The O'Reilly Factor, a long running conservative talk show, is being pulled off of the air on allegations that host Bill O'Reilly harassed former employees (FOX has already paid a settlement of $13 million in lieu of a trial and the possible negative press.) Is this another example of a double standard? Is Fox news going down? Was this a knee jerk reaction on unsubstantiated claims? Is Bill being treated unfairly because he is a white male host? What are your thoughts?
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I didn't want to bias anyone by saying (fired)
Ralph, You're a good man but no need for political correctness.It IS what it is. "O'Reilly Fired": is being echoed around the world.
If it was just him, I'd be in full agreement, but after Ailes, then Greta, now Bill... lets see who is next...
I couldn't agree more and to see so many victim blaming and defending him all over the internet makes my head spin. You don't settle for that kind of money if you're innocent.
Is that the way you would like to be judged?You would be ok with people just coming out way after the alleged incidents and have the people's court declare you at fault, instead of a duly authorized court after a trial?
I'm not impressed with "Good deeds" when they're strictly for publicity & fame (which they ARE!) and his books? Well they made him a fortune, now didn't they? Neither charity nor books gives a man the right to harass &/or abuse women. Period!
I decided to create a hub on Bill.
Some of the accusations that are being made on all these men are a little ridiculous. Some women are getting way to sensitive as is the rest of the world, to the point where a man is afraid to even pay a woman a compliment without fear of being sued.
Greg Schweizer - you are so right!
Its about powerful people gaining control of Fox News, forcing Ailes out... O'Reilly is just another brick in the wall that they are demolishing... FOX helped get Trump elected, it won't happen again, FOX is now Progressive news dressed up as Conserv
I wrote a hub:
I've heard the same answer from several other people - seems like FOX has failed to develop any worthy new talent
The liberals just hate fox and seem willing to do anything to weaken the station. I think a lot comes from the rest of the media also since Fox made them look bad during the elections and were backing the winning candidate.
Greg..Without putting the network down, which I am not meaning to do,it was long overdue 4 Bill the blow-hard to GO.Fox will be better off w/o him.
Thanks for the tip on OAN. I had never watched it before and I like it.
I agree. OAN is the only other conservative channel in all of cablenews and they are very good. It also has a more international news coverage. I like it.
My husband sometimes watches OAN, and all I've ever seen there are a bunch of pretty-face model news readers -- until the other day. I actually thought I was watching Fox. There's been a shift. Maybe Bill O'Reilly can get a job there.
Glad I could be of help Mike (& anyone else), once I started watching OAN and Bloomberg I really had no use for Fox or any other news source... I like facts & news... not shouting matches and piddly stories of no significance fed by FOX, MSNB
What previous accidents, and I guess you don't believe innocent until proven guilty.
I personally didn't like him, but allegations especially old ones shouldn't be given the weight of a court verdict.
The number was actually closer to 90. I think FOX is still scared from the earlier sexual harassment cases and other pending ones - I don't expect they'll get squeaky clean after this one either
If you listen to some of the claims that are being made against him it is ridiculous.
Fox News is restructuring its executive ranks, when they forced out Roger Ailes, former Chairman and CEO of Fox News, it was being fast tracked to becoming another CNN - MSNBC - tow the line propaganda site.
I wouldn't worry about O'Reilly, he is wealthy, and will be even wealthier after a few more book deals.
Now Bill will be back to those days when he was a simple teacher. The difference is now he has a better pension.
Clinton was impeached. Are we still hung up on this so many years later? His wife lost because people hate the Clintons, it's not a conspiracy and conservatives are not victims.
Thank you Christin for basic common sense. People!! Stop grasping, reaching & pointing! Empty excuses = BULL. O'Reilly = just another man who plays god & dares others to try to stop him. Well, they DID! He's OUT! Bout time!
They are going to take the Conservatives out one by one until only Liberals are left. I dropped the Clinton name in order to give an example of the double standard the Liberals seem to have.
Lolita, I agree the Murdoch sons are on the left.
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