Bye Bye BillO


We will do it live. Fuck it.

Fox news has finally officially decided to get rid of Bill O’Reilly[bbc]. With an estimated net worth of $70 million, he’ll be OK, as long as he keeps it in his pants and doesn’t have to spend his own money on harrassment settlements. (Hint, Bill: hire escorts! Cheaper! Or hang out with Jeffrey Epstein)

Of course, the BBC reports it so there’s a bit of wiggle-room in case Fox decides to throw a headfake and keep O’Reilly in there as a big “fuck you” to everyone. With Fox, it’s hard to tell – they have no scruples, so it’s a question of: money or power.


  1. says

    Oh, I hope so. The kids want him out, but Daddy Murdoch is still hanging on. Still, Bill has no ability to attract advertisers now, so I expect the bottom line will win. I hope.

  2. says

    Washington Post is reporting:

    “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,” 21st Century Fox said in a statement.

    Earlier this month, it was disclosed that O’Reilly and Fox had paid settlements for sexual harassment complaints made by women he’d worked with at Fox over the years.
    This is a developing story. It will be updated.

  3. drascus says

    He costs us X and he brings in Y, where X is much larger than Y will I hope be a very compelling argument that even Murdoch can’t ignore.

    If nothing else I think we can count on the notion of losing profit to trump personal relationships with anyone at that level of business.

  4. says

    Yeah, it’s confirmed. Bye Bye BillO.

    Asshole talking heads are like blackheads, though: there’s always another one. Who’s going to be the next? Maybe they’ll offer BillO’s job to Milo Yiannopolous.

  5. Owlmirror says

    The NY Times article has a baffling sentence:

    Defiantly proclaiming his show a “No Spin Zone,” he produced programming infused with patriotism and a scorn for movements like “The War on Christmas,” which became one of his signature themes.

    Wait, there’s an actual “War on Christmas” movement, as opposed to businesses, other organizations, and individuals making personal choices as to which phrases and decorations to use in the November/December timeframe that BillO would froth at the mouth about?

  6. naturalcynic says

    Maybe they’ll offer BillO’s job to Milo Yiannopolous.
    Variety says it’s world class twit Tucker Carlson and The 5 will move to Carlson’s spot.

  7. lanir says

    Owlmirror @7: Yes, there is an actual “War on Christmas” movement. The movement is full of assholes desperately stuffing straw men to try to make that a thing. It’s a one-sided war because the other side exists only in fevered delusions of grandeur.