This week, O’Reilly Factor correspondent Jesse Watters traveled to Boston, where residents this year have been dealing with more than eight feet of snow.
“I’m up to my rear end in ‘global warming’, and if I see Al Gore, I’d punch him in the mouth,” a man told Watters. Gore, the former Tennessee Senator and Vice President, has become the face of global warming/climate change advocacy.
“Climate Change, they’re saying, is causing all of this snow,” Watters said to a woman. “Yes. The temperature of the ocean water rises, the more humidity there is in the air, so it causes more precipitation,” she replied. “So, if the Earth is warming, you get more snow?” Watters asked. “Yes,” she said. “So, if the Earth starts to cool, would we get less snow?” he followed-up, eliciting a long pause.
“Al Gore’s saying the Earth is warming,” Watters began to say to another man. “Al Gore’s an idiot!” the man interrupted.
“Your truck’s causing the global warming,” Watters warned a resident. “I know, that’s why I bought it,” he quipped.
Watters later asked whether Bostonians would escape the cold and snow inside an igloo occupied by former Congressman Barney Frank, if one existed. The responses were of a resounding ‘no’.
The outspoken New Jersey native, who represented western Boston as well as the New England Patriots’ hometown of Foxboro for over 40 years, was memorably confronted by host Bill O’Reilly following the economic collapse in 2008. “[Frank] and Bill get along pretty well,” a man joked.
“How do you think John Hancock would handle all of this snow?” Watters asked. “Who’s John Hancock?” a woman answered.
When Watters pressed another Bostonian on the same question, instead regarding former President John Adams, she made a reference to beer; likely confusing Adams with fellow founding father Samuel Adams. The Boston Beer Company’s signature line honors the former Massachusetts governor.
“[The record snowfall] is God’s way of punishing liberals for voting for Elizabeth Warren and Barack Obama,” another man told Watters.
Watters also asked whether the massive snowfall could be attributed to Nature responding to the DeflateGate controversy surrounding the Patriots’ in Superbowl XL. “We did not cheat. We didn’t shrink the balls,” a resident said.