Scott D. Pierce: Fire O'Reilly? Only if it's in Fox's best interest
20 Abril, 2017, 13:29
O'Reilly and Waters have sparred over the years, and now she's seen enough of the sexual harassment allegations levied against O'Reilly to believe that the conservative commentator shouldn't just be fired by Fox News, but that he belongs behind bars.
As far as Donald Trump is concerned, Fox News host Bill O'Reilly has done nothing wrong, despite settling multiple sexual harassment lawsuits for upwards of $13 million.
Two settlements came after the network's former chairman, Roger Ailes, was dismissed last summer in the wake of a sexual harassment scandal, when the company said it did not tolerate behavior that "disrespects women or contributes to an uncomfortable work environment".
The reporter said some of O'Reilly's co-workers are upset that the host "has been allowed to continue nearly un-rebuked" by the network despite having been accused of sexual harassment and other inappropriate behavior by five different women.
Some social media users were wondering how the president, who has been repeatedly accused of sexual assault and harassment since the 1980s, was going to honor the victims of such heinous crimes.
A Fox News spokeswoman did not respond to a request for comment.
"I think he's a person I know well - he is a good person", the former Celebrity Apprentice host said of O'Reilly. The president was citing a report from a Republican writer and conspiracy theorist who said Rice tried to reveal the identities of the Trump associates caught in surveillance of foreign officials. "Bill O'Reilly needs to go to jail".
By that afternoon, he had issued an apology for his comments.
"Well, it's coming out of the mouth of a man who has said some terrible things about women", she told host Chris Hayes about Trump's remarks.
Fox has "treated women very badly", Waters said, adding that she supported a criminal investigation of the matter.
This isn't Waters and O'Reilly's first public fight.
Courtesy of UltraVioletIf the words "loofah" and "falafel" both spark an unsettling image in your mind's eye, then Bill O'Reilly's current predicament probably won't surprise you.