Jesse Watters’ ethnic slur about Univision anchor Jorge Ramos’ confrontation with Donald Trump was disgusting on its face but coming from Watters, who makes a habit of stalking and ambushing people for Fox News, it’s even more despicable.
Fox’s The Five show was just one of many, many Fox News segments cheerleading Trump for throwing Ramos out of a press conference when he began asking tough questions. Even though you know that they’d be howling like stuck chickenhawks if Hillary Clinton ever did the same to anyone at Fox.
But Watters was probably the most offensive on Fox – and that’s saying a lot.
WATTERS: I think Ramos acted like an illegal alien and he got treated like one. He cut the line, was disruptive and was deported. And then, Trump let him back in. Isn’t that his (immigration) policy?
Watters’ cohost, Greg Gutfeld agreed. “The thing is, he was rude,” Gutfeld sneered.
Gutfeld called Ramos “obsessed” with immigration. “He believes that if you’re not for, like, porous borders, somehow you’re bigoted,” Gutfeld added, with obvious disgust.
Then, for even more denigration, Gutfeld began lecturing Ramos: “He should be asking the question, why are his people fleeing his own country? He should be very, very passionate about the corruption and the infrastructure. How come you can’t drink the water?"
Gutfeld also validated Watters’ “illegal immigrant” smear by saying about Ramos, “He cut in line! He interrupted, he was rude. He should be polite. That’s my motto.”
Really, Greg? Because if you believe in courtesy then why didn’t you lecture Watters for his rudeness at a press conference with Mayor Bill de Blasio? Or for stalking, ambushing and harassing liberal blogger Amanda Terkel? Or for deliberately humiliating an elementary school official because it banned “Christmas” items from its holiday-fundraising gift room? Or about Watters’ “questions” to women attending a NOW conference: “Have you ever burned your bra?” and “Have you ever been wounded in the war on women?”
I think we know why. Rudeness and courtesy only matter to Fox’s pals. Otherwise, wouldn’t Gutfeld be smearing Trump instead? Trump’s rudeness to Megyn Kelly, Gutfeld’s own colleague, was far worse than anything Ramos did.
Cohost Kimberly Guilfoyle – who has never met a Fox News meme she didn’t embrace as her own – said high-handedly, “There’s meaning to the process. Have some civility to ask a question, wait ‘til you’re called on, because otherwise it’s disrespectful to the other colleagues.”
I'm putting that on the record in case Guilfoyle “forgets” her own standard when a Democrat is in the crosshairs.
Juan Williams was the only one of the five cohosts on the “fair and balanced” show to call out Watters or Trump. Williams described Watters’ comment about Ramos as “so dismissive and rude, about illegal immigrant.” Williams added, “Jorge Ramos was acting like a journalist.” It's telling that that's exactly what Fox couldn't stand about him. This, one day after Fox chief Roger Ailes told Trump that Fox would not allow any bullying to deter Fox from doing its job.
Williams also noted that Ramos had asked Trump for an interview and been denied, with Trump publishing Ramos’ cell phone number on the internet. As a result, Ramos was “aggressive,” Williams said. “We don’t get punished in journalism for being aggressive.”
Williams also called out Trump for acting like “some kind of dictator or some kind of totalitarian society. …This is bully tactics because he doesn’t like the fact that Jorge Ramos stands up and says this is biased discrimination against people who are Mexican.”
Watters put a condescending hand on Juan’s shoulder.
Watch this latest round of Fox News hypocrisy below, from the August 26 The Five.
“Jesse Watters, if I ever see you on the street you’d better run for the other side.”
LMAO! It’s too bad Watters isn’t ELEPHANT SIZED like his boss Jabba the Ailes, because when Ailes walks down the street, THERE AIN’T NO OTHER SIDE!
(from the arsenal of the late Art Carney, aka “Ed Norton” on that classic 1950s sitcom, “The Honeymooners”)
Career Politicians as Hillary Clinton and Jeb Bush are evaporating in the polls because the momentum in this election has shifted away from standard rule by the political hierarchy that rose during the measureless growth of government that has took place over the past decades toward a populist majority that rejects administration by a cunning and materialistic self-selected elites. The question the election of 2016 will settle is whether the voters will choose populism on the right or populism on the left to replace the fading dynasties of those who thrive on power. As I said in my previous commentary utilizing the program E-Verify would be the perfect tool, to chase down employers who are hiring illegal aliens instead of Americans and those immigrants that came here legally.
It would be the perfect arrangement between Donald Trumps Wall, and the internal enforcement by more recruited ICE officers enlisting the operation of—MANDATORY—E-Verify. No bending the rules that if you get caught having hired foreign nationals who don’t have the required documentation; you are looking at a statutory time of 5 years in prison. If either Hillary Clinton, Joe Biden, Jeb Bush or some of the other politicians its without any doubt—no wall, no Mandatory E-Verify and little enforcement of any kind. In truth most are for stealthily open borders, so Democrats can get more illegal aliens to unlawfully vote and Republicans more cheap labor for what both political parties want to pacify their wealthy donors.
Digging around on the web each day, I came across this interesting article about if the millions of illegal aliens were under the tremendous strain of not being able no longer to find a job?
Report: Every Deported Illegal Household Saves Taxpayers More than $700,000
by Julia Hahn, Breitbart, 8/24/15
Advocates for mass-migration are using skewed financial claims to smear Donald Trump’s popular border proposals, which actually would help revive the near-bankrupt Social Security and Medicare programs.
For every illegal migrant household that leaves the United States under Trump’s plan, Americans would recoup nearly three-quarters of a million dollars ($719,350), according to 2010 data collected by Heritage scholar Robert Rector.
The lifetime savings accrued from one deported illegal household would provide funds for 125 low-income inner city students to receive the maximum Pell Grant award in 2015-2016 ($5,775); it could cover the cost of pre-kindergarten for 90 at-risk children (around $8,000 per child); or it could cover the one year cost of Medicaid for 124 enrollees ($5,790 based on FY2011 data).
(Edited by moderator to avoid copyright infringement)
Gutfeld began lecturing Ramos: “He should be asking the question, why are his people fleeing his own country? He should be very, very passionate about the corruption and the infrastructure. How come you can’t drink the water?"
Well, for starters, the reason Ramos “fled” his country was for FREEDOM!!!!!! (He’d done a piece for a news program that was actually critical of the Mexican government and the piece was axed by the news program, so he quit and moved to the US on a LEGAL visa; incidentally, Ramos is a naturalized citizen of the US—so the US IS “his country.”)
As for the “corruption and infrastructure” and “can’t drink the water,” well that could be asked of many American “journalists” (especially at FoxNoise) about the good ol’ U S of A.
We’ve seen plenty of “corruption” fairly recently when police who’ve been caught—many ON TAPE—killing innocent people but avoiding indictment. We see tRump taking such a stand on “deporting illegals” yet his own properties—bearing his name—employ people without checking and verifying their immigration status. How about the corruption where people, even in “Heartland USA” can’t afford to buy a house (or rent an apartment) when the only jobs available pay minimum wage and offer no sort of benefits? (Meanwhile the corporations in question are spending millions of dollars to help elect politicians to office every single year and complaining about how burdensome their taxes are—that they can’t afford that fourth vacation home or that third SUV or having to settle for a two-year old corporate jet, rather than a brand-new one. But raising the peons’ pay by a dollar an hour is too much to ask.)
As to “can’t drink the water,” what about communities where fracking’s been taking place having reports of being able to take a match to the water coming out of their kitchen faucets and setting the water on fire? How about communities near pig farms where the, um, waste product runs off into the rivers and lakes these communities report higher than acceptable levels of e. Coli and nitrates in their water tables (not to mention occasional ammonia and methane escaping into the air). And I seem to recall an incident from a couple of years ago in West Virginia where residents near a mine where the local water was contaminated in an “accident,” that there wasn’t enough bottled water to supply the residents and communities from hundreds of miles around had to ship supplies of bottled water to keep the people supplied with fresh, drinkable water for nearly a month.
But, yeah. Mexico’s water is more problematic than many parts of the US. (For what it’s worth—the locals don’t seem to have the same problems drinking their local water. It’s largely because they’re used to the various little critters floating in the water. But, Americans can experience the same thing when they travel from one part of their own country to another on vacation.)
Btw, I heard that his boss, BOR, lashed out at Ramos last night and called him a “zealot” for “grandstanding” and trying to “generate publicity” for himself by advocating/editorializing for his pet causes (such as immigration). Whew, now isn’t that the pot calling the kettle black! And Watters is more than willing to so BOR’s bidding by grandstanding and generating publicity for the issues that BOR is obsessed with. Both of them are uber hypocrites on this issue.
Little mentioned on GOP TV in their clearly biased gushing over Trump booting Ramos is Ramos has been requesting interviews from The Donald for months. Even weak tea ‘lib’ Juan Williams is downplaying this here (saw this episode of “The Five” and wanted to wretch).
Ramos got Trump to grudgingly say he’d get to him next. Maybe he should have waited then to see if Donald would finally get around to him. I suspect The Donald would have kept ignoring him and we’d end up where we’re at. Not sure why Trump is so afraid of Ramos. When Ramos was let back in and they finally had it out Trump simply bluffed his way through the encounter which is his trademark behavior.
The Fox “News” mouthpieces can dish it out but cry foul when they are attacked.
We look forward to the day when Intern Jesse is fired from Fox “News.” He is an untalented clown who is more suited to clean tables at a local bar near this horrid skyscraper.
NOTE TO FOX “NEWS” SUITS
Your “friends” at Newsmax, Breitbart, Drudge and the Ninja have turned against you. Pity, they were once guests on the Workplace Bully network. You are irrelevant in their eyes.