Is Bill O'Reilly's reign over at Fox News?

Posted April 20, 2017

"I think he shouldn't have settled", Trump told New York Times reporters in a wide-ranging interview last week.

New York Magazine reported Tuesday, citing four network sources, that O'Reilly may not return to his show.

While 21st Century Fox CEO James Murdoch wants O'Reilly fired, his father, Rupert, and older brother, Lachlan, who ousted Roger Ailes, want him to continue hosting the show.

Fox News' parent company also confirmed Sunday that it will investigate the harassment claims against O'Reilly.

Taken together, much like the reemergence and re-framing of the allegations against Bill Cosby, they paint a picture of a serial sexual predator, and the pressure against advertisers to stop lining O'Reilly's pockets resulted in a steep drop in ad buys for the show. He's even holding a "Guess Where Bill Is Going" online contest.

At a news conference last week, Bloom had detailed allegations against O'Reilly by Walsh, a psychologist and radio host. And so, Oliver made a decision to try to reach out to the commander-in-chief through the best way he could: By attempting to purchase ad time during The O'Reilly Factor to air a P.S.A. featuring a catheter spokesperson, to educate the president on the perils of sexual-harassment and of defending O'Reilly. Now, Bill O'Reilly claims that these women were just trying to capitalize off of his fame, but all of the stories are similar enough that they paint a picture of a man who is incapable of one, respecting women, and two, controlling his own primal urges, and that's the problem here. "All of us deserve a break, so make sure you take yours". Apparently, the younger Murdoch is pushing for this to happen as quickly as possible, so if he gets his way, tonight's episode of The O'Reilly Factor will end up being its last. O'Reilly's April 4 show alone managed to draw 3.76 million viewers. An investigation by the state agency, Bloom contends, is the only probe that "can remedy the continued illegal conduct at Fox News". The anchor regularly attracts more than 3 million viewers to his 8 p.m. program, setting up an audience that is can be funneled throughout the cable-news outlet's primetime lineup.

"Around this time of year, grab some vacation because it's spring and Easter time", he said in his "Tip of the Day" segment Tuesday night.

O'Reilly and 21st Century Fox reportedly paid a sum of $13million to Rachel Bernstein, Andrea Mackris, Rebecca Diamond, Laurie Dhue and Juliet Huddy - all of whom either worked with him or appeared on his show.