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One of Fox News’ rising stars is already attracting preemptive strikes in the latest “scoops” from liberal media outlets.
Left-wing website The Daily Beast reported Monday that Jesse Watters, host of “Jesse Watters Primetime” and a co-host on the ratings-giant talk show “The Five,” had suggested in the aftermath of the 2020 presidential election that two fellow Fox hosts be let go to make room for “fresh blood.”
And even worse for the partisans at The Daily Beast, Watters wanted them replaced by supporters of former President Donald Trump.
Quoting from texts obtained in the now-settled defamation lawsuit filed by Dominion Voting Systems against Fox, The Daily Beast reported Watters’ frustration with Fox host Neil Cavuto and now-departed Fox anchor Chris Wallace.
The equally left-wing Media Matters for America piggy-backed on The Daily Beast report Tuesday, noting that Cavuto had cut off live coverage of a Nov. 9, 2020 news briefing by then-White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany because of statements she was making about vote-counting from the presidential election the week before.
(Tellingly enough, Media Matters didn’t feel the need to go into detail about why Watters would have wanted Wallace out. As things turned out, Wallace was going to be leaving Fox a little more than a year later for his less-than-successful new home at CNN.)
“Wallace Cavuto and other have got to go. Need some fresh blood. Should hire some trump people,” Watters texted to now-former Fox heavyweight Tucker Carlson, according to The Daily Beast.
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