aside Breaking News: Bill O’Reilly Will No Longer Be A Part Of FOX TV

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Bill O’Reilly

Finally, Bill O’Reilly is being held accountable for his mistreatment of women who have worked for or with him for so many years. The culture of sexual harassment of women who were under the employ of  FOX TV has been off the charts. And now, this conservative media outlet has been forced to take action only because of the high number of major companies pulling their advertising dollars, as a consequence of the negative publicity surrounding the hostile work environment women had been forced to endure.

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On 4/18/17, Joe Flint of the Wall Street Journal is delivering breaking news with these headlines, “Fox Is Preparing to Cut Ties With Bill O’Reilly.”

Excerpts:

“Fox News is preparing to cut ties with its biggest star, Bill O’Reilly, according to people close to the situation.”

“A final decision on Mr. O’Reilly’s fate could come as early as the next several days, the people said. Mr. O’Reilly, host of “The O’Reilly Factor,” has been ensnared in a sexual-harassment scandal related to previously undisclosed settlements he and Fox News paid to women who worked on or appeared on his program.”

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PRESIDENT TRUMP/ O’REILLY

“Since an April 1 article in the NY Times detailing $13 million in settlements paid to five women, pressure has been growing on Fox News, both internally and from activists, to remove Mr. O’Reilly.”

“Initially, Fox News and parent company 21st Century Fox stood by their highly-rated host. Mr. O’Reilly has denied any wrongdoing, saying he paid settlements to “put to rest any controversies to spare my children.”

“However, as advertisers fled his show, debate inside company ensued over the pros and cons of keeping Mr. O’Reilly on the air. His show draws about 4 million viewers a night, and the controversy didn’t dent his ratings.”

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Roger Ailes/ Bill O’Reilly

“Mr. O’Reilly hasn’t been on the air since April 11, when he ended his show by announcing plans for a vacation. While Mr. O’Reilly had planned to take this week off, the early start to his vacation wasn’t part of the original plan, people familiar with the matter said. The plan was for him to return to his show next Monday (4/24/17).”

“On Tuesday (4/18/17), an attorney for Mr. O’Reilly said the host has “been subjected to a brutal campaign of character assassination that is unprecedented in post-McCarthyist America” and added that it has “evidence that the smear campaign is being orchestrated by far-left organizations bent on destroying O’Reilly and Fox News for political and financial reasons.”

“The negative publicity for 21st Century Fox follows the exit last year of Fox News Chairman and chief executive Roger Ailes that put a spotlight on the treatment of women at the network. Mr. Ailes resigned in July after he was accused of sexual harassment by multiple women.”

Demonstrators rally against Fox News television personality Bill O'Reilly outside of News headquarters in New York City on April 18, 2017.As per a 4/18/17 CNN report by Jessica Estepa, “The story about the Murdochs potentially dropping O’Reilly broke following protests Tuesday 9(4/18/17) outside of Fox News headquarters in New York. Survivors of sexual assault and harassment, as well as members from the women’s advocacy group Ultra violet, called for Fox to fire O’Reilly. Planes flew overhead with banners attached that read, “FOX: #DROPOREILLY, THE SEXUAL PREDATOR.”

This blog was last updated on 4/19/17.

15 comments

  1. “On Tuesday (4/18/17), an attorney for Hillary Clinton said the candidate has “been subjected to a brutal campaign of character assassination that is unprecedented in post-McCarthyist America” and added that it has “evidence that the smear campaign is being orchestrated by far-right organizations bent on destroying Mrs. Clinton and the US government for political and financial reasons.”

    There I fixed it for them! 😉

    • Dear Crustyolemothman,

      There had been a cottage industry set up and functioning for years to smear the Clinton couple.I can remember as far back as 1994, conservatives who I knew, talking about a video called the Clinton Chronicles created by the Rev.Falwell which alleged that the couple were guilty of a myriad of crimes like several murders, drug running etc. A news blog made a lucrative business of debunking all the “fake news” created by the right, called Snopes.com.

      Even this season, another blogger, Rob Goldstein showed me where I could key in anything about HRC on WikiLeaks, and then there would be a news item about some crime that she had committed.

      HRC did lose in part because of all the negative forces aligned against her but she also failed because she was an imperfect candidate who made some serious mistakes.

      There is a book out about her campaign named the “11th Hour” which I will be purchasing. It provides a candid review.

      Ciao, Gronda

    • Dear Roger,

      It has only taken 20 years. For Years, and with a pay out of $13 million dollars due to numerous sexual harassment law suits filed against him, FOX TV kept him on the network because he was its number one moneymaker. Now, when he could bring down the entire network, he is being pushed towards the exit door.

      Ciao, Gronda

    • Dear Horty,

      As I was just telling Roger, this has only taken 20 years. For all these years, FOX TV has been a hostile work environment for its women’s employees. Those who left, faced compromising their careers. This is just one reason out of many that women do not do have pay equity with men.

      Thanks a million times over for your support and for this reblog.

      Hugs, Gronda

  2. Gronda, like Ailes, I am sure O’Reilly will leave with walking away money. This is an old story where some men in power believe they can do pretty much anything they want. The President being caught on the Access Hollywood tape, when added with his Howard Stern interviews, reveals a man who bragged about his history of sexual harassment and even assault. And, as a counterargument to his “this was just locker room talk,” as a former athlete and someone who has played business golf, I have know idea what the President was referring to as locker room talk. Keith

  3. Dear Keith,

    And most republican legislators are still enabling and covering up for this man. Recently, Senator Tom Cotton (R-AR) was loudly booed when he tried to explain why the president has not made public his tax returns with the excuse that he is still being audited.

    This contrasts with how Senator Joni Ernst (R-IA) handled her town hall meeting where she simply said to her audience, yes, he should follow up on his campaign promise to make public his IRS tax data. She did not excuse away his boorish behaviors. And thus, there was no booing.

    Ciao, Gronda

    • Gronda, what Sean Spicer still has not learned is when you defend the indefensible, you end up looking as poorly as the cause of the question. There is no reason for our President to avoid releasing except that he wants to hide something. It does not get much simpler than that. Keith

      • Gronda, it looks like O’Reilly will walk away with $25 million, which is almost double the estimated settlements reported for several women combined. Keith

        • Dear Keith,

          It isn’t fair and it isn’t right but that is the reality of being a celebrity in the U.S. This scandal will limit him somewhat. I have to be consoled with knowing that the complaining women, at least, had their day to push back.

          Ciao, Gronda

    • Gronda, I suspect that you are not aware that Senator Tom Cotton (R-AR) is being groomed for a run for the Presidency! If all the truth were out about his family, it would make the allegations against Bill Clinton look like petty nonsense…

  4. O’Reilly is 67 years old. When did he ever plan to retire?

    All too often, perpetrators (from pedophile priests to misogynist celebrities) are allowed to see out the natural length of their careers. As if their work was so important. So much more important than what their victims might have accomplished.

    These predators, and politicians like them, need to understand that they are easily replacable.

    • Dear JoAnn Chateau,

      This is sort of like the Bill Cosby scandal. These icons are being exposed at the end of their careers after they have gotten away with harming lots of women.Somehow, this doesn’t seem right. You would think that rights for women in the workplace have improved. Its stories like these that prove that misogyny is still prevalent in the U.S. culture.

      Hugs, Gronda

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