‘Knew this was a bad idea’: ‘Honeybun’ Jesse Watters lets liberal mom on show, turns into train wreck

Fox News’ reshuffled lineup debuted Monday with a “Primetime” warning from one host’s mom about “conspiracy rabbit holes” and “lawsuits” as well as a parting suggestion for the former president.

(Video: Fox News)

In case having to fill the void once occupied by the number one nightly program in cable news wasn’t burden enough, the premiere of “Jesse Watters Primetime” in place of “Tucker Carlson Tonight” featured the eponymous host getting publicly parented.

Closing out the broadcast before handing off to Sean Hannity, Watters got on the line with his mother, a Democrat, who had some thoughts about program direction.

“I want to say congratulations, honey bun. We are so proud of you and your accomplishments and you’ve worked so hard. Now let’s aim to have you keep your job,” she began after telling her son she enjoyed the show.

“To that end,” Watters’ mom continued, “I do have some suggestions. Do not tumble into any conspiracy rabbit holes. We do not want to lose you and we want no lawsuits.”

As recently reported, after already settling with Dominion Voting Systems for nearly $800 million and former producer Abby Grossberg for $12 million, Fox News faced a defamation lawsuit from Ray Epps over the network’s portrayal of his alleged involvement in the breach of the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021.

“Fox News and in particular Tucker Carlson spent a good part of two years lying about Mr. Epps’s involvement in January 6th,” his attorney Michael Teter told NPR. “And because of that he has faced harassment and threats from Fox viewers and others that have ruined his life.”

“I have a list here,” Watters’ mom continued with her suggestions. “In keeping with the Hippocratic Oath, do no harm. We need you to be kind and respectful. You yourself mentioned that humble is a stretch, so I get that.”

“Use your voice responsibly to promote conversation that maintains a narrative thread,” she continued before bringing up President Joe Biden and his son Hunter Biden’s infamous laptop while her son rubbed his temples. “There really has been enough Biden-bashing and the laptop is old.”

Calling back to an earlier segment on the broadcast, she further offered, “Perhaps you could suggest that your people take less interest, for example, in other people’s bodies and talk about that.”

“Wait, wait, wait, wait, wait! We’re trying to keep other people’s interest away from children’s bodies. That was the point of that segment,” the host clarified on the subject of vested interests promoting harmful chemical castration and genital mutilation of kids.

While the Democrat mother still had the stage, she also voiced her favor for former President Donald Trump as a celebrity rather than a politician as she mentioned him via reference to his New Jersey golf club.

“I want you to seek solutions versus fanning the flames. You could encourage that Bedminster friend of yours to return to his earlier career on television,” Watters’s mom said of Trump. “Everyone in his audience could wear a red hat and I’m sure the ratings would soar.”

Reactions to the maternal input on the program were mixed with some even suggesting Watters branch off on his own as Carlson had to seemingly lucrative success having already struck a reported seven-figure ad deal.


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