Well, Fox News didn’t waste anytime – let alone waiting for the full investigation to finish into a series of sexual harassment allegations, announcing that Bill O’Reilly has been fired by the network.
In a statement, 21 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.”
The full statement:
“We’d like to address questions about Bill O’Rielly’s future at Fox News. After a thorough and careful review of allegations against him, the Company and Bill O’Reilly have agreed that Mr. O’Reilly will not return to the Fox News Channel.
This decision follows an extensive review done in collaboration with outside counsel.
By ratings standards, Bill O’Reilly is on of the most accomplished TV personalities in the history of cable news. In fact, his success by any measure is indisputable. Fox News has demonstrated again and again the strength of its talent bench. We have full confidence that the network will continue to be a powerhouse in cable news.
Lastly, and most importantly, we want to underscore our consistent commitment to fostering a work environment built on the values of trust and respect.”
— Dylan Byers (@DylanByers) April 19, 2017
As fast as they fired Bill, Fox announced his replacement.
Take a look:
NEW FOX PRIMETIME:
5pm – Bolling
7pm – Martha McCallum
8pm – Tucker
9pm – The Five
10 – Hannity pic.twitter.com/92f5nEUFbp
— Steve Kopack (@SteveKopack) April 19, 2017
See that? Tucker Carlson will take over the 8pm slot!
It was confirmed by more insiders on social media
— Pamela Moore (@Pamela_Moore13) April 19, 2017
NPR can report that @TuckerCarlson will take O'Reilly's 8 p.m. slot. A new generation takes over the most valuable real estate in cable news
— David Folkenflik (@davidfolkenflik) April 19, 2017
What do y’all think? Should Fox have waited, Bill is their most popular presenter and the number rated cable show in America. These allegations are still only that, allegations.