Bill O’Reilly has never held himself out as the most empathetic fella, and he’s not wavering from this reputation regarding Megyn Kelly’s allegations against Roger Ailes. The former Fox News CEO stepped down earlier this year in the midst of his sexual harassment scandal, which has seen multiple women — beginning with Gretchen Carlson and her iPhone recordings — come forward to claim he made unwanted advances upon them. O’Reilly first defended Ailes and then feigned amnesia, but now he remembers all too well that he’s an Ailes supporter.
Kelly (who’s second on Fox News ratings only to O’Reilly) appears to be settling in for a new contract with no intent to leave. Her book tour has seen her discuss claims against Ailes, who denies everything, including Kelly’s allegation of how he offered to advance her career in exchange for sex. Well, O’Reilly is irate and visited CBS This Morning declared himself to be uninterested in Kelly’s book or anything else that “makes my network look bad.” He then reinforced that sentiment on The O’Reilly Factor by claiming that Kelly is, in his words, demonstrating a lack of loyalty:
“If somebody is paying you a wage, you owe that person or company allegiance. You don’t like what’s happening in the workplace, go to human resources or leave. I’ve done that. And then take the action you need to take afterward if you feel aggrieved. There are labor laws in this country. But don’t run down the concern that supports you by trying to undermine it … Factor Tip of The Day: Loyalty is good.”
Lordy. O’Reilly’s words echo his most frequent (and famous) guest, Donald Trump, who stated that he hoped his eldest daughter, Ivanka, would “find another career or find another company” if she was harassed. These two haven’t had an on-air appearance together since a certain victory shocker. They’re long overdue.