Fox’s Jesse Watters responded to criticism by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez for ignoring Lauren Boebert’s behavior during the Beetlejuice musical by whitewashing it instead and completely ignoring the groping part.
Fox “news.” We distort, you decide. As The Hill reported, AOC called out Fox for focusing on her every move while ignoring Boebert and her date feeling each other in public where there were kids around:
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) is calling out Fox News over what she described as unequal news coverage, saying the network essentially ignored the recent public behavior scandal of GOP Rep. Lauren Boebert.
Ocasio-Cortez was asked by a follower to share her thoughts on the controversy after the Colorado lawmaker was escorted out of a theater in Denver for “causing a disturbance,” vaping and singing along during a live performance of “Beetlejuice.” A separate video emerged last Friday that also showed Boebert touching her date inappropriately in the theater.
“All I gotta say is I can’t go out to lunch in Florida in my free time, not doing anything, just eating outside and it’s wall-to-wall Fox News coverage,” Ocasio-Cortez said on Instagram in a video later reuploaded to TikTok. “And then you have a member of Congress engaging in sexually lewd acts in a public theate,r and they got nothing to say.”
The New York congresswoman said she doesn’t expect to receive equal treatment from Fox News, but that it would be nice.
And, as Jesse Watters proved this Friday when he invited Boebert on his show, she’s never going to get it.
Watters showed some of the recording from AOC, but that’s as close as the segment got to mentioning the fact that they were feeling each other up in the theater. They also never showed it on some of the video footage that was rolling during portions of the interview.
Instead the Fox audience was treated to this drivel:
Fox News host Jesse Watters asked the congresswoman about the brouhaha.
“So what happened that night?” he asked. “Hey, Jesse, well I mean first of all, what happened was I messed up,” she responded. “I went on a date night and I am a congresswoman and a public figure, but believe it or not, I’m human too. Obviously, everyone is very interested in my personal life and me going through a very difficult divorce.”
Boebert, 36, went on to note that she has four sons and a grandson.
“I have apologized to my constituents, will continue to do so,” she added. “All of those in Colorado who may have felt let down, I hear you and all I can do is promise to do better. And I certainly will.
Watters had a couple of more questions for the congresswoman:
WATTERS: What happened? You just had a little too much to drink?
BOEBERT: No, Jesse. Not at all. I was very excited about the actual musical. Huge fan of Beetlejuice. Anyone should go and see the musical if it’s in your area. And please let me know how it ends because I’ve yet to see the ending.
WATTERS: So, you were so enthralled by Beetlejuice, you got carried away?
BOEBERT: A little bit. You know, Jesse, it’s been 20 years since I was in the dating scene. And back then, there were not infrared cameras watching my every move. But it’s a lesson learned. As I said, I’m truly humbled and apologize to my people and Colorado’s third district, those who I love.
She went on to address congressional business and criticized President Joe Biden.
I’d say Mehdi Hasan summed things up pretty well here.
She’s a bad joke that quit being funny a long time ago. Once again, here’s to hoping her Democratic opponent Adam Frisch shows her the door in the next election.