Fox News Ousts O'Reilly, O'Reilly RESPONDS: 'Completely Unfounded Claims'
In the aftermath of the announcement that Bill O’Reilly would not be coming back to Fox News following his vacation in Italy thanks to longstanding allegations of repeated sexual harassment, a firefight began between O’Reilly and Fox News. First, Fox News issued this statement:
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.
Then, Rupert Murdoch issued a longer statement:
O’Reilly has now fired back:
The new Fox News primetime lineup will look like this:
5 PM: Eric Bolling
6 PM: Bret Baier
7 PM: Martha MacCallum
8 PM: Tucker Carlson
9 PM: The Five
The controversy is unlikely to die down anytime soon.