Baldwin has almost single-handedly put “SNL” on the comedy map this season with his outrageously funny impersonations of the President.
But he topped himself this week with his O’Reilly impersonation.
The Fox News personality, who hosts “The O’Reilly Factor,” was in the news after The New York Times reported that Fox has paid an estimated $13 million over the past 15 years to silence a half-dozen women who accused O’Reilly of sexual harassment or sex assault.
Shockingly, O’Reilly never suffered any repercussions. But more than 50 companies pulled ads from the show this week, following the explosive Times report.
The scandal veered into the absurd when Trump defended the talk show host in an interview and said he did nothing wrong.
The hypocrisy was off the scale in more ways than one.
O’Reilly has built a large and loyal following among religious viewers because by constantly critcizing TV shows, musicians, and entertainers for coarsening American culture.
Trump, of course, has had his own problems. His 2005 “hot mic” conversation with Billy Bush revealed his misogyny.
“When you’re a star, they let you do it,” he boasted about groping women.
“Grab them by the pussy. You can do anything,” he crowed.
More than a dozen women came forward afterward to detail their own unwanted sexual encounters with the business mogul. Trump vowed to sue them all but has taken no action.
Like Trump, O’Reilly has denied all the charges.
In the show’s cold open, Baldwin played Trump on a visit with his supporters in Kentucky. The joke was on supporters.
Baldwin recently said he wanted to curb his Trump impressions, but the president is an unending source of material that’s apparently too good to pass up.
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