People who live in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones — or Twitter shade, Bill O’Reilly.
Former Fox News personality O’Reilly caught a bit of heat on social media Thursday, after calling out Senator Al Franken over accusations that he had groped and kissed KABC Radio personality Leeann Tweeden without her permission.
O’Reilly’s online broadcast No Spin News seized on Tweeden’s accusation, tweeting a report that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is seeking an Ethics Committee review of the accusations against Franken.
“The man is not worthy of a Senate seat and his colleagues know it,” No Spin News commented.
O’Reilly, who has a famously contentious relationship with Franken, retweeted No Spin News’ message.
The fact that the social-media condemnation was coming from a man who reportedly paid $32 million to settle with a woman who accused him of sexual harassment was not lost on a number of readers, who alluded to the situation in the tweet’s comments.
While some questioned why O’Reilly was calling out Franken and not Senate candidate Roy Moore or president Donald Trump, who have had sordid accusations thrown in their own directions, others went to the sweaty-palmed meat of the matter.
“32 million,” went one succinct-but-cutting response.
“Similar to you and your old spot at FOX,” read another criticism.
“Should @BillOReilly be retweeting this? Seems like he’d want to avoid the topic,” asked another inquiring mind.
“Shut the f— up Mr. 32 million dollar payoff man,” suggested one commenter.
“Of course Franken should be held accountable let him be censured or removed from office whatever but Bill you of all people!” read another reply. “I mean really just stop tweeting and keep quiet about this. There’s a reason why you are no long[er] on TV.”
“Miss you on Fox, Bill, but you might want to sit this one out,” read another suggestion.
“O’Reilly, you should not criticize anyone for sexual harassment. Look in the mirror. THIRTY TWO MILLION DOLLARS!!!” went another reply.
Franken issued an apology after Tweeden accused him of kissing and groping her without her consent while they both worked on a USO Tour of the Middle East in 2006, saying, “I certainly don’t remember the rehearsal for the skit in the same way, but I send my sincerest apologies to Leeann.”
The man is not worthy of a Senate seat and his colleagues know it. https://t.co/A2n2Ipeeps
– No Spin News (@NoSpinNews) November 16, 2017