Donald Trump's Support Of Bill O'Reilly Shows Complete Disregard For Women
According to the New York Times, O'Reilly has faced multiple settlements for sexual harassment, as well as for inappropriate behavior.
In response to the allegations, O'Reilly said in a statement that his notoriety made him "vulnerable to lawsuits" and that he had paid settlements to "put to rest any controversies to spare his children".
In an interview with the New York Times on Wednesday, the president described O'Reilly as "a good person".
Last year, UltraViolet took to social media to draw attention to the issue with an image macro pairing O'Reilly's image with the caption "Have You been Sexually Harassed By Bill O'Reilly?" that "targeted" female Fox News employees.
Bill O'Reilly has been accused of sexual harassment by women who've worked at Fox, but what do those women who are still at the network think?
The O'Reilly Factor continued to go up in flames on Wednesday as the number of advertisers abandoning Bill O'Reilly's primetime Fox show has doubled since this morning when PoliticusUSA counted 21 companies that have withdrawn their ads from the time slot.
The Fox News commentator is just as big of a misogynist as Trump.
"They are two of a kind", Waters said.
More than 60 companies have pulled out from the show since Saturday, and the Washington Post reports that some of the companies still advertising on the show are only doing so because they are locked into previously agreed upon ad-buys.
When President Donald Trump declared April Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month, people were understandably bewildered and infuriated. But this is Fox News, after all.
"Bill really does set up their entire prime time", said Jonathan Klein, a former president of Fox News competitor CNN.
But O'Reilly, in a testament to his ratings dominance, has always been a magnet for premium advertisers.
O'Reilly is the top-rated personality on Fox News, the favored network of Trump's supporters during the presidential campaign and the outlet where the president receives the most staunch support for his policies.
Fox has "treated women very badly", Waters said, adding that she supported a criminal investigation of the matter.
"It's coming out of the mouth of a man who has said some frightful things about women", Waters said of Trump's comments.