Fox News, a network that only seems to hire an array of size two blondes and creepy old guys, turns out to have another confirmed pervert on its payroll. Cue a shocked gasp here.
That’s right! Bill O’Reilly, everyone’s favorite bigot and Trump-praising kiss ass, has a history. The New York Times reported this weekend that $13 million dollars have been paid in settlements over the years towards five women claiming sexual harassment from O’Reilly. If you’re surprised by this news, you’re definitely a conservative.
Fox News already suffered a great deal of bad press last year when its former chairman Roger Ailes was hit with allegations of sexual assault. Now this. I’d feel sorry for them if they hadn’t been covering up for O’Reilly, just like they did with Ailes. They really don’t seem to care about their employees unless they’re in possession of a penis. Weird employment criteria there.
It’s hard not to dwell on the justice inherent here. For years, O’Reilly proclaimed Barack Obama was a menace to American society (despite the lack of evidence), yet he’s been bending over backwards in the last few months to convince his audience that President Cheeto wasn’t a complete fuck-up. He mocks black women’s hair (a Senator, no less) even as he taunts immigrants. He’s a racist, a misogynist, a homophobe, and just a shitty person. Now, because of his actions (not just his words), his advertisers are pulling their labels from his show. Fifteen advertisers, at last count.
It couldn’t have happened to a nicer guy.
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