Fox News and Bill O’Reilly Part Ways
Rumors swirled, guesses were made, and now the “verdict”.
“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,” the company said in a statement.
So ends another saga in the world of high profile sexual allegations. Despite having dodged the normal upheaval of such claims when they occurred, O’Reilly is now paying the price. As we told you in an earlier article, support for the news giant has been fading fast. The New York Times reported on April 1 that Fox and O’Reilly paid five women a total of $13 million to settle harassment claims. The five women who received settlements either worked for O’Reilly or appeared as guests on his program.
However, after the article was published, advertisers flocked fast and far away from the top-rated news program. It was not long after that O’Reilly “went on vacation”. A sure fire way for anyone to know that all is not well even with high profile support.
Even with O’Reilly’s departure, Fox News does not stand to lose much. The station has become a staple for Republican viewers, particularly those who support President Trump. The only thing that remains to be seen now is were O’Reilly will land next, if anywhere.