Jesse Watters delivered a rant about journalists on Monday’s edition of ‘The Five’ on Fox News.
He said they aren’t that bright.
Jesse Watters: "Journalists are not that bright. These people, they don't graduate first in their class from Harvard. They live in small apartments in NY and DC… If you line them up between bankers and adverting executives and lawyers they rank dead last on intelligence." pic.twitter.com/MXAKY1bayi
— Contemptor (@TheContemptor) January 28, 2019
As you can imagine, this does not sit well with quite a few journalists.
But to be a "personality" on Fox News you need to be a genius https://t.co/5JYIw108CX
— Lawrence Hurley (@lawrencehurley) January 28, 2019
No credentialism like Fox credentialism https://t.co/5gQdYgxz2a
— David Frum (@davidfrum) January 28, 2019
I'm sure the many journalists that work at Fox News love this. https://t.co/i02KpF901X
— Rob Tornoe (@RobTornoe) January 28, 2019
I went to The Ohio State University and happy to take this guy on every day of the week. https://t.co/ZokVl6mmV9
— James Oliphant (@jamesoliphant) January 28, 2019
Journalism is a respectable profession, Jesse. You should try it sometime.
Apparently a B.A. in history from Trinity College qualifies you to bash everyone who didn't graduate "first in their class from Harvard". https://t.co/F1no4AuXEE
— Michael Wooten (@wgrzMichael) January 28, 2019
— Ryan Grim (@ryangrim) January 28, 2019
— Luis Assardo (@luisassardo) January 28, 2019
I think at some point he’s gonna find out that the bankers weren’t as smart as he thought they were https://t.co/61AZpIq3kF
— Glenn Thrush (@GlennThrush) January 28, 2019
I know some great journalists who went to top schools (including Harvard).
But it’s not like one school in Cambridge is the be-all and end-all. After all, Jerome Corsi has a PhD from there. https://t.co/BB44XQaW0k
— Andrew Feinberg (@AndrewFeinberg) January 28, 2019
Most journalists are smart enough to know he couldn’t get a job in their newsrooms. https://t.co/ynqDE2ojuL
— Ray Locker (@rlocker12) January 28, 2019
Watters has a BA in history from the 46th best liberal arts college in the US, and has worked at Fox his entire career. https://t.co/NcRmkJKh9g
— Robin Wigglesworth (@RobinWigg) January 28, 2019
Once you accept a premise that allows you to make sweeping generalizations about groups of people you are committing a logical fallacy and heading into conspiracy theory trap. No secret group is secretly in power. Trump is. And he’s incompetent at best and wants someone to blame https://t.co/9xUjJaoRR5
— Luke Zaleski (@ZaleskiLuke) January 28, 2019
Fox. Again. Forever. https://t.co/hJ3KhIduQF
— Kevin Paul Dupont (@GlobeKPD) January 29, 2019