The day of O'Reilly's firing, a Fox News host told his colleague she was arousing viewers

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Fox News may have gotten rid of Bill O'Reilly, but his firing doesn't address its rampant culture of sexism on-air and behind the scenes.

That was made all the clearer on Wednesday — the same day as O'Reilly's firing — when The Five host Greg Gutfeld made a suggestive comment to his female colleague on live television. 

According to the Huffington Post, the show's panel was discussing immigration laws when co-hosts Bob Beckel and Kimberly Guilfoyle went off on a bizarre tangent about Beckel's remarks not being accepted as fact.

The exchange went as follows:

KG: Waah, waah, crybaby. Call your camp counselor.
BB: Call your dressmaker.
KG: And give him a raise. That's what I'm saying. That's what I'm saying.

At this point, Gutfelt interrupts to tell Guilfoyle, who had just gestured to her own dress, "You are giving America a raise."

The hosts of 'The Five' during a 2015 show with guest Gov. Chris ChristieSource: Richard Drew/AP
The hosts of 'The Five' during a 2015 show with guest Gov. Chris Christie  Richard Drew/AP

The exchange once again demonstrated that the news outlet is keen on tolerating misogyny so long as it doesn't become a PR nightmare. 

Immediately following word of O'Reilly's departure, Fox executives announced Tucker Carlson would be taking over O'Reilly's prime-time spot. Naturally, just a quick glance at Carlson's own track record on women suggests he's not much better on-air than O'Reilly.

Most recently, Carlson sparked controversy when his interview with Teen Vogue editor Lauren Duca devolved into a sexist mess, involving Carlson dismissing Duca's pop culture writing and telling her to stick to writing about thigh-high boots.

No surprises here: At Fox News, misogyny begets misogyny.