So with Bill O’Reilly out at Fox News, they’ve done some moving around of people, but they still need to promote talent to fill O’Reilly’s absence. That guy is Jesse Watters, an O’Reilly protege of sorts (appearing on O’Reilly regularly). He’s not a pundit — more like Fox’s answer to a political humorist. Except he’s not funny. Kind of a jerk. Think of Rupert Pupkin.
Watters premiered this week with “The Five”, Fox’s panel discussion show, which moved to O’Reilly’s slot. And, well…..the trouble for Watters started on Tuesday, when he said that he liked the way that Ivanka Trump was “speaking into that microphone” during a panel discussion on The Five, as he smiled and made a gesture with his hands that seemed to imply he was talking about oral sex.
Notice how he said it just seconds after he decryed “liberals” for apparently claiming that they respect women, but booing Ivanka Trump in Germany.
Getting hit with the backlash today, Watters tried to defend his remarks:
On air I was referring to Ivanka’s voice and how it resonates like a smooth jazz radio DJ. This was in no way a joke about anything else.
— Jesse Watters (@jessebwatters) April 26, 2017
People aren’t buying it:
You are so full of shit it’s coming out your ears, you disgusting creep. https://t.co/1cnrfc8rDC
— John Podhoretz (@jpodhoretz) April 26, 2017
And of course, even if you accept his perspective, he’s still reducing her to superficial features (it’s her voice, not what she’s saying).
And you wonder why Fox has a sexual harassment problem.