John Legend schooled Fox's Bill O'Reilly over condescending tweet about reporter Andrea Mitchell

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John Legend could not hold his tongue. On Wednesday (March 8), which happened to be International Women's Day, the singer was so incensed by a comment he read by Fox News anchor Bill O'Reilly he had to go all in on the O'Reilly Factor host.

The incident began when O'Reilly tweeted "Unruly Andrea Mitchell escorted from press conf," a reference to NBC News' veteran Chief Foreign Affairs Correspondent. "The NBC host shouts questions at Secretary of State Rex Tillerson," O'Reilly added. Legend quickly responded, "She's not your granddaughter, Billy. She's a seasoned journalist asking important questions."

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LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 20: Chrissy Teigen, John Legend arrives at the 2016 American Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on November 20, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
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Mitchell, who has been a reporter for 50 years, attempted to ask Tillerson a question during a photo op with Ukranian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkinon on Tuesday, inquiring about Chinese threats of retaliation for U.S. anti-missile defenses in South Korea. She was ushered out of the room after making the inquiry.

Legend wasn't the only one who backed up Mitchell for her determined reporting.



Mitchell, of course, got the last, best word.

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WASHINGTON, DC - FEBRUARY 27: Bill O'Reilly, host of FOX News Channel's The O'Reilly Factor, waits for the arrival of U.S. President Barack Obama during an event about Obama's 'My Brother's Keeper' initiative in the East Room at the White House February 27, 2014 in Washington, DC. As part of his 'Year of Action,' Obama announced a $200 million commitment from nine foundations to bolster the education and employment of young men and boys of color. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON -- Episode 0170 -- Pictured: Author Bill O'Reilly on November 25, 2014 -- (Photo by: Douglas Gorenstein/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 18: TV Personality Bill O'Reilly attends An Evening with Bill O'Reilly and Geraldo Rivera at 92nd Street Y on June 18, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Mark Sagliocco/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 04: Donald Trump and Bill O'Reilly attend the game between the New York Knicks and the Cleveland Cavaliers at Madison Square Garden on November 30, 2014 in New York City.NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 18: (L-R) TV Personalites Geraldo Rivera and Bill O'Reilly attend An Evening with Bill O'Reilly and Geraldo Rivera at 92nd Street Y on June 18, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Mark Sagliocco/FilmMagic)
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NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 16: Bill O'Reilly attends the 11th annual Giants of Broadcasting Honors at Gotham Hall on October 16, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Noam Galai/WireImage)
THE VIEW - (10.1.13) Today's guest co-host is Jason Biggs ('Orange is the New Black.') Guests include Bill OReilly (author, Killing Jesus); Matt Long and Lorraine Bruce (ABC's 'Lucky 7') on ABC's 'The View.' 'The View' airs Monday-Friday (11:00 am-12:00 pm, ET) on the ABC Television Network. (Photo by Fred Lee/ABC via Getty Images) BARBARA WALTERS, BILL O'REILLY
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