O’Reilly taking a hit over harassment allegations

Jamaica Observer:

NEW YORK, United States (AFP) — Major advertisers have begun cancelling spots on America’s most-watched cable news show following reports of sexual harassment involving the star Fox News host Bill O’Reilly.

US insurer Allstate and French pharmaceutical maker Sanofi became the latest to exit on Tuesday, following the lead of a handful of auto brands dropping ads for Fox’s “The O’Reilly Factor,” a favorite among conservatives.

Allstate spokesman Justin Herndon said, “Inclusivity and support for women are important Allstate values. We are concerned about the issues surrounding the program and we have suspended our advertising.”

A Sanofi statement said the group had “reallocated” its ads.

“The controversy around ‘The O’Reilly Factor’ program and allegations made against Bill O’Reilly are matters that we take seriously and will continue to monitor,” Sanofi said.

The moves came after a New York Times report said the cable news giant and O’Reilly had paid five women a total of $13 million in the cases spanning 15 years, in exchange for their silence and agreement not to pursue litigation against Fox News, a favorite among conservatives.

While two of the cases were previously known, the Times said it had unearthed three more cases of harassment, two of a sexual nature and one alleging verbally abusive behavior by O’Reilly.  read more

24 Comments on O’Reilly taking a hit over harassment allegations

  1. Never liked this guy. Mr. Tough guy. Hi back and Google early footage of this bean poll. I don’t like the way he treats some of his guests. Don’t like a lot of his conclusions. However he is now a target of the alt left.

  2. Haven’t watched this P.O.S. or FOX since shortly after Hurricane Katrina due this lying/hypocritical P.O.S’s Bullsh…oney.

  3. Hopefully this pompous windbag of a Ted Baxter wannabe will be forced into retirement soon. On tonight’s show he claimed he was just “lookin’ out for the folks” by sexually harassing those women, so we should really be grateful to him.

  4. Let me put it this way. He is a breath of fresh air compared to Don Lemon, Chris Matthews, Rachel Madcow, Joe and Miki. Chris Cuomo, and the other dunces on television. But he is a far cry from Sean Hannity, Rush Limbaugh, Mark Levin, Mark Steyn, Tucker Carlson, and others. He interrupts too much and finishes the sentences of his guests, which I find annoying. He is also a prick.
    I heard a story that when he was divorcing his wife. They were estranged and she was dating a Nassau County Police Detective. He actually went after the guy and tried to get him fired from the Department. Yep. A Prick. But a powerful one.

  5. @Mr. Ropy – there are a lot of reasons I have for intensely disliking O’Reilly. Aside from him often bullying and talking over guests, I think he has quite the racket going plopping his name on books that appear to be researched and written mostly by “co-authors”.

    I’m no fan of George Will these days, but O’Reilly shows a pretty vicious mean streak while “interviewing” (actually just beating him up verbally) him regarding a column Will wrote about O’Reilly’s book on Reagan.

    http://money.cnn.com/2015/11/07/media/bill-oreilly-george-will/

    I watched him for years, but grew tired of his arrogance and refusing to admit when he was wrong (which is quite often). I just came to view him as an overbearing, self-important jerk.

  6. I’ve given him a couple chances. Never have seen a whole show, never will. I think Lou Dobbs has the same time slot on Fox Business, I’ll watch that first.

  7. Bubba’s Brother. Two Pricks arguing about “Who gives a fuck”? But thanks for the link.
    BigGun. What did I say. He’s a prick.

  8. How many people’s actions here have forced their
    Companies to pay over 13 million in payoffs to shut
    down a lawsuit?

    I thought so. Asshat.

  9. don’t cotton to O’Reilly’s arrogance myself … in my area ‘Kennedy’ is up against ‘O’Reilly’ … I’d rather watch ‘Kennedy’. she ain’t much of a Trump supporter, but at least she’s got a good sense of humor … & great gams … She Who Must Be Obeyed likes O’Reilly … we watch O’Reilly …. pompous windbag (him; not her)

    don’t yearn for the day he’s gone … because Fox will possibly fill his slot (& regardless … he’s still the highest rated in cable) with someone like the screeching harpy Megyn Kelly … don’t think it ain’t possible

  10. I notice that O’Reilly is all about ‘facts’ when he’s spewing his fence-sitting BS, but omits the truth about himself when it matters to the public.

    He’s obviously guilty.

    Haven’t trusted him in years. And fuck Chris Wallace too.

  11. Not to support OReilly, yes he’s a pompous windbag…..BUT….how much of the NYSlime “story” is a DemSM alt left one sided propaganda hit piece with only the smallest shred of facts in it to keep it out of the editorial opinion page?

  12. Maybe Bill O’Reilly is a used colostomy bag. Maybe people just don’t understand the real Bill O’Reilly, as opposed to the product. I don’t care.

    But, unless the (marked as an actual) quote “Inclusivity and support for women are important Allstate values.” is totally fabricated, I do care about suggestions of how to utterly bankrupt those used colostomy bags.

  13. Replace him with a conservative. It will still be the #1 show. It’s the channel and the time slot – not this shitpickle that delivers ratings.

  14. As we hear him at say least 140 times per episode. he’s ‘just a simple man.’ I know why he uses and uses to death, that particular tactic, but a man who can’t opine without a finger perpetually in the air and the other hand constantly flaunting his flaccidity, is not only ‘simple’ but perverted. In other societies they would strip him in public and cut off his .. well ….. finger?

  15. I don’t watch O’Reilly anymore but that misses the bigger picture – the left is undermining and silencing every major conservative voice whether it’s in communications or the Trump administration.

    Bill Clinton gets away with rape but conservatives are destroyed by innuendo.

    Question these attacks. Who’s funding them and why

  16. I quit giving this moron credence back when he paid off the first accuser.

    his obama support was over the top too.

  17. If the statist/totalitarian propaganda outlet “The New York Times” is after him, he can’t be all bad – he must have some redeeming features – otherwise they would ignore him and leave him alone.

    izlamo delenda est …

  18. First, they came for Bill O’Reilly,
    And I did not speak out,
    Because I’m not Bill O’Reilly and he’s a prick.

    I guess we should all just sit back and wait until the hit pieces start coming out about people we like.

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