"O’Reilly: I ‘can’t help’ being sexist."
On The O’Reilly Factor last night, host Bill O’Reilly asked Ann Coulter about her friendship with comedian Joy Behar. When Coulter said that she likes Behar, O’Reilly replied, “So you – there’s a civil conversation and you guys trade recipes.” Coulter laughed and said, “We do not trade recipes. Stop being such a sexist Bill O’Reilly,” to which O’Reilly responded, “can’t help it.” Watch it:
Though O’Reilly appears to be joking when he says he “can’t help” being sexist, the truth is that O’Reilly has a record of casually slipping into sexism. Just this past March, O’Reilly told a female guest, “you should be watching the kid anyway” after she called him “sexist” for saying that women need male breadwinners. In October ’08, when he was asked on The View why Sarah Palin wouldn’t come on his show, O’Reilly responded, “I don’t know. I want her to come in. I have outfits she can wear.”