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    Feminist Who Once Dated Anthony Weiner, Complained Bill O'Reilly 'Thanked Her For Being Blonde'

    Feminist Who Once Dated Anthony Weiner, Complained Bill O’Reilly ‘Thanked Her For Being Blonde’

    CNN Pundit and proud feminist, Kirsten Powers told CNN Wednesday night that Bill O’Reilly once thanked her for being blonde.

    The funny part of this is that Kirsten Powers dated Anthony Weiner in 2002 and initially defended him until his sexting scandal spun out of control and she couldn’t defend him anymore! Powers eventually called for Weiner’s resignation from Congress.

    While appearing on his program early on in her career, Powers told CNN’s Anderson Cooper that O’Reilly kept screwing up fellow female commentator Margaret Hoover‘s name on air. Like Powers, Hoover has a blonde mane. Powers says O’Reilly didn’t know their names, but simply knew them for being in a sea of blonde women who appeared on Fox News.

    Powers said O’Reilly thanked them for their “blonde-ness.”

    The pundit said she approached O’Reilly’s executive producer about what she believed to be his abhorrent behavior. She said she wouldn’t appear on his show again if he acted like this and demanded an apology.

    But she wasn’t getting one. O’Reilly refused.

    Powers said she quit O’Reilly’s show for three years and then returned. “We actually ended up having a quite a good relationship,” she said.

    Isn’t it strange that all of the liberal women who cheer ‘female power!’ are always the ones who date and or marry men like Anthony Weiner and Bill Clinton?

    What is so bad about Bill O’Reilly thanking her for being blonde? I get similar comments for being a blonde and I never get offended, but then again I’m not a feminist living with the mental disorder of liberalism either.
    Bill O'Reilly out at Fox News - ABC News
    Bill O'Reilly out at Fox News amid sexual misconduct allegations

    Bill O'Reilly is leaving the Fox News Channel, the network's parent company announced today.

    "After a thorough and careful review of the allegations, the company and Bill O'Reilly have agreed that Bill O'Reilly will not be returning to the Fox News Channel," 21st Century Fox said in a statement.

    The star host has been dogged by misconduct claims — some sexual in nature — since an April 1 story in The New York Times detailed alleged settlements made between the host and five women who accused him of harassment and sexual misconduct.

    An internal 21st Century Fox memo obtained by ABC News said that the "decision follows an extensive review done in collaboration with outside counsel." The memo was signed by Rupert, Lachlan and James Murdoch, the company's top executives.

    "We want to underscore our consistent commitment to fostering a work environment built on the values of trust and respect," the memo concluded.

    Commenting on the news, O'Reilly said, "It is tremendously disheartening that we part ways due to completely unfounded claims. But that is the unfortunate reality many of us in the public eye must live with today."

    Earlier in April, 21st Century Fox enlisted the prominent law firm Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison to probe at least one complaint against O'Reilly.

    "21st Century Fox investigates all complaints, and we have asked the law firm Paul, Weiss to continue assisting the company in these serious matters," a 21st Century Fox spokesman said at the time.

    What to know about the Fox News and Bill O'Reilly controversies

    Bill O'Reilly 'disheartened' over departure from Fox News 'due to completely unfounded claims'

    Scores of advertisers pulled their spots from his top-rated show, "The O'Reilly Factor," in the days after the publication of the Times story. ABC News has not been able to independently verify the claims made in it.

    In the internal memo, the Murdochs praised O'Reilly, saying, "By ratings standards, Bill O'Reilly is one of the most accomplished TV personalities in the history of cable news. In fact, his success by any measure is indisputable."

    Kantar Media, a market research firm, said in early April that "The O'Reilly Factor" pulled in more revenue than any other show on Fox News or its main competitors CNN and MSNBC. In 2015, "The Factor" brought in some $126 million, Kantar said.

    Fox News Channel released a statement today announcing its new prime-time lineup in the wake of O'Reilly's departure.

    Among other changes, recently hired host Tucker Carlson will get O'Reilly's 8 p.m. ET time slot starting on Monday, the network said. For the remainder of this week, O'Reilly's show will continue with guest hosts.

    On Wednesday's show, guest host Dana Perino addressed O'Reilly's departure at the start of the show, saying, "Before we get to the other big stories of the day, we want to address the situation many of you may already be aware of. Bill O'Reilly, who hosted this program for 20 years is leaving the Fox News Channel. We know that you, his very loyal viewers, will have a lot of feelings about this."

    And at the close of the show Perino continued, "It is the end of an era here at the Fox News Channel ... Bill has been the undisputed king of cable news, and for good reason. He is an incredibly talented broadcaster who raise the bar for interviewers everywhere. He has also held the staff to exacting standards in his quest to put the best possible program on the air and they are great. And you, his audience, responded in record numbers making 'The Factor' the number one cable news show for more than 16 years. You have also been loyal and we can’t tell you how much that means to everyone on 'The Factor.'"

    And the logo for the show was noticeably different Wednesday: Instead of "The O'Reilly Factor," the logo read "The Factor."

    O'Reilly is currently on vacation in Italy, and Vatican spokesman Greg Burke confirmed to ABC News that O'Reilly met with Pope Francis today. O'Reilly was due back on the air Monday.

    Pressure on O'Reilly increased again this week with a report in New York magazine on Tuesday that claimed — citing three unnamed sources — that the Murdoch family, which controls 21st Century Fox, was "leaning toward announcing that O'Reilly will not return to the air."

    The same day, The Hollywood Reporter published a story saying another woman had come forward to make misconduct allegations against O'Reilly.

    Celebrity attorney Lisa Bloom, who is representing the woman in the Hollywood Reporter story as well as an accuser featured in the Times story, appeared Wednesday on ABC News' "Good Morning America." Bloom said that her client, an African-American woman, is alleging that O'Reilly called her "hot chocolate."

    Bloom said that she and her clients were "not going to stop until Bill O'Reilly is fired."

    After the Times investigation, O'Reilly wrote on his website that "like other prominent and controversial people," he is "vulnerable to lawsuits from individuals who want me to pay them to avoid negative publicity."

    He also wrote that he is "a father who cares deeply for my children and who would do anything to avoid hurting them in any way" and therefore had to "put to rest any controversies to spare my children."

    Not even a vote of confidence from the president could save O'Reilly's job.

    Sitting in the Oval Office on April 5, Donald Trump told The New York Times that O'Reilly is "a person I know well" and "a good person" and that he didn't think "Bill did anything wrong."

    O'Reilly is not the first high-ranking Fox News employee to exit the network amid sexual misconduct claims.

    Last summer, network chief Roger Ailes was pressured into resigning amid similar claims.

    Ailes has denied wrongdoing.


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    If Fox canned him, they must have really found him to be a detriment to their business regardless of who dated Anthony Weiner before.
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    I'm very happy to hear it. O'Reilly is a monster.
    Step into my metaphysical room of mirrors.
    Fear of reality creates myopic morality
    So I guess it means there is trouble until the robins come
    (from Blue Velvet)
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    Quote Originally Posted by labyrinthine View Post
    I'm very happy to hear it. O'Reilly is a monster.
    They replaced him with Tucker Carlson though. He's even more belligerent, and sleazy in his own way. I remember when he took a bunch of prostitutes to meet Ron Paul. Felt like dirty journalism to me. On the road with Ron Paul'''s merry band of misfits and his hooker fan club. | New Republic

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    Quote Originally Posted by Totenkindly View Post
    If Fox canned him, they must have really found him to be a detriment to their business regardless of who dated Anthony Weiner before.
    They were losing advertisers. I just thought the Kirsten Powers story was entertaining.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grand Admiral Crunch View Post
    They replaced him with Tucker Carlson though. He's even more belligerent, and sleazy in his own way. I remember when he took a bunch of prostitutes to meet Ron Paul. Felt like dirty journalism to me. On the road with Ron Paul'''s merry band of misfits and his hooker fan club. | New Republic


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    Quote Originally Posted by Grand Admiral Crunch View Post
    They were losing advertisers. I just thought the Kirsten Powers story was entertaining.
    yeah I didn't really know what to make of her. I just had read an article this morning about him being let go, and she was quoted in it, but I wasn't sure of her credibility so I still have a "look and see" approach...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Grand Admiral Crunch View Post
    They replaced him with Tucker Carlson though. He's even more belligerent, and sleazy in his own way. I remember when he took a bunch of prostitutes to meet Ron Paul. Felt like dirty journalism to me. On the road with Ron Paul'''s merry band of misfits and his hooker fan club. | New Republic

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    They were losing advertisers. I just thought the Kirsten Powers story was entertaining.
    Tucker Carlson. I mean....boat shoes, bow ties, trust funds and "do you know who my dad is?" come to mind just by hearing the name. I used to work within a mile of one of the most prestigious, expensive private schools in the Southeast. The stereotype is there for a reason and he seems to check those boxes. Just an entitled punk kid.

    EDIT: Just googled him and he went to a boarding school and he's from CT....damn, I'm good.
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    "By ratings standards, Bill O'Reilly is one of the most accomplished TV personalities in the history of cable news. In fact, his success by any measure is indisputable."

    Yet, according to his former viewers, the media is totally liberal. I hope he gets a farewell gift from the GOP.

    Good riddance, of course. He sold garbage and stupidity for far too long. Time to let someone else foment the ill-educated.

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    I just wonder what took so long.
    I like to rock n' roll all night and *part* of every day. I usually have errands... I can only rock from like 1-3.
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