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“On last night’s show (February 9th) O’Reilly compared Ms. Thomas to “the Wicked Witch of the East” along with disparaging remarks about her appearance and age. Guest Bernard Goldberg added his own insult, and even Alan Colmes, while attempting to defend her, seemed to be having too much fun. This kind of verbal degradation in the guise of humor is unacceptable, and as Media Matters has documented, it’s part of an on-going pattern where he’s targeted Thomas. It was an attack no woman deserves—including this accomplished, award winning journalist working in the White House press corps, where women are underrepresented.” From the Women’s Media Center, an excellent site.
O’Reilly is also the guy who ridiculed Sarah Palin during the campaign when he told The View that he was disappointed she was refusing to appear on his show because he had “some outfits he wanted her to try on.”
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Bill O’Reilly’s sexist insults have to STOP!
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During the election he repeatedly ridiculed accomplished women running for office using the most offensive and well-known sexist cliches. His latest remarks, disparaging the looks and age of legendary White House reporter Helen Thomas, are unacceptable. Helen Thomas and the millions of viewers Bill O’Reilly also offended deserve an immediate, on-air apology.
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