“Can you paddle female students?” -- Fox hosts voice support for allowing teachers to spank students

Jesse Watters: “How many smacks do you get?”

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Citation From the August 25, 2022, edition of Fox News' The Five

JESSE WATTERS (CO-HOST): Do you agree with this form of punishment?


WATTERS: It did?

FORD JR.: It worked.

WATTERS: Look at how you turned out. 

FORD JR.: It never happened again. I got spanked that day two times. Once my parents learned, they were so embarrassed, they took matters in their own hands when I got home as well. So I don't have as much of an issue with this.

DANA PERINO (CO-HOST): I can understand parents maybe saying, "Look, if I'm not there and they do something bad, maybe so." However, we're also saying we don't want teachers to deal with the sensitive topics like gender issues, for example, prefer to do that at home. I think that, in my opinion, if I had children, I would want to take care of the paddling myself.

WATTERS: Can you paddle female students? 

JEANINE PIRRO (CO-HOST): Yeah. Yeah, there's no distinction.

WATTERS: You can.

BRIAN KILMEADE (CO-HOST): And on the butt, right? Not on the hands. 

PIRRO: On the butt. It's on the butt.

WATTERS: And how many smacks do you get?

PIRRO: I think to three.

KILMEADE: Up to three.

PIRRO: And you cannot cause physical harm.

WATTERS: Well, what's the line?

PIRRO: Well --


PIRRO: Physical harm is physical injury where -- 

WATTERS: Tears don't count.

PIRRO: -- No -- where you leave a mark.

WATTERS: Where you leave a mark.

PIRRO: Yeah. 

WATTERS: But how do you know?

PIRRO: The parents will tell you when the kids get home.