Fox News’Jesse Watterstonight credited conservative media outlets for “basically saving the country” fact-checking Democrats and reports in other news outlets, referring in part to the blowback theNew York Timeshas gotten over theBrett Kavanaughstory first posted this past weekend.
The hosts were discussinga recent debunkingpublished inReasonof a study on an alleged rise in hate crimes in places that hosted Trump rallies .
Greg Gutfeldwent off on media outlets that shared the study, and Watters said of the researchers behind the study, “Professors aren’t really that smart. We hold them in this high esteem, and yeah, some of them are doing groundbreaking work… in this case, they’re not even that book-smart.”
He also called it an example of how easy it is for fake news to spread, before asking, “How many junk science studies have they done on global warming, on guns, on Russia? Think about all the other fake things that have gotten mainstream that a simple fact-check proves them wrong.”
Watters added, “Conservative media is basically saving this country. They are doing God’s work. They are fact-checking theNew York Times, CNN. They’re constantly poking holes. It’s exhausting. I think 75 percent of conservative media — all they’re doing is rebutting the lies told by Democrats and the mainstream media.”