FILE - In this Oct. 28, 2013 file photo, political commentator Bill O'Reilly attends the National Geographic Channel's "Killing Kennedy" world premiere screening reception at The Newseum, in Washington. (Paul Morigi/invision/ap)

Fox News did a great job of not talking about the Bill O'Reilly domestic violence allegations last night

Look! Over there! It's...Vietnam?


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Jenny Kutner
May 19, 2015 5:18PM (UTC)

Bill O'Reilly issued a short statement on Monday responding to allegations that he physically assaulted his ex-wife, Maureen McPhilmy, refuting the claims as "100 percent false." Then, apparently, he went on with his day.

Giving no additional air-time to a Gawker report that claims the Fox News host dragged McPhilmy down the stairs of their home by her neck, O'Reilly discussed the U.S. ground attacks on ISIS on the Monday edition of his program, and engaged in some light bickering with columnist Charles Krauthammer about...the Vietnam War? And Hillary Clinton?

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Interestingly enough, Vietnam appears to have been the topic du jour on Fox News, where none of the hosts mentioned the O'Reilly assault accusations at all. Sean Hannity, for his part, also did what he could to avoid the issue of domestic violence, offering his view on the city of Ramadi falling to ISIS. Guess what it reminds him of?

Watch O'Reilly and Hannity both evade the issue of domestic violence below:


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