Jesse Watters (Credit: Fox News)

WATCH: Fox News sends Jesse Watters to Texas to sexually harass women about their greatest fears

"I think you've got 'floaties' right there," Watters told a large-breasted woman who shared her fear of pools


Scott Eric Kaufman
June 28, 2016 4:43PM (UTC)

Bill O'Reilly sent roving reporter Jesse Watters to Austin, Texas earlier this month to harass the Wiccans he heard lived there, but they were "afraid of Watters" -- meaning they had the good sense not to talk to him when he approached with a mic emblazoned with the Fox News logo.

So, O'Reilly said, "Watters pivoted and asked Austinites what they were afraid of" -- and it turned out the answer should have been very similar to the one given, at least implicitly, by the Wiccans: Jesse Watters.

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He mocked them for being afraid of hospitals and sharks, but because he is Jesse Watters, he couldn't resist sexually harassing the attractive young women he encountered.

One in particular -- a woman who informed him of her fear of belly buttons -- had to plead with him to keep his shirt on and not show her his. Watters will no doubt dismiss his actions as a playful joke, and perhaps it could be interpreted as such if he didn't have a penchant for boasting about his body and his looks.

Or perhaps his behavior could be dismissed had he not, earlier in the segment, tell a woman who said she's afraid of pools and always keeps "floaties" around that he thinks she "has floaties right there," a clear reference to the woman's breasts.

Watch the entire segment below via Fox News.


Scott Eric Kaufman

Scott Eric Kaufman is an assistant editor at Salon. He taught at a university, but then thought better of it. Follow him at @scottekaufman or email him at skaufman@salon.com.

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