‘Democratic’ mother of Fox News host Jesse Watters calls his first primetime show, warning him to avoid ‘lawsuits’ and ‘conspiracy holes’
- Anne Watters called out the first episode of Jesse Watters Primetime on Monday
- The Democrat told her son to stay away from conspiracy theories and lawsuits
- Tucker Carson was fired from his primetime show after the network agreed to a $787 million settlement for broadcasting election conspiracy theories.
Fox News’ new primetime star Jesse Watters had a special guest on his debut show Monday, and she had a lot to say about the conservative host’s new job.
Watters’ mother, Anne, called in the first episode of Jesse Watters Primetime to congratulate her son, 44, on taking over the coveted 8 p.m. slot from ousted Tucker Carlson and to give her some advice.
‘I want to congratulate you darling, we are so proud of you and your achievements and you have worked so hard. Now let’s aim for you to keep your job,” said Anne, who is a Democrat and a clinical psychologist.
The proud mom then listed some of her suggestions to prevent Watters from being fired like his predecessor, who left Fox News after the network agreed to pay a $787 million settlement for broadcasting election conspiracy theories.
‘Don’t fall down any conspiracy rabbit hole. We don’t want to lose you and we don’t want lawsuits,” Anne told her conservative son.
Jesse Watters’ mom called in the first episode of Jesse Watters Primetime on Tuesday
Anne listed some of her suggestions to prevent Watters from being fired like his predecessor. She is pictured with Watters’ father, Stephen.
‘According to the Hippocratic Oath, do no harm. We need you to be kind and respectful.
‘Use your voice responsibly to promote a conversation that maintains a narrative thread. There really have been enough attacks on Biden and the laptop is old. Maybe you could suggest that your people take less interest in, for example, other people’s bodies and talk about it.’
Watters took issue with the comment and defended a segment on child bullying, claiming that he is “trying to keep other people’s interest away from children’s bodies.”
Anne then urged the host to suggest to former President Donald Trump that he reconsider his re-election ambitions.
‘You could encourage that friend of yours in Bedminster to get back to his former TV career,’ he said. ‘Everyone in your audience could wear a red hat.’
Watters’ relationship with her mother was shown in the ‘Mom Texts’ segment of her previous show.
Back in 2018, he shared a text from Anne saying, “DO NOT accept an offer to be Chief of Staff” from then-President Trump.
One of the texts read: ‘Pau]Manafort is a criminal,’ after Robert Mueller said the former Trump campaign manager had lied to the special counsel’s office during the Russia investigation.
Watters’ relationship with her mother was previously shown in her ‘Mom Texts’ segment.
“Short and sweet, mom,” Watters said of the text.
Watters, married and the father of four, is a seasoned veteran of Fox News: He has worked at the network since graduating from college in 2001 and has slowly worked his way up the ranks.
His Jesse Watters Primetime show debuted on January 24, 2022, and in June 2023, Fox News announced that Watters would be named permanent anchor of the network’s 8 p.m.
Carlson’s firing came days after Fox was forced into the fork of a landmark $787 million settlement with a voting hardware company over claims the anchor and other network hosts spread lies about their machines during the polls. 2020 elections.
The lawsuit was filed in March 2021, at the height of Carlson’s success, and specifically highlighted statements made on-air by the pundit, as well as Sean Hannity, Lou Dobbs, Jeanine Pirro and Maria Bartiromo.
During the discovery of the case, several text messages sent by Carlson to his colleagues over the course of the 2020 election were made public, reportedly embarrassing the network to no end.