Hoo-boy it’s NOT a good time to be a male host on Fox News. Rush Limbaugh asked the other day, how can it be that the ONLY place where sexual harassment of women occurs is on Fox News? But it sure seems the network is ground zero for misogyny.
They managed to get rid of Bill O’Reilly. Sean Hannity might have been next if his accuser didn’t eventually walk back her claims.
And now…Jesse Waters?
On Tuesday, as part of his commentary on the new prime time “The Five,” Watters was discussing Ivanka Trump’s appearance in Berlin at a women’s conference during which she was audibly booed for saying her father supported families.
As he closed his commentary, he said “I don’t really know what‘s going on there, but I really liked how she was speaking into that microphone” with a hand gesture ostensibly holding a microphone.
It was clear that he was trying to make a rude, sexual comment.
Here’s the full clip of Jesse Watters saying he liked how Ivanka “was speaking into that microphone.” pic.twitter.com/hwfJl3jil5
— David Mack (@davidmackau) April 26, 2017
buy it It didn’t take long for Watters to be called out on Twitter:
Watters then refuted the claim:
On air I was referring to Ivanka’s voice and how it resonates like a smooth jazz radio DJ. This was in no way a joke about anything else.
— Jesse Watters (@jessebwatters) April 26, 2017
readme Whether it’s coincidence or not, the Fox host announced Wednesday that he would be taking the next two days off from “The Five.”
His weekend show, “Watters’ World,” will be guest-hosted by Fox News colleague Kimberly Guilfoyle. Watters said he’s taking a short vacation to be with family and plans to be back on Monday.
During the week before Bill O’Reilly’s dismissal, he was also reported to have been on vacation. Hmm.
Smells like trouble to us.