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Fox News Co-Host Jesse Watters Issues Statement: Ivanka’s Voice ‘Resonates Like a Smooth Jazz Radio DJ’

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Fox News apparently is becoming more sensitive to the activities of their on-air staff after losing Bill O’Reilly over his alleged sexual harassment of at least seven women. A Fox News publicist who identified herself as “Fox News PR” sent NCRM an email Wednesday morning asking us to update our story about Jesse Watters, a newly-promoted co-host on its newly-promoted to primetime show “The Five,” after he made on-air what certainly sounded like a thinly-veiled oral sex “joke” about Ivanka Trump Tuesday night.

We’re not going to repeat the “joke” because it was juvenile and as some have called it, frat-boy-ish, but suffice it to say he made it after blasting liberals at a women’s conference in Berlin (even though he had no idea who was in the audience) for hissing and booing the First Daughter. 

You can see the video and our original story here.

Here’s Fox News Channel’s Jesse Watters’ statement:

“During the break we were commenting on Ivanka’s voice and how it was low and steady and resonates like a smooth jazz radio DJ. This was in no way a joke about anything else.” 

Note there is no apology, not even any recognition that what he said was inappropriate.

So we’ve prepared the statement Watters should have released, if what he says is true, but didn’t.

“I apologize to Ivanka Trump, to our Fox News viewers, and to all women, who deserve my unyielding respect. I should have realized that my remarks could be perceived as making an inappropriate ‘joke’ about Ivanka Trump, the President’s daughter. I should not even have been talking about Ivanka Trump’s voice off-camera, as it has nothing to do with her remarks at the W20. I should have realized that my off-camera remarks would not have been heard by viewers, leaving my on-camera remarks to sound grossly inappropriate. I find that once again I am forced to apologize for inappropriate remarks I’ve made on-air. I recognize I must do better, and that Fox News viewers and indeed all Americans deserve professionalism from me and everyone here at the network. Again, I’m sorry.”

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Watch Live: President Biden to Address the Nation in Prime Time Tonight on Texas Elementary School Shooting

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President Joe Biden, immediately upon returning to the White House Tuesday night will address the nation on the Texas elementary school mass shooting. 14 students and one teacher were shot and killed. President Biden is returning home Tuesday night from his five-day international trip to Asia.

Biden will speak from the Roosevelt Room slated now to start at 8:15 PM ET.

The President has already issued “A Proclamation Honoring The Victims Of The Tragedy In Uvalde, Texas,” including ordering flags to be flown at half staff.

Watch live here, below:

 

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Watch: Texas Attorney General Suggests Arming Teachers After 15 Shot and Killed at Elementary School

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Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton called for arming teachers and “doing more at the school” to prevent school mass shootings, immediately after14 elementary school students and one teacher were shot and killed in Uvalde, Texas.

Paxton, who is in a tight re-election primary runoff race, was speaking to a Newsmax host who noted that Texas is “not a stranger to shootings.”

“Yes, sadly, this has happened again, and it’s a horrible tragedy,” Paxton said, after being asked what efforts have been talked about or taken to prevent school shootings.

“Having one point of entry, making it more difficult for people even to get in that point of entry, and having, potentially, teachers and other administrators who have gone through training and who are armed because first responders typically can’t get there in time to prevent a shooting. This is just not possible unless you have a police officer on every campus, which for a lot of these schools is almost impossible. So I think you’re gonna have to do more at the school because it typically involves very short periods of time and you have to have people trained on campus to react.”

The host talked about hardening schools “so they’re not easy prey for crazy people who go nuts with firearms.”

Defending his call for people to be armed Paxton went on to say people who are “not following murder laws” are “not going to follow gun laws.”

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14 Students and One Teacher Dead at Texas Elementary School Mass Shooting (Streaming Video)

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Fourteen students and one teacher are dead, and others have been injured after a mass shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas.

ABC News live video (below) reports “14 dead,” stating Gov. Greg Abbott has made that announcement. ABC News, online, citing multiple sources, reports the shooter is also dead.

CNN confirms 15 are dead:

NBC News adds: “The shooting occurred after new FBI statistics released Monday showed active shooter incidents in 2021 surged by more than 50 percent from 2020 and nearly 97 percent from 2017.”

Streaming video via ABC News:

This is a breaking news and developing story. Details may change. 

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