April 21, 2017

Bill O’Reilly is latest victim of conservative media purge

Jay FayzaRebel Columnist

Unlike a lot of people my age, I really liked Bill O’Reilly, especially O'Reilly's style of reporting. 

Of course, like all great things, it has come to an end. Bill O’Reilly, like his Fox News boss Roger Ailes, was accused of sexual harassment.

But, honestly, I don’t think Fox News would fire Bill O’Reilly over sexual harassment allegations that haven’t been proved in court.

If you follow the money, you’ll begin to realize the possible reason why they really fired him:

Rupert Murdoch and his children own News Corp. News Corp., the parent company of Fox News. Recently, they were looking into buying British-based news company Sky News, but Sky News was wary of doing business with them. Too many advertisers were dropping Fox because of the Ailes scandals. Additionally, Ofcom, the British media regulator, wondered whether 21st Century Fox was a “fit and proper” owner of pay-TV broadcaster Sky. That’s a fancy British way of saying: “Is Fox News, as a company, too controversial?”

Lo and behold, Bill O’Reilly gets accused of sexual harassment.

O’Reilly had the highest rated show on the network. At his height, it was grossing $70 million. But with $14 billion on the table, Fox News decided to cut him.

This, by the way, is a part of trend currently occurring within conservative media circles, to find new less controversial faces to appeal to advertisers and platform providers.

The lingering question now is: Where does Bill O’Reilly go next?

I’m guessing he’s either going to do what Glenn Beck did and create his own online news network, or comfortably retire.

There’s another possibility though...


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commented 2017-04-23 01:54:28 -0400 · Flag
Her lawyer proudly says it was an organized attempt to take O’Reilly down.

Advertisers started pulling out. Even though there were never charges and it’s all allegation, it was decided to take him out for the survival of Fox. After the comments about Maxine Waters, the big flush began. Pretty easy to take someone down these days. Just make a nasty accusation that has some sticking power, doesn’t even have to be true. Advertisers start pulling out and next thing you know you are out.

It is happening to conservatives all over you tube. Certain shows are demonetized because of ‘questionable’ content by SJW’s who then put pressure on advertisers to pull out. It is becoming a common tactic of the left to shut conservatives up.

O’Reilly may be as guilty as heck, or maybe he’s just a bit of a jerk, I don’t know or care but this was a timed take down. The ink on his new contract was barely dry.
It was choreographed.
commented 2017-04-22 23:47:21 -0400 · Flag
liza Rosie,

Because you are naïve and stupid.
commented 2017-04-22 23:38:10 -0400 · Flag
Drew Wakariuk,

It has nothing to do with left wing media. Republicans and conservatives are attacking Trump for being fucking horrible. The healthcare plan was a shit show and the administration is falling apart on a daily basis.

Republicans have even come out admitting that they fucked up for voting for Trump. You are delusional if you think he has been this great President so far.
commented 2017-04-22 23:33:47 -0400 · Flag
Maybe all past allegations are true. I just don’t believe this one is.
commented 2017-04-22 23:05:02 -0400 · Flag
Ron Joseph I certainly don’t care one way or the other if O’Reilly is guilty or not, my interest is in the truth of the matter. Where is the proof is all I am saying. It sounds unlikely, even if there have been previous allegations. I contend that this accusation is ‘flying’ because of the previous talk, and is in no way proof of any such conversation or action. It seems likely to me that this situation which could just as easily be a fabrication, has been used as the vehicle to make a change at Fox, and break O’Reilly’s contract, for what ever reason, not necessarily the reason presented.
I always thought him to be rather arrogant, and certainly didn’t agree with everything he said.
commented 2017-04-22 18:28:40 -0400 · Flag
Jack Carter how come nothing on Venezuela form your left wing media geniuses? They loved the so called socialist utopia and wanted it for us, now they look away as they are proven to be idiots. LMAO!
commented 2017-04-22 18:27:37 -0400 · Flag
Jack Carter the only stupid one is you and that stammering halfwit we have for a PM.
commented 2017-04-22 18:26:30 -0400 · Flag
Jack Carter wrong , lies are not reasonable , he was right about wiretapping and Sweden , so spare me your BS. Left wing propaganda is not legitimate criticism.
commented 2017-04-22 17:08:39 -0400 · Flag
liza Rosie,

You are SO naïve and stupid on multiple levels for you to think that O’Reilly is completely innocent and that there are paid trolls here.

I am curious – in your mind – what kind of salary might a paid troll make to deal with morons like you?
commented 2017-04-22 14:30:59 -0400 · Flag
He was outed because he made fun of that senile old Maxine Waters which according to those liberal lunatic fags is highly “racist” and “sexist”. Prior to that the gold digging whore just took the blackmail money and shut up.
commented 2017-04-22 12:01:57 -0400 · Flag
LIZA ROSIE—I also hope that the future will prove O’Reilly innocent . However I’m sure that you realize some men think that women automatically love them.
I have a friend that I see twice a year that has that problem. He is successful, but he is old, bald and 70lbs overweight. It is embarrassing when we go to a restaurant . It doesn’t matter if the waitress is 17 or 60 years old; if they smile and say hi to him, he actually thinks she really likes him. He is so confident , he tries to date them.
I have explained many times that these women are paid to be friendly, but he will never understand.
It could be that Bill O’Reilly has the same problem as his success has gone to his head.
commented 2017-04-22 11:54:59 -0400 · Flag
O’Reilly may have a past but this ‘hot chocolate, grunting like a boar’ thing is a set up. The powers that be knew it would stick because of his past allegations and USED it to turf him for probably a handful of different reasons. They want to draw a younger demographic and install Tucker. There is no way I believe O’Reilly would be so stupid as to make an advance in this way. Is there any proof that this woman ‘of colour’ was offered shut up money? No. Just as plausible is that she asked for some for no offence and was refused. Who is this ‘hot chocolate’ woman anyway?
I don’t really care if Bill O’Reilly is that base or not, but I don’t believe everything I hear, and this sounds pretty skewed to me. If there is a dim bulb around it’s our resident paid troll Jack Carter.
commented 2017-04-22 04:03:41 -0400 · Flag
There is no way the rebel can afford O’Reilly, even for a single interview.

O’Reilly is an arrogant prick. He got what he deserved.
commented 2017-04-22 01:54:50 -0400 · Flag
Drew Wakariuk,

It’s been reasonable to criticized heavily for the last two months – in fact, other conservative sources have done exactly that and are shaking their head over Trump’s stupidy, but it’s been a Trump circle jerk on The Rebel.
commented 2017-04-22 01:50:33 -0400 · Flag
liza Rosie,

You are really not that bright. He paid women millions to keep quiet and avoid trial, where he would most certainly lose. If Fox News could ensure that it was all made up, they would keep their biggest star.

Even people who like him, don’t doubt that he’s a pig. Even Tucker Carlson called his conservative family man schtick an act that would be exposed one day and here we are.
commented 2017-04-22 01:46:19 -0400 · Flag
Jack did vice ever show those Muhammed cartoons? If not , then why not? I thought they were so edgy and open to things LMAO!
commented 2017-04-22 01:44:46 -0400 · Flag
Jack Carter please show me the left wing media criticizing Islam , LMAO!
commented 2017-04-22 01:43:53 -0400 · Flag
Jack Carter they have criticized Trump and they do when it is reasonable, the left and their BS about Trump is not true criticism , it is stupidity and bigotry. Now show me all the left wing media criticizing Obama or Justin. LMAO! Lefties are so pathetic.
commented 2017-04-22 01:25:03 -0400 · Flag
I highly doubt he would have committed suicide like that. He is not a stupid man. It was most probably a complete fabrication, but that doesn’t matter once it is out there the assassination is complete. He got the bums rush.
commented 2017-04-22 00:12:45 -0400 · Flag
Fox news seems to filled with rape chasers.
commented 2017-04-21 20:50:33 -0400 · Flag
Fox is one of the few actually not going down the shitter, why does the left think making the media more left is going to accomplish anything other than ruin?
commented 2017-04-21 20:17:30 -0400 · Flag
Jack Carter did you say the same about the liars accusing Trump? What happened to those scumbags , they got scared when he said he would sue the hell out of them.
commented 2017-04-21 20:16:08 -0400 · Flag
Jack Carter are you sure you aren’t thinking of Clinton? And if he is guilty then fine, but if he is not then will you admit it? I doubt it.
commented 2017-04-21 19:15:53 -0400 · Flag
Wasn’t it Bill O’Reilly a few years ago apologized for some allegations of sexual harassment at that time. If so, he’s been through this before and it would give a foundation on which to believe he is guilty of it now. I hope he’s not, I have viewed his show, very controversial, he didn’t seem shy about examining unpopular subject matter. He is a little unnecessarily aggressive at times, a bit of a blow hard with an ego but was not in the realm of the fake news enthusiasts. He was one that gave balance to the media industry, I will miss him, I hope he comes back on another network or media outlet, yes like The Rebel perhaps. Best of luck Bill.
commented 2017-04-21 17:40:55 -0400 · Flag
Dana is doing a great job. I would give her a raise and keep her in that spot.
commented 2017-04-21 16:37:57 -0400
Bill Clinton has welcomed O’Reilly to the Lecherous Men’s Club and sent him a box of his favorite cigars.
commented 2017-04-21 16:16:38 -0400 · Flag
Let’s be real – these are more than alleged charges. He paid women off to avoid a trial would most certainly find him guilty.

Fox News wouldn’t have gotten rid of O’Reilly if they didn’t think they would be a smoking gun if push came to shove. Fox News cut him loose, because they knew it would be proven. It was just not worth taking any chances.
commented 2017-04-21 15:59:03 -0400 · Flag
Good report JAY , — I was great , then I got old and sick , and somebody, perhaps greater then I , has probably filled my place , it’s the way of the world, but I got my health back , so look out !!

TUCKER CARLSON Is going to hit the spot
commented 2017-04-21 12:41:01 -0400 · Flag
It is a bit strange that O’Reilly’s potty mouth got him fired, even though the charges are only alleged.
However, playing Devil’s advocate, Tucker Carlson will be moved to his old time-slot. Tucker is clearly to the right of Bill. And Sean Hannity is still on Fox. He’s the #1 Trump loyalist.
So maybe it was just a business decision forced by advertisers abandoning his show. The reported payoffs don’t look good for him either. Because Bill was getting a little “long in the tooth”, perhaps they needed a way to replace him with the new younger phenom (Tucker) and not get sued for breach of contract.
Time will tell as more information comes out.