O’Reilly Gone…

21st Century Fox issued a statement severing ties with O’Reilly…

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 wording of this statement is important…not for today’s dismissal but for how it reflects badly on 21st Century Fox’s original statement to the New York Times 18 days ago…

“21st Century Fox takes matters of workplace behavior very seriously,” the statement said. “Notwithstanding the fact that no current or former Fox News employee ever took advantage of the 21st Century Fox hotline to raise a concern about Bill O’Reilly, even anonymously, we have looked into these matters over the last few months and discussed them with Mr. O’Reilly. While he denies the merits of these claims, Mr. O’Reilly has resolved those he regarded as his personal responsibility. Mr. O’Reilly is fully committed to supporting our efforts to improve the environment for all our employees at Fox News.”

The original statement implies that the company did its due diligence on O’Reilly already and was satisfied with where things stood.

That is a total 180 from today’s statement which implies that the company did its due diligence on O’Reilly and was not satisfied with where things stood.

The two statements are in direct conflict with one another.

Something does not add up. Either 21st Century Fox did not do its due diligence on O’Reilly already or somehow bungled it which incorrectly led them to think things were fine…or…they did do it and decided to stand by O’Reilly despite all the details of the investigation but later on as the heat was turned up reversed themselves under the guise of doing a new investigation (which presumably would not have turned up anything new had the earlier investigation been exacting).

If it’s the former…that’s on Bill Shine and Company.

If it’s the latter…that’s still on Bill Shine and Company.

Bill Shine and Company need to answer some questions.

3 Responses to “O’Reilly Gone…”

  1. Sandy Killila Says:

    At last!!!!!! This monstrosity will no longer be seen. Baby steps. Twenty years of hot air and hatred gone.

  2. Now that the ax has fallen it will be interesting to see how this impacts how the network’s ratings going forward. It stands to reason that losing O’Reilly, Megyn Kelly, and to a much lesser degree, Greta over the last year has got to have some long term affect on ratings. It would be the same as MSNBC losing Maddow, Scarborough and Matthews or CNN losing Cooper, Tapper and Lemon. Can you change the top hosts on the network and not have it matter.

  3. harry1420 Says:

    i dont think it will hurt fox one bit. as long as they continue to cheer trump on the fans will stay. just proves you can make show about the host and that’s not what people tune in for.

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