Bill O’Reilly released a statement about his release, just hours after he met with The Pope, from Fox News, and it is pompous as him.
Over the past 20 years at Fox News I have been extremely proud to launch and lead one of the most successful news programs in history, which has consistently informed and entertained millions of Americans and significantly contributed to building Fox into the dominant news network in television. It is tremendously disheartening that we part ways due to completely unfounded claims. But that is the unfortunate reality many of us in the public eye must live with today.
I will always look back on my time with Fox with great pride in the unprecedented success we achieved and with my deepest gratitude to all my dedicated viewers. I wish only the best for Fox News Channel.
“Unfounded claims”? Let’s be honest, a company does not pay a settlement of millions of dollars if their employee is innocent.
Maybe Billy Bush, Donald Trump and him can all a show together and call it Dicks aRe Us.
Just weeks after Fox News paid off several women, who were allegedly sexual harassed by Bill O’Reilly, the news network fired their most famous anchor. Just hours after another woman came forward. Another factor in his dismissal is almost all of the program’s advertisers pulled out from the show. You can’t make money without advertisements. Between his salary and the $13 million settlement, they need all the money they can get if they wanted to keep him on the air.
20th Century Fox released this statement about cutting ties with the man who has been there since their beginning, “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 news anchor was a week long vacation, but now it is permanent. Good riddance.
When it comes to his replacement, starting on Monday Tucker Carlson will move to 8p and The Five will move to 9p. Personally, I think they should have given Shepard Smith the 8p hour! He is their best newsman. Possibly, their only newsperson besides Bill Hemmer.
We have all seen a sportscaster get knocked over by a player, but did you know weatherpeople also fall on their butts? News Be Funny compiled some of the funniest slips, not the normal slip ups, that occured during liveshots.
Some news people were in action shots, some were doing weather, some were covering the weather and some were just sitting or standing still. Proving you never safe from a good trip during the fall.
Of course, they have saved the best for last. Which one is that? That is when WAGA’s Melissa Sander was stomping grapes in a bucket and slipped off the deck. She went face first into the ground and suffered several broken ribs according to Bro Council. Since she is fine now, it is OK to laugh. And it is also OK to laugh at everyone who made an a$$ of themselves as they landed on their a$$!
Yesterday, millions of people were horrified when they saw a passenger being forcibly dragged off of a United flight because the airline screwed up and over booked it.
It was no laughing matter to anyone who watched it. Well, anyone but Bill O’Reilly who laughed on the air as he watched the video. What was his excuse, he said, “I shouldn’t be laughing but it is so bizarre.” No, what is bizarre is him getting a chuckle from it.
I guess in a way it is OK because last week we all chuckled a little bit when news broke that Fox News paid out a settlement of $13 million to 5 women who claimed sexual harassment by the “news anchor”. Although, the joke is on us because he is still has a job even though new women keep coming forward. At least the advertisers of his show don’t find it funny because they have been pulling out faster than a man’s whose condom broke.
Actors are trained not to reveal any spoilers when they do talk shows, but every now again the hosts get the better of the star.
Kieron Richardson was on This Morning today to talk about the murder mystery on Hollyoaks, and Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield were able to break him. As ITV hosts were running down the list of possible suspects, Richardson was trying his hardest not to reveal anything. Then he made the mistake of talking about the actress who was killed on the show. He said, “All I am going to say is Ashley Slanina-Davies, who plays Amy Barnes, is an absolutely fantastic episode, even in the final scene when I was with my…” His hands were motioned as though he was strangling her, and then he put them over his eyes because he just revealed he is the person that killed Amy Barnes.
At that point he knew there was no going back as much as he wanted to because it was live television. The actor, who is expecting twins, is afraid he will be out of work because of the flub. But I doubt they will fire him over the reveal because now people are going to want to see if he really did it. I live in The States, where we don’t have Hollyoaks, and I want to see if he really did it. It is getting people to talk about the show and that is what interviews are supposed to be about. Right?