In what made for a bizarre, albeit funny moment, a Fox News guest discussing the valor of military dogs suddenly and without warning blurted out that Jeffrey Epstein “didn’t kill himself.”
Mike Ritland, a former Navy SEAL and founder of the Warrior Dog Foundation, was a Saturday night guest on “Watters’ World,” in light of last week’s focus on the military dog injured during a daring nighttime raid against ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.
As Watters was closing out the segment, Ritland requested and was granted time to offer a PSA about military dogs.
“The remarkable nature of these dogs and them being highlighted in news creates a huge demand by people that frankly shouldn’t have them. If you see the coverage and you decide I want one of these dogs either buy a fully trained and finished dog from a professional or don’t get one at all,” Ritland said.
“Epstein didn’t kill himself,” he then added, without missing a beat.
Source: Fox News
“Alright,” Watters said, as he processed the parting remark.
“OK, thank you for that commentary,” the Fox News host added, with a hearty laugh.
Warrior Dog Foundation is a nonprofit that seeks to provide a home for military dogs that are no longer in service and slated to be euthanized, according to their website.
It’s hard to say what motivated Ritland to throw the comment in, but the look on his face suggested that he may have been responding to a dare or a bet.
Early on Aug. 10, financier Jeffrey Epstein’s body was found inside his Metropolitan Correctional Center jail cell in lower Manhattan. Dr. Barbara Sampson, chief medical examiner for New York City, stands by her initial determination that Epstein had died from suicide by hanging, according to Fox News.
Forensic pathologist Dr. Michael Baden said in an appearance last week on “Fox & Friends” the disgraced sex offender’s injuries were more consistent with murder than suicide.
“Those three fractures are extremely unusual in suicidal hangings and could occur much more commonly in homicidal strangulation,” Baden said. “I’ve not seen in 50 years where that occurred in a suicidal hanging case.”
While there may be uncertainty in the eyes of some when it comes to the death of Epstein, there was no uncertainty in the entertainment value of Ritland’s antics.
Here’s a sampling of responses from Twitter:
No doubt that Trump had Epstein killed.
— Just me (@reluctantzealot) November 3, 2019
The resistance is strong in this one
— Cat Escalera (@EscaleraCat) November 3, 2019
— My Big Mama’s pies are fried (@lbrass3) November 3, 2019
I’m dying here!! This man is a serious hero!! I swear I watched this ten times.
— #Resist ??️?✡️♿️? (@JewelResists) November 3, 2019
— ?♋???Bill?????️?????☕???⚾️?? (@n1ghtwatchman50) November 3, 2019
This wins on every level!?
— Renée??2020 #resist (@rjw411) November 3, 2019
Oh my GOD hall of fame
— Dr. Sullivan, CMDR US Space Force (@DrSullyMedWoman) November 3, 2019
Hell yes, my dude.
— The poster formerly known as “Point-Man” (@appuntito160) November 3, 2019
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