Fox News host compares Weinstein to Ailes, O’Reilly scandals


Fox Business host and “The Five” fill-in Kennedy compared the Harvey Weinstein sex scandal to the late Roger Ailes and Bill O’Reilly scandals at Fox News, which led to their departures from the network.

“The public has an appetite for it. After seeing what’s happened here with Roger Ailes and Bill O’Reilly, and now it’s happening with Harvey Weinstein,” she said. “There’s a sense of justice.”

“It speaks to the anti-establishment-ism that’s happening in Washington, D.C. Powerful people have had their way for a long time, and there’s a revolution happening.”

Ailes was removed as the president of Fox in July 2016 following sexual misconduct allegations from former “Fox & Friends” host Gretchen Carlson. Ailes passed away earlier this year.

O’Reilly departed the network in April amid resurfaced reports about settlements stemming from sexual harassment allegations over the past decade.

But Fox News hosts like Sean Hannity have used the Weinstein story to highlight what they see as liberal hypocrisy.

On Tuesday, after playing the disturbing 2015 audio obtained by the New Yorker of Weinstein admitting to a model that he touched her breasts without consent, Hannity recounted some of the other allegations of sexual misconduct by the movie mogul.

“I don’t remember Hollywood stars speaking out against Clinton or talking about his issues that he had to deal with,” Hannity declared. “Or how Hillary defended him.”

Weinstein was a donor to the Clinton campaign and the Clinton Foundation.

“I have explained over and over on this show, liberals love to be so sanctimonious,” Hannity continued. “Holier-than-thou. They are really hypocrites. They claim moral authority over Republicans and conservatives over issues like women’s rights, gay rights, religious freedom.”