The conservative Fox News network remains the top media outlet for conservatives in the United States, with many of its host warning that reputable mainstream news outlets can't be trusted due to a supposed liberal bias.
Right-wing Fox host and Trump devotee Jesse Watters recently discussed Fox's efforts to highlight disputes between Democrats, and especially inter-party criticisms of President Joe Biden.
Though Congressional Democrats have praised Biden's role in passing legislation like the American Rescue Plan and the bipartisan infrastructure bill, some have grown frustrated with the President's action—or lack thereof—on a number of issues, such as the cancellation of student loan debt and inhumanity at the southern border.
In a recent segment on The Five about a potential 2024 primary challenger for Biden, Watters relished these criticisms.
'The Five' react to Democrats ready to challenge Biden in 2024 youtu.be
After faithfully reciting hysterical conservative talking points about Democrats wanting "total control over your life" through insidious policies like accessible healthcare and a livable climate, Watters said:
"Do I feel sorry for Joe Biden? No. I work at Fox. I wanna see disarray on the left. It’s good for America. It’s good for our ratings. I want to see this guy primaried by rich liberals, crazy liberals, so much so that they can hit the threshold to pop the debate so he has to argue with communists about whether they’re going to fund solar-paneled slavery reparations."
The diatribe got laughter from Watters' cohosts, but not from social media users.
Pretty sad when people want chaos for the country just so they have good ratings no matter who it hurts.
— Sha Barkley (@sbarkley) January 3, 2022
Why I no longer watch Fox News, one of the reasons. https://t.co/SyoDbqlayP
— Jon Reyes (@werdynerdy) January 4, 2022
Should be fired
— JoeBrooklyn (@JoeBrooklynNY) January 4, 2022
Few, however, were surprised by the admission.
Was this something we didn't already know? I mean, this is the whole purpose of Fox news.
— JT in Texas (@JTinTexs) January 4, 2022
Who cares? Isint it time you treat FOX as the infotainment that it is?
— Sasha Anne Lyn (@SashaAnneLyn2) January 4, 2022
They’re finally just saying it out loud https://t.co/CFoOteRAhL
— Steffanie (@sincerely_steff) January 4, 2022
But while figures of all political facets enjoy seeing opponents infighting, Fox News' embrace of disinformation regarding issues like the January 6 insurrection and lifesaving COVID-19 vaccines is facing particular criticism.
Fox is no longer a real news organization. The nighttime lineup is GOP propaganda and disinformation.
— Barbra Streisand (@BarbraStreisand) January 1, 2022
Fox News is a virus.
Most Covid deaths are now among the unvaccinated.
Since the pandemic started, Fox has spread misinformation, disinformation and lies about the vaccine.
Meanwhile, Fox has tightened its own vaccine rule, removing the option to get tested weekly.#DemVoice1 https://t.co/NMPOF8rvVw
— Tony #DemVoice1 (@TonyHussein4) January 2, 2022
When you sue Fox "News" for spreading harmful disinformation and lies, their defense is they're an entertainment company, not a news organization, therefore they proclaim they have no obligation to report facts. They are a propaganda arm of the GOP, aka the American taliban.
— Michael Okuda (@MikeOkuda) December 29, 2021
Watters is still facing criticism for incendiary comments he made about Dr. Anthony Fauci last month.