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Bill O'Reilly Out at Fox News After Sex Harassment Allegations

Manuel Armenta | 20 Abril, 2017, 13:28

The National Geographic channel says it has made no decision about its development of Bill O'Reilly's book "Killing Patton" following O'Reilly's exit from Fox News.

NY magazine reported Wednesday, based on unnamed sources, that Rupert Murdoch and sons James and Lachlan, who run Fox parent 21st Century Fox, had decided that O'Reilly was out and executives were planning the exit. His representatives have not yet commented, but his lawyer indicated that a statement would be forthcoming.

Bill O'Reilly is leaving as of today after what our parent company, 21st Century Fox, called an extensive review of sexual harassment allegations against him, allegations that O'Reilly again today called completely unfounded.

"And you, the audience responded in record numbers, making The Factor the number one cable news show for more than 16 years".

Yet the allegations against O'Reilly fit into an uncomfortable narrative for the cable news network.

"Lastly, and most importantly, we want to underscore our consistent commitment to fostering a work environment built on the values of trust and respect".

In September, Greta Van Susteren, anchor of Fox News' On the Record since 2002, abruptly left the cable news channel.

"I don't think Bill did anything wrong", Trump said.

The network has tapped 47-year-old Tucker Carlson to take over O'Reilly's 8:00 p.m. time slot. "I am very proud to have stood with my courageous clients who stood up for themselves and all the silenced women". Despite claiming he'd return to his show on April 24, tongues at Fox wagged that the journalist wouldn't actually be back as dozens of advertisers had pulled their commercials from The O'Reilly Factor.

Murdoch and his sons are now considering whether or not to get rid of O'Reilly due to the multiple accusations of sexual harassment and verbal abuse that have been directed at him over more than a decade. His own 9 p.m. slot will be replaced by The Five, a show that hosts a roundtable of commentators on different issues. On Tuesday, New York's Gabriel Sherman reported that the Murdochs were leaning toward dropping O'Reilly.

The disgusting fake media watchdog, the George Soros-funded Media Matters for America, is already crowing about taking out O'Reilly and no doubt its propaganda played a role.

- CNNMoney's Tom Kludt contributed reporting.