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Fox: Laura Ingraham Will Be Returning

O'Reilly blames boycott on 'shadowy radical groups'

(Newser) - Unlike Bill O'Reilly , Laura Ingraham will be returning to Fox News after her vacation , despite an exodus of advertisers turned off by the controversy surrounding her attack on Parkland school shooting survivor David Hogg . More than a dozen sponsors, including Expedia, Nestle, and Hulu, pledged to pull their ads... More »

Laura Ingraham Taking Week Off as Advertisers Leave

Fox host losing advertisers over her comments about student activist David Hogg

(Newser) - Laura Ingraham told her Fox News viewers Friday that she would be off the air next week on a scheduled vacation. The announcement comes as advertisers continue to abandon her show in the wake of critical comments about student activist David Hogg. On Friday's show, the only "blue-chip"... More »

Ex-Fox Anchor Sues O'Reilly Over 'Smear Campaign'

Lawsuit accuses former host of defamation

(Newser) - A former Fox News anchor is suing Bill O'Reilly for defamation. Former anchor Laurie Dhue filed the lawsuit Thursday in Manhattan federal court. It claims O'Reilly engaged in a "smear campaign" against her and other women who accused him of sexual misconduct, the AP reports. The suit... More »

Women Who Settled With O'Reilly 'Tired of Being Smeared'

2 former Fox News employees suing O'Reilly for defamation

(Newser) - Two women who previously settled sexual harassment claims against Bill O'Reilly are now suing the former Fox News host for defamation, the New York Times reports. Former Fox News employees Andrea Mackris and Rebecca Gomez Diamond have joined the defamation suit filed against O'Reilly and Fox News earlier... More »

Bill O'Reilly Settled With Her. Now She's Suing

Rachel Witlieb Bernstein claims he, Fox News didn't stick to terms of settlement

(Newser) - Bill O'Reilly settled with six women over harassment allegations, and one of them says she hasn't said a word—until now. As the New York Times explains, these types of settlements typically include iron-clad confidentiality and nondisparagement clauses. Rachel Witlieb Bernstein says it was O'Reilly who didn'... More »

Ex-Fox Host: Bill O'Reilly Remark 'Beyond Inappropriate'

Eric Bolling isn't happy O'Reilly brought up his dead son to make a point about himself

(Newser) - Bill O'Reilly said earlier this year his firing from Fox News over sexual harassment allegations was "tremendously disheartening," and he really did take it to heart—so much so he's got a beef with God. CNN reports that in Monday's episode of his No Spin ... More »

Megyn Kelly Gives Biting Denouncement of Bill O'Reilly

She says she complained about him to Fox News' co-presidents

(Newser) - Meygn Kelly's new morning show initially grabbed headlines for all the wrong reasons , but today it's making waves for her candor about Bill O'Reilly, whose show preceded hers when the two were at Fox News. Kelly's words were sparked by O'Reilly's response to a... More »

O'Reilly Settled Harassment Case for $32M; Then Fox Renewed Him

'NYT' report: parent company knew of monster settlement just months before it fired host

(Newser) - The parent company of the Fox News says it knew a news analyst planned to file a sexual harassment lawsuit against Bill O'Reilly when it renewed the popular personality's contract in February. The New York Times reported Saturday the company renewed O'Reilly's contract after he reached... More »

Test for the Left: Will Weinstein Get a Pass After Allegations?

Op-ed writer hopes that no hypocrisy will surface

(Newser) - The sexual harassment allegations against Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein are not only disgusting and plentiful, they present a political litmus test of sorts, writes Bari Weiss in the New York Times . Specifically, will those on the left largely shrug off the allegations or will Weinstein be subject to the same... More »

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 »

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