Bill O’Reilly was due to return to his show after a two week vacation next Monday.
Rumors have been swirling about 21st Century Fox and Fox News settling five different cases of sexual harassment against O’Reilly, most were over five years ago, with some going back to 2003. Actually the settlements were not a rumor, O’Reilly confirmed them on his show about three weeks ago. He did say that the allegations were baseless.
Today another story appeared which was said to be harassment from a black female support staffer, also from around 2003. He allegedly called her “Hot Chocolate”. That sounds more like a compliment to me, but I guess it would depend on the delivery. He probably didn’t know her name? Was “Hot Lips” Hoolihan from M.A.S.H. also sexual harassment?
Today Fox News simply terminated O’Reilly’s contract, after his recent signing of a four or five year deal at 20 million per year, which would be the same deal they offered Megyn Kelly. They probably severed him out at 20 million or so.
I’ve long thought that O’Reilly should begin to think about retirement for a number of reasons. Just not this way, there are other currents going on that nobody seems to be talking about.
Or maybe someone is.
The Daily Mail has a run-down of all of the sex-capades at FNC.
I’m guessing every other entertainment and news operation has a similar story.
Here’s the real dope: George Soros and Media Matters finally has a scalp to hang on their belt. Strangely, after going after Rush and Beck, they finally got a win with the most moderate of the opinion hosts at FNC.
From Glenn Beck:
George Soros-funded Media Matters has a history of conducting smear campaigns against conservative media figures like Rush Limbaugh and Glenn Beck. Their latest target looks to be Bill O’Reilly, host of the wildly popular and number one-rated cable news program The O’Reilly Factor on Fox News. Glenn shared on radio today an email that suggests the liberal watchdog is behind the advertiser exodus from The Factor. The email is from Mary Pat Bonner of The Bonner Group. RELATED: If Bill O’Reilly Goes, It’s the Beginning of the End of Fox News as We Know It “The Bonner Group, according to the New York Times, was paid $6 million from Hillary For America — or whatever it was — and Media Matters to raise money,” Glenn said. “They are the largest fundraiser for Media Matters, at least in 2013, and raised $11 million for Media Matters. This is the Hillary super PAC group and the super PAC for Media Matters. That’s who Mary Pat Bonner is.