Bill O'Reilly, Sexist and Proud of It
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Here's a good game to play with the kids at home. What's the most shudder-inducing moment from this clip from The O'Reilly Factor? Is it a) the mere sight of Ann Coulter, who epitomizes all the racism and vitriol FOX News and the far right have to offer; b) Coulter and Bill O'Reilly engaged in grossly flirtatious banter; or c) O'Reilly smirking as he claims he "can't help" being sexist?
It's not really news that O'Reilly is a sexist or misogynist. I mean the history of his sexism-- both on and off camera--is pretty well known at this point. And let's not forget how O'Reilly suggested Jennifer Moore brought rape and murder upon herself for drinking too much alcohol and wearing revealing clothing, after which he had a FOX producer stalk, harass, and ambush Think Progress's Amanda Terkel on her vacation for highlighting those comments.
Sexist? Misogynist? Bully? At least O'Reilly is finally owning up to his own turpitude.
ZP Heller is the editorial director of Brave New Films. He has written for The American Prospect, AlterNet, The Philadelphia Inquirer, and The Huffington Post, covering everything from politics to pop culture.