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Fox News drops Bill O'Reilly in wake of harassment allegations
Fox News ^ | Apr. 19 , 2017 | Howard Kurtz

Posted on 04/19/2017 12:36:58 PM PDT by LeoWindhorse

" ... the company and Bill O’Reilly have agreed that Bill O’Reilly will not be returning to the Fox News Channel."

(Excerpt) Read more at foxnews.com ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 1moretime; billoreilly; foxnews; oreilly; oreillyout; thespinstopped
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It is amazing to me that Fox News would dump O'Reilly , and preserve Shepherd Smith , who has become the voice and the face of anti-Trump sarcasm on Fox . As for O'Reilly ; it should be a warning to the famous and the wealthy to guard their honor and maintain their virtue .
1 posted on 04/19/2017 12:36:58 PM PDT by LeoWindhorse
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To: LeoWindhorse

That was one expensive chubby or two.


2 posted on 04/19/2017 12:39:10 PM PDT by Gaffer
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To: LeoWindhorse

Now there is no reason to keep Comcast.
I’m unplugging - saving a ton of money.


3 posted on 04/19/2017 12:40:22 PM PDT by GreatRoad
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To: LeoWindhorse

Don’t need “The Five” and I suspect the market will decide that I’m right about that. Would rather see Bolling later but moving Tucker Carlson in the prime BOR spot makes good sense. Will look for that to surpass the ratings BOR was getting.

And Watters will be waiting...in his world...


4 posted on 04/19/2017 12:40:33 PM PDT by bigbob (People say believe half of what you see son and none of what you hear - M. Gaye)
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To: LeoWindhorse

As he said, no one even complained anonymously.

Hit job, but also a business decision.


5 posted on 04/19/2017 12:40:57 PM PDT by cicero2k
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To: LeoWindhorse

Haven’t watched him in at least a decade. I remember back then a female news anchor accused him of sexual harassment.

Quit watching FOX altogether a few years ago. Cnn or msnbc for breaking news if I have TV on.


6 posted on 04/19/2017 12:41:28 PM PDT by ColdOne ((I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11~ Best Election Ever!)
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To: cicero2k

Didn’t much care about O’Reilly as years have gone by. Used to watch. Wishy-washy on almost everything so this doesn’t bother me.


7 posted on 04/19/2017 12:42:11 PM PDT by bjcoop
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To: Gaffer

In the next year Murdoch will lose that 10fold


8 posted on 04/19/2017 12:42:51 PM PDT by Jolla
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To: LeoWindhorse

I’d much rather watch Carlson than BOR(e), but I’m gobsmacked that Fox would boot him.


9 posted on 04/19/2017 12:43:29 PM PDT by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: LeoWindhorse

I plan on keeping my HEAVY WEAPONS.


10 posted on 04/19/2017 12:45:21 PM PDT by Last Dakotan
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To: LeoWindhorse

NPR can report that @TuckerCarlson will take O’Reilly’s 8 p.m. slot. A new generation takes over the most valuable real estate in cable news

https://twitter.com/davidfolkenflik/status/854764743696973834


11 posted on 04/19/2017 12:45:38 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You cannot invade the mainland US. There'd be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Trish Regan at 9. Watch. I predicted it.


12 posted on 04/19/2017 12:47:49 PM PDT by Ted Grant
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To: Jolla

What I see here is an opening for One America News, since they are on DirecTV now.....


13 posted on 04/19/2017 12:48:11 PM PDT by toothless_elk
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To: bjcoop

Seemed together on the air. He did some good things especially for our vets. But behind the scenes I recall his marriage reached a nasty conclusion. I also imagine the arrogance and power of success could have brought him down. It seems like Fox was in an untenable position. I suppose we’ll never know for sure.


14 posted on 04/19/2017 12:48:16 PM PDT by uscga77 (the truth remains)
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To: LeoWindhorse

They pretty much had to can him. With all the publicity the payouts to the women he hits on would be going up sharply.


15 posted on 04/19/2017 12:49:31 PM PDT by colorado tanker
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To: cicero2k

He wasn’t canned for harassing women, he was canned because the details of the multiple harassment settlement became public.

Thank Media Matters for that.

Still, if BOR had behaved himself, there would be nothing to settle or disclose. Ultimately he’s responsible.

Now I wonder...just for shock value NBC should start the rumor they’re thinking of bringing him on as Megyn’s co-host. There would be blood (from the uh, eyes).

Or maybe Trump could use a new press secretary?


16 posted on 04/19/2017 12:50:53 PM PDT by bigbob (People say believe half of what you see son and none of what you hear - M. Gaye)
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To: LeoWindhorse

I got tired of BOR. Although he seems to have a problem with sexual promiscuity, he consistently stood with the Right on social/moral issues. He came across as basically a decent guy.

On the other hand, he seemed clueless when it came to the unconstitutional portion of the federal government and was tone deaf when it came to understanding the benefits of the free market.


17 posted on 04/19/2017 12:51:26 PM PDT by Jim 0216
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To: Gaffer

I make far less than O’Reilly and have found that it’s not difficult to refrain from harassing females in my office.

Any normal person would think that he should be able to behave in a civilized manner at work while having millions of dollars thrown at him every year.

Zero pity for O’Reilly.


18 posted on 04/19/2017 12:52:03 PM PDT by Two Kids' Dad (((( ))))
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To: LeoWindhorse

They’ll be out of biz if they think Dana Perino can carry that slot.


19 posted on 04/19/2017 12:53:06 PM PDT by major-pelham
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To: Last Dakotan

....Crew served?


20 posted on 04/19/2017 12:53:12 PM PDT by Sasparilla ( I'm Not tired of Winning)
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