Bill O'Reilly let go by Fox News

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Bill O'Reilly let go by Fox News

"Fox News and the Murdochs only listen when they hear the sound of money rushing out the door", said Robinson in a press release.

According to the report, the five women who received settlements either worked for O'Reilly or appeared as guests on his show.

(AP Photo/Richard Drew, File).

Fox News addressed the departure of Bill O'Reilly Wednesday night, as the show that used to bear his name debuted as simply "The Factor". O'Reilly has lost his job at Fox News Channel following reports that fi.

Following the Times story, 21st Century Fox said it had asked the same law firm that investigated Ailes to look into O'Reilly's behavior.

It also demonstrates the growing influence Lachlan and James Murdoch, no fans of O'Reilly's style of television, now have inside the 21 Century Fox organisation.

"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", the statement read.

But it was O'Reilly who created the template for how to succeed in cable TV punditry, delighting his viewers with unapologetic attacks on liberal politicians and media members that he delivered with gusto. First we learned Chaffetz will not be running for re-election, and now we learn Bill O'Reilly is fired!

And he keeps echoing in the broader media landscape.

He called O'Reilly "the biggest star in the 20 year history at Fox News", but said that some female staffers at the network had grown "uncomfortable" with the idea of him staying on board. "He's been the linchpin" of the lineup, said Jane Hall, an American University professor and former Fox contributor, who noted that it will take a while to see whether his loyal audience sticks with O'Reilly's replacement. His No. 1 cable news show made about $178 million in advertising revenue in 2015.

Dozens of his show's advertisers fled within days, even though O'Reilly's viewership increased.

NY magazine reported Wednesday, based on unnamed sources, that Rupert Murdoch and sons James and Lachlan, who run Fox parent 21st Century Fox, had decided that O'Reilly was out and executives were planning the exit. He's a throwback. He's kind of an Archie Bunker.' And I said, 'Well if you mean he is a Neanderthal, then we're on the same page, he can never do that again. Shares in Twenty-First Century Fox were down less than 1 per cent at $30.50 in Wednesday afternoon trading.

He was photographed in Rome shaking Pope Francis' hand on Wednesday. Through his lawyers O'Reilly said it is "tremendously disheartening" to leave Fox News and added they are "completely unfounded claims".

The 67-year-old's long-running show was the most-watched cable news program in the United States, averaging around 4 million viewers.

Mr O'Reilly has denied the allegations and said he entered into settlements to spare his family. "Half of the fun that they have with their audiences comes from watching the outrage that they manage to provoke".

"You know there's three things you can't do", Huckabee continued.

'The Pope. I would very much like to speak with him.

OANN, for example, is available in about 35 million households in the USA, while Fox News is available in nearly 100 million.

The "Late Show" host then admitted that he actually owed a lot to O'Reilly.

"Hello, Nation, and shame on you". You failed him, you failed Bill O'Reilly. "You didn't deserve this great man", Colbert said, channeling his Comedy Central character.

This time the "spin zone" man couldn't spin himself out of a tightening web of sexual harassment allegations.

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