Bill O’Reilly Can Not Be Trusted With The News
By Teddy Paige
If you can’t trust someone on a personal level, how can you trust them to properly deliver the news?
That’s the question all FOX News viewers should be asking this weekend, after the New York Times story revealed that top-rated host Bill O’Reilly “has faced a series of sexual harassment allegations going back years.”
According to the NYT report, FOX News has spent around $13-million on agreements protecting O’Reilly. In other words, FOX has decided the cost of his sexual harassment is worth the profit he brings in.
But lets leave FOX’s decision to value profit over basic human decency for a second. Lets forget, just for now, that America’s major news network supported a Presidential candidate who bragged about grabbing women by the pussy, and has made the decision that a few women getting sexually harassed in the workplace is okay as long as they’re still making money.
Forget the disgusting part of this, and go back to O’Reilly.
This man can not be trusted to deliver the news.
Shit, this man can not be trusted to be left alone with other people! How can we expect him to provide the daily news in an honest and unbiased manner?
This is a plea to those viewers of FOX News, and anything else that feature’s O’Reilly; this man can not be trusted. You would not want to work for him, you wouldn’t want someone you care about working for him. According to the New York Times, O’Reilly’s behavior followed a certain pattern:
“O’Reilly would create a bond with some women by offering advice and promising to help them professionally. He then would pursue sexual relationships with them, causing some to fear that if they rebuffed him, their careers would stall.”
Forget being a news anchor: this is not the behavior of a proper human being. Someone with this sort of history and patterned behavior wouldn’t qualify to drive your kid to school.
Can you imagine if you heard your kids school teacher pulled this shit?
Or your boss?
Or your neighbor?
Bill O’Reilly is a well-spoken, charming, charismatic individual. His successful TV career links directly to his ability, on screen, to connect and be relatable to the common, everyday person.
He’s a manipulative prick who has used his position of power to sexually harass women. Someone with that pattern of behavior can’t be trusted with anything — and that includes the news.