Eric Bolling and his new show, The Fox News Specialists, will no longer be seen on Fox News. You may recall that Bolling was suspended from Fox after a report that he sent dick pics to female colleagues. UPDATE: THERE IS TRAGIC NEWS ABOUT BOLLING THAT SHOULD MAKE US ALL SEND HIM OUR BEST WISHES.
After HuffPost broke the dick pics story, a former regular guest on Fox, Caroline Heldman, wrote a very damning post about Bolling on Facebook, saying, among other things, that he once took her to his office and “in the brief time I was there, let me know that his office was his favorite place to have sex.”
HuffPost said it spoke to 14 sources for its dick pic bombshell. That, plus Heldman’s public comments made a rather convincing case against Bolling. Nevertheless, he sued the author of the report, Yashar Ali, for $50 million, alleging defamation. That lawsuit has not been withdrawn as of Friday night, reports CNN’s Brian Stelter.
According to Variety, Fox issued a statement announcing the cancellation of The Specialists along with the news that the network and Bolling “agreed to part ways amicably.” Furthermore, Fox said, “We thank Eric for his ten years of service to our loyal viewers and wish him the best of luck.”
Variety also reported that Bolling’s co-hosts on The Specialists, Eboni Williams and Kat Timpf, will remain at the network as contributors. “The show will be replaced at 5 p.m. eastern with an hour of news coverage for the foreseeable future, with rotating anchors holding down the slot,” Variety said.
There was no word about the fate of Cashin’ In, the Saturday show Bolling also hosted.
Watch Bolling hypocritically condemn Anthony Weiner below, from the May 19, 2017 The Fox News Specialists.
UPDATE: No matter what you think of Bolling, who cannot feel terrible for him about this?
Very sad news, Eric Bolling's son, who was only 19, died last night. By all accounts, Eric was incredibly devoted to his son. Heartbreaking.— Yashar Ali 🐘 (@yashar) September 9, 2017
Update: Bolling's son died of an opioid overdose.
At the same time, Bolling is overdue on the retraction he will need to make on that SLAPP suit against Ali, and he has yet to apologize to his family or to the women he harassed at Fox News. One can only hope he will gain some perspective from these events and do something positive moving forward. I believe he did try to do so with regard to the female UAE pilot, when he made his second on-air apology a couple of years ago. And I believe he is capable of doing so again. If so, perhaps something positive can come out of this.
“You may recall that Bolling was suspended from Fox after a report that he sent dick pics to female colleagues.”
Hmmmmmmmmmmm, does that mean Bolling was punished under Fox News’ “penis” code?
[sorry mods — I just couldn’t resist!]
NOTE TO BOLLING
No legitimate news network would hire a clown like you, and you know it.