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    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.


    https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/19/b...pgtype=article

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    http://www.thedailybeast.com/article...is-demise.html


    Works for me.

    PS: It would not surprise me a bit if our current president steps in it with a tweet or two about this.
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    Hope his books continue selling well, he may need the royalties!

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    Surely there's an advisor role in the West Wing he could take.
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    Who?
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    Quote Originally Posted by TomF View Post
    Surely there's an advisor role in the West Wing he could take.
    Probably is calling Trump as we speak.

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    well, I didn't like him. he is rude and arrogant (like many here I might add)
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    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
    wonder how much that buyout cost. . .
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    The thing that gets me, is that it is the "disclosure of multiple settlements", not the actual sexual harassment that seems to be the issue.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Pless View Post
    wonder how much that buyout cost. . .
    He won't be eating cat food.
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    Quote Originally Posted by John of Phoenix View Post
    He won't be eating cat food.
    Maybe he rolls that way?
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    Doesn't hurt my feelings or change my viewing habits. Never cared for him or his style.

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    Quote Originally Posted by S.V. Airlie View Post
    Probably is calling Trump as we speak.
    Well, Sean Spicer's job is hanging by a thread...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phillip Allen View Post
    well, I didn't like him. he is rude and arrogant (like many here I might add)
    +1

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bluefin2 View Post
    Doesn't hurt my feelings or change my viewing habits. Never cared for him or his style.
    Yeah... me either.
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    Maybe he can get work as a presidential advisor. Talking dirty on the phone to Angela Merkel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chip-skiff View Post
    Maybe he can get work as a presidential advisor. Talking dirty on the phone to Angela Merkel.

    Like they say in Vegas: Money talks. Bullsh*t walks.
    One of the quirks of media is that sometimes they coincide - quite lucratively for a while. As Father Coughlin, Lord HawHaw, Paul Harvey, Axis Sally, G. Gordon Liddy, or Joe Pyne.

    P.T. Barnum's words come to mind.
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    It's a cut throat business to be in, look cross eyed at the wrong woman and the lawyers line up. As soon as one accuses you they all come out of the woodwork.

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    Alas,Karma bit him in the ass.
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    Fox didn't shell out 13,000,000 bucks for "cross-eyed looks".
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    Quote Originally Posted by woodpile View Post
    It's a cut throat business to be in, look cross eyed at the wrong woman and the lawyers line up. As soon as one accuses you they all come out of the woodwork.
    Fox didn't shell out 13,000,000 bucks for "cross-eyed looks".
    Another apologist showing off his blinkered perspective.
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    The Beaverton says that FOX has taken leadership, and established a policy limiting all on-air hosts to a maximum of 5 sexual suit settlements.
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    But hey, woodpile, take solace in the fact that you are in the solid 1/3 who disagree with Fox's decision. IOW - the deplorables --

    http://www.vox.com/policy-and-politi...oll?yptr=yahoo
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    I guess this proves that, in the end, you can't do whatever you want even "if you're a star."

    I will be glad when this generation of groping and harassing misogynists fades away.
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    Berkley dumps Coulter.
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    Annnnnnd BOOM !!!! Goes The Dynamite

    Couldn't happen to a more sleazy guy
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    Billo is definitely a sleazeball.

    Good riddance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by David G View Post
    But hey, woodpile, take solace in the fact that you are in the solid 1/3 who disagree with Fox's decision. IOW - the deplorables --

    http://www.vox.com/policy-and-politi...oll?yptr=yahoo
    Did I miss something here, made a general statement about the broadcasting business and the spinners take over.

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    Quote Originally Posted by woodpile View Post
    Did I miss something here, made a general statement about the broadcasting business and the spinners take over.
    Yeah, you did miss something
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    Quote Originally Posted by Phillip Allen View Post
    well, I didn't like him. he is rude and arrogant (like many here I might add)
    Including you, I might add...
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    ^
    Look up the definition of the word "projection" in the dictionary and check out the illustration.

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    If Fox paid $13 million because O'Reilly did nothing wrong, imagine what Fox would have paid if he had indeed harassed all those women
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    For what it is worth...

    Fox dumped O'Reilly because so many advertisers bailed. It was about the bottom line. The viewership for his program actually INCREASED in the midst of the scandal. But the network was facing an advertiser revolt. MONEY TALKS!

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    He's been talking to a segment of the population that consider most of you here freaks of nature and in the process he's done a little grabbing and amassed 70-100 million dollars.

    I wish him the best and good luck.

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    What you mean to say is that Billo profited mightily by appealing to the worst instincts of the mob for some 20 years.

    You admire him. Telling.

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