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Baldwin Does Double Duty as Trump and O'Reilly

In the same sketch, no less

(Newser) - Alec Baldwin was pulling double duty as President Trump and Bill O'Reilly in the same sketch as Saturday Night Live returned with Louis CK as guest host. Baldwin began by spoofing Trump in the cold open—in which he told coal country voters that "I love coal. In... More »

Trump on Bill O'Reilly: 'He Shouldn't Have Settled'

'I don't think Bill did anything wrong'

(Newser) - Advertisers may be ditching Bill O'Reilly at a dizzying rate , but the Fox News host still has President Trump in his corner. "I think he shouldn't have settled," Trump told reporters Wednesday, referring to a New York Times article over the weekend revealing the O'Reilly ... More »

Yet More Fallout for Bill O'Reilly After Latest Allegations

12 more advertisers ditch his show

(Newser) - Bill O'Reilly's top-rated Fox News show may be starting to feel a financial sting after allegations that he sexually harassed several women. Automakers Hyundai, BMW, and Mitsubishi; financial firm T. Rowe Price; personal finance site Credit Karma; insurer Allstate; drugmakers Sanofi and GlaxoSmithKline; pet food company Ainsworth, men'... More »

Fox Scandal: More Ailes Allegations, O'Reilly Fallout

Mercedes-Benz is pulling ads

(Newser) - A Fox News contributor came forward to level more sexual-harassment allegations against deposed chief executive Roger Ailes on Monday, two days after it was revealed the network's most popular on-air personality, Bill O'Reilly, has settled multiple complaints about his own behavior with women, the AP reports. O'Reilly... More »

O'Reilly Brushes Off NYT Report on Sexual Harassment Claims

'I'm vulnerable to lawsuits'

(Newser) - Fox News host Bill O'Reilly said Saturday that he is "vulnerable to lawsuits" because of his high-profile job, in response to a New York Times report detailing payouts made to settle accusations of sexual harassment and other inappropriate behavior, the AP reports. O'Reilly posted the statement to... More »

Clinton Defends Rep. Waters After O'Reilly Incident

While decrying 'indignities' faced by women doing their jobs

(Newser) - Two women who faced slights at the hands of prominent Republicans on Tuesday were defended by Hillary Clinton, who has experience in the area. Clinton, speaking at the Professional Businesswomen of California conference, decried the "indignities" women have to put up with while "simply doing their jobs,"... More »

Russia Wants Apology After Bill O'Reilly Disses Putin

Wants 'respectable television network' Fox News to say sorry for 'killer' statement

(Newser) - In a Sunday interview that aired before the Super Bowl, President Trump told Bill O'Reilly he had "no idea" if he would get along with Russian President Vladimir Putin—but Putin apparently has an idea on his own relationship with O'Reilly, and he already wants an apology.... More »

Trump: US Isn't 'So Innocent'

In Fox interview, he reiterates his respect for Putin

(Newser) - President Trump tells Fox News that he does indeed respect Vladimir Putin, even though he agreed with Bill O'Reilly's assessment that the Russian leader is a "killer." Said Trump: "There are a lot of killers. We’ve got a lot of killers. What, do you... More »

Bill O'Reilly Allegedly Made 'Sexual' Phone Calls to Ex-Host

Fox News quietly settled sexual harassment claims in September

(Newser) - A former Fox News host reached a six-figure settlement with the network in September after accusing Bill O'Reilly, as well as the network's co-president, of sexual harassment. The allegations and settlement were made public this week by Law Newz and the New York Times , which spoke to sources... More »

Bill O'Reilly: Slaves Built White House, but Were 'Well Fed'

He fact-checks Michelle Obama's speech

(Newser) - In her convention speech Monday night, Michelle Obama told the crowd, "I wake up every morning in a house built by slaves." At Fox News, Bill O'Reilly provided a fact-check Tuesday and found that the first lady was correct—but he added a qualification that is raising... More »

Megyn Kelly: O'Reilly, CNN Should've Done More for Me

She says journalists need to stick together in the face of Trump

(Newser) - Fox News' Megyn Kelly is taking notes on who she feels could've been more supportive when she was attacked by Donald Trump, the AP reports. It's a list that includes both Bill O'Reilly and CNN. Kelly, in an interview with Charlie Rose to air on CBS' Sunday ... More »

Now in Question: O'Reilly's LA Riots Stories

'Bombardment' was single brick, 'Inside Edition' crew says

(Newser) - For the third day in a row, there's a new question mark over Bill O'Reilly's record, this time involving his reporting from the LA riots. O'Reilly has repeatedly claimed that he came under a "bombardment" of bricks and stones while covering the 1992 riots, but... More »

New O'Reilly Accusation: He Didn't See Nuns Gunned Down

He said he saw nuns killed in El Salvador, but arrived after

(Newser) - Accusations of deceit aren't ending with Bill O'Reilly's Falklands War reporting or a JFK-linked suicide . Media Matters has turned up a new claim that O'Reilly lied about what he saw while covering civil war in El Salvador in the 1980s. On Dec. 2, 1980, early in... More »

O'Reilly Accused of Lying About JFK-Linked Suicide

He was in Dallas, not on Fla. doorstep, ex-colleagues say

(Newser) - Another dramatic episode from Bill O'Reilly's past has been called into question by former colleagues. In his 2012 book Killing Kennedy, O'Reilly says that he was on George de Mohrenschildt's doorstep in Palm Beach, Fla., in March 1977, ready to "confront" the friend of Lee... More »

O'Reilly to NYT Reporter: 'You Can Take It as a Threat'

Fox News host offers clips to defend reporting record

(Newser) - On his Fox News show yesterday, Bill O'Reilly again defended himself against reports that he misled the public about what he called his "war zone" experiences. This time, he used footage from his time at CBS News to back up his assertion of the danger he faced in... More »

CBS Workers Dispute Bill O'Reilly's 'War Zone' Story

Fox host under fire over claim he saw combat

(Newser) - The media skirmish over Bill O'Reilly's "war zone" claim is only getting nastier. The Fox News host has long said "many were killed" in Buenos Aires, Argentina, when he was there in 1982 for CBS—but now several CBS staffers say it's not true, CNN... More »

Bill O'Reilly Defends His War Reporting, Slams 'Liar'

Mother Jones critic responds with annotated rebuttal

(Newser) - Bill O'Reilly aggressively defended his own war reporting last night, dismissing accusations that he embellished his work about the Falklands and El Salvador in the 1980s as a "political hit job" from a "far left zealot" and "liar." The Fox News host is referring to... More »

Bill O'Reilly's War Stories Now Under Scrutiny

'Mother Jones' finds issue with O'Reilly's Falklands War claims

(Newser) - Bill O'Reilly has been among those to criticize Brian Williams for his Iraq War claims . "It is extremely important that the national media stop the corruption and begin telling the truth," he said last week . Now Mother Jones reports O'Reilly's own stories about reporting in... More »

Jon Stewart Takes on Haters of 'Muslim' Bergdahls

While Colbert mocks his so-called cage

(Newser) - Bowe Bergdahl has been taking a lot of heat on cable news, with pundits—particularly on Fox—calling him un-American or worse. "In just a few days this guy ... went from 'guy who left base without permission' to 'Muslim terrorist Kennedy assassin,'" Jon Stewart observed... More »

This Was Least-Watched SOTU in 14 Years

Fox the only network to gain viewers for speech

(Newser) - American TV viewers chose to skip President Obama's State of the Union address en masse. The address pulled in just 33.3 million viewers, the lowest since Bill Clinton's final SOTU address in 2000, when there were 35 million fewer Americans, the Hollywood Reporter finds. The ratings were... More »

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