Jesse Watters is at least the second Fox News pundit to suggest that American civil liberties are a pesky nuisance that should be disposed of in the fight against terrorism.
As part of Fox's hideous exploitation of the French terror raids that occurred early this morning, Watters praised the French for being so – well, un-American.
WATTERS: It looks like France has declared war on radical Islam and our president should take note. What France is doing right now is they are rooting out and cracking down domestically on these savages that are living within France.
…They’re not afraid to say “radical Islam” and I think they’re doing whatever they need to do to eradicate this menace.
France is a civilized nation so they’re not insecure about that. They’re not gonna worry about offending Muslims. They’re not gonna worry about civil liberties, they’re gonna go in and get the job done… (Americans) are reminded of 9/11 and they want our president to make sure we fight these guys there so we don’t have to fight them here.
Not one of Watters’ cohosts objected to the idea of tossing out our Constitutional rights.
Sadly, this seems to be part of a Fox News trend. On Monday night, Fox contributor Bo Dietl announced, “Let’s stop worrying about people’s rights” when fighting terrorism. Dietl was part of a three-person panel but nobody, including host and self-styled “Great American” Sean Hannity objected.
As I posted earlier today, tossing out the bedrock of our democracy is playing right into the hands of ISIS. It should not be tolerated. Period.
By the way, Watters who has served as the managing editor of Fox Nation had this as part of its Statement of Purpose: "The Fox Nation was created for people who believe in the United States of America and its ideals, as expressed in the Constitution, the Declaration of Independence, and the Emancipation Proclamation." Maybe Watters should leave. Now.
Watch Watters betray our democracy at about 1:15 in the video below, from the November 18 Outnumbered.
O, those Wngsteers love them their Constitution and Declaration of Independence. Too bad ‘their’ versions are sadly lacking any resemblance to the actual documents.
Yeah, if Texas was a blue state, Watters would be hyping up his newest ambush video. But since red states are the ones saying this, he has to help defend them from that nasty constitution.
-“Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.”
How ‘bout it, NRA and wingnut enablers? I’m sure you don’t want to be counted among ISIS supporters by insisting on civil liberties while we’re at war . . .
Bet every last one of these MFers would be screaming for lawyers and demanding the firing of every last officer who “violated” the mouthpieces’ civil liberties.