New York City Public Advocate Letitia James led a protest outside Fox News today calling for the resignation of Bill O'Reilly and demanding an investigation by Commission on Human Rights into sexual harassment and racism at Fox News.
The Public Advocate–an elected position that is first in line to succeed the Mayor–led a passionate, peaceful protest in front of the News Corp. building, home of Fox News Channel, just as thousands of New Yorkers left their midtown Manhattan offices for the day.
James was joined by approximately 50 protesters voicing their displeasure with Bill O’Reilly, and with Fox News for “being a place where alternative facts have given way to alternative standards of behavior.”
“Hey, hey, ho, ho, Bill O’Reilly has got to go,” was the most prominent chant.
James has also asked the Securities and Exchange Commission to investigate why settlement payments were not properly disclosed to shareholders.
NOTE TO TISH JAMES
Continue the protests in front of Fox “News” headquarters, and target all of the network’s advertisers.
I can see her right now telling Steve Doocy in response to some softball: “There’s no sexual harassment here. Nobody’s tried to grope me!” 👍