As has been the rumblings in the last week or so, it looks like Bill O’Reilly is out now, according to NYMag.
The Murdochs have decided O'Reilly has to go, Fox News is now figuring out how to sever ties before he returns 4/24https://t.co/CoG7mqwTjw— Gabriel Sherman (@gabrielsherman) April 19, 2017
All that’s left are the details, which include how much O’Reilly will get and whether he will be allowed to sign off. He’ll probably get the remainder of his contract, which is like $40 million, which is an absurd reward for a man that repeatedly harassed women and was repeatedly sued for it.
In other words, for sexually harassing women, O’Reilly will get millions of dollars and will no longer have to work.
Fuck yourself, O’Reilly.
Meanwhile, execs are reportedly leaning against allowing O’Reilly to come back and say goodbye to his loyal audience of ratings enablers.
According to NYMag, the kicker was Lachlan Murdoch’s wife, who convinced her husband to fire O’Reilly, switching Lachlan from Rupert to the side of James, who was reportedly “appalled” by Bill O’Reilly. Replacements for O’Reilly currently being considered are Eric Bolling, Dana Perino, and Tucker Carlson.
Meanwhile, based on ratings from last Tuesday, at least, without O’Reilly, Rachel Maddow becomes the highest rated primetime news personality in the 25-54 demo. On Fox News, the re-shaping may also begin in earnest.
May we never forget the time Bill O'Reilly argued that religion is not a scam because the tide is inexplicable. pic.twitter.com/SRtqoC5e74— Erin Brr, sir (@erinscafe) April 19, 2017