Reports that Bill O’Reilly paid out money to five different women over sexual stuff surfaced once again over last weekend and all through the week. Other reports say that two more women are on deck, have not been paid yet and others might be surfacing. Some of this money, that reaches over ten million dollars and counting, has been paid out after the exit of Roger Ailes and his Caligula type reign over Fox News.
Now Bill claims he is a target and wants us to move along, acting like nothing here to see. He put out a statement.
“Just like other prominent and controversial people,” the statement read, “I’m vulnerable to lawsuits from individuals who want me to pay them to avoid negative publicity. In my more than 20 years at Fox News Channel, no one has ever filed a complaint about me with the Human Resources Department, even on the anonymous hotline. But most importantly, I’m a father who cares deeply for my children and who would do anything to avoid hurting them in any way. And so I have put to rest any controversies to spare my children.”
Of course not a word about the children of the women he was paying money to and how they might have affected them watching their mother go through something like that.
However, just because it is our beloved Fox News, why should we turn our backs on the Fox Women? Watching Bill show up on the Fox show Outnumbered was painful for me to watch last week. I love that show. I think they should take that show put it on at 11 am on the main network against The View and crush that show.
The View has become unwatchable and Outnumbered is what the original View was supposed to be. Strong, smart women with opinions is what Outnumbered is, not the carnival that became of Barbara Walters once respected show. Watching Bill sit on the couch of Outnumbered just personally creeped me out. I believe he is a creepy, dirty old man and I stopped watching him that last time he was embroiled in this workplace depravity. The man is a creep and I felt sorry for the women of Outnumbered that day.
Now understand this is coming from me, a longtime fan of O’Reilly, who now leaves the network at 8 pm. I removed The Factor from my DVR and I return to the news network at 9 pm when Tucker comes on. Now I know I can’t be the only one doing this kind of thing. But hearing Bill has made over four-hundred million in ad revenue just in that last three years, I’m afraid we will have The Bill Cosby Effect. We all remember when Cosby, who has very low morals, ran wild while his show was number one on a network. It is unchecked power that runs roughshod over women in the workplace. From a distance, it looks like Fox News has more in common with NBC than they would like to admit and that should make us all sad from the Right.
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