When just about every advertiser is dropping The O’Reilly Factor, one man is stepping in to buy ad time: Last Week Tonight’s John Oliver.
It goes without saying, but Trump is not going to like this.
Bill O’Reilly has made national media headlines this week after The New York Times reported that FOX News was forced to settle five sexual harassment lawsuits to the tune of over $13 million dollars to protect Bill O’Reilly. Just as over 60 advertisers have abandoned the embattled FOX host, one person stood by O’Reilly: Trump.
Opting to defend the accused sexual predator over any of the multiple victims of his unwanted advances, Trump said of O’Reilly, “He’s a good person… I know Bill. Bill’s a good person… I don’t think Bill would do anything wrong.”
Knowing that television – specifically FOX News – is the primary source of Trump’s information gathering, Oliver decided the best way to reach – and duly educate – the President on pertinent issues like sexual harassment in the workplace would be to purchase ad time on The O’Reilly Factor.
“We have produced an ad to educate Donald Trump to air during The O’Reilly Factor in New York and D.C. We submitted it to stations on Friday, but weirdly, we haven’t heard back from them since—which is a little surprising, because we are one of the only advertisers offering to buy time on his show at the moment.”
“To recap this story for you: Bill O’Reilly needs advertisers and Donald Trump needs to understand sexual harassment. And here is where we come in.”
The ad features the “catheter cowboy,” who only briefly speaks about “cathing” before launching into a pointed diatribe about sexual harassment in the workplace meant for, well, one person in particular.
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Brian Tyler Cohen is a political writer, actor, and comedy sketch director. He graduated from Lehigh University with a dual degree in English and Business. He currently lives in Los Angeles.