UPDATE–IT IS OFFICIAL–Bill O’Reilly has lost his job at Fox News Channel! Thanks to The New York Times for their reporting several weeks ago on the top half of the front page the millions paid due to the sexual predatory ways of O’Reilly. That reporting then led advertisers to flee the show. After that the writing was on the wall about the ending.
Before we get too carried away with joy it needs to be stated this action should have taken place years ago.
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 O’Reilly’s fate could come as early as the next several days. As we all know sexual predator O’Reilly, host of The O’Reilly Factor, has been ensnared in sexual-harassment scandals. Fox News has paid millions to women who worked on or appeared on his program.
Fox News has stopped even responding to questions about whether O’Reilly will return to his show. A well-placed source said Tuesday afternoon that representatives for Fox and O’Reilly have begun talking about an exit. In fact, Fox News Channel has stopped assuring that O’Reilly will be returning to its air.
All this gains steam as O’Reilly continues a vacation away from the network, lawyers hired by 21st Century Fox are looking into an accusation of sexual harassment made against O’Reilly by former O’Reilly Factor contributor Wendy Walsh.
Yesterday another woman told Fox News her story of harassment at the hands of O’Reilly, according to attorney Lisa Bloom. O’Reilly used to leer at an African-American Fox News clerical worker and called her “hot chocolate”.
O’Reilly needs to be jettisoned like blue ice from a plane.