Figures that Jesse Watters works for Bill O'Reilly. Both love the ladies and are fond of videos which maximize areas of the ladies body that aren't clothed. Both also lie - especially when it comes to people and places that Bill doesn't approve of. Such was the case with Watters recent video about Hawaii, a place loathed by Bill because of its diversity and liberal views. Watters, whose video featured scantily clad women and women whom Watters suspected of being prostitutes, told a lie, subsequently reinforced by O'Reilly, that Hawaii had the highest percentage of food stamp users in the US. Now that Gov. Jerry Brown has, allegedly, refused to go on The Factor, Watters was dispatched to California to reinforce Bill's meme that Brown is doing a bad job. As he did with his Hawaii opus, Watters found a "normal" person who validated the Bill/Jesse premise, "eccentric" types who support Brown, and a lovely, bikini clad woman who got lots of body time. And just as he did with Hawaii, Watters presented bogus facts about CA. Bill O'Reilly must be so proud of his boy!
Friday night, Bill's began by whining about how CA Governor Jerry Brown, who has appeared on The Factor in the past, is now refusing to go on the show. In the background, he had a photo of Brown, over the words "Dodging the Factor." As Bill does consider himself a media pope, he takes great umbrage when famous folks refuse to kiss his ass ring. He wasn't happy about NJ Chris Christie's refusal to pay homage to Bill; but, interestingly, he's not sending Watters over to NJ cuz Christie is very popular and not for nothing but Watters might not fare too well, if ya know what I'm saying. Bill showed 2008 Factor video of Brown, when he was CA Attorney-Genreal, talking about California's dire financial situation. O'Reilly bloviated that now that Brown is Governor, the state is almost bankrupt.
Fact Check: California now has a surplus.
O'Reilly said that because Brown is refusing to go on The Factor he sent his stalker, Jesse Watters "to find out why." Watters video was the same old, same old presentation with the oh, so clever splicing and dicing to make the interviewees (including what appeared to be homeless veteran), who didn't support the premise (CA is a mess) look stupid - except, of course, the tanned and toned white guy who didn't like Brown and complained about high taxes. A lovely tanned and toned bikini clad lass got lots of body time. It was amusing, however, when a young woman, when asked the requisite question about her thoughts on Bill O'Reilly, said her grandmother loves Bill. After the video, during the patented processing part of the piece, Bill speculated that Brown is "overwhelmed." O'Reilly referenced the high price of gasoline taxes in California and pontificated that California just can't pay off his $13 billion defecit.
Bill's protege, Watters, provided more lack of truthiness. He said that California has more illegal immigrants than any state, "top poverty in the nation," "more food stamp benefits," and "more welfare."
Fact Check: Numerically, California has the highest number of undocumented immigrants but as a percentage of the population (6.8), Nevada has more (7.2) and Texas is close. (6.7) NJ has 6.2. California is the richest state - the poorest state is Mississippi followed by New Mexico, Louisiana, Arkansas, Kentucky, Georgia , Arkansas, Alabama, South Carolina, and West Virginia. The top food stamp states is Mississippi, followed by Oregon, New Mexico, Tennessee, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Alabama and South Carolina. California ranks 41. While California has the highest number of welfare caseloads, as a percentage of the population it is fifth following the District of Columbia, Guam, RI, and Tennessee if ranked per-capita.
Funny, the states that get the most money back from the government, (taker states?) are red states, but you won't hear about that on The Factor!!! Anyway, as George Costanza said, "it's not a lie if you believe it" and apparently Jesse Watters, like Bill, subscribes to that axiom. As the saying goes, the apple doesn't fall far from the tree and in this case, it's pretty rotten!
We culda done a segment on how targeted globalized currency speculation works but who wants to know what’s really goin’ on? Best just pepper a segment with lotsa boobs and boobs of other kinds.
Different day, same ol’ same ol’
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