You Have to Work to Be This Much of an Asshole


Fox News reporter Jesse Watters said on Monday that Albuquerque police had escorted him out of the 2014 National Organization for Women (NOW) conference after he made sexist comments and failed to obtain a press pass.

Tuesday night’s edition of The O’Reilly Factor featured a segment about Watters traveling to Albuquerque, and appearing to mock conference attendees over the so-called “war on women.”

“What are you gals trying to accomplish today?” Watters asked one woman, who immediately objected to be calling a gal.

At one point the Fox News reporter asked former NOW President Patricia Ireland to feel his bicep muscle to prove that he was ready to fight in the war on women.

“If you need protection, I can protect you,” Watters told another woman.

“That’s being sexist,” the woman explained. “Because you’re offering to protect me.”

Watters went on to ask other women at the conference if he would be issued a weapon in the war on women, and if they had ever been wounded with shrapnel.

Watch the video- you’ll just want to punch him in the neck.

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70 replies
  1. 1
    MattR says:

    Blood pressure is already rising with the USA game starting soon. I have a feeling watching that video will lead me to have a heart attack.

  2. 2

    If APD failed to administer summary justice, they’ve let me down.

  3. 3
    Anya says:

    Ugh! I hate this crap. I think social justice organizations need to include “how to survive an ambush from a sleazy wingnut” to their training.

  4. 4
    Cacti says:

    Why do we keep losing women by double digits?

    Sluts must be brainwashed!


  5. 5
    The Other Chuck says:

    Some twits think they’re a conservative Samantha Bee or Jason Jones because they adopt the same mockery shtick, not realizing of course that the target of your satire makes a real difference too. Not that self-awareness is in abundance in the average Fox News viewer, but I suspect Waters knows exactly what an asshole he is.

  6. 6
    Trollhattan says:

    Nice outreach effort. They should have offered basketsfull of free luffas for all the li’l gals.

  7. 7
    Keith G says:

    That seems to be this dude’s act (from what I’ve read). He is a type of shock jock. Some on the Right do tend to be a bit confused about what are the fundamentals of comedy – or at least how to use humor to make a point.

    I won’t click the link since I am in a pretty good mood at present.

  8. 8
    JPL says:

    For those who those who don’t want to watch the video or click to additional sites, TPM had this

    “I want to fight in the war on women. Where do I sign up for that?” he asked one conference attendee before showing off his biceps to NOW President Patricia Ireland. “I’ve been working out. Feel the muscle,” he said.

    well just ick. A great come back would have been, have you considered trying deodorant.

  9. 9
    ET says:

    He isn’t just a jackass but a loser. He pays to go to a conference just to mock people. Really? Has he nothing better to do or to spend money on? Really. He is an example of the standard bearers for red state America and Fox lauds them? GAH. That is sad and pathetic for both that loser and those that tout him.

  10. 10
    Zam says:

    Let me get this straight. O’reilly ran a segment mocking the use of the term “war” to describe tactics used to deprive people rights? Is this fucker serious?

  11. 11
    gogol's wife says:

    It’s such a blatant ripoff of the kind of thing Jason Jones or Samantha Bee do on the Daily Show, but it has exactly the reverse effect — the people he talks to come off as humorous and intelligent, and he comes off as a complete ass. I don’t think his satire is working the way he thinks it is. The police all look extremely good too in this clip!

  12. 12
    Belafon says:

    Shorter: “There’s no real war on women, because none of them are asking for my help.”

    Just awesome.

  13. 13
    Cacti says:

    The right wing says “what war on women?”.

    Meanwhile, the Patriarchal wing of SCOTUS has found:

    -If Lilly Ledbetter’s employer paid her unfairly for a long enough time, it became legal

    -Laws of general applicability concerning women are subordinate to the “religious beliefs” of a fictitious legal entity incapable of forming or holding beliefs.

  14. 14
    Omnes Omnibus (the first of his name) says:

    @JPL: Or use the Bartleby option.

  15. 15
    gogol's wife says:

    @The Other Chuck:

    Oops, didn’t see this before I wrote my comment.

  16. 16
    gogol's wife says:



  17. 17
    catclub says:


    O’reilly ran a segment mocking the use of the term “war” to describe tactics used to deprive people rights?

    Like the war on Christmas.

  18. 18
    Gravenstone says:

    That’s Billdo’s pet ferret. The neck punching comes mandatory for the position.

  19. 19

    “What are you gals trying to accomplish today?”

    I refuse to believe that there’s any man under the age of 70 in this nation who does not understand that such language is offensive as hell.

    Of course, that was his intent. He’s lucky nobody kicked him square in the nuts.

  20. 20
    Chris says:

    @Keith G:

    They’re not good at “comedic,” but “smug, self satisfied and condescending” they’ve got down to a science.

  21. 21
    JPL says:

    This is OT. Has it been mentioned before, by Betty Cracker perhaps, that this years Gator calendar has Aaron Hernandez for Mr. July? I just saw it on Mediaite and you can still purchase it at Target. link

  22. 22
    JCT says:

    @CONGRATULATIONS!: Or pulled out a concealed firearm and waved it at him.

  23. 23
    Betty Cracker says:

    Actually, I didn’t want to punch Watters in the neck after watching that video. Instead, I wanted to place his and O’Reilly’s testicles in a panini press, remove the grilled naughty bits with a rusty cleaver, give them a rough chop, combine them with vinegar and water in a blender on the “puree” setting and then stick funnels down those chumps’ throats and force-feed them their own noxious gonads with douche-sauce. I bet that would wipe the smirks off those pricks’ smug mugs.

  24. 24
    Hal says:

    What exactly is missing in the conservative brain that does not get how to correctly use humor or satire? Part of what works on the Daily Show for instance is how ridiculous some of these people are, and how ludicrous their beliefs come off when said out loud. Going to a NOW conference and offering up blatantly sexist commentary is not satirizing anything, it’s just being dismissive of valid issues. Not to mention a network and host that talk ad nauseam about the war on Christmas has no ground to stand on.

  25. 25
    Omnes Omnibus (the first of his name) says:

    @Betty Cracker: Don’t spare our delicate sensibilities. Tell us how you really feel.

  26. 26
    BruinKid says:

    And then Watters said this today.

    Fox New host Jessie Waters: “Hillary Clinton needs the single ladies vote. I call them ‘The Beyoncé Voters’ — the single ladies. Obama won single ladies by 76% last time, and made up about a quarter of the electorate. They depend on government because they’re not depending on their husbands. They need contraception, health care, and they love to talk about equal pay.”

  27. 27
    the Conster says:

    Today was the first day I woke up and honest to god felt my second class status. I’ve been kidding myself for 40 years. I’m not the only one either.

  28. 28
    Betty Cracker says:

    @JPL: Excerpt from the ABC News account:

    Officials approved the calendar last spring, months before the arrest, said Florida spokesman Daniel Apple. The calendars’ maker, Turner Licensing, a division of Perfect Timing Inc., did not immediately respond to an email seeking comment.

    Emphasis mine.

  29. 29
    srv says:

    @Hal: Conservatives are more fun.

    Other psychopathies explained here.

  30. 30
    John Revolta says:

    Stupid troll is trolling. And stupid.

  31. 31
    JPL says:

    @Betty Cracker: It must be making news now because after all it is July. It’s licensed by the ncaa so I assume FL could not pull them. I wonder if they even tried, though.

  32. 32
    Ayn Randy says:

    Jesse Watters is no different from any other conservative that feels insecure about powerful women. Usually this sort of behavior is over-compensation because the sluts wouldn’t put out for him in high school and college. Now he has a nice gal that likes under-the-sheets sex with the lights off while those liberal sluts are doing things to their boyfriends that he begs his wife for.

  33. 33
    evinfuilt says:

    Watch the video- you’ll just want to punch him in the neck.

    No need for the video, I have 2 arms and am already willing to show him how I handle the war on women.

  34. 34
    TaMara (BHF) says:

    @Betty Cracker: That is so not going to be a recipe exchange menu. But I do volunteer as sous chef.

  35. 35
    Suffern ACE says:

    @Ayn Randy: Based on the quote above, he’s also concerned that those married women rely on their husbands. He’s got a problem with powerful women and powerless ones as well.

  36. 36
    Omnes Omnibus (the first of his name) says:

    @Suffern ACE: Based on the quote above, he is both an idiot and an asshole.

  37. 37
    Scotius says:

    They so want to replicate the success of the Colbert Report and the Daily Show, but they don’t quite get how humor and satire works. It would be like me wanting to emulate a concert pianist by banging my hands on a piano.

  38. 38
    Patricia Kayden says:

    @MattR: Any combination of Fox News, Bill O’Reilly and a stupid misogynist will kill me immediately. That post is enough.

  39. 39
    A Humble Lurker says:

    @Betty Cracker:
    That was both gross and incredibly satisfying to read.

  40. 40
    Shortstop says:

    @CONGRATULATIONS!: Are you kidding? There are guys under 40 or 50 on his blog who talk about “coeds” and “stewardesses.”

  41. 41
    Shortstop says:

    @Hal: someone here once summarized it pretty well, I think: liberals tend to punch up in their humor, while conservatives punch down. Aside from that, I’ve noticed that most wingers are incapable of self-deprecating humor of any kind, which makes them come off as tense and desperate.

  42. 42
    Citizen_X says:

    “If you need protection, I can protect you,” Watters told another woman.

    She should have maced him. Now, THAT would have been funny.

  43. 43
    Kay says:

    It seems dated to me. Stale. Like saying “feminazi” (HA HA) or sniggering over the “blue dress”. Maybe they can just recycle the same old shit and sell it to a new generation of conservative men. Worth a shot!

  44. 44
    kindness says:

    Seems to me that caveman humor is better with the young boys. Fox’s demographic is old. Old folk. Old folk think this is funny?

    Someone is deluded and I think it’s all of Fox.

  45. 45
    GregB says:

    Conservatives laugh with the king, liberals laugh with the jester.

  46. 46
    opiejeanne says:

    @the Conster: my niece, who used to be a conservative, has awakened to reality and is freaking out about this and other political issues. It’s both fun and scary watching the transformation.

  47. 47
    Omnes Omnibus (the first of his name) says:

    @opiejeanne: If the conversion stays, get her to the polls in November.

  48. 48
    The Tragically Flip says:

    It’s like a real life mansplaining troll showing up to comment at feminist sites. With pretty much the same outcome.

  49. 49
    Hal says:

    BTW, I find his Beyonce voters line hilariously misinformed. Single Ladies is about a woman who ends up with another man after being neglected. If you liked than you should have put a ring on it. It is not a song about a woman being single and rejecting men. Clueless white dude who only knows Beyonce from the news and has no idea what she’s actually singing about.

  50. 50
    SFAW says:


    Clueless white dude who only knows Beyonce from the news

    Not true! He also knows that she’s married to Kanye.

  51. 51
    Omnes Omnibus (the first of his name) says:

    @SFAW: Ha!

  52. 52
    chopper says:


    O’reilly ran a segment mocking the use of the term “war” to describe tactics used to deprive people rights? Is this fucker serious?

    just wait til the end of the year when he starts beating the ‘war on christmas’ dead horse again.

  53. 53
    cokane says:

    these people just want to be trolls. there’s a giant wingnut welfare giveaway for trolls

  54. 54
    mark says:

    @Chris: Exactly Chris. They love being sadistic. THAT is funny to them and the whole point.
    Some of ya’ll think this will make him look foolish to those in the conservative party. This makes him a hero.

    I keep saying it….we need liberal torpedos and goons because that (brute force) is all bullies like Watters and O’Lielly respect and understand

  55. 55
    gbear says:

    @gogol’s wife: Did anyone say to him “You know that we can hear you, right?

  56. 56
    beth says:

    I’m thinking anyone who is approached by these assholes should just flip their middle fi gers and say nothing but “fuck”. Don’t give them one moment of usable film.

  57. 57
    Tokyokie says:

    @Shortstop: Exactly. Would Charlie Chaplin’s character have been funny if instead of being a tramp, he’d been a factory owner brutalizing workers in his sweatshop? Would Buster Keaton, rather than always playing an everyman stoically enduring and surmounting outrageous fortune, have been funny had his character instead been a member of the Ku Klux Klan who was always burning crosses and lynching blacks? Would Groucho Marx have been funny if instead of lampooning the social perspectives of stuffed shirts and society matrons he’d been genuinely sympathetic to the Margaret Dumont characters? No, no and no.

    The best comedy speaks truth to power. But Fox employees seem to think that speaking falsehoods to the powerless is a real hoot. But then, they probably sympathize with those Margaret Dumont characters and wonder what the joke is.

  58. 58
    allium says:

    @beth: One of the comments in this article advises saying “loofah” or “falafel” continuously to give The Dudgeon of Levittown nothing to work with that won’t bring up old lawsuits.

  59. 59

    My first thought was, not all men are like that.

    That has been used before with spectacularly bad results, so I’ll go with punching the little shit in the neck if I can get close enough to him.

  60. 60

    @beth: Unfortunately the bleeps would provide cover to saying, see how hostile they are?

    Better is to point and laugh, look they sent the jester! And then turn and walk away.

  61. 61
    Breezeblock says:

    OK, I am taking some deep breaths. Does anyone ever troll this fucking fuckwit??

  62. 62
    Ruckus says:

    @Betty Cracker:
    You’ve thought about this for a minute or two haven’t you?
    BTW I like your style. If you are going to do something, do it well.

  63. 63
    Ruckus says:

    @Ayn Randy:
    A friend used to describe it as:
    Door locked, lights out, under the covers, both wearing flannel pajamas, two condoms, so there is no possibility of any pleasure, …….sex.

  64. 64
    Ruckus says:


    It would be like me wanting to emulate a concert pianist by banging my hands fists on a piano an accordion.

    FXIT for you.

  65. 65
    opiejeanne says:

    @Omnes Omnibus (the first of his name): Oh, she votes. She was creeped out by Romney enough that she didn’t vote R, but I don’t know if she voted for Obama. I would doubt it.

    She used to think Palin was wonderful, but she was pretty young, early 20s. I have been treading lightly, applauding quietly from the sidelines, so as not to cause a negative reaction. She works for a food bank and the scales certainly have fallen from her eyes with regard to poor people. Now that she sees what the Republicans are playing at, as well as no longer attending a super-fundie church that told her what her politics had to be, I have great hopes that she will make a total conversion. .

  66. 66
    the Conster says:


    It’s a wake up call, for sure. I’m educating a lot of FB people about the extremism – the radicalism – of the cabal of 5 Opus Dei ideologues hiding in their black robes overthrowing decades of precedence and settled corporate law to enact a women-hating religious regime. The corporate IP lawyers I’ve been able to talk to about this, that I work with, are freaked out. It’s scary!!

  67. 67
    Mike G says:

    Good comedy requires understanding your audience, whereas conservatives don’t give a shit about anyone but themselves and their hate and anger dominate their other personality traits.

    It’s like watching Mitt Rmoney trying to be jokey and buddy-buddy with people whom it is obvious he would sic attack dogs upon if he weren’t trying to get their vote.

  68. 68
    Paul in KY says:

    @Betty Cracker: I like the way you think, Betty!

  69. 69
    dmbeaster says:

    Oh my God! That was a practically a Howard Stern routine (and equally tasteless), and I kept waiting for a Fox intern to jump out and say Baba Booey!

  70. 70

    @Betty Cracker:

    And you oppose waterboarding? Remind me to be nice to you.

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