|That vacation could be a permanent one. Bill O'Reilly is in some deep...well you know!|
Man, it's getting really rough over at Fox News.
Bill O'Reilly might not be returning from that long vacation.
New York Magazine's Gabriel Sherman is saying that the "end is near" for the most watched cable news agitator in the business. It appears that Rupert, Lachlan and James Murdoch are about to end their longstanding relationship with the most popular conservative agitator in the junk food media.
"The Spin Stops Here!"
Here's a unscientific poll.
The pressure is on to fire O'Reilly out the cannon. Three sources who contacted Sherman say that the Murdochs are leaning towards "firing him out the cannon."
Sherman wrote that the prospect of dumping O'Reilly --- once unimaginable --- has gain steam this week due in part to street protests outside Fox News headquarters and advertiser boycotts on O'Reilly's air.
This exodus of ads has Fox News in a whole lot of trouble. The network is now forced to show its hand in the O'Reilly matter. Matter of fact, they say this incident is far worse than the Glenn Beck fiasco of 2010.
Reminder, O'Reilly started to show cracks in his armor after allegations of domestic abuse were reported in his child custody case against his ex-wife Maureen McPhilmy. Then O'Reilly criticized Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA). He said that Waters stole James Brown's wigs. He said that she was unpatriotic for criticizing Donald J. Trump. Then the New York Times released the bombshell about accusers (i.e. Andrea Tantaros, Andrea Mackris, Juliet Huddy and Dr. Wendy Walsh) being sexually harassed by O'Reilly. The network or O'Reilly paid out $13 million to silence the women.
Some of the accusers claimed that O'Reilly appeared to be masturbating while listening to their voices on the phone.
Walsh came out with assistance from Lisa Bloom to slam O'Reilly for sexually harassing women, making the workplace hostile and running this game of being a moral upstanding commentator. Walsh said that O'Reilly was angered after she refused to follow him to his hotel room. He reneged on his promise to get her contributor role over at Fox News.
Now the latest accuser said that O'Reilly referred to her as "hot chocolate."
This accuser got in touch with Bloom and said that the conservative commentator was being disrespectful towards a Black clerical worker.
Me and S.B. have longed complained about how White men treated women of color. It seems like O'Reilly was preaching from a perk about how hip-hop music degrades women. Yet, he has the nerve to call a Black woman, "hot chocolate."
"He would never talk to her, not even hello, expect to grunt at her like a wild boar," said Bloom.
She added, "O'Reilly would always do this when no one else was around and she was scared."
Most of the accusers feared repercussions if they complained to HR about the sexual harassment by O'Reilly, Roger Ailes and numerous others.
|More accusers to come says Lisa Bloom.|
O'Reilly strongly denies the accusations. His lawyer Marc Kasowitz said that this is a "far-left" political hit job to destroy O'Reilly's reputation as a television host.
"It is outrageous that an allegation from an anonymous person about something that purportedly happened almost a decade ago is being treated as fact, especially where there is obviously an orchestrated campaign by activists and lawyers to destroy Mr. O'Reilly and enrich themselves through publicity driven donations,"
O'Reilly took a few weeks off without warning. They also removed his Friday hosting duties to place a substitute anchor in his place.
No comments from Bret Baier, Martha MacCallum, Tucker Carlson and Sean "Softball" Hannity about the top lead in being loaded inside the cannon.
NBC's Megyn Kelly did chime in on this. She said that O'Reilly and Ailes were the reasons for why she decided to bolt from her primetime spot. She said the place was a circus and most of the higher ups ignored the concerns and the Murdochs looked the other way.
Could this be the biggest media shakeup in American history?
Will Bill O'Reilly continue to be a stable on Fox News?
Is it possible that he could be...........fired out the cannon?
Matt Drudge of the Drudge Report tweeted a cryptic post.
O'Reilly has had tremendous run. Very few in the business get to decide when and how things end. Media is most brutal of all industries...— MATT DRUDGE (@DRUDGE) April 18, 2017
Also we have to note the controversy over Easter weekend. I was focused on the Cleveland terrorist murdering an innocent man. I happened to catch on the social media a stupid comment from one of its "straight news" hosts.
Jon Scott is a total idiot. He was on Fox & Friends over the weekend and he made this ridiculous comment about Muslims being portrayed negatively in the media.
He was criticizing Homeland for making a decision to focus on threats that aren't Muslims.
Scott said that Muslims should get used to it. Media Matters got the quote from Scott.
"If you don't want to be portrayed in a negative light, don't burn people alive and set off bombs."
That comment earned him condemnation from progressives and CAIR (Council on American Islamic Relations).
Now who's next on the board?