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I limit my network news viewing almost exclusively to FOX News
. Any remaining viewing time I have left, I devote to local news stations.
So I have to admit, that up until mid last week, I only glanced at the headlines of Bill O'Reilly's sexual harassment scandal
from other networks.
Despite my affection for FOX
, the only reason I'd tune in to Bill's show, The Factor
, was to hear what his guests had to say.
That is--if I could actually hear them. Bill was too bombastic for my tastes. I disliked the way he interrupted and talked-over his guests--especially if they were women.
This past Thursday FOX
blandly announced O'Reilly will not return
, while other news agencies trumpeted he was fired, and O'Reilly's legal team said he resigned.
For any of you other FOX
viewers, there will be a new prime time lineup starting next month
This isn't the only lawsuit faced by the "Fair & Balanced" network though. Last year, Gretchen Carlson
filed a sexual harassment suit against CEO Roger Ailes
I've notice over the past few years that several women left FOX News
for various reasons--including sexual harassment claims. And not just the anchor women either; but contributing commentators like Kirsten Powers
, Mary Katherine Ham
and S.E. Cupp
, just to name a few.
Amid all the justifiable hoopla over all the sexual harassment allegations, leftists still have a habit of being selective about the cases they get truly spun up about. Brent Bozell pointed out the element
of hypocrisy in the Anti-O'Reilly Army
And there's a growing e-mail trail that there was a leftist campaign to oust O'Reilly
But even if every allegation is "fake news," I'm not glad to see Bill O'Reilly get the boot--but I'm not sorry either.
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