Will the Bill O’Reilly audience finally see the light?
Ring of Fire hosts Mike Papantonio and Farron Cousins discussed the latest violent episode in the Bill O’Reilly saga. Who can forget his implosion on the a TV studio a few years ago. Why is this important? It is important because as someone with the reach of millions of Americans over our public airwaves, acquiescing to his bad behavior provides an implicit license of emulation for those that look up to him.
Farron Cousins points out the Gawker article that details Bill O’Reilly’s domestic abuse.
Three weeks ago, a Nassau County Supreme Court justice ended a bitter three-year custody dispute between Fox News anchor Bill O’Reilly and his ex-wife, Maureen McPhilmy, by granting custody of the couple’s two minor children to McPhilmy. Though nearly all documents pertaining to New York family court cases are sealed, Gawker has learned that the justice in the case heard testimony accusing O’Reilly of physically assaulting his wife in the couple’s Manhasset home.
According to a source familiar with the facts of the case, a court-appointed forensic examiner testified at a closed hearing that O’Reilly’s daughter claimed to have witnessed her father dragging McPhilmy down a staircase by her neck, apparently unaware that the daughter was watching.
Bill O’Reilly has since said the allegations are false. Gawker has subsequently released the transcripts that prove Bill O’Reilly is in fact lying. It should come as no surprise that he would lie. It has been his modus operandi and he has been called out many times for his propensity to lie.
The question as asked by Mike Papantonio is important. What does it say about those who continue to listen to someone with Bill O’Reilly’s character. How can the body politic move forward in a positive manner if informed by the corrupt.
(h/t Ring of Fire)