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.
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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.”
— BPR based (@DumpstrFireNews) July 13, 2023
“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.
Fox is dead.. get out while you can still salvage your legacy..
— 5:5 ANQN ✝️ (@PurebloodFilms) July 18, 2023
I love that your mom calls you “ honeybun” I’ve heard her do it before. That’s so sweet!
— dehannr (@dehannr) July 18, 2023
Don’t let them control you Jesse! You worked too hard to throw it away! Be you, not them !
— Karen (@Vettecrazed) July 18, 2023
Your mom is the best.
Great first 8pm show!
— J.Rivera (@JRRivera) July 18, 2023
From what I see on Twitter, the most posts are coming in for your mother, wishing you were like her. Not a good start. That is..unless you wish to be a Democrat.
— Lucretia Pittman (@kissapittman) July 18, 2023
What a weird segment.
— ReformedDEGEN️ (@Ref0rmedDEGEN) July 18, 2023
Wondering why Jesse thought that segment was a good idea.
— kathy (@PetzKathy) July 18, 2023
So she’s the one still watching Fox.
— LAZYJIBBA (@lazyjibba81) July 18, 2023
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