Saturday Night Live doubles your Baldwin, as Trump visits Bill O'Reilly

Carla Harmon
April 11, 2017

Despite his denials, O'Reilly and the network have taken a PR hit since the allegations emerged - 60 companies have now pulled their advertisements from O'Reilly's time slot.

Alec Baldwin apparently can do everything on "Saturday Night Live".

Alec Baldwin raised eyebrows in the middle of last night's "Saturday Night Live" by doing an impression of embattled Fox News anchor Bill O'Reilly hosting a virtually ad-free "O'Reilly Factor" - and then interviewing a supportive President Donald Trump, also played by the actor.

The investigation comes after a complaint was phoned in to the network's corporate hotline last week by Wendy Walsh, a former regular guest on Fox's "The O'Reilly Factor" TV show, and her lawyer, Lisa Bloom, which the two posted to YouTube.

"21st Century Fox investigates all complaints and we have asked the law firm Paul Weiss to continue assisting the company in these serious matters", it read.

Walsh has not sued O'Reilly or sought a settlement, said Bloom, a former contributor to NBC's "Today" show who is known for her liberal advocacy and legal work.

Now, Fox News host Bill O'Reilly, the face of the network's top show, is facing the possibility of a similar fate.

The O'Reilly character answered, "That's based upon?" with the Trump character replying: "A hunch, just a loose hunch."I'm more familiar with this case than I am with, say, health care".

According to The Hill, Stephen Baldwin told Fox News that he thinks Trump is "already doing a great job and doing things to make the economy better quickly".

Comedian John Oliver is trying to buy advertising space on the O'Reilly Factor to educate Donald Trump on sexual harassment. As a reminder, Trump also blindly defended his long-time friend Roger Ailes last summer when over two dozen women came forward to report that Ailes had sexually harassed them when he headed Fox News. "But I didn't look into it much.I was busy being super presidential by bombing Syria", Trump said. The radio silence has become so extreme that Stephen used his Fox News appearance to wish his older brother a belated happy birthday. The payouts occurred, he said, to spare his children from negative publicity that would be caused by any prolonged legal battles.

O'Reilly has denied all the allegations, saying that, as a prominent public figure, he is vulnerable to lawsuits from people who threaten to cause him bad publicity unless they get paid.

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