Fox Gives Jesse Watters A Weekly Show
Fox Will Now Feature Watters' Poor-Shaming, Sexism, And Transphobia For An Hour Every Week
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Fox News has announced that news correspondent Jesse Watters' monthly special Watters' World will now be a weekly show on the network. Watters has a track record of producing segments where he shames homeless Americans and mocks members of the LGBT community. During his segment and while guest-hosting shows on Fox, Watters has also repeatedly made disparaging comments about immigrants, women, Asian-Americans and African-Americans.
Fox News Gives Watters A Weekly Show
Business Insider: Fox News’ Monthly Special Watters’ World Will Now Be A Weekly Show. Fox News announced on Thursday that correspondent Jesse Watters’ monthly special will now be a weekly gig. Watters’ segment Watters’ World, which started as a mini-segment on Fox’s The O’Reilly Factor, will now air weekly on Saturday nights. As reported by Business Insider, the show will consist of “interviews with high-profile figures” and “a panel where guests will debate current events.” From the Business Insider Australia January 6 edition:
Fox News correspondent Jesse Watters’ segment “Watters’ World” is getting its own full weekly hour-length treatment.
According to an announcement from Fox News on Thursday, “Watters’ World” has been bumped up from a monthly special and bi-weekly mini-segment to a weekly show set to air weekly on Saturdays at 8PM ET.
The show will feature the man-on-the-street-style interviews about pop culture and politics that Watters has executed as a correspondent on “The O’Reilly Factor,” where “Watters’ World” has grown from an off-shoot interview to a bi-weekly segment. Watters will also conduct interviews with high-profile figures, and host a panel where guests will debate current events.
“I am humbled that FOX News Channel has given me this opportunity. I look forward to viewers entering my world more often and wouldn’t be in this position if it weren’t for Bill,” Watters said in a statement.
A Bill O’Reilly protege, the correspondent has spent over a decade at the network ambushing interview subjects and talking to Americans on the street for “The O’Reilly Factor,” eventually getting his own segment on the show which O’Reilly dubbed “Watters’ World.” Watters told Business Insider that the anchor likes to tease the five minute segments at the top of the show, and hold them for the end to keep viewers tuned in through the entire program. [Business Insider, 1/6/17]
Watters Has A History Of Poor-Shaming And Making Racially Insensitive, Transphobic, Homophobic, And Sexist Comments
Fox News’ Jesse Watters Was Responsible For Widely Condemned “Chinatown” Segment “Rife With Racist Stereotypes.” During the October 3 edition of Fox News’ The O’Reilly Factor, host Bill O’Reilly ran a segment featuring Jesse Watters asking offensive, stereotype-laden questions to Asian-Americans in New York City’s Chinatown such as, “Do you know karate?” and “Am I supposed to bow to say hello?” Lawmakers condemned Watters’ segment as “vile” and “xenophobic,” and the president of the Asian American Journalists Association described it as “rife with racist stereotypes.”
[Fox News, The O’Reilly Factor, 10/3/16]