Fox & Friends got even more mocking and smearing of Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) than they bargained for when they played a clip of her knocking Donald Trump and then prompted Bill O’Reilly to go after her. UPDATED: O'Reilly has apologized. Or maybe not.
At about four minutes into O’Reilly’s nine-minute visit to Fox & Friends this morning, the Trump Friends played a clip of Waters saying, in essence, that dissent and opposition to Trump is patriotic.
“I love her. Maxine Waters should have her own sitcom,” O’Reilly jeered. He mock cheered her as the clip played.
After it was over, O’Reilly sneered, “I didn’t hear a word she said. I was looking at the James Brown wig.”
Cohosts Brian Kilmeade and/or Steve Doocy could be heard laughing off camera.
“It’s the same one,” Doocy ragged.
“He’s not using it any more,” either Kilmeade or Doocy said.
“They finally buried him,” Kilmeade said.
That was too much even for cohost Ainsley Earhardt, who once defended housing segregation on Fox. “I’ve got to defend her,” Earhardt now said about Waters. “You can’t go after a woman’s looks. I think she’s very attractive.”
“I didn’t say she wasn’t attractive,” O’Reilly protested. “I love James Brown but it’s the same hair.”
I’ll bet some of O'Reilly's best friends are black, too.
This comes after Fox recently fired its comptroller, after 19 years on the job, because it suddenly discovered her racism. As I wrote in an earlier post, if Fox really cares about taking "appropriate action” against such behavior, it should consider addressing the racism streaming out of its own airwaves:
Watch this latest example below, from Trump’s favorite morning show, Fox & Friends, on March 28, 2017.
2:56 PM update:
3:08 update: Then this happened:
O'Reilly puts out apology for dismissing Maxine Waters due to her hair. Then immediately tweets this, which means his apology ain't shit: pic.twitter.com/Tm6pTdLGML— Angelo Carusone (@GoAngelo) March 28, 2017
Actually BillO, I think your hearing problems stem more from the fact you have your head up your ass, than Congresswoman Waters’ hairstyle . . .
“I’ll have the Herbert Hoover’” when he goes to the barbershop.