Plainly concerned that Fox News was on the verge of losing its grip on blatant misogyny and pointless provocation, commentator and self-styled comedian Jesse Watters made a crude joke about Ivanka Trump Tuesday night, thus assuring anxious fans of Bill O’Reilly that Fox News would never descend into civil discourse involving descent treatment of women and minorities.
Female empowerment, though, wasn’t what Watters had in mind as the clip played on a split screen.
It is not clear what the president thought of Watters’s joke, though he has himself expressed an apparent attraction to his favorite child, once opining, “If Ivanka weren't my daughter, perhaps I'd be dating her.” Late last year, writer Julia Ioffe was fired from Politico for suggesting that Trump may be “fucking his daughter.” The firing was caused in large part due to right-wing outrage, which has thus far been conspicuously absent from the Watters incident.
He is not getting fired.
We are a program that is not politically correct.” With O’Reilly and Fox News founder Roger Ailes gone from the network, both deposed for entirely credible accusations of sexual misconduct, Watters has decided to show the snowflakes of liberal America that they shouldn’t expect the channel to soften its tone toward women.