Chris Hayes: ‘Might Be a Little Awkward’ for Fox News to Keep Talking About Weinstein Now…

MSNBC’s Chris Hayes tonight opened a segment on the Bill O’Reilly news with clips of Fox Newsers going in on Harvey Weinstein and the silent complicity of those around him.

And they’re not wrong to raise those questions, Hayes added, but it “might be a little awkward” for them to keep covering this now.

It was awkward enough before this past weekend, what with Fox News’ recent history having not exactly faded from public consciousness. But the New York Times report on Fox News renewing O’Reilly’s contract a month after he reached a $32 million settlement brought it back into the national spotlight.

And so Hayes showed clips of Sean Hannity, Tucker Carlson, and Judge Jeanine Pirro for talking about the complicity of people who were aware of the disgusting actions by one of their own and kept quiet.

Hayes also spoke with Gabe Sherman, who’s covered Fox News for years, about whether there’s a “full accounting” of everything that happened at the network.

Sherman talked about the “toxic culture” at Fox and Hayes ended by saying this:

“I’m sure we’ll get some in-depth reporting from Tucker and Sean on this topic.”

Watch above, via MSNBC.

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