“It would be irresponsible to speculate, it would be irresponsible not to”

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Heavens to Peggy Noonan, Bill O’Reilly believes in falafel for me, but not for thee!

Bill O’Reilly came to believe that his wife was romantically involved with another man. Not just any man, but a police detective in the Long Island community they call home. So O’Reilly did what any concerned husband would do: He pulled strings to get the police department’s internal affairs unit to investigate one of their own for messing with the wrong man’s lady.

Apparently the Roger Ailes’ Fox Security force was busy intimidating Ailes’ neighbors.

So what the hell, let us start extrapolating, via Jeff Bercovici at Forbes, how this is related to other recent FoxNews scandals:

To build a case that News Corp. constitutes a corrupt organization under anti-racketeering statutes, prosecutors have to show that there exists a pattern of wrongdoing sanctioned at the highest levels of the company.

And what have we here?

the charges against O’Reilly make it that much less unlikely. As Gawker notes, his boss, Fox News chief Roger Ailes, has a habit of using local cops as though they’re his personal employees. Ailes has also been accused of instructing an employee, Judith Regan, to lie to federal investigators who were vetting former New York City police commissioner Bernie Kerik for the job of running the Homeland Security Department.

All a mere coincidence I’m sure.

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