Tuesday, 25 April 2017

Bill O'Reilly: Why We Need to Talk About the Fox News Statement

Fox News, You Fired Bill O'Reilly over sexual harassment charges. Good. Great. But do you know why women are getting sexually harassed at your network repeatedly? I know. And since you are behaving like idiots, i'll tell you why. Below is the statement you issued after O'Reilly was fired. This is why. 



‘...Bill O'Reilly is leaving this chair and this channel and this network after more than twenty years. Bill has been the undisputed king of cable news and for good reason. He is an incredibly talented broadcaster who raised the bar for interviewers everywhere. He has also held the Factor to exacting standards in his quest to put the best possible programme on the air and they are great. And you as audience responded at record numbers making the Factor the number one news show for more than 16 years. You have also been loyal and we can’t tell you how much that means to everyone on the Factor. In a memo to the staff today, Rupert Merdock who runs Fox news described Bill this way. ‘By rating standards, Bill O’Reilly is one of the accomplished TV personalities in the history of cable news. In fact, his success by any measure is indisputable. We wish him the very best.’’

Since you are pretending as though you don’t know what is wrong with this pile of garbage, let me rewrite it for you. First of all, the caption should not be 'The End of an Era', it should be, 'The End of an Era of Sexual Harassment'

‘Bill O’Reilly has been made to leave this chair and this channel and this network after more than twenty years. Bill has been the undisputed king of cable news as far as white Christian supremacy and racism and sexism on TV are concerned. He was removed from service for having settled sexual harassment charges. He is an incredibly racist broadcaster who raised the standards of racism on TV for racist interviewers everywhere. You as an audience made him popular because you are an equally racist misogynist crowd. Your loyalty is what enabled us to go on with the atrocity called Bill O’Reilly for this long. But this is not right. We should have fired him the first time he sexually harassed an employee. We were idiots to have tolerated it for this long thus increasing the number of victims. Rupert Merdock should have said in his memo that by rating standards and also President Trump’s standards, and may be by the Catholic pope’s standards, Bill O’Reilly is one of the accomplished TV personalities in the history of cable news. In fact, his success by any measure is irrelevant. We have no idea why we are talking about his success when what we should talk about is how we have failed women who work with us. We wish he is not employed in any position of power. It was a mistake from our part.’
 
I mean, when you sent that memo, did you also send it to the women who were violated by this man too? What is in your head? Shit? Grow up Fox, your grandfather whom you are so used to in your veranda every morning turned out to be a jerk. Live with it. You can do your teary eyed speeches in the comfort of your home but when you tell why a man was fired, tell people the truth. We don’t want to know his legacy. It is one of sexual harassment and that’s it.

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