Bill O'Reilly Calls Watters A 'Gentle Satirist' In Response To Complaints About Racist Chinatown Segment
Bill O'Reilly doesn't seem to realize that racism isn't that terribly funny to most people living outside of the Fox bubble. As we discussed here last week, O'Reilly's henchman, Jesse Watters thought it would be terribly funny to go out and do some man-on-the-street interviews in New York's Chinatown, mocking Asian Americans and making it look like they're all illiterate, uneducated idiots with a bunch of highly edited video clips they threw together.
O'Reilly was asked about the dust up over the segment on this weekend's Fox News Sunday by host Chris Wallace, and what was his response? Blame liberals and pretend that those on the left were the only ones who found this sort of thing offensive, of course:
WALLACE: Speaking of bias, you and your show is getting hammered right now for Jesse Watters and the piece he did on Chinatown. Let’s show a clip.
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JESSE WATTERS: Am I supposed to bow to say hello?
WATTERS: I like these watches. Are they hot?
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WALLACE: Now, you know this piece is being widely criticized as, quote, "racist".