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.