How late-night shows ridiculed O'Reilly vs. Weinstein
Film producer and film studio executive Harvey Weinstein has been fired from the film company he co-founded after a series of sexual harassment allegations against him emerged last week. While the allegations are reminiscent of former show host Bill O'Reilly's scandal, which resulted in his firing from Fox News, the treatment from late night show hosts has been strikingly different. O'Reilly provided perfect fodder for late-night skits and monologues, while only John Oliver fully addressed the Weinstein scandal.
Why it matters: O'Reilly was a conservative with whom most show hosts disagreed on a number of issues, while Harvey Weinstein was a fellow Hollywood liberal. But it's important to remember that O'Reilly was much more of a household name than Weinstein.