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Sunday, June 25, 2017
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What Bill O’Reilly (And Roger Ailes) Should Have Learned From A Mirror

Bill O’Reilly began to act like an eighth grader prank-dialing the head cheerleader—talking dirty while emitting grunts suggestive of masturbation. In 2004, a Fox News producer named Andrea Mackris, whose “big boobs” he much admired, tape-recorded one of these calls and played it for Fox News lawyers. They gave her a reported $9 million to go away.

April 25, 2017
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Danziger: If The Shoe Fits

With Bill O’Reilly’s departure, his big grimy boots are being filled by Fox News anchor Tucker Carlson — whom Danziger doesn’t seem to consider a great improvement.

April 24, 2017
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Diehard O’Reilly Fans Are Boycotting Fox News For Letting The Embattled Host Go

Fans have now “taken their concerns to Facebook [though] Fox News’ Facebook hasn’t actually addressed the issue yet,” Cranston noted, before reading some of her favorites. “Sorry, but as a [woman], I know far [too] well what the thought of dollars does to some and face it, men with cash and position will get hit, so get the facts, admit [you’re] wrong, take him back, or sink into the sh*thole CNN is in. Y’all deserve each other,” one respondent advised.

April 22, 2017
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How Bill O’Reilly Defined The On-Air Jerk Culture At Fox News

Like a modern-day Walter Mitty, O’Reilly just concocted the tall tales in order to make his life seem more compelling and make himself seem more accomplished. It seems the closest O’Reilly ever came to combat duty was filing dispatches from the channel’s never-ending War on Christmas.

April 21, 2017
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Kennedy Leaves Trump And O’Reilly In The Stardust

A word of advice to gruff billy goat Trump, 70, and pal Bill. Go back to graceful Jack Kennedy, who charted courses for the country, but never combed gray hair. Self-deprecating wit is the secret sauce to disarming people. Try it sometime. Though it might be easier for these men to land on the moon. Yet it works wonders.

April 21, 2017
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On The Firing Of Bill O’Reilly: What Is Gone, And What Is Not

On April 1, The New York Times wrote that O’Reilly and 21st Century Fox, Fox News’ parent company, have paid out at least $13 million in settlements with five women reporting sexual harassment by O’Reilly. After weeks of relentless activism from progressive organizers including Media Matters, of advertisers pulling their ads from the O’Reilly Factor time slot, of more courageous women coming forward to share their own reports of misconduct by O’Reilly, of hundreds of sexual violence survivors asking Fox to do better, O’Reilly has been deemed too toxic for Fox.

April 20, 2017
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#EndorseThis: Right-Wing Pundit ‘Colbert’ Bids Farewell To ‘Papa Bear’ O’Reilly

Yes, “conservative pundit Stephen Colbert” is back again, standing in front of a log structure somewhere in the woods — with an invitation for “Papa Bear” Bill O’Reilly to join him and Jon Stewart in their mountain hideaway, delivered in the most seductive terms.

April 20, 2017
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Fox News Announces Dismissal Of Network Star Bill O’Reilly

“Without advertisers, Bill O’Reilly’s show was no longer commercially viable. Fox News had no choice but to fire O’Reilly,” said Media Matters president Angelo Carusone, who led a grassroots campaign to pressure O’Reilly’s sponsors. “Accountability came from the outside, not from within. Fox News deserves no accolades, only scorn for the industrial scale harassment they have forced their employees to endure.”

April 19, 2017
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Danziger: That’s A Lot Of Hail Marys

Abandoned by advertisers shunning his sexual harassment cooties, Fox News personality Bill O’Reilly is on “vacation” — and Danziger sees him at the Vatican, seeking absolution for his sins. That’s a lot of Hail Marys.

April 17, 2017
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#EndorseThis: Trump Backs O’Reilly In Sex Harassment Crisis (And Both Are Baldwin)

The absurdity of this political era — when Donald Trump leaped to defend Bill O’Reilly over renewed scrutiny of the Fox News host’s mistreatment of women — brought them together in a moment made for Alec Baldwin and Saturday Night Live’s writers.

April 10, 2017
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Why Are Major Advertisers Dumping O’Reilly — But Sticking With Fox?

While many companies claim to be offended by the allegations of sexual harassment against Fox News Channel star Bill O’Reilly — for which Fox has paid big settlements — they’re still cool with the network that continues to enable him.

April 8, 2017
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Danziger: Their $13 Million Man

Jeff Danziger’s award-winning drawings are published by more than 600 newspapers and websites. He has been a cartoonist for the Rutland Herald, the New York Daily News and the Christian Science Monitor; his work has appeared in newspapers from the Wall Street Journal to Le Monde and Izvestia. Represented by the Washington Post Writers Group, he is a […]

April 3, 2017
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Trump’s TV Star Fades: He’s No Longer A Ratings Magnet

President Trump, who spent 2016 chronically boasting about his ability to spike TV news ratings, clearly falls short of the ratings successes Obama posted early in his presidency. As the least popular new president in modern American history, Trump seems to having trouble connecting with the masses.

February 12, 2017
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The Year Fox News Flushed Roger Ailes (And His Scandal) Down The Memory Hole

Known for whipping up partisan fears and corralling voter suspicions of the other, Ailes is a logical choice to occupy a vaunted position on Team Trump after the election. Yet he seems to have joined the ranks of the disappeared in recent weeks.

December 25, 2016
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The Electoral College: Bill O’Reilly Defends ‘The White Establishment’

Fox News host Bill O’Reilly claimed that “the left in America is demanding that the Electoral College system put into place in 1787 be scrapped” because “the left wants power taken away from the white establishment.”

December 21, 2016

#EndorseThis: ‘Fair And Balanced’ — And In-Your-Face Racist

On Fox News it is still possible in 2016 to send a witless correspondent downtown to mock residents of New York’s Chinatown with old-fashioned racist stereotypes.

October 5, 2016

#EndorseThis: Bill O’Reilly Dismisses Concerns About Voter Suppression: ‘Every African American I Know Has An ID’

It wouldn’t be The O’Reilly Factor without some additional misinformation thrown in.

September 14, 2016
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#EndorseThis: Trump Can’t Understand Why Bitherism Would Bother Voters

In an interview with Bill O’Reilly on Fox News Tuesday night, GOP nominee Donald Trump was asked whether he felt his incorrect claims of President Obama being born in Africa have hurt him with black voters. Trump couldn’t seem to understand why that might be the case.

September 7, 2016

#EndorseThis: Bill O’Reilly Insists White House Slaves ‘Well Fed And Had Decent Lodgings’

Enslaved families across America were split apart, rape was common, and human life was a commodity to be traded worldwide. But hey, food and shelter. Let’s move on.

July 27, 2016

O’Reilly Says Obama’s ‘Emotional Connection To The Muslim World’ Makes Him Weak On ISIS

“Barack Obama does not define the terror issue clearly. Here’s why.” So began a bizarre rant from Bill O’Reilly on his show last night, in which the Fox News anchor accused the president of not addressing ISIS because of his sympathies to the religion distorted by the Islamic State.

July 7, 2016
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The NRA And Prominent Republicans Are… Considering Gun Control?

Faced with the tragic killing of 49 people in Orlando’s Pulse nightclub, notable conservatives seem to be running out of excuses for why we need less gun control.

June 15, 2016
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O’Reilly Is Now Challenging Hannity As Trump’s Biggest Fan At Fox News

Bill O’Reilly wanted to reward Trump for his bullying tactics. He wanted to reward Trump’s novel strategy of trying to create conditions for a judge’s recusal by manufacturing a controversy about the judge. Or as The Washington Post’s Erik Wemple put it, “In Bill O’Reilly’s world, friends excuse friends for being racist.”

June 11, 2016

#EndorseThis: O’Reilly On Trump’s Racism: ‘You Don’t Use The ‘R-Word’ Unless You’re David Duke.’

Isn’t it worse, though, if non-racist Trump manipulates racial tension in the electorate for personal revenge and political benefit? If he really isn’t a racist, why is Trump being so racist?

June 9, 2016

This Week In Crazy: ‘Every Sexual Deviancy You Can Imagine’

The pitfalls of feminist journalism, the sage hiring wisdom of Donald Trump, and the deviant sexual practices of Hillary Clinton. Welcome to This Week In Crazy.

May 20, 2016
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Endorse This: Jorge Ramos Challenges Bill O’Reilly On Trump’s Racism

You have to be tougher on Donald Trump,” Ramos said. “You let him get away with anything.”

March 17, 2016