Fox News Gives Bill O’Reilly The Boot, Twitter Celebrates
What took so damn long? Fox News has confirmed that Bill O’Reilly will not be returning to the network.
This turn of events is thanks to all the sexual harassment allegations that O’Reilly and Fox settled. Not, for example, him being a racist and bigoted blowhard, since that did bring in the ratings.
Reports the New York Times:
Bill O’Reilly has been forced out of his position as a prime-time host on Fox News, the company said on Wednesday, after the disclosure of multiple settlements involving sexual harassment allegations against him. His ouster brings an abrupt and embarrassing end to his two-decade reign as one of the most popular and influential commentators in television.
“After a thorough and careful review of the allegations, the company and Bill O’Reilly have agreed that Bill O’Reilly will not be returning to the Fox News Channel,” 21st Century Fox, Fox News’s parent company, said in a statement.
Mr. O’Reilly’s departure comes two and a half weeks after an investigation by The New York Times revealed how Fox News and 21st Century Fox had repeatedly stood by Mr. O’Reilly even as sexual harassment allegations piled up against him. The Times found that the company and Mr. O’Reilly reached settlements with five women who had complained about sexual harassment or other inappropriate behavior by him. The agreements totaled about $13 million.
Oh yeah, the Russian agent in the White House defended Bill O’Reilly.
All that said, peep the reactions to Billy O getting the boot below and on the following pages.
Never Forget: 12 Incredibly Dumb Bill O’Reilly Quotes
— jesse Williams. (@iJesseWilliams) April 19, 2017
People who are having a waaaaaay different 2017 than they expected.
— W. Kamau Bell (@wkamaubell) April 19, 2017
New book by FOX News: Killing Bill O'Reilly.
— Stephen King (@StephenKing) April 19, 2017
3 FAMOUS OLD MEN…ROGER AILELS,
BILL O’REILLY,& DONALD TRUMP HAVE SEXUALLY HARASSED WOMEN 4 YRS,TWO GOT FIRED,& ONE WAS ELECTED PRESIDENT‼️
— Cher (@cher) April 19, 2017
Congratulations to Bill O'Reilly on taking this important first step toward the presidency of the United States.
— Bess Kalb (@bessbell) April 19, 2017