After Bill O'Reilly was fired from #Fox News following allegations of sexual harassment, social media users quickly mocked and trolled the former host. While most pushed back at O'Reilly, he did find support from someone he probably doesn't want to come to his defense.
Duke on O'Reilly
Bill O'Reilly's career at Fox News has come to an end after two decades with the conservative network. The New York Times first broke their bombshell story three weeks ago when they reported that O'Reilly had reached a settlement with five women who accused him of various acts of sexual harassment.
The women, who had worked at the network in the past, made the allegations against the host that dated back to the early 2000s. This isn't the first time O'Reilly has been in the negative spotlight, as he's been dealing with issues alleging he got physical with his ex wife. Within minutes of the news that O'Reilly was out of a job, social media quickly went viral, as many on the left celebrated the fact that the conservative commentator was finally out of a job, but not everyone is pushing back. As seen on Twitter, former Ku Klux Klan (KKK) Grand Wizard #David Duke is coming to O'Reilly's defense.
Taking to his official Twitter account on Wednesday night was former KKK leader David Duke who posted a video clip from an interview he had on "The O'Reilly Factor" with Bill O'Reilly. In the interview, Duke argued that "big banks" and the "main stream media" were the biggest threat to "European heritage." O'Reilly dismissed the notion, which prompted Duke to add an additional message to his tweet. "Should have listened, Bill...(((they))) finally got you - and to think, after all you've done for them, SAD!" Duke posted on his Twitter feed. Duke''s history is well-documented, as he was once seen as a young upstart in an attempt to re-brand the KKK, but it never took place. Despite Duke ditching the infamous white hood and robe of the KKK, he was unable to gain traction with his suit and tie, and the Klan continued to fall into obscurity.
Though Bill O'Reilly is getting social media support from a noted racist and white supremacist, the backlash is coming at an increased rate. As it currently stands, the details surrounding O'Reilly's departure have not been released, though Fox News host Tucker Carlson will be promoted to the 8 p.m. time-slot. In addition, the network has removed "O'Reilly" from the title of the show, keeping now as just "The Factor." #Bill Oreilly