Fox News Hates Les Moonves’ Politics, Loves His Harassment
In the wake of accusations of sexual misconduct against Les Moonves, the CEO of CBS, most outlets have been fair and unbiased in their reporting of the situation, keeping the public informed as investigations continue and more people come forward. Fox News, however, is struggling to figure out just how to report this.
Bill O’Reilly reached out to us asking if we would take a comment from him, believing it would help make him relevant again. “You see, Fox just isn’t sure how to handle this,” said O’Reilly. “On one hand, they want to turn their backs on Moonves for promoting liberal fake news. On the other hand, they want to support him for his endeavors.” When asked if he was speaking about Moonves’ endeavors in his rise to CEO, or green-lighting shows like ER and Friends, O’Reilly clarified that he meant Moonves’ “sexual endeavors.”
“No, no. Unless you’re Tomi Lahren or Ann Coulter, they hate you over there. The more inappropriate you are, the more they love you. They loved me. So Fox News is having a real crisis of morality right now, you know? Do they stand up for liberal propaganda? Or do they not support harassment? It’s a tough time. They have a shrine to Harvey Weinstein. They call it their 'Harvey Shrinestein.' So I’m sure they’ll make the right call.”
Meanwhile, Tucker Carlson has taken a stance, inviting Moonves onto his show. Carlson has always been openly critical of the #MeToo movement, believing that it is leading to the destruction of men, and occasionally referring to it as a “witch hunt.” Last night, Carlson officially extended his invite: “Les, you’ve always got a place on my show. I’m sure we could reboot Crossfire. And I promise you, the interns here are very discreet.” While viewers of Fox News were unfazed by his comment, the rest of the world collectively dropped its jaw.
Moonves has remained mostly quiet on all fronts, neither confirming nor denying his future plans. However, an anonymous tip has reported they saw Moonves walking into a strip club with Bill Shine, who resigned as co-president of Fox News last May, amidst allegations that he helped cover up accusations of harassment. Reportedly, both walked out of the strip club only minutes later, dejected. Shine was overheard repeatedly apologizing to Moonves, who kept repeating, “it’s not fun if they let you.”
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