Young Turks hosts Ana Kasparian and John Iadarola ripped Fox’s Jesse Watters on Wednesday for his O’Reilly Factor report casting aspersions at New York City’s homeless population, calling him out for his on-camera antipathy toward the black people he interviewed for the segment.
“Jesse Watters is just a deplorable human being,” Kasparian said. “I have no respect for him whatsoever.”
The segment, which aired on Monday, showed Watters interviewing homeless people around Penn Station.
Iadarola noted that, while each of the homeless people featured on camera were black, the only white people Watters featured were commuters “inconvenienced” by their presence.
“I’ve always had a little bit of sympathy for him, because he has to spend his days with Bill O’Reilly,” Iadarola said. “But I’ve lost even that little bit of sympathy.”
Kasparian, a Raw Story contributor, argued that Watters’ on-camera behavior illustrated the difference between conservatives and liberals.
“Liberals genuinely believe that this country is about helping one another out and doing it for the greater good,” she said. “Conservatives are like ‘F*ck everyone, we have no interest in helping anyone. I’m only looking out for myself and my family.’ I have no interest in being part of that group.”
At the end of the Factor segment, O’Reilly and Watters attempted to blame their findings on Mayor Bill de Blasio’s administration, with Watters saying, “plenty of people are being attacked” without citing any proof.
“All this was was a Bill de Blasio smear campaign at the expense of homeless people living at a train station,” Kasparian said. “That’s all that segment was about. Fox News is garbage. Garbage.”
Watch the discussion, as aired on Wednesday, below.
‘Do you love Puerto Rico?’: Fox News’ Shep Smith rips governor to shreds
Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rosselló was outed for cold and heartless comments he exchanged about his own island in wake of the horrific hurricanes that destroyed the island in 2017. He's also being forced to ask questions about the corruption involving the funding for hurricane relief. Nearly 1 million people have taken to the streets demanding accountability and action.
In his first interview, Rosselló may have assumed he'd meet a friendly audience on Fox News, but Shep Smith let him have it.
"The corruption is rampant in Puerto Rico," Smith said. "Economically Puerto Rico is in a fiscal crisis, $70 billion in debt and a 13-year recession. In the leaked 900 pages of profanity-laced messages, dubbed RickyGate, after you, sir, you made light of the casualties of the Hurricane Maria, you tossed homophobic and misogynistic remarks, You were calling the former City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverit a whore. Of the oversight board that rules Puerto Rico's finances, you said, 'Go F-yourself. And when your representative to that board said he is salivating to shoot the woman who is the mayor of San Juan, you said, 'You’d be doing me a grand favor.' So, attacks on woman, gays, dead relatives on your own island and after that who is left to support you? Is it even safe for you to govern?"
‘Simply astonishing’: Retired general sounds the alarm on Trump’s ‘utter breakdown’ in foreign policy process
Ret. Gen. Barry McCaffrey on Monday sounded the alarm on President Donald Trump's foreign policy team, which he said had shown no indications that it is capable of dealing with a real crisis on the world stage.
While appearing on MSNBC, McCaffrey was asked about a quote from former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta in which he said that the entire Trump foreign policy team is being held hostage to the president's impulsive tweets.
"I think the most important thing Panetta said here was the utter breakdown of a national security process," he explained. "It's simply astonishing! [Defense Secretary nominee Mark] Esper still hasn't been confirmed, you've had a series of acting secretaries of defense, no one really understands what [Secretary of State Mike] Pompeo, who is a very intelligent person, is up to."
Fox News host wipes smirk from colleague’s face by dismantling his ‘love it or leave it’ rant
A Fox News host shut down her colleague's defense of President Donald Trump's "love it or leave it" rhetoric.
Pete Hegseth, a "Fox & Friends" host, appeared on the network's "Outnumbered" program to defend the president from charges of racism after he called out four Democratic congresswomen -- all of them women of color -- to return to their home countries.
"He’s a capitalist versus that out-and-out socialist, anti-Semitic comments that they've made," Hegseth claimed. "He wants that foil, and I think where he comes at it from the love of country perspective. It’s not that they just love and cherish the country so much, but they want to make some policy tinkers. It's that they want to change the country completely, they think America is defined by our sins and it’s a bad place."