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Advertisers Boycotting Bill O'Reilly Due to Feminist Pressure Are Doing the Right Thing for the Wrong Reason

The serial sexual harasser needs to get his comeuppance but...

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The allegations of sexual harassment against Bill O'Reilly show that he is a victim. But he's not a victim of his accusers but his own success. Their accusations show the classic pathologies

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of man so taken up with his own fame and success and power that he thinks he's invincible. And yet neither he nor his show has paid any price for his peccadillos. His ratings are higher than ever. This is in sharp contrast to how they treated former Fox CEO Roger Ailes when he faced similar accusations last year. Ailes was dismissed in disgrace. Reilly's $18 million contract, on the other hand, has been renewed ahead of schedule.

Clearly, O'Reilly has become too big to fail for those directly responsible for holding him accountable. That's why it might seem right that advertisers are fleeing his show to bring him to heel, I note in my column at The Week. Indeed, they show that markets with their multiple pressure points are better at enforcing basic norms of civilized behavior than the political world where Donald Trump behaved far worse and still got elected leader of the most powerful country on the planet.

That said, the boycott is not unproblematic given that it seems to be a reaction to pressure from women's groups that hate O'Reilly's guts, not companies' acting out of their free will.

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  1. “Indeed, they show that markets with their multiple pressure points are better at enforcing basic norms of civilized behavior than the political world where [BILL CLINTON] behaved far worse and still got elected leader of the most powerful country on the planet, [and his slut-shaming wife was almost elected just last year.] FTFY

    That is still the biggest complaint I hear from people who don’t listen to these sexual assault activists. Bill fuckin Clinton is apparently the only man to ever be falsely accused of sexual assault and rape by vindictive women. Nobody else ever. Every woman is telling the truth, except those hussies that made Hillary look bad.

    1. Clinton, Polanski, Lena Dunham, Daniel Inouye, Ted Freakin Kennedy, the list goes on.

      Liberals – “IT’S OK WHEN WE DO IT!!”

      1. Ted Kennedy literally killed a woman. As an adult. Drove her off a dock. Left her to drown and/or suffocate to death. Didn’t call cops until next morning. Police were like “meh”.

        “Lion of the Senate” is what they called him. A champion for the oppressed.

  2. That said, the boycott is not unproblematic

    O’Reilly, however, remains double plus ungood in the eyes of the feminists.

  3. O’Reilly, of course, denies all of this, declaring that he is being targeted because he is “prominent and controversial.” That would have been more believable if his victims ? who include co-workers and guests of his show ? weren’t all independently reporting the same pattern of behavior…

    As though they read it from a textbook on sexual harassment?

  4. Of course he’s guilty, just look at how many women are accusing him.

  5. The specifics of what he is accused of make all the difference in the world, yet they leave them out of 99 percent of these stories which then ironically wonder why the public responds differently in different cases.

  6. not unproblematic

    Oy.

  7. Donald Trump merely brags about “grabbing a possy”- End of the world!!! (By the way, have we heard from any of the “victims” since the election?)

    Proven serial adulterer and possible rapist Bill Clinton- MoveOn.org

  8. Jesus, why haven’t they gotten rid of this silly twat yet.

  9. “… not unproblematic…”
    Fucking idiot.

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