Fox News said on Wednesday that "Tucker Carlson Tonight" will begin airing an hour earlier to fill O'Reilly's now-vacant slot.
Oh, also she changed "tremendously disheartening that we part ways due to completely unfounded claims" to "tremendously disheartening being a sexual predator".
In a memo to staff, Rupert, James, and Lachlan Murdoch, who run Fox News, said of Bill: "By ratings standards, Bill O'Reilly is one of the most accomplished TV personalities in the history of cable news".
Off-camera unseen forces raged against him, culminating in Fox News Channel's admission today that O'Reilly is getting the boot.
Top-rated "O'Reilly Factor" lost about 90 advertisers after the New York Times reported earlier this month that five women were paid $13 million to settle sexual harassment suits involving O'Reilly.
Twenty-First Century Fox and Fox News have made a decision to part ways with star cable news host Bill O'Reilly following allegations of sexual harassment, the company said on Wednesday.Читайте также: Chelsea edges closer to Premier League title as Pedro belter thwarts Everton
The popular host was in St. Peter's Square with his son for Pope Francis' weekly address, and afterwards stood in a VIP line to shake hands with the holy leader.
The situation mirrors the ousting of Fox News CEO Roger Ailes a year ago after several female employees accused him of sexual harassment. While O'Reilly denied wrongdoing, dozens of his show's advertisers fled within days even as O'Reilly's viewership increased. Replacing Carlson's show at 9 p.m. will be "The Five", also starting on April 24.
The embattled news anchor and longtime pillar of Fox News was dropped on Wednesday by the network he helped build amid a steady stream of allegations that he engaged in sexual harassment and inappropriate behaviour toward women over the years. It referred to O'Reilly's series of best-selling books on the deaths of major historical figures. "Fox News should have fired him in 2004 when (former Fox News producer) Andrea Mackris spoke out, but at least they did it now", she said.
With its biggest star departing in another blowup over sexual harassment, Fox News faces some big challenges.
His attorney said on Tuesday US time the host was the target of a "smear campaign" funded by far-left advocacy groups. It now has to show that it can hang on to its loyal army of conservative viewers, improve its working culture, and still continue to make big bucks for its corporate parent. "There's more to come", one Fox News insider told me, suggesting that there are more women with stories of harassment who have not come forward publicly. He was scheduled to return from a vacation Monday, but a permanent replacement is expected to be named for his time period before that time. But it's hard to imagine losing a meaningful amount of viewers because of O'Reilly's departure. He likes to put up dirty pictures and ask pretty girls talk about them and then he said, 'What am I going to do?
Stephen Colbert quipped, "Say what you will, but Bill O'Reilly always had your back".При любом использовании материалов сайта и дочерних проектов, гиперссылка на обязательна.