Bill O'Reilly Defends Roger Ailes, Says Martin Luther King Wouldn't Have Been Involved With Black Lives Matter
"I stand behind Roger 100 percent," the Fox News personality says.
Bill O'Reilly adamantly defended his boss, Roger Ailes, on Wednesday night when he stopped by NBC's Late Night With Seth Meyers.
The outspoken Fox News personality said he has known Ailes for 20 years and the recent sexual harassment allegations leveled against him by former employee Gretchen Carlson are false.
"Best boss I have ever had," said O'Reilly. "In this country, every famous, powerful or wealthy person is a target. I'm a target. You're a target. At anytime, someone could come out and sue us, hack us, go to the press, anything like that. And that's a deplorable situation."
O'Reilly told Meyers that until the U.S. adopts civil legislation akin to England, where the losing party who filed a "frivolous lawsuit" may get stuck with all court costs, "we're going to have this out-of-control tabloid society that is tremendously destructive."
He added, "I stand behind Roger 100 percent."
O'Reilly also talked about his dislike for the Black Lives Matter movement.
"It's a destructive movement in my opinion," he told Meyers. "If you look at the Black Lives Matter leadership, it's a movement based upon that America is inherently an evil country based on white superiority. ... And they don't want to solve the problem, they want to break the system down."
O'Reilly said he thinks the group should change their "banner."
"Dr. Martin Luther King was the best American patriot for the advancement of civil rights — ever," said O'Reilly. "He never would be in Black Lives Matter, because it's too volatile."
Watch both segments below.