I was on Bill O’Reilly twice—on the show, not the man, a clarification that apparently needs to be made these days. In fact, O’Reilly never sexually harassed me. But his viewers did.
Last week, Bill O’Reilly was forced out at Fox News because Rupert Murdoch’s sons want to buy the remaining shares of a British satellite television company and fostering an alleged sexual predator and serial abuser for more than a decade had reportedly become a hiccup.
Former Fox News reporter and weekend anchor Alisyn Camerota, now at CNN, appeared on her network’s Reliable Sources program Sunday to reveal for the first time that former Fox CEO Roger Ailes sexually harassed her over the decade she worked there.
Fox News and its parent company 21st Century Fox spent millions of dollars and more than a decade protecting Bill O’Reilly from allegations that he abused and harassed women, but all at once this week it became enough.
Fun fact: Bret Stephens’ book America in Retreat was blurbed by Bill O’Reilly, who called it “An important book for your well-being.”
If there was ever much doubt, it’s now official: The president of the United States of America is a textbook sexual harasser. And by “textbook,” I mean the man’s past remarks about women are literally being used to teach just what sexual harassment is.
President Barack Obama instituted the Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Order in 2014, four years after the Government Accountability Office revealed how much money in federal contracts was being handed over to companies violating labor and civil rights laws. Trump just revoked it.