Bill O'Reilly's Top Protege Makes Pathetic Excuse After Outrage Builds Over Crude Ivanka Trump Oral Sex Joke

Jesse Watters has dedicated himself to maintaining Fox News’ environment of misogynist douchebaggery and general sexism after the firing of his boss and mentor, Bill O’Reilly. On Tuesday, Watters kept the frat party going by making a cheap and obvious oral sex joke involving Ivanka Trump and a microphone she was using while involved in a German panel discussion. Watters—who probably shouts “that’s what she said” dozens of times a day—also managed to throw in a hefty dose of hypocrisy by challenging progressives’ feminism in the same statement.

The whole thing took place during a segment on "The Five," the Fox show Watters appears on ever since his guru was fired for sexual harassment. The show aired a clip of Ivanka being rightly mocked for describing her father as a "tremendous champion of supporting families." Watters, perhaps fresh off a keg stand, wondered aloud whether “the left” really respects women, since the audience chose to “boo and hiss” Ivanka’s demonstrably untrue statement. Then, smirking, he added this nugget: “I really liked how she was speaking into that microphone.”

He even giggled afterwards.

Watters, whose racist and sexist jokes are hamfisted even by Fox News standards, has a long history of going above and beyond in the dumb-and-offensive realm. From a segment that featured him mocking Chinese immigrants with gong sounds, to a bit where he called University of Missouri students protesting racial and gender inequality “sissies,” Watters continues to be the poster boy for Fox News culture. That includes making the baffling assumption that no one else can hear the sexist dog whistles he makes, as evidenced by his tweeted defense of the incident.

“On air I was referring to Ivanka's voice and how it resonates like a smooth jazz radio DJ,” Watters wrote in a Twitter message Tuesday night. “This was in no way a joke about anything else.”

You can watch the segment in its entirety to see if that seems like a real excuse or the kind of thing that would be said by some idiot who's too dumb to know he's never outsmarted anyone, anywhere.

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Union Matters

Get to Know AFL-CIO's Affiliates: National Association of Letter Carriers

From the AFL-CIO

Next up in our series that takes a deeper look at each of our affiliates is the National Association of Letter Carriers.

Name of Union: National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC)

Mission: To unite fraternally all city letter carriers employed by the U.S. Postal Service for their mutual benefit; to obtain and secure rights as employees of the USPS and to strive at all times to promote the safety and the welfare of every member; to strive for the constant improvement of the Postal Service; and for other purposes. NALC is a single-craft union and is the sole collective-bargaining agent for city letter carriers.

Current Leadership of Union: Fredric V. Rolando serves as president of NALC, after being sworn in as the union's 18th president in 2009. Rolando began his career as a letter carrier in 1978 in South Miami before moving to Sarasota in 1984. He was elected president of Branch 2148 in 1988 and served in that role until 1999. In the ensuing years, he worked in various roles for NALC before winning his election as a national officer in 2002, when he was elected director of city delivery. In 2006, he won election as executive vice president. Rolando was re-elected as NALC president in 2010, 2014 and 2018.

Brian Renfroe serves as executive vice president, Lew Drass as vice president, Nicole Rhine as secretary-treasurer, Paul Barner as assistant secretary-treasurer, Christopher Jackson as director of city delivery, Manuel L. Peralta Jr. as director of safety and health, Dan Toth as director of retired members, Stephanie Stewart as director of the Health Benefit Plan and James W. “Jim” Yates as director of life insurance.

Number of Members: 291,000 active and retired letter carriers.

Members Work As: City letter carriers.

Industries Represented: The United States Postal Service.

History: In 1794, the first letter carriers were appointed by Congress as the implementation of the new U.S. Constitution was being put into effect. By the time of the Civil War, free delivery of city mail was established and letter carriers successfully concluded a campaign for the eight-hour workday in 1888. The next year, letter carriers came together in Milwaukee and the National Association of Letter Carriers was formed.

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