Coworker from O’Reilly ‘Do it live!’ meltdown talks about what a nightmare he was
It doesn’t take millions in sexual harassment settlements to know that Bill O’Reilly is an abusive prick. Anyone who has seen the viral “Fuck it! We’ll do it live!” clip from O’Reilly’s “Inside Edition” days knows that the guy is a monster.
The clip entails O’Reilly throwing a bitch fit off-air while a producer tries to explain that they are going to end the episode on a Sting video. Once the video leaked online, O’Reilly’s histrionics went down in meme history.
Theresa McKeown, the director of West coast operations for “Inside Edition,” told Huffington Post what it was like to work with O’Reilly. Even though she lived on the other side of the country, she still feared his wrath. Apparently, dude really knew how to ruin someone’s day.
“I know that there were women in the office that he would bring to tears,” McKeown said, “and I never wanted to be that woman, so I would go completely out of my way to triple-check everything so that nothing could go wrong.”
The best anecdote entails plenty of foreshadowing for O’Reilly’s 21-year tenure at a conservative news outlet.
From Huffington Post:
McKeown remembers O’Reilly showing up in a limousine to cover the LA riots, and then getting annoyed when people in the community were in his eyeline. “There was such a lack of compassion,” she said. Another time, in San Francisco, he got upset with McKeown because there was a bee flying around his head.
“I was like, ‘I can’t control the bees…’” she said.
A “lack of compassion?” The hell you say.
Although McKeown says she never heard of O’Reilly sexually harassing coworkers at “Inside Edition,” she has no problem believing that women would be afraid of coming forward against such an “intimidating presence.”
“It didn’t surprise me at all,” she said of the unearthed sexual harassment allegations against O’Reilly. “My biggest surprise is that it took so much to come to the conclusion they’ve come to today.”
Despite being a blue-veined dick, O’Reilly stands to make millions in his severance from Fox News. Nice work if you can get it.
[screen shot: Inside Edition]