Kirsten Powers: Ailes Claimed O’Reilly ‘Likes to Put Up Dirty Pictures’ and Ask Pretty Girls About Them

Hours after the official announcement of Bill O’Reilly‘s departure from Fox News, a former contributor at the network discussed her experiences with the former Factor host. Appearing on Anderson Cooper 360 Wednesday, USA Today columnist Kirsten Powers recalled a segment on the show in which she appeared with Fox News’ Margaret Hoover. (Who appeared on CNN an hour earlier to share her own O’Reilly stories.) “At the end of the segment, [O’Reilly] says ‘Thank you for your blonde-ness’ to both of us,” Powers said. Powers told Cooper that she demanded an apology from O’Reilly. But she says she was told that wasn’t going to happen. And she also claims that former Fox News boss Roger Ailes defended the Factor host. “And then Roger said ‘You know, Bill. He likes to put up dirty pictures and ask pretty girls to talk about them,'” Powers said. Watch above, via CNN. featured image via screengrab] —— Follow Joe DePaolo (@joe_depaolo) on Twitter

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