Rep. Maxine Waters: "Bill O'Reilly Is Not Going To Be Recorded Favorably In History"
Waters: "I'm So Pleased With The Women Who Came Forward," "There's Something Wrong With Him Psychologically"
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From the April 19 edition of CNN's Anderson Cooper 360:
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ANDERSON COOPER: Do you think Fox made the right decision to fire him today?
REP. MAXINE WATERS: Absolutely, and I'm very proud of what I understand took place, the sons of Murdoch are the ones that I'm told insisted that he had to go, and they're trying to take this station into a new era, and so I'm very pleased that they did that.
I'm pleased with the advertisers who decided that they were going to pull their ads from his show. I'm so pleased with the women who came forward, who were victims and decided that they were going to expose what had happened to them.
You know, Bill O'Reilly is not going to be recorded favorably in history. Unfortunately, he was a man who made tremendous sums of money, had a huge show, and really there's something wrong with him psychologically.
He obviously could not sustain relationships, and the stories about him talking to women on the telephone with this kind of sex talk, it is really just, you know, unconscionable that he would allow himself to end up like this. It's all his fault, and so I hope he seeks some help, and I hope that the women who have come forward feel good about the justice that they are receiving
This is an era of women who are fed up with being taken advantage of, particularly in the workplace. We have been hearing about this for years. Remember the old stories about the casting couch, and what women in the entertainment industry had to do? Well, these stories are legendary. All over this country, and perhaps all over this world, women have been taken advantage of.