Now that Fox News has dumped O’Reilly – the host who made Fox cable what it is – they have to demean him to make his firing palatable and they are. Fox has also set up the new lineup which is unappealing to many of us. The dopey blabbering show – The Five – which includes Bob Beckel – will take the 9pm slot.
Most offensive is Fox News insulting O’Reilly in a way that leaves him unable to defend himself. He has two young children who will be affected.
Is it a warning shot to keep O’Reilly silent?
Howie Kurtz said, “Women here said they were uncomfortable with him staying.” He continued:
“Bill O’Reilly, the biggest star in the history of Fox News, is leaving in the wake of mounting allegations of sexual harassment and inappropriate conduct. The news came this afternoon in a terse statement from 21st century Fox, saying that after a thorough and careful review of the allegations, they have agreed that he will not be returning.”
“O’Reilly, the top ranking hosting cable news is known for his combative, sometimes confrontational style…”
“…The climate shifted dramatically after a ‘New York Times’ report that O’Reilly or Fox had paid $13 million over the years to settle five cases around sexual harassment.”
O’Reilly’s lawyer has accused far left groups of engaging in a smear campaign. O’Reilly has gone after the New York Times and was a supporter of Donald Trump which could easily have made him a target. Then there are all the obvious reasons the left would want him out of the way.
“O’Reilly said, ‘It is tremendously disheartening that we part ways due to unfounded claims, but that is the unfortunate reality many of us live with today’.”
“O’Reilly’s ouster comes nine months after the forced resignation of Roger Ailes. Rupert Murdoch and his sons, James and lachlan, have emphasized that any form of sexual harassment is unacceptable.”
This the new lineup includes Martha MacCallum’s left-wing show as a permanent fixture.
“The move means some programming changes on Monday. Tucker Carlson will move into the O’Reilly spot at 8:00 P.M. Eastern, and “The Five” will go to 9:00 P.M. Martha MacCallum’s show becomes permanent. And Eric Bolling launches a new program at 5:00.”
Before you take it for granted that Bill O’Reilly is a cad and guilty as sin, click and read this!
I think this is great. Fox will have a conservative in the top slot, followed by a mixed panel, followed by a conservative. I see no negative to this. Fox will need to move more to the right to counter a temporary loss of audience, since moving to the left will hurt more.
Martha is more of a script reader and will not have much impact.
Some say Trump is reversing his campaign positions. There are indications of this. O’Reilly would give him a pass on that, with his popularity-driven show. Carlson and Hannity will not. The new lineup will hold Trump more accountable.
In order to understand all this starting with Ailes and now O’Reilly is to search the Murdoch sons and their financial ties. They want absolutely nothing to do with any semblance of conservatism. Don’t be surprised in the near future if Tucker Carlson ends up on the chopping block.
These aren’t some new allegations. Years ago when I had satellite service and watched the network this story came out and also the issue of a settlement.
My mother made the comment not so long ago about how all the Fox women were dressed and wondered Why the camera was such a wide shot that the women had to tug on the overly short dresses. She thought this was unprofessional for a “News” organization.
I’ve become much more suspicious of all these allegations especially after all the women that were paraded by Gloria Allred in reference to Trump and also on previous occasions. There is certainly the possibility the accusations made are frivolous.
The concept of ‘sexual harassment’ has morphed into a facade of its intended purpose. Initially there was a needed purpose for some type of recompense for true “victims” of this type of harassment. There was a definite effect in the workplace environment. But now there are too many cases that are nothing more than misunderstandings at most. In essence, if a person feels the slightest offense it is considered harassment and on occasions it is predicated upon joking. These days, many times women are the worst offenders yet they suffer little consequence. Megan Kelley is one in particular. She made complaints yet her appearance on Howard Stern should have mitigated her complaints.
It will be interesting to see what effect this will have on the Fox property in the long run. Many conservatives feel this network was their only vehicle for their ideas. For that reason every outlet of the left used the name Fox in derision. What is of concern are the stories that the network actually broke when no one else would even consider investigating.
I recently found a local station that was running Newsmax, which, come to find out, the owner was a Clinton supporter. That network seems to be eliminating their conservative voices also. It appears now there entire evening line up is talk radio hosts. There definitely seems to be a purging of conservative outlets. The opportunity will rest with only internet availability channels when all the outlets of media are controlled by the left.
Don’t particularly like O’Reilly but this shows that like other MSM they can’t be trusted.
Bowie Kurtz is a jackass. Those “women” need to put on their big girl panties and realize they are professionals and should act as such. No one should be fired until after a trial. Conservatives should have a stronger backbone
Hope Fox goes down the tubes, along with all the left wing jerks! Will miss seeing a few that are still on Fox that I like, but I’m done with Fox News. What ever happened to be innocent until proven guilty. Oh, BTW, Clinton got a pass while in the Whitehouse for his dirty deeds. Fox, you are turning as liberal as the rest, so good riddance to your Station. Hope Bill has the last laugh!
Yes Kurtz is just another hype entertainer gossiper.