In the midst of his advertisers fleeing by the minute, Fox News’s Bill O’Reilly went after CNN’s Don Lemon with a claim that Lemon didn’t cover the Susan Rice story. The CNN host shot back and took down O’Reilly for not covering his own sexual harassment scandal.
O’Reilly, who was taking a page from Donald Trump’s big book of distractions, went after Lemon:
CNN's Don Lemon refuses to cover Susan Rice story https://t.co/DATs2WMIX2
— Bill O'Reilly (@oreillyfactor) April 4, 2017
CNN’s Don Lemon delivered the perfect response:
False. I did not refuse to cover the story. But I did cover your sexual harassment allegations. Did you? https://t.co/sJ5mQQgx2E
— Don Lemon (@donlemon) April 4, 2017
It wasn’t long ago that many in the cable news industry feared Bill O’Reilly and Fox News. We are living in different times now, as O’Reilly has been outed as the cable news version of Bill Cosby, and Fox News isn’t dominating like it used to.
Don Lemon didn’t blink an eye or back down. Bill O’Reilly would be wise to lay low because just like Trump his hot air is being revealed as the empty bluster of an entitled rich white man predator who has gotten away with mistreating women for too long.
No one fears Bill O’Reilly anymore, and true justice will be done when he is forced off of Fox News.
Mr. Easley is the founder/managing editor and Senior White House and Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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