Jesse Watters praises Robin Roberts for R. Kelly interview — except he was mixing up black female journalists
By Matt Collins Article may include affiliate links
Conservative commentator Jesse Watters mixed up CBS News‘ Gayle King and ABC News‘ Robin Roberts during “The Five” Wednesday afternoon.
- The show was discussing King’s interview and R. Kelly’s outburst.
- “Hats off to Gayle King, for totally redeeming herself after the Smollett fiasco,” said Watters.
- With that statement it was clear Watters was mixing up the two interviews, which, incidentally, were both conducted by black female journalists and featured black male subjects.
- Robin Roberts interviewed Smollett earlier this month.
- Dana Perino was quick to point out Watters’ mistake.
- “Oh. I knew that,” said Watters. “Sorry for Robin Roberts out there.”
- Fox previously came under fire for airing a background photo of Patti LaBelle during coverage of Aretha Franklin’s death.
- The New York Times also found itself in a similar situation after it confused Omarosa Manigault-Newman and Angela Bassett.
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