Rep. Maxime Waters watches Bill O'Reilly on mute "to cope" with his Freddy Krueger face

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WASHINGTON D.C. -- On Tuesday, Rep. Maxine Waters told MSNBC that whenever Fox News personality Bill O'Reilly is on TV, she presses the mute button, a life-hack that helps her focus on his "Freddy Krueger face." 

Waters said the experience of forcibly silencing Bill O'Reilly is something more viewers should embrace. 

"A lot of people are afraid of listening to Bill O'Reilly. But as with Friday the 13th, I find that when you watch him on mute, his truly horrifying visage is rendered quite comical and pathetic. I cannot tell you how pleasurable it to watch his mouth actually move, forming words, and hear no sound come out."

Not wanting to sound too damning, Waters was careful to point out that she "appreciated how much O'Reilly must have overcome" in order to have a career at Fox News, a media outlet that's notoriously preoccupied by the physical appeal of its on screen talent.

"He has a face for radio. There's no question about it. But I'm amazed that someone who is so ugly - and by 'ugly,' I mean that he's utterly repulsive both aesthetically and spiritually - has managed to eke out a career in television at all. When it comes to hiring monsters, Fox News is truly an equal opportunity employer." 

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