Fox News Channel

It’s Official: Bill O’Reilly is Finished at Fox

JM Ashby
Written by JM Ashby

We knew this was coming, but here's the formal announcement from 21st Century Fox.

“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.”

That's it. That's all they have to say for themselves.

Those who would know have speculated that Fox News co-president Bill Shine will be joining O'Reilly in the gutter shortly as this is far from over. Indeed, this could still be just the beginning because, as you know, a federal grand jury is currently reviewing secret payments made to the victims and accusers of both Bill O'Reilly and former chief Roger Ailes.

Fox has known about the allegations against O'Reilly for many years. They did not conduct a "thorough and careful review" of the allegations; they conducted a thorough review of their revenue stream.

  • mnpollio

    I don’t he will fade too far from view and he takes a vast fortune with him. That said, any bets on which swamp dweller Fox will replace him with? There are so many to choose from.

  • swift_4

    But I believe one of the younger versions of O’Reilly is already slated to step in. Hannity or the like. Nothing will change at Fox but the faces.

  • Badgerite

    Awwww. That’s a shame.

  • muselet

    Bill O’Reilly walks away from his FNC gig with more money than Croesus, and all he has to do is never say anything bad about Fox News Channel, 21st Century Fox or any of the Murdoch family.

    There are still several thousand prominent dead people for O’Reilly to write ridiculous books about, plus some Righty media company will hire him as a political analyst or a commentator or some damn’ thing (I just hope they know enough to keep him away from the women). He’ll have no problem keeping busy.

    The good news is that it will become a little easier to ignore O’Reilly.

    –alopecia

  • KABoink_after_wingnut_hacker

    Better late than never.
    I’m glad this scum bucket is off the air.

  • kingfrazer

    Ding dong, the witch is dead! Which old witch? The wicked witch! Welcome to Dumpsville, Bill! Population: you!

  • Georgie
  • Ellen Kuhlmann

    Amazing what a little sunlight can do.

  • Aynwrong