In other breaking news, the sky is blue and water is wet.
You probably heard that Bill O’Reilly was an asshole about Congresswoman Maxine Waters on Fox & Friends yesterday, saying that he couldn’t pay attention to what she was saying because he was so distracted by her “James Brown wig.”
Because what’s more fun than an old white guy mocking an African-American woman’s appearance (especially when he’s doing so in defense of this guy)? But even leaving aside the racist and sexist wig comment, I found his mugging during Ms. Waters’ impassioned comments to be extremely rude and offensive. Christ, what an asshole.
So on his show last night, The O’Reilly Factor, O’Reilly “apologized.” And by “apologized,” I mean he giggled at his own comments before attacking Waters for not being clear about what she doesn’t like about Trump, even though I’m pretty sure the honorable Congresswoman has been perfectly clear about what she does not like about Trum: every damn thing.
Christ, WHAT AN ASSHOLE.
As for Ms. Waters, she does not have time for Bill O’Reilly’s nonsense.
Allow Late Night with Seth Meyers‘ writer Amber Ruffin share her thoughts on this foo-fro-raw:
While we’re on the topic of Fox News and racial insensitivity, two African-American women are suing the network for “top-down racial harassment.” This is related to Fox News recently firing an employee for “abhorrent” behavior. Well that doesn’t sound like something that would fly at Fox News. OH WAIT.
And Bill O’Reilly wasn’t the only white guy who attacked an African-American woman just for trying to do her damn job yesterday. Sean Spicer also deserves to be recognized for his treatment of journalist April Ryan in yesterday’s press conference, instructing her to “stop shaking [her] head.”
CHRIST, WHAT ASSHOLES.
In other Fox News news
Those assholes have brought Andrew “I’m Going to Start an International Incident with My Careless Speculation” Napolitano back. AND HE’S STICKING TO HIS STORY. JESUS.
The New York Times watched Fox News for 18 hours to compare its news coverage to other cable news outlets, and this will surprise you, but they cover stories differently than other networks!
Meanwhile, your president is whining that all media outlets aren’t as reckless with the truth as his favorite network is.
Late night takes
So, Devin Nunes: what an idiot, right? Hey, remember like a month ago when you had never heard of Devin Nunes? Yeah.
Meanwhile, The Daily Show made fun of Trump’s intention to defund Meals on Wheels, suggesting that the organization militarize to save itself.
Which would be a funny joke if Conan hadn’t come up with it last week:
But The Daily Show is opening a Donald J. Trump Presidential Twitter Library, an actual physical location where anyone can read through Trump’s “unpresidential” tweets, so I will forgive them.
In Other TV News
NBC is not going to time-delay coverage of the
Pyongyang Peyongchang (not enough coffee this morning, kids) Olympics which is NEXT WINTER? I STILL HAVEN’T RECOVERED FROM THE SUMMER OLYMPICS, GUYS.
New Girl revealed Schmidt’s first name last night (Spoiler: It is Winston) so the show is probably going to end after next week’s finale. Just a heads up.
Alec Baldwin had the hots for Tina Fey, but then who among us hasn’t?
Do you guys watch Bates Motel? HOW GOOD WAS THAT MARION CRANE STORY THIS WEEK? Spoiler alert for those of you who haven’t watched yet, it was so good.
Speaking of spoilers, did you know you can mute spoilers on Twitter now?
According to TMZ, of all places, Fox and NBC are in a bidding war for American Idol, which doesn’t even make sense because doesn’t NBC already have a really popular singing competition?
Better Call Saul is returning to AMC on April 10, so if you need to catch up on season two, get to it. And if you’re in New York City, Los Pollos Hermanos From ‘Breaking Bad’ Is Popping-Up In The Big Apple
This RuPaul’s Drag Race contestant wants drag queens to boycott America’s Got Talent, for reasons. Somehow Tyra Banks is responsible.
Here’s the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air reunion picture that you didn’t know you needed:
- Amy Poehler and Nick Offerman are reuniting on NBC for The Handmade Project, a crafts reality competition.
- TLC is bringing Trading Spaces back, you guys.
- Ken Burns is creating a Muhammad Ali documentary for PBS.
- Animal Planet has picked up six new series, including something called My Fat Pet.
- The Claus Von Bulow Affair will be Investigation Discovery’s first miniseries.
- The Smithsonian Channel will debut the docuseries The Real Jesus of Nazareth on Easter Sunday.
- The Mindy Project will end after this, its sixth season.
- Flip or Flop is dead, surprising no one.
- Billy Eichner will be screaming his way through the next season of American Horror Story. He will be playing a “close confidant of Paulson’s character and mostly will be wearing mysterious tank tops.” POLITICAL TANK TOPS.
- Littlefinger is joining the cast of Peaky Blinders.
- Robert Patrick is joining Amazon’s horror series, Lore.
- Ryan Hansen (Veronica Mars & Party Down) is going to be the co-star of Real Life, CBS’s comedy pilot.
- Dominic Burgess (Feud: Bette and Joan) is joining Linda from H.R., Fox’s comedy pilot.
- Sonja Sohn and Jenn An are joining the cast of Showtime’s The Chi.
- Tony Rock (The Game of Dating) is joining the cast of Living Biblically, CBS’s comedy pilot.
- Andrea Londo is joining the cast of Mayans MC.
- Taken is slipping on NBC, but it is close enough to Timeless’ ratings to potentially make trouble for the time travel series, if NBC decides to only renew one of them.
- Making History is probably going to be history.
- Elementary is at the end of its run.
- American Crime‘s ratings have sunk even lower from last season’s low numbers, and is unlikely to be renewed. (Of course, that’s been said about this series before.)
Sol Negrin, Emmy-nominated cinematographer
Christine Kaufmann, actress
Duck Dynasty: BYE. Series finale. 8 p.m., A&E
Legion: Season finale for this weird-ass show. 9 p.m., FX
Harlots: This is being sold as a “feminist” look at rival 18th century houses of prostitution. OK. Series premiere. Hulu
Imaginary Mary: Jenna Elfman is a grown-ass woman with an imaginary friend in this new series. I don’t even know, guys. Series premiere. 7:30 p.m., ABC
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