The Wall Street Journal, a sister company to Fox News, has reported that Fox News is “preparing to cut ties with its biggest star, Bill O’Reilly, according to people close to the situation.”
The Wall Street Journal article is behind a paywall so we can’t read the whole thing. But the headline may tell you everything you need to know. It's hard to imagine that The Journal would report such a thing without excellent sources.
Similar reporting has been done elsewhere. Earlier today, Gabriel Sherman reported, “Three sources with knowledge of the discussions said that, while no final decision has been made, the Murdochs are leaning toward announcing that O’Reilly will not return to the air.”
Brian Stelter reported, “A well-placed source said Tuesday afternoon that representatives for Fox and O'Reilly have begun talking about an exit. But this prompted a denial from sources in O'Reilly's camp.”
Watch Stelter discussing this on the April 18, 2017 Erin Burnett OutFront, below.
If it was up to me, he’d be getting a lead parachute into the middle of the Arctic Sea.
If he’s out, I’ll be curious to see who they replace him with. My instincts say it would be with another female host. Eyes is correct to note that whoever would fill that spot will be playing the same role – cheerlead for the Pence White House and make nasty comments at anyone who doesn’t think hatred and viciousness are a good way to govern the country.
“Elephant! What are you talking about!,…….watch out for the elephant poop, by the way.”
“Bill O’Reilly??! Never heard of him!”
It will be sweet, though, to see him leaving with no fanfare, no career retrospective, no praise and well-wishes from former guest hosts and guests of his show, telling everyone how wonderful he is. I will be very interested to see how Faux covers this if it happens. Will they talk about it, comment on it, or completely ignore it (my pick). Kurtz doing his media criticism show without mentioning O’Loofah getting the boot!!!!
Meanwhile back at the Fux Noise Plantation, the jockeying for position has already begun. Will it be Bildo’s favorite butt boy Jesse Watters? Dumb guy Eric Bolling? Has Kimberly Guilfoyle started to personally “audition” for the position?
Guess Bill didn’t realize he was about to be “Krushchev’d” — recall how Nikita Krushchev went on vacation in 1964, and when he came back, found out he’d been removed from power . .
Love Newshounds content but you have the worst editor on the internet. No preview. No edit.
While I applaud a sexy predator being taken down, those expecting the further goal of hurting Fox News, IMHO, will be disappointed. GOPTV™ is propaganda driven more than celebrity driven. As long as the propaganda remains the same it’ll remain wildly popular with conservatives who think they have no where else to turn.