While an intense battle inside the highest levels on 20 Century Fox goes on as to what to do with O'Reilly it can't be denied that his show is a cash machine.
O'Reilly said his vacation has been scheduled for months.
"With advertisers fleeing [his] show, going on vacation is a major and important sign of real weakness for Bill O'Reilly", warned O'Donnell before speculating that O'Reilly may have already spoken his last words on Fox News. Tantaros is a former Fox News host.
This is just one of the issues now facing Fox News, as three African-American employees filed a racial discrimination lawsuit alleging that former longtime comptroller Judy Slater discriminated against them and used racial slurs.
O'Reilly says he's off "The O'Reilly Factor" until April 24.
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The president's sentiments about Murdoch may explain why he repeatedly gives interviews to Fox outlets while ignoring other networks.
"Just like other prominent and controversial people", the statement read, "I'm vulnerable to lawsuits from individuals who want me to pay them to avoid negative publicity".
The brands that have pulled their ads from The O'Reilly Factor include carmakers Subaru, BMW, Hyundai, Mitsubishi and Lexus; healthcare brands GlaxoSmithKline, Sanofi, Advil and Bayer; also Wayfair, Orkin, T. Rowe Price, Allstate and Esurance, Adweek reported.
None said they had spoken to a manager or to human resources personnel about their position.
Externally, pressure continues to build.
But inside the White House, the uncertainty surrounding the Fox News anchor's future amid a sexual harassment scandal isn't being viewed as much of a problem.
James organized a protest outside Fox News headquarters in NY on Wednesday evening. The very talented and star in waiting, Dana Perino, was in the air chair hostingThe O'Reilly Factor, as the host was starting his two-week vacation.