Fox News’ Jesse Watters boasts about his own reporting after claiming child rape report was actually a hoax

Fox News’ Jesse Watters boasts about his own reporting after claiming child rape report was actually a hoax
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Fox News' Jesse Watters recently boasted on his own reporting as he attempted to take credit for adding "pressure" to push the investigation into the rape of a 10-year-old girl in Ohio although he was one of the many conservatives who claimed the reports were only a hoax.

According to The Daily Beast, Watters’ latest claims were aired during his broadcast on Wednesday, July 13. “Primetime covered this story heavily on Monday, put on the pressure, and now we’re glad that justice is being served,” the Fox News host claimed before airing a series of clips from the day's broadcast.

The last clip ends before Watters said if “the mainstream media and president of the United States [are] seizing on another hoax, then this is absolutely shameful, and fits a pretty dangerous pattern of politically timed disinformation.”

READ MORE: 'Disturbed' Jim Jordan draws outrage after he deletes tweet calling story of 10-year-old rape victim 'another lie'

Watters then touched on Dr. Caitlin Bernard, the Indiana obstetrician-gynecologist who reportedly carried out the child's abortion. According to the Fox News host, Bernard may face a “criminal charge” for how she chose to handle the medical issue. He also discussed the issue with Indiana Attorney General, Todd Rokita (R) who criticized Bernard and described her as an “abortion activist acting as a doctor." He also accused her of having a “'history of failing to report' child abuse cases," The Beast said.

“This is a horrible, horrible scene caused by Marxists and socialists and those in the White House who want lawlessness at the border,” Rokita claimed. The suspected rapist, a 27-year-old Guatemalan national named Gerson Fuentes, is in the country illegally, The Daily Beast learned Wednesday. “This girl was politicized—politicized for the gain of killing more babies. That was the goal, and this abortion activist is out there front and center.”

Rokita also attacked media outlets describing them as “fake news.” Per The Beast, the Indianapolis Star also falls into that category where Rokita is concerned. However, the news outlet was the first to publish a report on the child rape case, a harrowing incident that subsequently led to her abortion. The series of events occurred shortly after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade. Shortly after the court's ruling, Ohio’s trigger law banned abortion. “They were right there jumping in on all of this, thinking that it was going to be great for their abortionist movement when this girl has been so brutalized.”

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