Yes, just what Fox needs! Bill O’Reilly’s former sidekick, Jesse Watters, in a controversy over lewd commentary.
From the Washington Examiner:
Criticism of Watters, who has seen controversy in the past, began Tuesday when during a segment on Ivanka Trump, he said he “really liked how she was speaking into that microphone.”
Many viewers saw it as a sexually explicit remark, agitating a sore spot for Fox, which has seen two of its biggest names depart over the past year due to sexual harassment claims.
Watters on Wednesday, however, defended himself, saying he was merely referring to Trump’s voice, which “resonates like a smooth jazz radio DJ.”
Well, you be the judge. The tipoff might be that frat boy, aren’t I clever? smirk he flashes at the conclusion of his comment. But who knows, maybe he’s just into smooth jazz.
He says he’ll be back Monday. The last high-profile Fox host to take a vacation, O’Reilly, of course, never returned.