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Bill O'Reilly Under Fire For Mocking Rep. Maxine Waters' Hair

Host Bill O'Reilly appears on "The O'Reilly Factor" on the Fox News channel at Fox Studios on March 17, 2015 in New York City.  (Rob Kim/Getty Images)
Host Bill O'Reilly appears on "The O'Reilly Factor" on the Fox News channel at Fox Studios on March 17, 2015 in New York City. (Rob Kim/Getty Images)

Fox News host Bill O’Reilly has apologized for mocking Rep. Maxine Waters, after saying on “Fox & Friends” that he couldn’t respond to her comments on the House floor because he was distracted by her “James Brown wig.” On his show Tuesday night, O’Reilly added that “it would be instructive for Ms. Waters to come on The [O’Reilly] Factor to define her beef … but, of course, she will not do that. Way too risky.”

Here & Now‘s Jeremy Hobson discusses with NPR media correspondent David Folkenflik ( @davidfolkenflik).

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