Even though Fox “News” has dialed back some of their rhetoric in an apparent effort to avoid future lawsuits such as the one brought by Dominion Voting Systems that resulted in a massive $787 million settlement earlier this year, they still allow their hosts to spread easily debunked conspiracy theories that are clearly intended to rile up viewers.
Such is the case with Fox host Jesse Watters, who hosts a moronic nightly show on the network on which he holds forth on any matter of topics, using innuendo, lies, and outright slander to make his so-called point.
On Monday evening, Watters suggested that immigration is nothing more than an effort by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) to keep wages low in the United States.
Watters told viewers:
“Tonight we’re taking a look at America’s most powerful agency: the CIA. What have they been up to lately? They’re not fighting communism anymore so what are they doing with the billions we’re giving them? Why does it seem like the CIA when they’re not keeping us safe are moonlighting as corporate America’s secret police?”
The CIA may not be fighting communism, but they play a vital role in the battle against international terrorism and rouge elements that wish the United States and our allies harm. Of course, Watters left all that out because it doesn’t serve his ulterior motive, which became clear the more he talked.
“In 1953, a few years after the CIA was founded, they overthrew Iran’s government. Why? Oil. The prime minister at the time told western oil companies to get out of the country. Big Oil called the CIA and the CIA started a coup and got rid of the prime minister and brought in someone a little more friendly.”
“Same thing happened in Cuba. Fidel’s biggest sin was killing corporate America. American companies lost hundreds of millions when Castro kicked out the casinos, hotels and food companies. So the CIA uncorked the Bay of Pigs. After that failed, [they] tried to assassinate Fidel for the next 60 years.”
Aren’t conservatives always complaining about the price of gasoline? Seems like Watters would be supportive of anything that makes oil less expensive. And he’s also defending Fidel Castro? That’s one hell of a change for a right winger.
“When the agency plays bushwhacker for multinationals, there’s collateral damage — like the southern border. Ten thousand third-world migrants march in every day, courtesy of the drug cartels, even planting their flags on our territory — look at that, I think that’s Venezuela — attacking border agents, biting off cops’ fingers. Oops. You’re saying the CIA couldn’t put a stop to that? But migrants work for big American companies and keep wages low while the cartels make billions and the CIA is nowhere to be found.”
Yes, it’s all a GIGANTIC conspiracy. Yet if you mentioned to Watters that corporations such as the one that pays his salary should have to pay higher wages and more in taxes, he’d denounce you as a socialist.
It’s the hypocrisy that’s most galling, though the lies are pretty damn bad, too.