For years Kirsten Powers was a mainstay on Fox News. She was a regular on Brett Baier’s Special Report panel and made frequent appearances on the O’Reilly Factor.
When her contract was up last year, Fox did not renew it and she left for CNN where she appeared on Anderson Cooper’s show this week to talk about the Bill O’Reilly situation.
As liberals love to do when they smell conservative blood in the water, Powers piled on with her own story of how O’Reilly “harassed” her.
From World News Politics:
“I was thinking about an incident that had happened early on in my career there where I was on-air there with Margaret Hoover, who’s at CNN now, on a regular segment, we were on every Monday,” Powers said. “And he got Margaret’s name wrong, and Margaret said, ‘Hey, get my name right,’ and he said, ‘Oh, I’m sorry, there’s a lot of blondes in this operation, I can’t keep you all straight. Megyn Kelly’s coming up,’ starts throwing all these blondes’ names.”
“And at the end of the segment, says, ‘Thank you for your blondeness,’ to both of us,” she added.
Seriously? That was the extent of the harassment?
Oddly, after making her comments, a piece that Powers wrote back in 2014 re-surfaced this week which shows that she held a different opinion of O’Reilly just a few short years ago:
In 2014 Powers responded to a charge from Marie Harf, an Obama White House spokesperson at the time, that O’Reilly was a sexist.
“Sexism is a serious problem and a serious accusation,” Powers wrote for USA Today. “It’s true there are many people who dismiss women as unserious and out of their depth not because they are, but because they are women. Bill O’Reilly isn’t one of them.”
“I know,” she added. “As a Fox News contributor, I’ve worked with him for eight years, including weekly segments where we often disagree heatedly. O’Reilly does not discriminate when it comes to expressing tough judgments. Anyone with a passing familiarity with his work knows this, which is what makes Harf’s accusation so irresponsible.”
It seems Harf isn’t the only irresponsible one.
It’s really sad that the liberal left was able to pile enough accusations together to take down Bill, but sadly, that’s the world we’re living in now.