Fox’s Jesse Watters Backtracks on his Praise for QAnon
Over the last 4 years or so, the QAnon movement has seen significant growth. There are a number of Republicans running for public office who support the movement. Former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn posted a video of himself taking the QAnon oath.
And the conspiracy theory laden movement has also gotten the attention of Twitter. The social media site recently banned over 7,000 users associated with the group. Fox News host Jesse Watters recently complimented QAnon during an interview with Eric Trump. The Fox Host is now backtracking and retracting his comments about the movement.
Watters brought up the Twitter ban while speaking with the President’s son on Saturday. “Twitter has basically cracked down and eliminated about 7,000 accounts,” he said.
The host continued, “Do you think this is an attempt to interfere in an election? Because you know, Q can do some crazy stuff with the pizza stuff and the Wayfair stuff but they also uncovered a lot of great stuff when it comes to Epstein and the deep state.”
It did not take long for Watters to change his tune. The host provided a statement to Mediaite that read, “While discussing the double standard of big tech censorship. I mentioned the conspiracy group QAnon, which I don’t support or believe in. My comments should not be mistaken for giving credence to this fringe platform.”
Watch a clip of Watters’ initial comments below, courtesy of the Fox News network:
Fox News' @JesseBWatters has some high words of praise for QAnon — which has been responsible for two murders, two child abductions, one terrorist incident, one church vandalism, one restaurant arson…etc…. pic.twitter.com/n4MiMahhpi
— Zachary Petrizzo (@ZTPetrizzo) July 26, 2020