Every time I think of these Fox News “producers” (stalkers) like Griff Jenkins and Jesse Watters, I think of the Ice-T rap, Bitches 2.
Jenkins and Watters have dubious histories in relation to stalking people who do not fit the conservative ideology of Fox News as an organization that served as the public relations arm of the GOP. When someone crosses Fox News, and in particular big shot Bill O’Reilly, clowns like Jenkins and tough-guy Watters are put on the case in an effort to intimidate and/or shame targets into submission (ideally).
Among the most pathetic examples was the pathetic Jesse Watters stalking 5-foot, 100-pound Amanda Terkel, a popular blogger for Think Progress. Like a predator, Watters followed Terkel around while she was on vacation and then sprung out of nowhere and tried to intimidate her in pure ambush fashion.
Check out Terkel’s account of the ambush as she is interviewed by Keith Olbermann of MSNBC:
Notice in the video how the “fair and balanced” O’Reilly labels Terkel as a “FAR-LEFT BLOGGER” in the screen graphic.
This all brings me back to the Ice-T song, Bitches 2:
I knew this guy
That was never that fly
Couldn’t act cool
Even when he tried
When we played rough
He always cried
When he told stories, he always lied
A Black brother
Who was missin’ the cool part
He had the color
But was missin’ the true heart
When we would fight
He would always go down quick
So he took karate
and he still got his ass kicked
But now he’s married
And he kicks his wife’s ass
Says it comes from problems
That he had in the past
Doesn’t like Blacks
Claims he’s upper class
Joined the police, got himself a badge
Now he rolls the streets
and he’s cut to jack
Doggin’ young brothers
Cause they usually don’t fight back
Got a White partner
And he asked for that
and every night
Another head they crack
So now he’s big man
But he really ain’t shit!
Yo, how did he go out?
He went out like a bitch!
We ain’t just talkin’ bout you
Cause some of you niggas
Is bitches too!
It’s hard to think of Bill O’Reilly, Griff Jenkins and Jesse Watters and not think of Bitches 2 as their potential theme music.
Here is the transcript of the conversation Think Progress attempted to have with Jenkins, who all but went into the fetal position:
JENKINS: I’m just covering CPAC for Greta, but listen, call the media relations people, we can do something about my coverage here, other than that, ask the media relations people.
TP: Do you ever extend that courtesy to the people you interview?
JEKINS: I gotta go buddy. [...]
TP: I’m just asking, when you ambush people, do you ever do that? [...]
JENKINS: I appreciate what you’re trying to do, but I’m working here.
TP: Yeah, but sometimes when you ambush people, they’re working too.
Griff Jenkins = Whack.