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No-spin zone no more? Is O’Reilly out at Fox?

April 19, 2017 at 11:45 am 18 News
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UPDATE: Fox News has now confirmed that O’Reilly is out.

“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.”
– Statement from 21st Century Fox

Starting Monday, Fox will air Tucker Carlson’s show an hour earlier, in O’Reilly’s 8 p.m. ET slot, and move the popular ensemble show “The Five” from 5 to 9 p.m. On May 1, “Five” member Eric Bolling will debut a one-hour program at 5 p.m., and Martha MacCallum will make her “First 100 Days” show permanent at 7 p.m. – Fox News Entertainment

Fox News could cut ties with star host Bill O’Reilly within the next several days, according to a published report.

The host of “The O’Reilly Factor” has been at the center of a sexual harassment scandal following reports of previously undisclosed settlements paid to women who had worked on or appeared on his show.

The Wall Street Journal, citing “people close to the situation,” is reporting that a final decision on whether O’Reilly stays or goes could come in days.

While Fox News initially stood by O’Reilly, the pressure has been building since The New York Times reported April 1 that $13 million in settlements was paid to five women, prompting advertisers to abandon the show, though his ratings remained strong. O’Reilly has denied wrongdoing, saying he agreed to the settlements to “put to rest any controversies to spare my children.”

O’Reilly has been off the air for a week, since he announced he was going on vacation. He had been expected to return to the air next week.

The O’Reilly matter follows the departure last year of Fox News chief executive Roger Ailes amid accusations of sexual harassment. Ailes has also denied the accusations.

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  1. disqus_G2eu81q51s April 19, 2017 at 1:23 pm

    Allegations. “Where’s the beef?” With apologies to an old Wendy’s ad. Seems no one wants to stand up for the “innocent until proven guilty” rights we are supposed to have. O’Reilly can rub a lot of people the wrong way, and I find he comes across a bit pompous at times, but I like his books and I appreciate his approach to trying to get past the spin. Real journalism, like they must not teach anymore.

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      ltuser April 19, 2017 at 5:41 pm

      I agree. What ever happened to the Innocent till proven guilty thinggy? Is just mere allegations enough to torpeedo a man’s career these days??

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  2. papatriot April 19, 2017 at 1:28 pm

    Soros has been determined to destroy the Murdocks and FoxNews/SkyNews for many years. It isn’t difficult to find publicity hounds/gold diggers to smear a man’s reputation. The courts are stacked with leftist judges and lawyers so most people just pay the extortion.

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    • claw April 19, 2017 at 1:38 pm

      Of course Soros is immune to any sexual innuendo as he is so God-Awful ugly as to repel any human female from 50 yards away. Hmmmm… Maybe we could find a male Chimp that was molested by Ole’ Butt-Ugly to do a show and tell.

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      ltuser April 19, 2017 at 5:44 pm

      And even if the allegations are PROVEN to be fake, good luck with ever seeing any justice being done to the one who’s life got ruined..

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  3. Snowy April 19, 2017 at 1:47 pm

    Fox has not confirmed this yet but I hope they do. I quit watching this blowhard years ago.

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  4. augustawinter April 19, 2017 at 2:00 pm

    Allegations of sexual assault have become the new political weapon rather they’re true or not. They don’t have to be true, just put the claim out there & someone is finished. I like Bill O’Reilly & hope he stays. I can understand settling a case instead of subjecting your family to the ongoing relentless BS the left wing media would subject him to because he’s a conservative.

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      ltuser April 19, 2017 at 5:52 pm

      Allegations are what took Clarance Thomas down, so its not a new thing for Sabotaguing a politicial person..

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    • baitfish April 20, 2017 at 10:57 am

      If I was truly innocent of the charges, I would fight tooth and nail to prove it. I wouldn’t “settle” for any reason. I would scream it from the witness chair, to the media, and everywhere. “Settling” is tantamount to an admission of guilt.
      And by the way ituser, the last I knew, Clarance Thomas is still a sitting judge on the US supreme court.

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      ltuser April 20, 2017 at 6:47 pm

      And i agree bait. MORE people need to stand up and fight these sorts of things. However, we keep seeing firm after firm, after company who DON’T fight it, cause they see;
      A) it would cost less to pay it off than to fight it in court
      B) it would generate too much a\bad publicity and
      C) it takes so damn long to do so.

      Jus look at the # who paid off Al Sharptongue and JackAssSon when they do those “Staged protsests outside” for racism. YET no actual racism existed..

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  5. joberl
    joberl April 19, 2017 at 2:01 pm

    O Reilly just went under contract with Fox for 3 more years at $20M per year. He’ll take his money and laugh all the way to the bank. What a bunch of PC dopes at Fox. Shame on you no one has proven anything.

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  6. wdjinc April 19, 2017 at 3:03 pm

    There goes Fox’s ratings which had been at an all-time high. The libs may be going after Hannity next. The PC defenders win. Will not watch Fox anymore nor will I watch any of the liberal media stations, although I may relent and watch Tucker and Hannity.

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  7. PatriotUSA April 20, 2017 at 4:07 am

    The Radical Left couldn’t compete with Fox, so they decided to force them off the air.

    Hannity is next !

    The Radical Left’s selective outrage…. they are not bothered by the left’s favorite RAPIST, nor are they bothered by his Shrill wife who threatened any woman who came forward. Yet disagree with them and they come after you like rabid dogs.

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  8. ivanhoe292 April 20, 2017 at 6:57 am

    In a world of murdering, dog abusing, commie sports figures that few if any stop watching why would we abandon good reporting over this?

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  9. ivanhoe292 April 20, 2017 at 7:03 am

    And while I think of it…

    Podcasts are the future. He can stay with it outside of the TV swamp that may need draining too.

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  10. ivanhoe292 April 20, 2017 at 7:20 am

    New book, ” KILLING O’REILLY”

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  11. chuckyb April 20, 2017 at 11:55 am

    The sad thing about this is we will never know the truth. Whether O’Reilly is a disgusting sack of s*** or the women are lying sleazy liberal b******. Both sides will claim to be as innocent as a new born lamb.

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      ltuser April 20, 2017 at 6:50 pm

      And the worst part, is even if it IS eventually proven that these claims were fabricated lies directed at doing just this, getting Bill O fired”, not a single damn thing will ever happen to the fakers..

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