At the end of the day, O’Reilly is sitting in the catbird’s seat.
He can choose to kick back and live the good life or start up a new cable channel, at a time of his choosing.
Make it pay per view like his newsletter.
He still has a huge audience who would gladly pay to hear his spin.
And for all the married women who have had affairs and are gloating, shame on you, your conduct would be deemed by many to be worse than O’Reilly’s.
The leftist media is gloating.
But how does this differ from Slick Willy?
In three significant ways.
Bill O’Reilly didn’t rape anyone or force them to have sex.
He made remarks that were deemed to be at the level of sexual harassment.
He was never convicted of a crime like Clinton who was convicted by the House of Representatives, while the Senate didn’t have the testosterone or estrogen to throw his sorry criminal ass out of the White House.
After he was wickedly canned by FOX news, Host Bill O’Reilly responded in the same calm manner that we have grown used to over the years.
As you probably already know, Fox News has decided to part ways with their most popular cable news personality, Bill O’Reilly.
Fox News had just signed a multi-million dollar contract with O’Reilly and now they’ll be paying the price for nothing.
Backstory. The news comes after the New York Times reported that O’Reilly and Fox News paid around $13 million over the years to women who have filed sexual harassment lawsuits.
There was no court date; these lawsuits were all settled out of court.
The New York Times released a report Saturday saying that Bill O’Reilly, the host of Fox News Channel’s No. 1 rated cable news program, has privately faced numerous allegations of sexual harassment.
Since 2002, the host and the network combined have reportedly paid at least $13 million to five women in exchange for their silence and to keep them from pursuing litigation.
The hypocrisy of the left. The NYT along with a majority on the left are feigning outrage over the accusations against O’Reilly yet these are the same people who glorified and held serial sexual assaulter Bill Clinton on a pedestal. Their hypocrisy reeks to high heaven and it seems clear their only motivation is to be a political death squad.
Why did Fox News cave? It would seem there was some internal family fighting about getting rid of O’Reilly from other news reports but why would they cave to the left like this? According to The Hill, they lost over 90 advertisers once the stories came out about the settled lawsuits:
More than 90 advertisers fled following a New York Times report earlier this month that five women were paid $13 million by O’Reilly or Fox to settle sexual harassment suits.
The 67-year-old former cable news king recently signed a multiyear contract reportedly worth $25 million per year.
See the entire article below.
The payout. Because Fox News had already signed a contract with O’Reilly, they’ll still have to honor millions of dollars in a payout to him because they are canceling the contract prematurely. This means O’Reilly could get tens of millions in “severance” from the company for doing nothing.
Clearly, money speaks, but it’s interesting that Fox News wouldn’t let this blow over before making any decision. Given the left promotes, adores, and supports men who have been accused of sexual assault (*cough Bill Clinton cough*), their claims of outrageous against anyone else are laughable.
Should O’Reilly have been fired for bad behavior? Yes, and probably a long time ago but not based on being pushed by the hypocrites on the left.
Either way, O’Reilly gets the last laugh this time.
Speculation is now ripe as to what he will walk away from FOX in the way of remuneration.
It is guessed to be in the Tens of Millions of dollars.
I think I could keep my own sense of humor over that. Please pay me not to work anymore.
Whether Bill has committed any heinous acts or not, that way this has been handled makes it nothing more than trial by public opinion. The attacks on Mr. O’reilly’s advertisers by George Soros funded groups tells you that this was a political hit job. Read more here.
As Written By James Barrett for the Daily Wire:
According to CNN sources “personally involved” in the exit process for Bill O’Reilly, while the now former Fox News host will not receive the entirety of his remaining $100+ million contracts, his payout will be “a staggering amount.”
CNN reported on Thursday that while neither 21st Century Fox nor O’Reilly’s representatives will even acknowledge that his contract includes a payout, “two well-placed sources” confirmed that “O’Reilly does have a parachute.”
That payout was reportedly established in a new contract O’Reilly and Fox News hammered out just a few weeks before the New York Times first reported on his sexual harassment settlements on April 1. CNN provides some details on the contract (formatting adjusted):
The two sources, who spoke independently of one another, said the new contract was worth about $25 million per year. (Previous news reports have pegged O’Reilly’s past contract at $18 to $20 million a year.) […]
The two sources also said the contract extended through the next presidential election, meaning it was set to expire either at the end of 2020 or sometime in 2021………..