Bill O’Reilly is no longer at Fox News and there definitely seemed to be some factors at play other than the alleged sexual harassment.
Sexual harassment is a terrible thing but a settlement doesn’t mean you are guilty.
In fact, many wealthy people settle rather than go through a drawn out trial.
We also told you that there were liberal groups actively working to get O’Reilly fired.
On top of that, it looks like the wives of the Fox News bosses were directly involved in getting rid of Bill.
From The New York Daily News:
Sarah and Kathryn Murdoch — the wives of the ousted talk show host’s young bosses — are at least partially responsible for his humiliating exit from Fox News Wednesday.
Sarah, 44, is a progressive-minded, British-born Australian model, former host of “Australia’s Next Top Model” — and wife of Lachlan Murdoch, co-chairman of Fox News Channel parent, 21st Century Fox. She was also instrumental in convincing her husband to boot the controversial O’Reilly, company sources told MediaBlast. “These woman have unique access and complete trust (of Lachlan and James),” a Fox News executive said.
“They’re very progressive and the O’Reilly situation has infuriated them.”
Turns out the wives were behind paying the accusers millions of dollars.
Doesn’t really sound like these two were especially concerned with getting to the bottom of things.
Once the Murdoch family made up their mind, there wasn’t much Bill could do.
Oh, and let’s not forget this connection between Kathryn Murdoch and someone you’ve probably heard of.
I thought I’d begin this thing on comfortable terrain, with a small advance on a reportorial obsession of mine: Rupert Murdoch’s relationship with Bill and Hillary Clinton.
Here’s how close they’ve grown: Murdoch’s daughter-in-law, Kathryn (center, above), is currently employed by none other than the Clinton Foundation (!), working with old-time Clintonite Ira Magaziner (!!) on climate change issues (!!!). Kathryn Murdoch is married to the London-based James Murdoch, who’s now the heir apparent to the family empire; she’s described in print as a model and marketing executive.