW YORK - Greg Gutfeld is picking through a long, narrow closet. He wrenches a painting from the depth of the clutter. A painting of himself. That familiar arched right eyebrow. That sideways grin. But most important, a saggy, bloodshot left eye.

Greg Gutfeld is shown outside Fox News headquarters in New York on Nov. 11, 2021. MUST CREDIT: Photo for The Washington Post by Bryan Anselm

The caricature, which had served as decoration in a Fox News Channel green room, is an homage to his bygone show, "Red Eye." It was a subversive, periodically hilarious, reliably sophomoric program he hosted from 2007 until 2015, airing variously at 2 a.m. or 3 a.m. on weekdays and 11 p.m. on Saturdays, on a most unlikely venue: Fox News Channel at its most self-righteous.

Someone keeps taking down the painting from a spot on the wall between two unisex bathrooms and replacing it with a framed poster celebrating the 25th anniversary of the network in 2021. Gutfeld keeps sneaking it back up...

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