Twitter Eviscerates Bill O’Reilly After Fox Gives Him the Boot
Now that Fox News has caved in to pressure from advertisers and actually canned Bill O’Reilly because of his multiple sexual harassment lawsuits, the internet is having a feeding frenzy.
It’s party time for his haters. Especially on Twitter, notes Raw Story.
And really, it couldn’t happen to a nicer guy.
The No Job Zone pic.twitter.com/NGTcuS0ojX
— Ben White (@morningmoneyben) April 19, 2017
@DylanByers Maybe Trump can hire him to be his National Director of Sexual Predators.
— SaveThePlanetXO (@Savetheplanetxo) April 19, 2017
— KAT TALES TV (@KatTalesTV) April 19, 2017
It is Christmas in April! First we learned Chaffetz will not be running for re-election, and now we learn Bill O’Reilly is fired!
— Christopher Bouzy (@cbouzy) April 19, 2017
Serial abusers given free reign to terrorize women for decades right up until it became legally untenable while they sermonized on morality. pic.twitter.com/lMUlEcsQOl
— pourmecoffee (@pourmecoffee) April 19, 2017
Fox News’s parent company, 21st Century Fox released a rather terse statement regarding O’Reilly’s firing:
“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.”
As my colleague Mark Howard notes, the story begins three weeks ago, when The New York Times published a report that detailed attempts by O’Reilly and the network to cover up allegations of his sexual misconduct. It’s been disclosed that several women were paid large sums of money for their silence.
And earlier this week attorney Lisa Bloom reported the case of another woman who has allegedly been harassed by O’Reilly. Bloom said that the woman, who is African-American, told her that he would leer at her and call her “hot chocolate.”
Even though the woman worked for a different broadcaster, O’Reilly’s office was near hers at the time when the alleged harassment occurred.
“He would never talk to her, not even hello, except to grunt at her like a wild boar,” Bloom told The Hollywood Reporter. “He would leer at her. He would always do this when no one else was around and she was scared.”
Bloom spoke with three witnesses who knew the woman at the time, and each confirmed that she was upset at the end of the work day.
“She’s not asking for any money,” Bloom said. “She just wants them to know her story.”
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Bill O’Reilly made a lot of women suffer, and frankly he deserves to be roasted to a crisp on Twitter.
Remember when people like Bill O’Reilly claimed President Obama (married 24 years, zero scandals) was bad for morals and family values? pic.twitter.com/rYUfN51P4o
— John (@linnyitssn) April 19, 2017
Sexual harassment didn’t get Bill O’Reilly fired.
Losing advertisers because of sexual harassment got Bill O’Reilly fired.
— Tyler Jones (@TylerMJones) April 19, 2017
Bill O’Reilly is being fired despite @POTUS standing by him. Our president is a job killer.
— andy lassner (@andylassner) April 19, 2017
Congrats to Bill O’Reilly. After being outed as sexual predator by a major television network, he is now one step closer to being President.
— Wayne Allen (@IamWayneAllen) April 19, 2017
The O’Reilly Factor will mosey off into the sunset on Monday, and Tucker Carlson will be set to fill that time spot. And that means with Megyn Kelly and O’Reilly gone, Fox News will have to get someone else to complain about the “war on Christmas.”
Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Hollywood Reporter
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