O'Reilly called for "a full-body search" on co-host Lis Wiehl; added that she "asked for it"
On the November 3 broadcast of his nationally syndicated radio show, Fox News host Bill O'Reilly called for "a full-body search" on his co-host, Lis Wiehl. During a conversation about a recent New York Sun editorial  (subscription required) on a lawsuit over New York City's policy of subway bag checks, O'Reilly said: "Would you please -- would you please bring in some security to do a full-body search on ... Lis Wiehl." When Wiehl repeated, "I said my bags, not my body," O'Reilly responded, "Full-body search on Lis Wiehl right this minute. She asked for it." Wiehl is also an author , Harvard-trained law professor , and legal analyst  for Fox News.
O'Reilly settled  a sexual harassment suit  filed against him in October 2004. The November 3 comments were not the first he has made to Wiehl about her appearance. As Media Matters for America has documented , on the October 26 broadcast of his radio show, O'Reilly claimed he was "outraged" about a recent CBS poll on border control and asked Wiehl to protest the network while wearing a bikini. In response to her resistance, he asked her, "Don't you love your country?" and, "Don't you want fairness in the media?" In another instance , on the June 21, 2004, broadcast of The Radio Factor, O'Reilly called Wiehl "eye candy" and told her, "You're here because you're good-looking, so I got somebody to look over."
From the November 3 broadcast of Westwood One's The Radio Factor with Bill O'Reilly:
WIEHL: I want my bags searched. I want it. When I'm in the subway, I want it.
O'REILLY: Would you please -- would you please bring in some security to do a full-body search on --
WIEHL: [laughing] No --
O'REILLY: -- on Lis Wiehl.
WIEHL: I said my bags, not my body.
O'REILLY: Come on, call security.
WIEHL: My bags, not my body.
O'REILLY: No, no, no, no, we have security right out there. Full-body search on Lis Wiehl right this minute. She asked for it.
WIEHL: My bags.