America has finally left the No Spin Zone — with so many moments to regret.
Sexual nuisance allegations against Fox News’ top dog have finally finished “The O’Reilly Factor,” Bill O’Reilly’s nightly attack on satisfactory broadcasting and simple decency.
The program’s 19-year run, while a mountainous ratings success, featured large segments deemed extremist or sexist, along with dubious stating and prime-time belitting of reduction absolute people.
Many of the many sinister “Factor” moments have been recorded online, and outlets such as Media Matters have prolonged documented O’Reilly’s misfortune behavior. To respect the show’s end, here are some of its many controversial and cringeworthy moments.
Lashing out at Ludacris
Remember when O’Reilly led an advertiser protest against a famous man who he pronounced had “disrespected women”?
That man was… Ludacris.
Being shocked, just shocked, by the “Get Back” rapper’s lyrics, famous women-respecter O’Reilly clinging an whole 2002 shred to pulling Pepsi to embankment Ludacris as a pitchman.
Pepsi, being the woke company it is, caved to O’Reilly.
But Ludacris now has the last laugh, and he tweeted right after O’Reilly’s ouster: “HATE MAY WIN SOME BATTLES, BUT LOVE WINS IN THE END. YOURS TRULY, LUDA.”
O’Reilly, a self-dubbed “thug” from the meant streets of, er, Long Island, seemed to have a thing for swat battles. He also clinging segments to dissing Snoop Dogg, Jadakiss, Cam’ron and Nas.
Most of them fired back with tracks. Check out Nas’ “Sly Fox,” with the line, “O’Reilly? Oh really? / No convene needed, I’ll tie you up.”
That time he yelled at a 9/11 victim’s son
There was unchanging O’Reilly rage, and then there was the fury unleashed on Jeremy Glick, the son of a 9/11 victim who dared to remonstrate with O’Reilly about the George W. Bush administration and the War on Terror.
O’Reilly yelled in Glick’s face, called his opinions “a garland of crap,” told him to “shut up,” cut his mic and, right before the cameras cut away, signaled for confidence to get his guest out of there.
The documentary “Outfoxed” after claimed that O’Reilly told Glick after the segment, “Get out of my studio before we f—ing rip you to pieces.” A writer allegedly warned Glick to not even squeeze a crater of coffee in the immature room because, if O’Reilly speckled him, the horde “would finish up jail.”
O’Reilly would keep articulate about this talk scarcely a year afterward, claiming it was Glick who was “out of control” and secretly spinning Glick’s evidence to make him sound like a 9/11 swindling theorist.
All those other times he told people to close up
Remember O’Reilly’s non-interviews with a man suing for nuisance and an non-believer child scout? Or the recommendation he gave to Jimmy Carter, Alec Baldwin, Sen. Tom Daschle and large other open figures?
All of it came down to O’Reilly’s two favorites word to complete on air: “Shut up.”
O’Reilly couldn’t even close himself up about his robe of observant “shut up,” claiming in mixed interviews that he frequency used the term, but always changing the series of times he suspicion he had used it.
His early passionate attack excuses
Before news of his first passionate nuisance allotment surfaced, O’Reilly felt free to strap his lips about passionate nuisance cases, and he done his worldview clear: Women are liars.
His rants were unpleasant at the time — and are now painfully ironic.
In one 2003 segment, O’Reilly moaned about how tough it is to be a famous man, since he pronounced it creates women wish to repairs your picture with artificial sex accusations.
“If you can credit somebody, you can harm them dramatically. And bad people know it,” he said.
“Raping a person’s impression is a crime, too,” he added.
In a 2004 episode, O’Reilly pronounced women make passionate nuisance accusations to form “a club” that helps them dominate absolute men.
He once again aired his fears that women would someday aim him with accusations.
“I’m a big target, and any kind of a thing like that stigmatizes you, either you’re guilty or not, doesn’t it?”
Months later, he staid his first passionate nuisance case for $9 million.
O’Reilly’s opinions were mostly deemed racially unresponsive — such as when he pronounced black people are “ill-educated and have tattoos on their foreheads,” according to “statistics.” He voiced mystification at how he ate at a Harlem grill and there were no business cheering obscenities. He also likened Black Lives Matter protesters to Nazis.
But few segments were some-more unsettling than when he argued last year that the slaves who built the White House didn’t have it so bad, since they were “well-fed and had decent lodging.”
He doubled down on the matter on the next night’s show, pursuit the outrage “another media deception” and blaming news organizations for derisive him.
The “James Brown” wig
Just weeks before his show’s remarkable end, O’Reilly combined one some-more liaison for old time’s sake.
After California Rep. Maxine Waters, who is black, delivered a burning anti-Trump debate on the House floor, O’Reilly discharged all she pronounced since he claimed to be dreaming by her “James Brown wig.”
That acknowledgement came on “Fox Friends,” the Fox News morning show. But he used his own show to offer one of the rarest line in O’Reilly’s world: An reparation for his remarks.
Little did he know what awaited him one month later.
The pitiable goodbye
A New York Times essay published on the first day of Apr started the downward turn over O’Reilly’s nuisance cases. It led to a large promotion protest and, ultimately, the show’s end.
As all of this exploded, O’Reilly himself close up for once.
Still holding the courtesy of about 4 million viewers, he never concurred the swirling liaison once in the final days of his show, nor offering an on-air reason for the allegations against him.
In what will now mount as the final “O’Reilly Factor” episode, he simply sealed off by observant he was going on a two-week vacation.
He’s still cavorting about Italy now — with no job, and no apologies.