Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Killing O'Reilly on TV

Ladies and gentlemen, this long national nightmare is over. Bill O’Reilly, for 21 years the host of The O’Reilly Factor, the voice and face of the Fox News Channel, and on-air avatar of the Pantone-red conservative movement, has left the Fox News building in Manhattan. Long the target and subject of sexual harassment lawsuits alleging wanton misogyny, bullying, intimidation and innuendo, O’Reilly was fired on April 19th, reportedly received an exit payout somewhere in the well-heeled neighborhood of $25 million.

“I will always look back on my time at Fox with great pride in the unprecedented success we achieved and with my deepest gratitude to all my dedicated viewers,” O'Reilly said in a statement. “I wish only the best for Fox News Channel.”

Since then, Fox News has been rearranging its lineup, working to fill a gaping hole in its programming schedule. The fallout of O’Reilly’s absence from advertiser-dependent TV will continue for a while, but the impact of his departure will be felt on three fronts more or less immediately, and for maybe longer than “a while” ...

Read the full story at The Swamp

Image credits: O'Reilly: Fox News screengrab. The Swamp logo: © 2017 Jerrick Ventures LLC.

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