The mainstream media is reporting the next possible hammer to fall at Fox News. But you need to be the judge.
He just started in a new prime-time slot with his Fox News’ show “The Five” this week, but when host Jesse Watters made what some are calling “sexually suggestive” remarks about Ivanka Trump during a segment on Tuesday night, they clearly didn’t go down well.
Suddenly, after just 3 days on air with his new show, he has announced that he is taking a quick break from “The Five.”
“I’m going to be taking a vacation with my family, so I’m not going to be here tomorrow,” Watters said, adding, “I’ll be back on Monday, so don’t miss me too much.”
The comments Watters made about the way Ivanka Trump held a microphone while she discussed women’s rights at a panel in Germany didn’t go over so well, apparently.
“It’s funny, the Left says they really respect women and then when given an opportunity to respect a woman like that, they boo and hiss … So, I don’t really get what’s going on here, but I really liked how she was speaking into that microphone,” Watters had said, gesturing with his hand towards his mouth and grinning at his co-hosts.
The next morning, he tried to walk the intention of those comments back. “During the break, we were commenting on Ivanka’s voice and how it was low and steady and resonates like a smooth jazz radio DJ,” he said. “This was in no way a joke about anything else.”
Watters’ remark was seen as a bad move in light of recent developments at the network in which claims of rampant sexual harassment caused Fox News to oust former host Bill O’Reilly and chairman Roger Ailes. Watters rose to fame working on O’Reilly’s show for years. His segment called “Watters World” was a big hit with audiences because he interviewed everyday people out on the streets.
Here is the video:
WATCH: Jesse Watters on Fox News re Ivanka Trump: “I really like how she was speaking into that microphone” pic.twitter.com/HoJHLpMtq1
— Yashar (@yashar) April 26, 2017
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