.@seanhannity and @IngrahamAngle Troll Flirty Joe and Mika: ‘Sean? You’re Always Right’ pic.twitter.com/GTRmLiQBbf— Jon Levine (@LevineJonathan) February 8, 2018
Fox News hosts Sean Hannity and Laura Ingraham couldn’t resit a bit of trolling on their show’s respective Wednesday evening broadcast. As Hannity prepared to hand off the baton to his colleague, he asked Ingraham her thoughts on the recent viral clip of Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski getting flirty on “Morning Joe.”
The moment was first reported by TheWrap.
Ingraham couldn’t resist an opportunity for some Mean Girls mockery.
“What, what Sean, you’re always right. No you’re always right. You. Are. Always. Right. I mean, really,” she said twirling her hair and doing her best faux Brzezinski impression.
“Donald Trump is scary. He’s a scary man. I just can’t. I just can’t. I can’t. I can’t,” she continued. “Joe, I love the way you play the guitar. I love the way you sing in one key, me me me me, it’s so beautiful.”
The skit seemed a bit rehearsed, with Ingraham swaying and going into Mika mode even before Hannity asked her about their network rivals.
The whole thing started on Tuesday after Scarborough decided to get flirty with his co-host and future wife on set.
When Joe and Mika become their SNL parody pic.twitter.com/qQkyyu81Nb
— Jon Levine (@LevineJonathan) February 7, 2018
“We just crossed a line,” said Scarborough as he moved to hold Brzezinski’s arm. “We haven’t really done that since we’ve been engaged. Everyone has seen your grandparents kissing and we understand that we’re old people. Nobody wants to see that.”
“Oh God, don’t do that. No, that’s a no. That’s a no. Oh my God,” Brzezinski squeaked on air.
The moment, which stopped just short of eskimo kissing, closely reflected a popular parody of the couple often portrayed by “Saturday Night Live” — whose parent company NBC, also owns “Morning Joe.”
Fox News’ Jesse Watters: His 10 Most Offensive Moments (Videos)
Shortly after O’Reilly was ousted from Fox News, Watters took his own vacation from the network after coming under fire for making a comment about First Daughter Ivanka Trump, which some interpreted as inappropriate sexual innuendo.
Watters’ recurring segment on “The O’Reilly Factor” involved sending the host out to various events and locations across the country for man-on-the-street style interviews that mock various cultural subgroups in their own communities. In a 2016 segment, Watters went after Italian Americans at the Feast of San Gennaro festival.
One of Watters’ most controversial segments came in the form of a 2016 venture into New York’s Chinatown. In the heavily criticized piece, Watters turned his signature schtick on Chinese Americans, resulting in a blatantly racist segment that played on Asian stereotypes and openly mocked its subjects.
Watters’ October 2016 venture to the Amish community in Pennsylvania was turned into one recurring punchline — over the fact that the Amish don’t vote or pay much attention to presidential politics. “Lucky you,” he tells several people.
In 2007, O’Reilly sent Watters to ambush Bill Moyers in the street after the PBS host released a documentary criticizing the Bush administration for the Iraq War. Bill O’Reilly would later go on to call that segment a contributing factor in Moyers’ decision to retire.
Watch the latest video at video.foxnews.comIn 2015, Watters went to Penn Station to criticize the “rise of homelessness” in New York City, pointedly asking those sleeping at the station about their drug habits and what they did to make money on the streets.
On the anniversary of 9/11, Watters went to a convention for Muslim Americans to ask them about terrorism and Islamic radicals. When a woman criticized the media for linking terrorism to the Islamic religion, Watters and O’Reilly both balked at the suggestion that “Christian terrorism” could even exist.
In 2009, Amanda Terkel, then the managing editor of Think Progress, wrote a column in which she said she was “followed, harassed, and ambushed” by Watters while on vacation after she ran a column criticizing Bill O’Reilly for histoward rape survivors.
Watters was caught on video getting into a fight at the 2016 White House Correspondents’ Dinner afterparty with The Huffington Post’s Ryan Grim. It was later reported that Grim approached Watters with a camera asking him to apologize to Terkel for his behavior in 2009.
O’Reilly sent Watters to Philadelphia for a tone-deaf segment about racism in which he mocked the Black Lives Matter movement, criticized political correctness and generally failed to elevate the conversation surrounding race relations in America.
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