Left-wing Twitter attacked Fox News host Jesse Watters as a “sexist pig” for saying that many female (and male) reporters sleep with sources to get scoops.
Watters made the remarks on “The Five” during a panel discussion about the new Clint Eastwood movie “Richard Jewell.”
Jewell became the main suspect in the 1996 Atlanta Olympics bombing because a reporter at the left-wing Atlanta Journal Constitution named Kathy Scruggs broke a story accusing Jewell of being the bomber. In the new Clint Eastwood movie, Scruggs got her scoop by sleeping with an FBI source.
The accusation that he was the Atlanta bomber destroyed Jewell’s life after he was demonized by a “trial by media.”
Jewell, then a security guard, was later completely exonerated after a man named Eric Rudolph confessed to the bombing. Both Jewell and Kathy Scruggs are now deceased.
Because the Clinton Eastwood movie portrays the mainstream media in a negative way, the Left has called for a boycott of his film.
I might actually go see a movie again.
— Herbert Reed (@Herbert_L_Reed) November 25, 2019
Greg Gutfeld said, “I think Clint Eastwood does a service by reminding people that this guy got screwed. I think that’s really, really important.”
Watters responded: “Especially in this current media environment. This happens all the time. Ali Watkins was a reporter for many, many years at many distinguished publications. She slept with one of her sources allegedly for four years and broke a lot of scoops, according to this Politico report.”
Watters continued: “It happens a lot, and it happens a lot in movies and TV shows. It’s all over Hollywood. Now they pick a problem with a Clint Eastwood movie? Come on!”
(Source: The Five)
Jesse Watters was referencing New York Times reporter Ali Watkins, who broke a bunch of big stories while working at BuzzFeed. How? Watkins had sex with James Wolfe, a former security director for the Senate Intelligence Committee.
In June 2018, Wolfe was arrested and indicted for allegedly lying to FBI agents who were investigating the suspicious media leaks about the DOJ investigation of the Russia collusion hoax.
The Five guest host Katie Pavlish remarked: “In [the movie “Richard Jewell”], the media is the villain because they rob this guy in the media. He had his whole life turned upside down.”
Juan Williams interjected, ““If the media was wrong, the media should be called out. I don’t have a problem with that. But I do have a problem with what you [Jesse Watters] said. I don’t think most women reporters [sleep with their sources].”
Watters replied: “I don’t say ‘most women reporters.’ Male reporters could do it too. I’m saying it has happened many times in the past!”
Predictably, left-wing Twitter dragged Watters, claiming he said that all women reporters have sex with their sources. That’s not what he said. He said it happens a lot (and it does).
One angry Twitter user fumed: “Sexist pig.”
— Michael Fisher or Current Resident (@Michael_Fisher_) December 12, 2019
One woman chirped: “So he’s saying no one wants to have sex with him n he’s mad n jealous.
Well, just work harder at it, incel.”
So he’s saying no one wants to have sex with him n he’s mad n jealous.
Well, just work harder at it, incel.
— Darlene Campbell (@DarleneCampbe12) December 12, 2019
Another person quipped: “Wow. He should be fired. Of course, FOX isn’t known for its ethics.”
Wow. He should be fired. Of course, FOX isn’t known for its ethics.
— TeresaBlake (@TeresaBlake) December 12, 2019
“Jesse can’t get laid apparently.”
Jesse can’t get laid apparently
— Mike Elliott (@muckduckmike) December 12, 2019
Journalist Stephen L. Miller tweeted: “The media Twitter reaction to ‘Richard Jewell’ is completely predicted and contrived. There are examples going back to just this October of journalists sleeping with sources. That’s not to suggest all reporters male or female do it, or that it’s a regular occurrence, but to call it a Hollywood myth is just silly, and they all know it.”
There are examples going back to just this October of journalists sleeping with sources… That's not to suggest all reporters male or female do it, or that it's a regular occurrence, but to call it a Hollywood myth is just silly, and they all know it.
— Stephen Miller (@redsteeze) December 11, 2019
Here’s another example: CNBC reporter Amanda Macias got a bunch of scoops after allegedly having sex with Henry Frese, a former intelligence employee who was arrested for leaking intel to Macias.
Macias is still employed by left-wing CNBC, the sister network of MSNBC.
Court records say Henry K. Frese was following on Twitter the journalist he gave classified info to and was romatically involved with. I identified the reporter as CNBC journalist @amanda_m_macias earlier today; info on their accounts checks out. pic.twitter.com/ZbwneZMgal
— Matthew Keys (@MatthewKeysLive) October 9, 2019
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