Peggy Noonan on O’Reilly Ouster: ‘Serious Setback for Sexual Harassment in the Workplace’

Peggy Noonan, a columnist for the Murdoch-owned Wall Street Journal, had some pretty blunt words this morning on the ouster of Bill O’Reilly from Fox News.

She told Chuck Todd on Meet the Press that it was a “serious setback for sexual harassment in the workplace.”

And that was nothing compared to what Noonan had to say in her new column, writing the following:

Bill O’Reilly’s departure this week from Fox News is a real blow to piggishness, and I believe that must be said. He has denied all allegations, but the number of them over the years, and the $13 million in reported payouts, suggests a clear and obvious pattern of sexual harassment. This follows the retirement of Roger Ailes, who left under a similar cloud. I don’t know what was in the water over there, but it wasn’t good, it was poisonous, and I’m glad they’re doing environmental cleanup.

“It is not conservative to be a pig,” she added. “It is piggish to be a pig. You owe pigs nothing.”

Savannah Guthrie agreed this morning that that people can’t view the issue of sexual harassment through a partisan lens.

Watch above, via Fox News.

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