A New York Times report emerged last week that Bill O’Reilly and Fox News have settled claims for a total of $13 million with five women who said he sexually harassed women at the cable news network going back to 2002. You would be forgiven then for considering the Fox News star the very last person you’d turn to for advice on consent. But, it seems he thinks otherwise. In his newly-released book Old School: Life in the Sane Lane, O’Reilly imparts some pearls of wisdom on how to date successfully, ‘Old School’ style. In a chapter titled “Social” O’Reilly and co-author, Bruce Feirstein, write:
“5) No means no. It would be easy to make fun of all the hoops college administrators expect their students to jump through today before they engage in any kind of intimacy. But there’s no middle ground here. It’s all about the Old School tenets of respect and responsibility. No means no.”
The chapter concludes with the sentiment, “Never let anyone treat you badly. That’s Old School.”
While the Fox News host has denied the allegations, his show “The O’Reilly Factor” has lost more than 40 advertisers since the revelations were published by The New York Times. Nonetheless, all of this seems to have little bearing on popular interest in the Fox News star — the show’s ratings were up 14 percent in the days following the shock investigation and O’Reilly’s book will debut at the top of the New York Times bestseller list at the start the week of April 16th, according to CNN.
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