When you think of Bill O’Reilly, you almost immediately think of Fox News. The two have been inextricably linked for two decades as his show has been the No. 1 cable news program for the network for years.
Popular with right-wing conservatives, Bill O’Reilly (host of The O'Reilly Factor) often lacks political correctness and really doesn’t give a flying cow who he offends, which is precisely what brings in the ratings and subsequently the billions in revenue.
Fox, however, hasn’t had a good year: Roger Ailes, former chairman of the network was dismissed amid a sexual harassment scandal and now it appears the tower that Bill O'Reilly is standing on is toppling.
At the time of the Ailes situation, the company stated that it does not tolerate behavior that, “disrespects women or contributes to an uncomfortable work environment.”
And now, according to 21st Century Fox, Fox News' parent company, Bill O'Reilly is FIRED!
In a statement issued today, Fox News said:
“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."
Here are 5 reasons why Bill O'Reilly was fired:
1. Sexual harassment allegations piled up.
2. Fox had already paid out $13M to other women who claimed sexual harassment.
4. Rupert Murdoch was pushed by sons to let O'Reilly go.