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What Killed Roger Ailes, per O'Reilly: 'Hatred'

Former Fox News host pens tribute to his late boss

(Newser) - To ex-Fox News host Bill O'Reilly, the late Roger Ailes was a "force of nature with an agenda," he writes in a tribute to his former boss in USA Today . O'Reilly explains Ailes' ultimate goal—to "infuse America with traditional philosophy and see to it... More »

Fox News Scandal Claims Another Victim

Co-president Bill Shine is out

(Newser) - The turmoil at Fox News Channel has claimed another victim. The network said Monday that Bill Shine, the network's co-president and a longtime lieutenant of ousted Fox News CEO Roger Ailes, is out, the AP reports. Shine's departure follows the firing of top personality Bill O'Reilly and... More »

O'Reilly Has Big Plans for New Podcast

He says he's 'sad' to no longer be on TV

(Newser) - Bill O'Reilly appears to be planning to make his way back to the top, one podcast at a time. The former Fox News host aired his first podcast Monday night, and he made it clear that he plans to build the short daily show into something strongly resembling The ... More »

Bill O'Reilly Returns With Subscription Podcast

After this week, fans will have to pay $4.95 a month

(Newser) - Bill O'Reilly is back on the air Monday night, though in a smaller forum. The former Fox host's "No Spin News" podcast airs at 7pm Eastern on his website , reports the Los Angeles Times . The podcast is free this week, but fans—President Trump is among them... More »

Bill O'Reilly Is Getting a Very Comfortable Parachute

He may get $25M from Fox after firing

(Newser) - Bill O'Reilly may be gone from Fox , but he's got a rich severance package to ease any pangs. Brian Stelter of CNN reports that the network will pay him "tens of millions" under the exit terms of a lucrative contract he had just signed in March. The... More »

Late-Night Hosts Have Much to Say About Bill O'Reilly

Stephen Colbert especially, whose cable character was based on the Fox host

(Newser) - Without Bill O'Reilly, there may not be a Stephen Colbert as we know him, and the late-night host made sure to take note of the Fox host's dismissal . "I spent over nine years playing a character based largely on him," Colbert said, per CNN . "And... More »

What Bill O'Reilly Had to Say About His Firing

He finds it 'tremendously disheartening'

(Newser) - Bill O'Reilly's Fox News days are over , and he thinks it's a sad sign of the times. In a statement issued after Fox announced that it was parting ways with the top-rated host amid sexual harassment allegations, O'Reilly said he was proud to have led "... More »

Fox News Ousts Bill O'Reilly

The network announced the end of the longtime host's tenure on Wednesday

(Newser) - After two decades, Bill O'Reilly is officially out at Fox News, the Los Angeles Times reports. In a statement issued Wednesday, 21st Century Fox announced the end of the longtime host's tenure "after a thorough and careful review of the allegations." It was reported earlier this... More »

Fox Reportedly Negotiating Bill O'Reilly's Exit

Sources say network ready to part ways with host

(Newser) - Bill O'Reilly's vacation from Fox News is set to become a permanent one, with insiders saying reps for O'Reilly and Fox have started negotiating an exit agreement for the host. Sources close to the network tell the Wall Street Journal and CNN , among others, that Fox is... More »

Fox Denies That O'Reilly Has Aired Final Show

He's taking a break amid sexual harassment allegations

(Newser) - Amid sexual harassment allegations and an exodus of advertisers from The O'Reilly Factor, Bill O'Reilly is on vacation—or, as the Washington Post puts it, on "vacation." In a report that Fox has refuted, New York 's Gabriel Sherman says several high-placed sources have told... More »

Baldwin Does Double Duty as Trump and O'Reilly

In the same sketch, no less

(Newser) - Alec Baldwin was pulling double duty as President Trump and Bill O'Reilly in the same sketch as Saturday Night Live returned with Louis CK as guest host. Baldwin began by spoofing Trump in the cold open—in which he told coal country voters that "I love coal. In... More »

Trump on Bill O'Reilly: 'He Shouldn't Have Settled'

'I don't think Bill did anything wrong'

(Newser) - Advertisers may be ditching Bill O'Reilly at a dizzying rate , but the Fox News host still has President Trump in his corner. "I think he shouldn't have settled," Trump told reporters Wednesday, referring to a New York Times article over the weekend revealing the O'Reilly ... More »

Yet More Fallout for Bill O'Reilly After Latest Allegations

12 more advertisers ditch his show

(Newser) - Bill O'Reilly's top-rated Fox News show may be starting to feel a financial sting after allegations that he sexually harassed several women. Automakers Hyundai, BMW, and Mitsubishi; financial firm T. Rowe Price; personal finance site Credit Karma; insurer Allstate; drugmakers Sanofi and GlaxoSmithKline; pet food company Ainsworth, men'... More »

Fox Scandal: More Ailes Allegations, O'Reilly Fallout

Mercedes-Benz is pulling ads

(Newser) - A Fox News contributor came forward to level more sexual-harassment allegations against deposed chief executive Roger Ailes on Monday, two days after it was revealed the network's most popular on-air personality, Bill O'Reilly, has settled multiple complaints about his own behavior with women, the AP reports. O'Reilly... More »

O'Reilly Brushes Off NYT Report on Sexual Harassment Claims

'I'm vulnerable to lawsuits'

(Newser) - Fox News host Bill O'Reilly said Saturday that he is "vulnerable to lawsuits" because of his high-profile job, in response to a New York Times report detailing payouts made to settle accusations of sexual harassment and other inappropriate behavior, the AP reports. O'Reilly posted the statement to... More »

Clinton Defends Rep. Waters After O'Reilly Incident

While decrying 'indignities' faced by women doing their jobs

(Newser) - Two women who faced slights at the hands of prominent Republicans on Tuesday were defended by Hillary Clinton, who has experience in the area. Clinton, speaking at the Professional Businesswomen of California conference, decried the "indignities" women have to put up with while "simply doing their jobs,"... More »

Russia Wants Apology After Bill O'Reilly Disses Putin

Wants 'respectable television network' Fox News to say sorry for 'killer' statement

(Newser) - In a Sunday interview that aired before the Super Bowl, President Trump told Bill O'Reilly he had "no idea" if he would get along with Russian President Vladimir Putin—but Putin apparently has an idea on his own relationship with O'Reilly, and he already wants an apology.... More »

Trump: US Isn't 'So Innocent'

In Fox interview, he reiterates his respect for Putin

(Newser) - President Trump tells Fox News that he does indeed respect Vladimir Putin, even though he agreed with Bill O'Reilly's assessment that the Russian leader is a "killer." Said Trump: "There are a lot of killers. We’ve got a lot of killers. What, do you... More »

Bill O'Reilly Allegedly Made 'Sexual' Phone Calls to Ex-Host

Fox News quietly settled sexual harassment claims in September

(Newser) - A former Fox News host reached a six-figure settlement with the network in September after accusing Bill O'Reilly, as well as the network's co-president, of sexual harassment. The allegations and settlement were made public this week by Law Newz and the New York Times , which spoke to sources... More »

Bill O'Reilly: Slaves Built White House, but Were 'Well Fed'

He fact-checks Michelle Obama's speech

(Newser) - In her convention speech Monday night, Michelle Obama told the crowd, "I wake up every morning in a house built by slaves." At Fox News, Bill O'Reilly provided a fact-check Tuesday and found that the first lady was correct—but he added a qualification that is raising... More »

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