Trevor Noah Has Just One Question for Advertisers After Bill O'Reilly's Ouster

The "Daily Show" host bids farewell to cable news' most odious talking head.

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Following a rash of sexual harassment lawsuits, Fox News revealed Wednesday that Bill O'Reilly would not be returning to "The O'Reilly Factor" after his vacation ends later this month. His ouster has left Trevor Noah with just one question: What took so long?

"We want to give O'Reilly the sendoff that he deserves," opened the "Daily Show" host Wednesday. "Because, let's be honest, he's not gonna get it on Fox."

O'Reilly maintained a longstanding reputation as the king of cable news despite two decades worth of allegations against. But after 60-plus advertisers abandoned "The O'Reilly Factor" this month, the Murdoch family finally decided to break ties with the host. 

"Bill O'Reilly talked about a lot of issues over 20 years," continued Noah. "But it's important tonight to remember that he had a special place in his heart for black people: prison."

Examples of O'Reilly's racism abound, but the "Daily Show" host drew attention to "O'Reilly Factor" segment with Marc Lamont Hill in which he told the Morehouse College professor: "Say you're a cocaine dealer-- and you kind of look like one a little bit."

"Bill O'Reilly's lucky that black people aren't all the criminals he thinks they are," Noah concluded. "Otherwise, that guy (Lamont Hill) would have popped a cap in his ass."


Alexandra Rosenmann is an AlterNet associate editor. Follow her @alexpreditor.

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