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04/14/2017 12:18 pm ET

New Ad Praising Bill O'Reilly Gets A Brutal Makeover

"We fixed it for accuracy."

There’s no accounting for taste.

Bill O’Reilly’s accountants ran an oddly timed ad in The Hollywood Reporter on Thursday that offered fulsome praise for the embattled Fox News host. The Bell and Company notice, pointed out by journalist Yashar Ali, lauded O’Reilly’s “integrity in reporting” and his “lifetime of generosity, kindness, loyalty & support.”

O’Reilly has come under intense scrutiny since The New York Times reported that he and Fox News had paid out millions of dollars to settle sexual harassment cases against the controversial host. There was an exodus of advertisers from “The O’Reilly Factor” and he announced Tuesday that he was taking a vacation.

Media Matters figured the ad should be adjusted to better fit current circumstances. “We fixed it for accuracy,” the journalism watchdog group wrote.

Ouch.

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