Bill O’Reilly is a goner, and The Daily Show’s Trevor Noah is quite pleased.
“Here at The Daily Show, we want to give O’Reilly the send-off he deserves,” Noah said Wednesday night. “Because let’s be honest, he’s not going to get it on Fox, that’s for sure. Those guys are probably going pretend that nothing is wrong.”
Over the course of the segment, Noah highlighted some of O’Reilly’s greatest hits, from “Fuck it! We’ll do it live!” to the “War on Christmas.” Where some saw “madness” in O’Reilly’s early days, Noah said Roger Ailes saw “greatness.”
“And he reached out and said, ‘Come join me at Fox, O’Reilly, and together we will build a cable empire fueled by white Christian resentment. And then, as our master stroke, we will both be forced to leave because we couldn’t keep our penises in our white Christian pants!’ Allegedly.”
After playing a montage of clips that demonstrated the “special place” O’Reilly had in his heart for black people, Noah said the host was “lucky” they aren’t all the “criminals he thinks they are” otherwise, frequent guests like Marc Lamont Hill would have “bust a cap in his ass so fast” for, among other things, telling him he looked like a “cocaine dealer.”
“Looking back on all of O’Reilly’s greatest hits, the one thing that’s hard to believe is that it took him this long to lose his job,” Noah said, criticizing advertisers for sticking with the show through all of its racism and only abandoning it once the sexual harassment charges started to mount.