Trevor Noah provides a fitting farewell to the odious Bill O’Reilly who has been given a golden parachute to leave Fox News in the wake of the latest revelations about his awful behavior that resulted in practically the entire stable of advertisers yanking support from his show. It has been clear for a long time that O’Reilly was an awful, abusive man who treated many of his co-workers at Fox abominably and yet Fox was quite happy to tolerate and make excuses for him when he was making money for them but once that money source started drying up, they turned on him.
Noah asks a very pertinent question as why it took these companies so long to make this decision, when O’Reilly has for so long been publicly and visibly expressing racist views and stoking white resentment. These companies were comfortable with O’Reilly’s demonizing of people of color and the poor and even treating women terribly but for some reason, the latest revelations were the last straw. I have no answer to that question.
In this clip, Al Franken exposes O’Reilly as a serial liar who then denies that he actually said the things that the record clearly shows he said. What is incredible is that immediately after Franken lists all the occasions in which O’Reilly repeated the same falsehood and attacked others for pointing it out, O’Reilly then denies saying it. He is exactly like Donald Trump in that regard.