Fox Defends Host’s “Kill Shot” Comment About Fauci

Mediaite reports:

Fox News is standing firmly behind Jesse Watters, after Dr. Anthony Fauci called for his firing on Tuesday morning.

In a statement, the network defended the co-host of The Five — arguing that the remarks Watters made at the Turning Point USA summit this past weekend regarding Fauci were wholly misinterpreted.

“Now you’re going for the kill shot. The kill shot with an ambush is deadly because he doesn’t see it coming,” Watters said. He then proposed a talking point and added, “Boom, he is dead! He is dead!”

Read the full article. In their statement, Fox claims Watters was clearly speaking metaphorically and that others are “twisting his words completely out of context.”