Well, there goes today’s media news cycle. . .
Dr. Anthony Fauci called on Fox News to fire host Jesse Watters for comments he made at TPUSA’a AmericaFest conference in Phoenix last night:
Fauci says Fox News’ Jesse Watters ought to be “fired on the spot” after Watters encouraged TPUSA attendees to “ambush” Fauci and deliver a rhetorical “kill shot” of an argument about gain of function research and send the footage to Fox (clip below)
— Alex Thompson (@AlexThomp) December 21, 2021
Here’s the clip now going viral on lib Twitter where Watters said about Fauci, “Now you go in with the kill shot – deadly. Because, with an ambush, he doesn’t see it coming”:
The incendiary, dangerous, violent rhetoric against Dr. Fauci continues at AmericaFest. Fox News host Jesse Watters tells them how to go after him to harass him in public: “Now you go in with the kill shot – deadly. Because, with an ambush, he doesn’t see it coming.” pic.twitter.com/V34YZwDdPD
— Ron Filipkowski (@RonFilipkowski) December 20, 2021
CNN is just going to gloss over the “rhetorical” aspect of it?
Rhetorical "kill shot" means clever persuasion with words.
CNN is turning it into a terror plot.
Idiots leave out the "rhetorical" part to Rupar it. https://t.co/oHsuy0DKPi
— Scott Adams (@ScottAdamsSays) December 21, 2021
Fauci later told CNN’s John Berman, “He’s gonna go, very likely, unaccountable. I mean, whatever network he’s on is not going to do anything for him”:
Dr. Anthony Fauci says Fox News’ Jesse Watters should “be fired on the spot” for telling a crowd to “ambush” Fauci with “the kill shot.”
But, he adds: “He’s gonna go, very likely, unaccountable. I mean, whatever network he’s on is not going to do anything for him.” pic.twitter.com/K3X0V3jZdM
— The Recount (@therecount) December 21, 2021
Over to you, Fox News.
Editor’s note: We’ve added an additional tweet to the post.