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Brian Miller
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Posted: 19 April 2017 at 4:37pm | IP Logged | 1 post reply

Fox News actually canned him today! Never thought it would happen. 
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Posted: 19 April 2017 at 4:59pm | IP Logged | 2 post reply

Once again, the lesson is DON'T GET CAUGHT.

One might wish for something of a loftier kind, but there you go.

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Another lesson is: beware of those most vociferously preaching traditional Judaeo-Christian American values.

An incredible (yet all too credible) downfall, it is.
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13 million dollars in settling sexual harassment lawsuits wasn't enough for Fox News to fire Bill O'Reilly. It took the potential to lose hundreds of millions more in advertising revenue for them to finally fire him. It would be nice to live in a world where just sexual harassment alone would have been enough to warrant his firing rather than a highly substantial financial loss. They didn't do the right thing until it was really going to cost them more than he was worth.

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I was a big fan of his work on Hard Copy. It would be great if he could go back to reporting on late-breaking entertainment news. He would be a much needed moral searchlight. 
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Anthony J Lombardi
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Posted: 19 April 2017 at 6:14pm | IP Logged | 6 post reply

Bill O'Reilly a moral searchlight? I find it difficult associating morality with him.
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Posted: 19 April 2017 at 7:36pm | IP Logged | 7 post reply

Anthony, you might need to reboot your sarcasm-detector; it appears to be on the fritz. 
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Anthony, you might need to reboot your sarcasm-detector; it appears to be on the fritz.
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You maybe right Thom
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The only shocking thing about this whole thing?  That it took so damn long to finally come out.
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It's been out for some time. The phrases "loofah" and "Bill O'Reilly" have been synonymous for years now. Fox is a garbage dump that employs human garbage. This particular piece of it just happened to turn a fractional bit more toxic and had to be removed. If they could have kept him, sheltered and protected him as they've done for years, they'd have done so. Happily.

Now people who actually believe what Joe's written, whether Joe does or not, can employ him. And he'll make a lot of money for them and from them just as he'd done for years at Fox. We should all be glad odor-dispensing "smell-o-vision" tech hasn't gotten very far. If it could accurately replicate the stench off that network, the entire nation would reek of sewage. And O'Reilly's image onscreen would waft of putrid tomatoes and vomit.

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Posted: 19 April 2017 at 9:23pm | IP Logged | 11 post reply

Anthony, you might need to reboot your sarcasm-detector; it appears to be on the fritz.
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You maybe right Thom

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Somebody has to set those crazy Kardashians straight, dammit! 

Except Kanye. He's cool. 


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I'm surprised "loofa" is the word associated with O'Reilly -- he kept calling a "falafel" in the recording, which is even funnier. 

Anyway, it breaks my heart when bad things happen to good people. No doubt his mailing list of kind-hearted aged conservatives will contribute  handsomely to his luxurious retirement. 


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By firing Bill O'Reilly for sexual harassment, you realize the moral standard to be a Fox News host is now higher than to be President?
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"Papa Bear.....shot dead in his den while hibernating."

Couldn't have happened to a bigger asshole.
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Guys, even by a conservative's standards,
he comes as holier than thou. Which if
that's the way you want to preach, you
better live it.
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This is the same guy who led a successful campaign to get Ludacris canned
(ha) as a spokesman for Pepsi because of the rapper's inappropriate lyrics
about women.
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PETER HICKS: By firing Bill O'Reilly for sexual harassment, you realize the moral standard to be a Fox News host is now higher than to be President?

Good point. I'm going to go bang my head against the wall for a few hours now.

STEPHEN CHURAY: Guys, even by a conservative's standards, he comes as holier than thou. Which if that's the way you want to preach, you better live it.

That kind of hypocrisy is a feature of conservatism, not a bug.
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Well at least there is this to be said about the whole thing. O'Rielly is still going to get paid tens of millions of dollars from Fox. That's awesome right ?!?

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How's the rebooting of my sarcasm mode going??
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John Cole
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They should give him the same hands off policy Bill Clinton get's for every single one of his alleged sexual misadventures along with molesting an intern in the Oval Office.
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Bill Clinton didn't 'molest' Monica Lewinsky.  They were two adults who willingly engaged in sexual activity with each other. 


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JOHN COLE: They should give him the same hands off policy Bill Clinton get's for every single one of his alleged sexual misadventures along with molesting an intern in the Oval Office.

So, let me see if I understand your logic: O'Reilly should be allowed to continue in his job at Fox AND continue sexually harassing women because Bill Clinton hasn't been fired from whatever job you want him to be fired from (and we're apparently just disregarding his impeachment).

Uh-huh. Oooookay.
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Bill Clinton didn't 'molest' Monica Lewinsky.  They were two adults who willingly engaged in sexual activity with each other.

Will have to disagree with that comment. Clinton was in a position of power over Lewinsky. As such, it is never a consensual arrangement. Should a school teacher get a pass with having an affair with a student, if the student is legal age? Did Lewinsky have a choice to refuse Clinton's advances, knowing that her job could have been in jeopardy? It certainly was not consensual and Clinton should have been treated like every other asshole who abuses his power. Sadly, he wasn't and it was Lewinsky who was attacked and satired instead of him. 


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Anthony J Lombardi
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Will have to disagree with that comment. Clinton was in a position of power over Lewinsky. As such, it is never a consensual arrangement. Should a school teacher get a pass with having an affair with a student, if the student is legal age? Did Lewinsky have a choice to refuse Clinton's advances, knowing that her job could have been in jeopardy? It certainly was not consensual and Clinton should have been treated like every other asshole who abuses his power. Sadly, he wasn't and it was Lewinsky who was attacked and satired instead of him. 
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Neil,  Lewinsky wasn't a student it's not a fair comparison. Also you don't know what she was thinking at the time of the incident. We don't know if her job was in jeopardy. We don't know if she felt that way. She absolutely had a choice. Perhaps she would have lost her job if she rejected Clinton's advances. Perhaps she wouldn't have.  We can not say for certain that it wasn't consensual at the time it happen. It's possible that it was and afterwards she regretted what happen.  Or maybe you are correct in everything that you wrote.

  I think that it's important to remember none of us were there. So in the spirit of fairness we should consider all parties involved as capable of being potentially guilty and or  innocent.  Until undeniable proof presents itself we shouldn't pass judgement on either side.


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Where is all this concern for women when the GOP debates health care? As far as Republicans are concerned, there have been only six or so legitimate rapes in American history, and they were all committed by Bill Clinton.
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 Username wrote:
Lewinsky wasn't a student it's not a fair comparison.
She was an intern which makes her a student. It is never consensual when someone who has the power to ruin your career chooses to make advances on their subordinate. One word from Clinton and her career would have been over. 
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