Now that Roger Ailes is out of the Fox News building, the chief pervo on staff has gotta be cable news ratings king Bill O’Reilly. Many people are saying (see what I did there?) when he’s not making covert racist comments about women he’s lusting after them.
An investigation by The New York Times reveals that a total of five women who have received payouts from either Mr. O’Reilly or 21st Century Fox (Fox News’ parent company) in exchange for agreeing to not pursue litigation or speak about their accusations against him.
The payouts, which come out to around $13 million, go back as far as 2004 and as recently as last summer. The company says it does not tolerate behavior that “disrespects women or contributes to an uncomfortable work environment.” According to documents and interviews, the complaints ranged from verbal abuse, lewd comments, unwanted advances and phone calls in which it sounded as if Mr. O’Reilly was masturbating.
That would be a very uncomfortable work environment and I think I can speak for us all when I say “EWWWWWWWWWWWWWwwww!!!!” That phone call thing is just one disturbing image. Think about puppies, penguins, and polar bears.
Puppies, penguins, and polar bears. Puppies, penguins, and polar bears. Puppies, penguins, and polar bears. It’s not working!!!!
Do you think O’Reilly will ask for a framed copy of this cartoon and mail me a signed copy of one of his books? His next book should be a guide on how to grope women in the workplace and make your boss pay off the lawsuits.
Cartoon drawn. Blog done. Now I have to take a shower. I was planning to go out for breakfast but now O’Reilly has ruined even that for me.
Creative Note: There’s another version of this cartoon. No, it’s not dirtier. It’s tamer. Right as I finished drawing it I got the idea for the second panel and liked it a lot better. I might post the first version tomorrow or whenever. I don’t want to throw it out on the internet right now for it to be confused with the “official” version.
Update: I had a few requests to post the “alternative” version. I liked it and was going to go with it until I thought of the “hair sniffing” angle in the second panel. I didn’t think of that until the first version was completely drawn and ready to be sent to my clients. I kinda hated to destroy the second panel as I liked my O’Reilly caricature. There was no cutting and pasting here despite my creating this on a digital platform, which would make cutting and pasting easier. I erased the entire second panel and drew a new one. As you can see here, I did save a copy of the first version.
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