Fox News’ top shows, helmed by Tucker Carlson, Jesse Watters, and the comedian Greg Gutfeld, continue to dominate the ratings for all cable news programs.
Apparently, this has prompted others to dislike the network’s success.
Francis Ellis, a Barstool Sports comic who routinely appears on Fox News, aired his true feelings about the network in a hot mic moment in which he criticized the network, Fox News viewers, and host Tucker Carlson for “trading in hatred.”
In the Tuesday episode of Barstool Rundown, an editing error showed Ellis’ true thoughts.
During a recent appearance on “Jesse Watters Primetime” on Fox News, Ellis admitted he was “disappointed” with himself.
“After the “Rundown” signed off on Tuesday, co-host Adam “Rone” Ferrone asked Ellis about his Monday night appearance with Watters. The exchange was never meant to be public, but it was mistakenly published online before Barstool yanked it down — and after Mediaite grabbed the unedited audio,” according to BizPacReview.
“They’re just trafficking in hate.” Regular Fox News guest, and Barstool Sports star Francis Ellis, caught on hot mic slamming Fox News, Fox News hosts, and the Fox News audience. (Via Mediaite and Barstool Rundown) pic.twitter.com/9nPl9inG7G
— Mike Sington (@MikeSington) December 7, 2022
Ellis told Rone that Watters “wanted me to talk about how Democrats in Massachusetts want to lower the voting age to 16.”
“I did a To Catch a Predator joke,” he said. “I had a QAnon reference in there.”
According to the comic, the piece did not go as planned.
“I was like, I’m trying too hard,” he explained.
“Rone noted that Watters began his career at Fox doing “man on the street” interviews for Bill O’Reilly and wondered if Ellis would be interested in a similar path to Fox News stardom,” BPR continued.
“They have asked me to do man on the street for them, and I had to say no,” Ellis explained. “They wanted me to take like this subway bingo card down into the subway and be like — ask random strangers, ‘Have you seen a rat, fill out your bingo card thing?’ And it was like so stupid.”
“But what if they offered you not just a segment, but what if they’re like ‘Francis, we want you to do the eight o’clock to nine o’clock hour!’” Ferrone pushed.
More on this story via The Republic Brief:
“Well, yeah, I mean then that would be — I’d have to have a conversation with [Barstool Sports founder] Dave [Portnoy] for sure,” he replied. “Like, ‘Hey, I have a full-time job being offered to me at Fox News.’” CONTINUE READING…