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Bill O'Reilly out at Fox News

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by tivoknucklehead, Apr 19, 2017.

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  1. Apr 20, 2017 #41 of 113
    mrdbdigital

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    I read somewhere that O'Reilly had just recently signed a contract renewal when this situation came up.
     
  2. Apr 20, 2017 #42 of 113
    smbaker

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    I bet he and FNC reached a healthy settlement for breaking the contact and he has plenty of severance to spend while looking for a new home. Take a year off, go on a few vacations, come back somewhere else. (like he even needs money anyway)
     
  3. Apr 20, 2017 #43 of 113
    NorthAlabama

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    or, take the time to write his next book (as stephen colbert suggested) - "killing my career". ;)
     
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  4. Apr 20, 2017 #44 of 113
    mrdbdigital

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    We haven't heard the last from Bill O'Reilly. He's got too big a following to go quietly into that good night. He'll pop up somewhere.
     
  5. Apr 20, 2017 #45 of 113
    Wil

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    Agreed. The other guy, whatsisname, carved out a nice little career for himself I've heard, and O'Reilly could well do the same.
     
  6. Apr 20, 2017 #46 of 113
    zalusky

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    Without a big network I am not so sure he will command the audience he had. Glenn Beck still exists but you don't hear his name like you used to. Fox's demo is not one attracting new media and that's about the only place he could go.

    He could try to a career shift like Keith Olbermann did but I don't know if it's in him. I also don't see Amazon or Netflix picking no him up.

    He will probably do some more books but without the weekday show to cross market I don't think he will hit the same levels there either.
     
  7. Apr 20, 2017 #47 of 113
    TonyD79

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    Oddly, you hear the most about Beck because of his involvement in a law suit with a woman. Not sexually oriented, but still.
     
  8. Apr 21, 2017 #48 of 113
    ct1

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    And the incident with that poor girl in 1990. (I'm not saying that rumor is true, just pointing out that people are asking questions.)
     
  9. Apr 21, 2017 #49 of 113
    madscientist

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    I read an article yesterday that said: (a) as mentioned above, Fox and O'Reilly extended his contract for 4 years last year (his old contract was set to expire this year), (b) the contract had a (new) clause that allowed Fox to get out of it if any more sexual misconduct came to light), (c) there were requirements in the contract that were intended to keep this from happening again (they didn't say what: I don't know if it was sensitivity training or maybe he could only meet with women if Mike Pence's wife was also present) and (d) the contract also stipulated that his maximum payout for termination (for cause?) was one year ($25 million) which is apparently what he's being paid here. So that's a lot of money but not nearly as much as it could have been; it also shows Fox was fully aware of the situation they had on their hands.
     
  10. Apr 21, 2017 #50 of 113
    madscientist

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    Glenn Beck seems to make news mostly these days because he's become a semi-reasonable conservative all of a sudden: if you haven't seen his interview with Sam Bee from Dec. 2016 you should check it out. It's kind of amazing, and I don't think it's faked.
     
  11. Apr 21, 2017 #51 of 113
    Steveknj

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    Obviously, they don't have this, but for most employers I've worked for, all that is null and void if I did not:

    A) Do my job ethically

    B) Did not do anything illegal

    These types of things would normally void your terms of employment. But I guess when you are the biggest name on the network, all that doesn't matter. And if this behavior is pervasive in the company, perhaps this is all just "hush" money.

    I wonder if Ray Rice or any of the other NFL players involved in DV got "buyouts" of their contracts?
     
  12. Apr 21, 2017 #52 of 113
    Steveknj

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    I saw that interview and read a similar interview with him in the NYT Magazine. Part of this is he cannot stand Trump, and he doesn't believe he's a REAL conservative. Another part is that he's now saying that a lot of what he was doing before was "entertainment". But again, we kind of fall into the is "entertainment" real news? Same thing for those of us on the left who get the entirely of our news from Jon Stewart, Trevor Noah, Bill Maher and Sam Bee. I guess the difference here is that JS and them never pretend that it's entertainment and are not on "news" channels. I think that makes a bit of difference.
     
  13. Apr 21, 2017 #53 of 113
    ct1

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    They void it only if you have a case that can withstand a court judgement. Against the lawyers that $25M will buy, easier to just pay him off and be done with it.
     
  14. Apr 21, 2017 #54 of 113
    Rob Helmerichs

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    Especially when the contract says "If you sexually harass more women, you get fired but we pay you a year's salary." Which seems to be the case here.
     
  15. Apr 21, 2017 #55 of 113
    Steveknj

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    To quote Mel Brooks "It's good to be the King"

    And this is EXACTLY why these guys get away with it.
     
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    scooterboy

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    That's probably what got him into trouble in the first place. :)
     
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    Rob Helmerichs

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    And it would have been better if instead of pointing out what is a pretty obvious and well-known problem (the commodification of the news), he had a solution beyond "don't watch the news."

    News is important. We need a better way of getting it. And I don't have a clue what that might be.
     
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  20. Apr 21, 2017 #60 of 113
    Gold51

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    Fox will never be the same without bulldog, O'Reilly. My retired friend and I have basically given up watching all news on corp TV= it is tainted. Scott Davis' blog helped us see that nothing will change for now- unless something major happens to expose the endemic dishonesty of corporate media. Being retired allows one the luxury of spending a whole week analyzing a single event.
    It behooves all to learn the key hallmarks of a liar and how they try to avoid getting exposed for their fraud. I have said enough.
     
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