“Full Frontal” host Samantha Bee just showed exactly what she thinks of Bill O’Reilly’s non-apology following his ouster from Fox News.
O’Reilly landed in hot water when The New York Times reported that the host had secretly settled multiple sexual harassment laws and the Fox News network had paid out $13 million as settlements to five women who had filed sexual harassment cases against O’Reilly.
After the allegations come to light, many huge sponsors ditched “The O’Reilly Factor.”
Amid the uproar, several other women came forward with yet more complaints against the Fox host. One woman claimed O’Reilly called her “hot chocolate” and grunted at her like a boar.
The incident divided Fox’s leadership into two sets: one who wanted to keep him and the other who wished to let him go. Finally, on April 11, O’Reilly aired his last show and bid goodbye to the channel by taking an extended vacation.
21st Century Fox issued the following statement, stating, “After thorough and careful review of the allegations, the company and Bill O'Reilly have agreed that Bill O'Reilly will not be returning to Fox News Channel.”
So far, the host has denied the allegations, calling them “unfounded claims” in his exit statement.
Obviously, the lame, self-sacrificing statement did not sit well with Bee — so she fixed it. The comedienne took a red pen and corrected all the “mistakes” in O’Reilly’s note.
Fixed. pic.twitter.com/pKUHKzJ3Vz— Full Frontal (@FullFrontalSamB) April 19, 2017
The amended statement looked something like this:
“Over the past 20 years at Fox News, I have been extremely proud to launch and lead one of the loudest ‘news’ programs in history, which has constantly lied to and entertained millions of dads and significantly contributed to building Fox into the dominant ‘news’ network in television. It is tremendously disheartening to finally get into trouble for being a sexual predator. But that is the unfortunate reality many of use in the public eye must live with today. Almost as unfortunate as being sexually harassed.”
Yup, this sounds about right.
Netizens think so too.
@FullFrontalSamB That's exactly how I read it the first time!— Lisa Pajac (@ljpajac) April 19, 2017
@FullFrontalSamB It is the quotes around "news" that really brings this to the level of utter perfection, lol. Well done. ;)— squirrelbite (@squirrelbite) April 20, 2017
@FullFrontalSamB I'm sure he will appreciate his inadvertent typos. Actually its much more accurate now. Thanks!— Ted Brassfield (@Teddymich) April 19, 2017
@FullFrontalSamB Great job. You'll make a great Press Secretary.— Swedish Chef (@ACDC_fanatic) April 19, 2017
@FullFrontalSamB Good corrections. He is a lying pos— Pip Taylor (@phillippaonline) April 19, 2017