'Daily Show' blasts Fox News for sexual harassment double standard

Fox News was the topic of discussion on The Daily Show With Trevor Noah, and the host couldn’t help but notice just how much attention Fox has given Harvey Weinstein.

Noah found the channel’s focus on sexual predator Weinstein all the weirder considering the recent New York Times article revealing that Fox News renewed Bill O’Reilly‘s contract just after he settled a sexual harassment claim for $32 million. Noah quipped, “And, by the way, this is from his own money. Now I understand why he cranks out so many books. … He needed the extra cash. I should have known something was wrong when he published ‘Killing Big Bird.’ Oh, yeah, this guy, he’s reaching.”

Noah noted that although Fox correspondents were quick to point out that Miramax knew about Weinstein’s behavior and even hid it, they were not so quick to do the same for their boy, O’Reilly, whom they even invited back shortly after firing him.

But despite Fox’s not going after conservative pundit O’Reilly while going after Hollywood “elitist” Weinstein, Noah still appreciated its fair and balanced coverage, saying, “So, Fox News, please, keep going after sexual harassment; I applaud you. And the great news is, you don’t even have to leave the building.”

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