Archive for December 7, 2012

Over the Line…

Posted in FNC on December 7, 2012 by icn2

There’s a big supposed “gotcha” moment that’s circulated the blogosphere today. Politico’s Dylan Byers writes about the case of Jesse Watters and the Obama Campaign donation…

One week after the 2012 election, Fox News correspondent Jesse Watters told Bill O’Reilly that Obama voters were “zombies” who supported the president “as long as there was Obamacare, gay marriage and abortion on demand.”

Per the FEC filing above, Watters, who resides in Long Island, N.Y., contributed $500 to Obama Victory Fund 2012 in late September. You’ll note “News Corp.,” which owns Fox News, is listed under “name of employer.”

I’m not in favor of “outting” stories, even if they are true which this one appears to be. I’m no fan of Watters and his shtick, but If Watters is perfectly comfortable with grilling Progressives via ambush interviews and in general making them look bad in his clips while at the same time making campaign contributions to Progressive politicians, that’s his business. It’s not our business. I imagine most of us at one time or another have done things in our jobs that were against our nature but we did them anyway. We all make calculations in our day to day lives about what we’re willing to do and what we’re not willing to do and everyone’s matric is different. Some will quit before doing something that is against their nature. Some won’t. It’s not for us to judge.

Watters had to have known that making that contribution could eventually become exposed and he went ahead and did it anyway. The mischievous side of me does wonder if he did it as a stunt just to see who would bite but it doesn’t seem likely.


Free for All: 12/07/12

Posted in Free For All on December 7, 2012 by icn2

What’s on your mind?

Jane Wells Profile…

Posted in CNBC on December 7, 2012 by icn2

Business Insider’s Julia La Roche profiles CNBC’s Jane Wells…

CNBC’s Jane Wells is the funniest business reporter on financial television. And because she’s so incredibly funny, she has a ton of fans and basically a cult following.

She currently has more than 10,000 Twitter followers. At one point, many of her followers urged her to run for President.

The Los Angeles-based reporter took us behind the scenes with her on one of her recent assignments for CNBC. Her CNBC coverage includes retail, agriculture and defense, California’s economy, West Coast real estate and Las Vegas.