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Fox News shitbag Jesse Watters went to last month's successfully crowdfunded Coney Island Mermaid Parade for a segment on The O'Reilly Factor that aired last night. It was really great, a true testament to the 30-year-old celebration's campy spirit of exuberant acceptance.

Just kidding, it was awful. As to be expected from a hypocritical stalker-producer who still wears the collar up on his golf shirt, Watters managed to mock everyone he spoke with, joke about bazongas, and generally be a smug piece of garbage. His subject selection skewed queer, specifically to drag darlings and a man in a tutu because, y'know, to the Fox News audience, they are funny! Oh, the guy in a tutu is a teacher, you want him teaching your kids, nudge nudge, this is why we homeschool! Then he asked some topless mermaids if they were patriots. HAHAHA!

Best of all, Watters interrogated a cross-dresser in a sailor-girl outfit who rewarded him by dancing near the correspondent's personal space, which the "Watters' World" editors interspliced with a clip of Ace Ventura dry-heaving. Hilarious!

After the pre-taped segment, O'Reilly debriefed Watters on his harrowing mission:

O'REILLY: I'm not being a wiseguy or being offensive. It seems like there are a lot of gays attracted to this ... What is that?

WATTERS: I think a lot of the transvestite community descends on Coney Island during this parade. I have no idea why. But they're very flamboyant and set the tone for the rest of the parade.

O'REILLY: Just a week ago there was a gay pride parade. How many parades you want?

WATTERS: Well they like parades! They're into pageantry, they like to show off their wares.

O'REILLY: Exhibitionism.


O'REILLY: Well was that the prevailing theme here? Crossing dressing, transvestite people?

No, I'm not being a wiseguy or being offensive, but the Coney Island Mermaid Parade's prevailing theme isn't cross-dressing and transvestite people, it's one very big bag of FUUUCCCCCCKKKKKK YOOOOOOOOOOOOUUUUUUUUUUU.

[Media Matters]