Dr. Anthony Fauci is calling for prominent Fox News host Jesse Watters to be fired for his comments. He called on people to ambush the infections disease effort and take a rhetorical “kill shot” to his credibility.
The Hill reported that while speaking at the Turning Point USA event, Watters said that those critical of Fauci should walk up to him in public and go for “the kill shot” by verbally pressing him on some of the questionable COVID-19 guidances that he’s been behind.
“This is where you say, Dr. Fauci. You funded risky research at a sloppy Chinese lab. The same lab that sprung this pandemic on the world. You know what? People don’t trust you, don’t you?” Watters said while speaking on stage at the event. “Boom. He is dead! He’s dead. He’s done. You do that 30 seconds. It’s all you need.”
Watters made a point of telling anyone approaching Fauci to “be respectful” about the confrontation and to record it before sending it to Fox News.
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“Get us that! That’s what we want,” he said. “That changes the whole conversation of the country.”
Unsurprisingly, liberals quickly tried to twist this into a call for violence.
The incendiary, dangerous, violent rhetoric against Dr. Fauci continues at AmericaFest. Fox News host Jesse Watters tells them how to go after him to harass him in public: “Now you go in with the kill shot – deadly. Because, with an ambush, he doesn’t see it coming.” pic.twitter.com/V34YZwDdPD
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Fauci went along with this narrative by describing Watters’ comments as “horrible” and demanding that he be fired.
“That just is such a reflection of the craziness that goes on in society,” Fauci said while appearing on CNN. “And he’s gonna go, very likely, unaccountable … I mean whatever network he’s on is not going to do anything. I mean, that’s crazy. The guy should be fired on the spot.”
Thankfully, Fox News stood by Watters’ side today by releasing a statement saying that his comments had been “twisted completely out of context” by his critics.
“Based on watching the full clip and reading the entire transcript, it’s more than clear that Jesse Watters was using a metaphor for asking hard-hitting questions to Dr. Fauci about gain-of-function research,” the network said.
Fauci has long taken issue with conservatives criticizing him, as he tries to portray himself as a representative of science who should be above critiques.
“So it’s easy to criticize, but they’re really criticizing science because I represent science,” Fauci said earlier this year, referring to his conservative naysayers. “That’s dangerous. To me, that’s more dangerous than the slings and the arrows that get thrown at me.”
“I’m not going to be around here forever, but science is going to be here forever,” he continued. “And if you damage science, you are doing something very detrimental to society long after I leave. And that’s what I worry about.”
This piece was written by James Samson on December 21, 2021. It originally appeared in RedVoiceMedia.com and is used by permission.
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