The ever-smarmy Jesse Watters made a discussion about the boastful photos Idaho hunter Sabrina Corgatelli posted of animals she killed in Africa to smear liberals and one of Fox’s favorite targets: Sandra Fluke.
Corgatelli, you may know, posted photos of herself with dead animals she has apparently recently shot and killed in Africa. In the wake of the killing of Cecil the Lion in Zimbabwe, her photos have attracted a lot of negative attention.
Even right-wing chickenhawk Eric Bolling found Corgatelli’s antics distasteful. “Look, I’m pro gun, I’m pro legal hunt,” he said, “but, I’m sorry, do we really, Americans really need to travel to Africa to kill these animals?”
Watters smirked. He apparently thought the whole subject was one big “female” joke.
First, Watters said, “I don’t think it’s a good idea to criticize any woman holding a firearm, I think that’s just bad policy.”
Then Watters became downright mean.
WATTERS: When the left is attacking this woman, they should be celebrating her. I mean, she burst into this male dominated hunting culture, she’s out on the wild in Africa, Miss Independent bagging big game. I mean, you’re going to celebrate Sandra Fluke for begging for birth control with my tax dollars but this woman is out of line? I just don’t get it.
For the record, Sandra Fluke never asked for – much less begged – for Watters’ or anyone else’s tax dollars to pay for her birth control. She argued that birth control should be covered by health insurance at religious institutions. But Fox News has repeatedly echoed Rush Limbaugh’s shocking attacks on her. in 2012, Watters boasted that he had tried (and failed) to ambush Fluke at the Democratic National Convention.
But nobody challenged Watters’ mean-spiritedness. In fact, cohost Dana Perino told Watters, “I just love how your brain works.”
Watch the misogyny below, from the August 3 The Five.
NOTE TO INTERN JESSE
When Ailes’ reign of terror is over, we hope the next president cuts your contract, and hires a real journalist.
What’s more incredible is that there’s a woman out there who actually married this asshole AND had sex with him AND gave birth to his children. You’d also think he’d be a lot less assholish about women given the fact that he’s the father of two daughters. (I can only imagine how those girls are going to turn out with him as their “male role model.”)
An indication of gross irrelevance, uh?