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Old 04-19-2017, 02:58 PM
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Default Bill O’Reilly Is Forced Out at Fox News

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/19/b...legations.html

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By EMILY STEEL and MICHAEL S. SCHMIDT
APRIL 19, 2017

Bill O’Reilly has been forced out of his position as a prime-time host on Fox News, the company said on Wednesday, after the disclosure of multiple settlements involving sexual harassment allegations against him. His ouster brings an abrupt and embarrassing end to his two-decade reign as one of the most popular and influential commentators in television.

“After a thorough and careful review of the allegations, the company and Bill O’Reilly have agreed that Bill O’Reilly will not be returning to the Fox News Channel,” 21st Century Fox, Fox News’s parent company, said in a statement.


Document: 21st Century Fox Statement on Bill O’Reilly’s Departure

Mr. O’Reilly’s departure comes two and a half weeks after an investigation by The New York Times revealed how Fox News and 21st Century Fox had repeatedly stood by Mr. O’Reilly even as sexual harassment allegations piled up against him. The Times found that the company and Mr. O’Reilly reached settlements with five women who had complained about sexual harassment or other inappropriate behavior by him. The agreements totaled about $13 million.

Since then, more than 50 advertisers had abandoned his show, and women’s rights groups called for his ouster. Inside the company, women expressed outrage and questioned whether top executives were serious about maintaining a culture based on “trust and respect,” as they had promised last summer when another sexual harassment scandal forced the ouster of Fox News’s chairman, Roger Ailes.

Growing Importance to Fox

Bill O’Reilly was an essential asset to Fox News. His No. 1 cable news show made about $178 million in advertising revenue in 2015, and gained viewers in the prelude to the election and since. Meanwhile, Fox News’s financial contribution to its parent company, 21st Century Fox, has also been growing.


More people had been watching Bill O’Reilly’s show on Fox News …


That put pressure on 21st Century Fox and the Murdoch family that controlled it. After the dismissal of Mr. Ailes, the company struck two settlements involving sexual harassment complaints against Mr. O’Reilly and also extended his contract, even as it was aware of the complaints about his behavior.

Last week, the Murdochs enlisted the law firm Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison to conduct an investigation into Mr. O’Reilly’s behavior after one woman, who had detailed her allegations against Mr. O’Reilly to The Times, called the company’s hotline to report her complaints. Another complaint was reported on Tuesday, according to the lawyer who represents the woman making the allegations.

Mr. O’Reilly has denied the allegations against him.

Mr. O’Reilly, 67, has been an anchor at Fox News since he started at the network in 1996. He was the top-rated host in cable news, serving up defiant commentary every weekday at 8 p.m., with a message that celebrated patriotism and expressed scorn for political correctness. His departure is a significant blow to Fox News’s prime-time lineup, which in January lost another star, Megyn Kelly, from a lineup that dominated the prime-time cable news ratings.

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His charity work was so awesome and he's to be commended for that, no overhead, every penny went to the cause from his books and from the sale of O'Reilly factor things. It would be nice if some Leftist pundit would step up and do something like that but I won't hold my breath.

But he is such an arrogant prick
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Couldn't happen to a nicer ass hole.
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His ratings were so high I suspect that other networks might want to pick him up , even with his baggage.
here are few options

RT -RussiaTODAY-

Onion News Network

InfoWars

Democracy Now?

Spike TV

the Playboy Chanel

ESPN Nightly Panel
with Bill O'Reily, O.J. Simpson, Patrick Kane, and 'Catlyn' Jenner
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Hope we have seen the last of this pompous ass
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Here's the new Fox lineup (allegedly).

Tucker C will get the 8pm slot (O'Reilly's former gig). The Five will move from their 5pm slot and do the 9pm. Sean A will stay at 10pm.

Eric Bolling will have his own show (in addition to The Five crew) at the 5pm slot.

Personally I would prefer to see The Five have the 8pm slot because I'm not a huge Tucker fan but whatever.

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Personally I would prefer some good music over all of those dweebs
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Here's the new Fox lineup (allegedly).

Tucker C will get the 8pm slot (O'Reilly's former gig). The Five will move from their 5pm slot and do the 9pm. Sean A will stay at 10pm.

Eric Bolling will have his own show (in addition to The Five crew) at the 5pm slot.

Personally I would prefer to see The Five have the 8pm slot because I'm not a huge Tucker fan but whatever.

Fox News Will Move Tucker Carlson to Bill O’Reilly Slot | Variety
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This has got to hurt Mikeyy bad...Now he's got to make up some other demon to froth at...
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I always had a love/hate feeling about O'Reilly to be quite honest.
Can't tell you the last time I watched him.

As someone stated; there was a time when news reporters reported the news and weren't the news.

Yup.
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there was a time when news reporters reported the news and weren't the news.
Yeah but BO wasn't a reporter; he was a commentator.
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Yeah but BO wasn't a reporter; he was a commentator.
He was a good man and will be missed. I hope his philanthropy and activism on Wounded Warrior and Kate's law continues.

I still feel he should have fought the allegations. He always preached that good people have to stand their ground when viciously libeled and yet he capitulated. Bad choice IMHO.

I betting he now regrets it.

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I always had a love/hate feeling about O'Reilly to be quite honest.
Can't tell you the last time I watched him.

As someone stated; there was a time when news reporters reported the news and weren't the news.

Yup.
I agree Lollie. Feel much the same way.
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