Bill O'Reilly is out at Fox News

Posted April 20, 2017

One look at the O'Reilly controversy shows how it's clear that no one, including a massive news network, wants to be associated with an individual accused of sexual misconduct, even if he is steadfast in his denial. O'Reilly has lost his job at Fo. "But you have to put some spine back into the Murdoch family and the Fox News Channel board because you are about to lose Bill O'Reilly".

(AP Photo/Mary Altaffer). A poster featuring Bill O'Reilly is displayed at the News Corp. headquarters in Midtown Manhattan, Wednesday, April 19, 2017.

(Photo by Frank Micelotta/Invsion/AP, File). As a result, advertisers moved their spots out of his program, "The O'Reilly Factor", which has the highest ratings in cable news.

Letterman and O'Reilly had a long-running relationship that was both respectful and cantankerous, including this interview where Letterman informs O'Reilly that he thinks he's a goon.

"After a thorough and careful review of the allegations", parent company 21st Century Fox said in a statement, "the company and Bill O'Reilly have agreed that Bill O'Reilly will not be returning to the Fox News Channel".

In addition to hosting "The Factor", O'Reilly has also written a series of historical narratives, including "Killing Jesus" and "Killing Lincoln", that have each sold more than 1 million copies in hardcover.

Presenter Megyn Kelly has bolted to NBC.

That certainly could happen, though it probably won't be easy.

The National Geographic channel says it has made no decision about its development of Bill O'Reilly's book "Killing Patton" following O'Reilly's exit from Fox News.

As for her allegations against O'Reilly, they are quite vague so far but, her attorney, Lisa Bloom, who is also representing two other accusers, claims Heldman was also harassed by O'Reilly and retaliated against by the network.

His show generated 178 million dollars (£140m) in advertising revenue in 2015, according to Kantar Media. 21st Century Fox said after Walsh had called the hotline that it was opening an investigation into O'Reilly's conduct.

O'Reilly will be succeeded in the 8 p.m.

Stephen Colbert, who mercilessly parodied O'Reilly on "The Colbert Report", paid tongue-in-cheek homage to the deposed host Wednesday on Colbert's late-night CBS show.

Others figure that O'Reilly's firing won't be a sticking point for most Fox viewers.

Another observed: "Fox fired O'Reilly for running off advertisers". Carlson's own entry into Fox News' network took place after another major shakeup. Advertisers may have been reluctant to return if there were continuing harassment complaints.

A source close to O'Reilly said the broadcaster has not given much thought to his Fox-less future yet.

It's also home to ambitions that the O'Reilly crisis may have hindered. Its previous effort died in 2011, a casualty of the phone-hacking scandal at Rupert Murdoch's British newspapers.

The U.S. Attorney's office in NY is investigating how 21st Century Fox handled the Roger Ailes scandal.

The women who received settlements either worked for O'Reilly or appeared as guests on his show, The New York Times reported. Inside the company too, women expressed outrage and questioned whether top executives were serious about maintaining a culture based on "trust and respect".

This story has been corrected to show that the downfall of O'Reilly began with an April 1, not April 2 report in The New York Times.