Bill O’Reilly’s “Watters World” segment last night encapsulated perfectly much of what’s wrong with Fox News. Instead of doing any real investigating or even explaining to viewers why Pakistan has arrested and convicted the doctor who helped the U.S. kill Osama Bin Laden, O’Reilly sent producer Jesse Watters to interview a number of ambush interviews with Pakistanis. Then, after a number of them supported the arrest, Juliet Huddy came on to fan the flames of ignorant hatred by suggesting that they should be racially profiled as terrorists.
“Why is (New York Police Commissioner) Ray Kelly spending money on our officers going over to Newark… send ‘em out to follow Jesse Watters! Some of these people really concern me,” Huddy said.
The New York Times did do the reporting and found that the arrest may have had little or nothing to do with Bin Laden, though it's by no means clear. But, apparently, putting hard news over sensationalism is only for the liberal media.
Video via Mediaite.