Bill O'Reilly's devout Catholicism doesn't seem to get in the way of his fascination with anything that could have a sexual connotation. As such, he sends out his stalker producer, Jesse Watters, to seek out stories that involve the sexy even when the topic has nothing to do with anything prurient, such as when Watters stalked nudists under the pretense of interviewing them about politics. The videos afford O'Reilly and Watters the opportunity to giggle like a couple of jr. high school boys who have discovered their father's Playboy's. Watters recently stalked Brown University students about a campus event that “discusses and explores nudity in all forms." Brown students, who have been the target of Watters' and O'Reilly's mocking and exploitation in the past, pushed back with a video of their own. Because the video is critical of Watters, O'Reilly used the opportunity to further attack the students and in so doing, validate their talking points including their appropriate description of Watters as a "creepy, ambushing, stalker lunatic."
Some history. In 2005, O'Reilly sent Watters to Brown in order to expose the kind of libertine debauchery that, in Bill's twisted mind, is constantly occurring on college campuses. That, of course, is a debauched fantasy (like the kind that got him involved in a sexual harassment law suit) but that didn't stop Bill from sending out Watters to Brown to cover a campus party whose title (Sex Power God), I'm sure, titillated Bill. In true O'Reilly style, he lied about the funding coming from the "pinhead" school administrators when it came from a student group. Watters also filmed students without their permission and used "compromising images" in his video. As a result of O'Reilly's nationally televised trashing of the school, students passed "A Resolution Calling for Accurate Coverage of the Students of Brown University by The O'Reilly Factor and the Fox News Channel." Watters was back in town for more edited video of Brown students' reaction to the RI "holiday tree."
Watters recently returned to Brown for more perving about "Nudity in the Upspace," an event which explores body images and which was organized by three female Brown students. After Watters stalked the campus, the students "turned the cameras" on Watters with a video in which they were very critical of Watters' "exploitative" style and, according to the Brown Daily Herald, his attempt to advance O'Reilly's efforts "to show Ivy Leaguers as are over-privileged and hyper-sexualized liberal idiots, out of touch with the rest of America." The article also reports that Watters asked questions such as if "any perverts attended" the event - a question deemed ironic considering O'Reilly having been a target of a sexual harassment lawsuit.
So on Friday, O'Reilly, Watters, and racist/misogynist Bernard McGuirk giggled about what happened. Watters explained that he went to Brown because of "nudity week" which IS NOT the title of the event. O'Reilly shouted "Nudity Week." The camera crew roared when Watters told McGuirk to cancel his trip because it's not about nude streakers. Watters provided the correct title and explained the event. Some of the student produced video was shown. "Jenn" says that she wasn't initially told that Watters was from the O'Reilly show. She noted that Watters inquired about the tuition and what her father think about her being naked in front of others. (Creepy?!) Watters defended his question about the tuition because her father "pays $55,000 to send her there and she's doing nude body painting." (As well as getting an excellent education).
Bill claimed "they're scared up there. That's what this is all about, they're scared" because Watters is going to run the whole piece on Wednesday of this week. Bill continued "you know you got them...but you weren't disrespectful." Watters smirked as he said that he's "pro-nudity week." The crew laughed as McGuirk chimed in "he's not wearing pants." O'Reilly accused the students of being "thin skinned." McGuirk went with his trademark misogyny: "The two ladies [there are three], that I read up on this, that are sponsoring this, they, you know, they would be forgiven for thinking they're flaky babes, the daughters of some Vermont pot smoking hippies or whatever..." The crew tittered.
Bill pontificated: "The serious undertone of this is that college kids, if you criticize them, or make fun of them, they come back and they vent and they try to hurt you." After he referenced claims of misogyny against Watters, Watters mentioned the Factor's "track record" in exposing the "sex party where all those kids *OD'd, the hospital, for Ecstasy...and then we did the war on Christmas." More giggling as Watters said that "they're a little up tight about Watters' World."
So Watters and O'Reilly can give it but not take it. Remind me who is "thin-skinned" and who is doing the "venting?"
*In the 2005 coverage, O'Reilly claimed that students had been using "Ecstasy" and when called out on this, by the editor of the Brown Daily Herald, he responded that Watters had "observed" it. The director of Brown's health service said that there were "no indications" that Ecstatsy was used. And if those students who were hospitalized for drunkenness used it, the records would be confidential.
I know whereof I speak. Yaaaseeeeee, I wuz once taken on by a little lady named Andrea cuz I scared her with my manliness! I’m the daddy!!
If you encounter Intern Jesse tell him, in his native tongue, "Pogue mo thoin Fox “News” producers and hosts."
Billy is too lazy and too old to leave his office and studio to do the interviews himself. The suits need to replace him with someone younger, and with more energy.
NOTE TO BILLY
We are counting down the days of your retirement.