Wednesday, April 19, 2017

No more Bill O’Reilly on Fox News

Love him or hate him you can't deny that he had tremendous ratings during his stint at Fox.

Bill O’Reilly Reportedly Out at Fox News
Fox News has reportedly decided to part ways with Bill O’Reilly. The news was reported by Gabriel Sherman in New York Magazine on Wednesday.

If confirmed, the top-rated cable news host’s departure will leave an enormous hole not just in the Fox News lineup, but in the entire cable news landscape. The former CBS News reporter and host of Inside Edition is truly the progenitor of the “opiniotainment” host that we now see as the standard.

Ever since a New York Times report came out that revealed $13 million Fox news spent settling multiple accusations of sexual harassment against O’Reilly, he has been in a swirl of controversy. The report led to a swift and successful advertiser boycott that included dozens of national advertisers, a suddenly announced vacation, and now, the end of Mr. O’Reilly’s career on Fox News.~snip~
There's plenty of coverage out there about his alleged sins and the subsequent boycott by advertises.
A lot of people are going to miss his show, I mean you don't make it in the top tier of ratings unless you have a loyal audience.
But truth be told I'm kind of ambivalent about it, I liked watching his show when I had cable, but I kind of feel like too many Americans have become dependent of the pundit class to parse opinions from the news for themselves.
Opinions are the kinds of things we should be able to form for ourselves if given objective and balanced information.

Probably not much chance of that happening but in case it does we need to be ready.

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