It is being reported that the decision has been made to dump Bill O’Reilly, Fox News Channel’s biggest cash cow for the last 15 or so years, over what appears (we have not seen proof) to be his serial sexual harassment of women at the network, and the millions of dollars paid to keep them quiet.
While shocking, it is not surprising: not after advertisers ran from his show by the dozens.
Personally, I will not miss Mr. O’Reilly. I have mentioned numbers of times over the years that I think of him as an ego-driven loudmouth who talks over his guests, resulting in “interviews” that range from barely acceptable to teeth-grindingly annoying.
And, if the allegations are true, that certainly is another – in fact the overriding – reason to be happy that he is out.
It will be more than a little interesting to see who replaces him…and where the 8:00PM ratings go because of it.
To be continued….