Fox News host reads texts from his liberal Mom that hilariously shame him.

You’ve got to hand it to Fox News Channel host Jesse Watters. The 40-year-old conservative commentator still knows the value of listening to his mom, even when she’s lecturing him about his misguided political views.

And regardless of where you fall on the political spectrum, watching Watters read these text messages on-air to millions of viewers is pure delight.

The unabashed “Trumpet,” as his own mother calls him, read the texts as part of a seemingly ongoing series of “Mom Texts” his mother, Anne Watters, sends to the “The Five” co-host.


The first "Mom Text" he read got right to the point about Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election.

“Manafort is a criminal,” she wrote in reference to Trump’s former campaign manager Paul Manafort.

"Short and sweet, Mom," Watters replied.

But she was far from done. In addition to offering support for the special counsel, she pointed out her son’s distinct lack of qualifications on the matter, texting:

"You do not have the expertise nor the knowledge to question the special counsel's investigation until you know what they know. Hush Jesse.”

Fox News/Twitter

In reference to President Trump's struggles to replace outgoing Chief of Staff John Kelly, Watters shared the following motherly text message advice:

“DO NOT accept an offer to be Chief of Staff.”

On the one hand, you've really got to hand it to Jesse Watters for at least having the sense of humor to take a self-deprecating approach to his political views. A lack of self-awareness is something most talking heads on the left and right are guilty of. Even Waters' Fox News employers were getting in on the fun.

But it may be his mom's final text that sums up the challenge he and many of his cohorts face at Fox News these days.

“You end up presenting as lacking a moral compass honey,” she wrote. “We all know you are a Trumpet— you need not scream it."

Photo courtesy of Justin Sather
True

Upworthy and GoFundMe are celebrating ideas that make the world a better, kinder place. Visit upworthy.com/kindness to join the largest collaboration for human kindness in history and start your own GoFundMe.

While most 10-year-olds are playing Minecraft, riding bikes, or watching YouTube videos, Justin Sather is intent on saving the planet. And it all started with a frog blanket when he was a baby.

"He carried it everywhere," Justin's mom tells us. "He had frog everything, even a frog-themed birthday party."

In kindergarten, Justin learned that frogs are an indicator species – animals, plants, or microorganisms used to monitor drastic changes in our environment. With nearly one-third of frog species on the verge of extinction due to pollution, pesticides, contaminated water, and habitat destruction, Justin realized that his little amphibian friends had something important to say.

"The frogs are telling us the planet needs our help," says Justin.

While it was his love of frogs that led him to understand how important the species are to our ecosystem, it wasn't until he read the children's book What Do You Do With An Idea by Kobi Yamada that Justin-the-activist was born.

Inspired by the book and with his mother's help, he set out on a mission to raise funds for frog habitats by selling toy frogs in his Los Angeles neighborhood. But it was his frog art which incorporated scientific facts that caught people's attention. Justin's message spread from neighbor to neighbor and through social media; so much so that he was able to raise $2,000 for the non-profit Save The Frogs.

And while many kids might have their 8th birthday party at a laser tag center or a waterslide park, Justin invited his friends to the Ballona wetlands ecological preserve to pick invasive weeds and discuss the harms of plastic pollution.

Justin's determination to save the frogs and help the planet got a massive boost when he met legendary conservationist Dr. Jane Goodall.

Photo courtesy of Justin Sather

At one of her Roots and Shoots youth initiative events, Dr. Goodall was so impressed with Justin's enthusiasm for helping frogs, she challenged the young activist to take it one step further and focus on plastic pollution as well. Justin accepted her challenge and soon after was featured in an issue of Bravery Magazine dedicated to Jane Goodall.

Keep Reading Show less
Photo by Gaelle Marcel on Unsplash

As it turns out, underdog stories can have cats as the main character.

Purrington Cat Lounge, where "adoptable cats roam freely and await your visit" and patrons can pay a small entry fee for the chance to sip coffee alongside feline friends, boasted legendary adoption rates since its conception in January 2015.


Keep Reading Show less