Fox has announced that Bill O’ Reilly has been fired from the network that he was the cornerstone of for 21 years. Reports of $13 Million Dollars in sexual harassment related settlements paid out against accusations levied against O’Reilly, finally forced the Murdochs to fire Bill O’Reilly, months after signing a 4 year renewal with the network. The reports are that O’Reilly and Fox News reached a severance package in which O’Reilly will be paid $25 Million Dollars (one year’s salary) to not return to Fox.
O’Reilly, along with former Fox News chief Roger Ailes is credited/blamed for the politicizing of news channels, where agenda and propaganda superseded any need for objectivity. Fox News was of course not the first media outlet to promote a liberal or (in Fox’s case) conservative agenda, but they were the first to be so unabashed and unapologetic in their consistent delivery of their message, irrespective of any faking of objective reporting. READ MORE