Fox News neocon blowhard Bill O’Reilly was officially ousted by the network Wednesday as a result of a growing sexual harassment scandal.
A statement from 21st Century Fox 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.”
In case you haven’t been keeping up with the news on Fox News, the network has been getting a lot of bad publicity over sexual harassment allegations since a number of female Fox employees accused the network’s former CEO Roger Ailes of misconduct.
O’Reilly became embroiled in a similar scandal earlier this month.
As reported by the Los Angeles Times:
O’Reilly’s behavior has been under scrutiny since an April 1 report in the New York Times that said he and Fox News have paid $13 million in settlements against women who have accused him of sexual harassment or abusive behavior going back to 2002. As a result, advertisers moved their spots out of his program, “The O’Reilly Factor,” which has the highest ratings in cable news.
The matter reached a crisis level this week because the law firm Paul Weiss is investigating a claim that O’Reilly reneged on offering a paid contributor’s job to Wendy Walsh, a frequent guest on his program, after she spurned his advances at a dinner meeting in 2013.
Walsh does not have a legal claim against O’Reilly due to the statute of limitations on harassment cases in New York and California, but she did report the matter to the human resources hotline of the company earlier this month.
On Tuesday, 21st Century Fox received an anonymous complaint against O’Reilly from a black female employee who claimed that the anchor had “leered” at her and referred to her as “hot chocolate” in 2008.
For American conservatives who reject the RINO establishment, O’Reilly will not be missed. A frequent critic of libertarian-leaning conservatives like Ron Paul and a supporter of big government whenever it involved military intervention or moralistic nanny legislation, the “conservative” commentator would have been far less annoying had he stayed on Inside Edition talking about nothing.
So long, pinhead.