Twitter brutalizes Fox News host for demanding more 'free-flowing beautiful oil' from Saudi Arabia
Fox News pundit Jesse Watters complained on Friday that President Joe Biden is not doing enough to bring “free-flowing, beautiful oil” into the United States from Saudi Arabia.
The premise of Watters’ principal gripe was that Biden – much like the rest of the democratic world – holds Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman personally responsible for the grisly 2017 murder of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi.
The “Saudis hate Joe Biden because he called them out over the Khashoggi killing. They don’t give a damn about our president. They’re sticking it to him because they have bad blood between each other and that’s why you have to be more diplomatic with the Saudis. You can’t just leave and call them all killers,” Watters whined.
“We need oil. We need free-flowing, beautiful oil cause that makes a peaceful world and that makes a very inexpensive world,” he added, channeling the hyperbolic speaking style trademarked by his hero, former President Donald Trump (who also let MBS off the hook for Khashoggi's death).
Neither of those claims is remotely true.
According to a report published in 2021 by the Energy Information Association, only eight percent of foreign oil imported into the United States comes from Saudi Arabia.
Watters: Saudis hate Joe Biden because he called them out over the Khashoggi killing.. they\u2019re sticking it to him because they have bad blood between each other and that\u2019s why you have to be more diplomatic with the Saudis. You can\u2019t just leave and call them all killerspic.twitter.com/joxrlc8H3x— Acyn (@Acyn) 1646433981
Khashoggi was a long-time, stalwart critic of MBS.
The Atlantic wrote on Thursday after conducting an extensive interview with the autocratic billionaire heir that "the CIA concluded that he had ordered Khashoggi’s murder, and Saudi Arabia’s own prosecutors found that it had been conducted by some of the crown prince’s closest aides. They are thought to have dismembered Khashoggi and disintegrated his corpse."
MBS denied that he was involved. “If that’s the way we did things, Khashoggi would not even be among the top 1,000 people on the list," he said.
Nevertheless, Twitter wasted no time hammering Watters with those pesky things called facts.
@JesseBWatters Putin and Saudi Arabia love Trump\nhttps://fortune.com/2020/04/14/trump-oil-deal-inside-story-saudi-arabia-russia-price-war-ended/amp/\u00a0\u2026\nTrump's oil deal: The inside story of how the Saudi-Russia price war ...pic.twitter.com/4f5xJ9YVsE— Rhonda Harbison (@Rhonda Harbison) 1646434244
People ignored what Khashoggi was investigating when he was murdered as he was writing about Kushner giving classified info to MBS, who then used it to hunt down, arrest & murder his opponents in Saudi Arabia. MBS has a financial relationship with Trump & AMI (Kushner company)— LadyGhost (@LadyGhost) 1646434463
Others had a field day mocking Watters' unprovoked nonsense.
Yesterday on his show he said the Russian soldiers who attacked the nuclear reactor were "like the crazy boys in high school." Really.— Collage Literary (@Collage Literary) 1646435709
Soooo now you all want to be diplomatic??pic.twitter.com/u61lqY9hAb— George Soro\u2019s son\ud83c\udff3\ufe0f\u200d\ud83c\udf08\ud83c\uddfa\ud83c\udde6 \ud83d\udc68\ud83c\udffb\u200d\ud83c\udfeb\ud83c\udf0a\u2614\ufe0f\ud83c\udf55\ud83c\udfa8 (@George Soro\u2019s son\ud83c\udff3\ufe0f\u200d\ud83c\udf08\ud83c\uddfa\ud83c\udde6 \ud83d\udc68\ud83c\udffb\u200d\ud83c\udfeb\ud83c\udf0a\u2614\ufe0f\ud83c\udf55\ud83c\udfa8) 1646435450
\u201cYou should be afraid of the Saudis, that\u2019s manly. You should let them kill their journalists whichever way they please. Who are we to judge? We want to kill our journalists, we just can\u2019t get away with it, but what\u2019s to stop us from enjoying it vicariously? Where was I?\u201d— Radical Liberal \ud83c\uddfa\ud83c\uddf8 \ud83c\udf3b (@Radical Liberal \ud83c\uddfa\ud83c\uddf8 \ud83c\udf3b) 1646434510
Being diplomatic with murderers isn't a good strategy. If they didn't want to be called out for killing Khashoggi they shouldn't have orchestrated it.@JesseBWatters— Nancy (@Nancy) 1646435777
Yes you can.— DZkat71 \ud83c\uddfa\ud83c\uddf8\ud83d\udc9a\ud83c\uddfa\ud83c\udde6 (@DZkat71 \ud83c\uddfa\ud83c\uddf8\ud83d\udc9a\ud83c\uddfa\ud83c\udde6) 1646434250
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