Thursday, 24 August, 2017

Bill O'Reilly goes on vacation amid sponsor backlash

John Oliver Buying TV Ads to Teach US President Donald Trump about Sexual Harassment Attorney for O'Reilly Accuser Says Fox News Refused Independent Investigation
Edmund Wade | 16 April, 2017, 01:48

In other words, according to an analysis by the ad-tracking firm iSpot.tv, The O'Reilly has lost more than half its advertisers since The New York Times first reported the settlements less than two weeks.

O'Reilly insisted during his program that his trip was scheduled "last fall".

"In 2013, I experienced sexual harassment as a job applicant at Fox News channel by an employee named Mr. Bill O'Reilly", Walsh said in a YouTube video recording of her phone call to the Fox complaint hotline. Apparently, multiple "highly placed" sources within Fox News have confirmed that 21st Century Fox CEO James Murdoch wants O'Reilly taken off the network "permanently", despite the fact that his father Rupert and older brother Lachlan want to keep O'Reilly around.

The lawyers hired by 21st Century Fox last summer to investigate ousted network founder Roger Ailes are now focused on new sexual harassment claims filed by Factor guest Wendy Walsh last week. In the wake of Trump's election, tolerance for sexual harassment and misogyny is at an all time low and corporations are being held to account for their support of anyone deemed to be an offender.

The team over at Last Week Tonight With John Oliver have once again created an ad to educate the president on something that should be intuitive, this time the recent sexual harassment allegations against Bill O'Reilly.

The O'Reilly Factor has been the most-watched program in the cable news landscape for 14 years, recently clocking its highest-rated quarter ever. Fabiani said arrangements for the vacation were made in October and the timing coincides with O'Reilly's children's spring break.

Despite assurances of his return, an abrupt mid-week vacation coming as an advertising boycott has claimed over 60 sponsors creates obvious questions about O'Reilly's future with the network.

O'Reilly will return to his program April 24, according to his representative.

No one in the Murdoch family has spoken out about O'Reilly to date.

"The O'Reilly Factor" averaged 3.71 million viewers over five nights last week, the Nielsen company said Tuesday.

"I think that's Fox successfully reaching out to and is bringing in some direct-response advertisers - advertisers who don't care about programming, who are more sensitive about cost", said Swallen.

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