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Fox News’ Jesse Watters: Gov’t Would Be Reopened Right Now ‘If We Had a Fair Media’

As the hosts of Fox News’ The Five talked about the shutdown on day 31, Jesse Watters blamed the media in part for it lasting so long.

He said that reporters should be asking all Democrats if they “believe that we should tear down the existing walls since they are immoral and since they obviously don’t work?”

“You would have the government reopened right now,” Watters continued, “if we had a fair media in the country, because they would be asking these logical questions to Democrats and not protecting the Democratic position, and the intensity would be so strong on Nancy, she would have to come to the negotiating table.”

Juan Williams countered that this isn’t about the media, “it’s about the president and his standing and what he considers to be a political symbol he can’t afford to lose on.”

You can watch above, via Fox News.

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