Bill O’Reilly Defends Roger Ailes, Calls Black Lives Matter a ‘Destructive Movement’ on Late Night

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Last week, Gretchen Carlson's sexual-harassment lawsuit against Fox News chief Roger Ailes went public, and it has led to an investigation into sexual harassment at the network. But according to Ailes's former colleague Bill O'Reilly, there is nothing for the 76-year-old to worry about. "I stand behind Roger 100 percent," O'Reilly told Seth Meyers on Late Night last night, insisting that Carlson's lawsuit is the product of a country where any powerful and wealthy person is a target for frivolous lawsuits. O'Reilly, pressed by Meyers on other matters, also claimed that Black Lives Matter is a "destructive movement" that considers America an evil country, and insisted that Martin Luther King Jr. would distance himself from it if he were alive today. O'Reilly also admitted that he isn't planning to read the emerging Republican Party platform, which has swung far to the right. "It's all a bunch of bull," O'Reilly said, "on both sides. It's a bunch of nonsense." So, there.