Chris Hayes Mocks O’Reilly Taking Personal Responsibility By Using Old O’Reilly Factor Segment


Following the bombshell New York Times report this past weekend that revealed that former Fox News star Bill O’Reilly paid out a $32 million sexual harassment settlement a month before signing a new contract with Fox, the conservative commentator attempted some damage control. And that let to him pointing the finger at others.

During a broadcast of his ‘No Spin News’ web series, O’Reilly went so far as to place the blame squarely at God’s feet. “You know, am I mad at God? Yeah, I’m mad at him,” he said.

MSNBC’s Chris Hayes highlighted O’Reilly’s on-air hissyfit on Tuesday night. And in doing so, he asked the following question: “Don’t you think it’s time for a little personal responsibility?”

And with that, Hayes played an old O’Reilly Factor ‘Talking Points Memo’ segment showing the then-Fox News host lecturing others about the need to accept personal responsibility in their lives as he assailed modern American culture.

“We’re living in a time of denial,” O’Reilly said in the old clip. “Our culture is included with excuses for bad behavior, not the individuals screwing up. All of us make mistakes, not a lot of us own up.”

He continued, “Talk to teenagers today, you hear a lot of excuses for everything. And while those immature minds can be slightly excused, we talk to many who allow excuses for bad behavior.”

Hayes ended the segment by slyly stating “and that’s the Memo.”

Watch the clip above, via MSNBC.

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