Bill O'Reilly out at Fox News Channel after 20 years

Fox News Is Reportedly Planning To 'Cut Ties' With Bill O'Reilly Following His Sexual Harassment Controversy!

Carlson's tweet came hours after 21 Century Fox announced Wednesday that Fox News host Bill O'Reilly will not return to the network.

The New York Times reports that an African-American woman - who remains anonymous - came forward this week with allegations of her own, saying O'Reilly would at various times grunt like a "wild boar" at her desk, leer at her and refer to her as "hot chocolate".

The New York Times, which first reported the harassment settlements, said O'Reilly was an essential asset to Fox News. His abrupt and embarrassing ouster ends his two-decade reign as one of the most popular and influential commentators in television.

"Bill O'Reilly talked about lot of issues over 20 years", the Comedy Central late-night host noted after showing a mess of his clips. His bluster, confidence and authority made him a signature talent for Fox News when it toppled CNN as the cable news leader in 2002 and kept it on top in the ratings ever since.

Yet the allegations against O'Reilly fit into an uncomfortable narrative for the cable news network. 21st Century Fox leaders Rupert Murdoch and his sons Lachlan and James said in a memo to Fox staff that their decision to ax O'Reilly came following an "extensive review" into the charges. The channel's majority owner is Fox News Channel parent company 21st Century Fox. And I said, 'If you mean he is a Neanderthal, then we are on the same page, I am a political analyst here. Eastern time show on Fox News in January to join NBC, the network didn't experience any ratings decline in the time period; her replacement, Tucker Carlson, was able to retain much of the powerful lead-in from O'Reilly.

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Since the article drew a large readership, more than 50 advertisers cut ties with O'Reilly's "The Factor", according to The New York Times. No more silencing women! "I'm sure the oak tree said some disturbing things about young black men with their rap music and their neck tattoos, but damn it the tree had been there forever".

Murdoch, who is executive chairman of Twenty-First Century Fox, also wrote the company is committed to "fostering a work environment built on the values of trust and respect".

Elsewhere in the media, though, the revelation was a big topic among journalists and media executives, with many wondering if O'Reilly - long seen as invincible for his ability to weather previous controversies - might actually lose his job.

Up to last week, the effects O'Reilly's scandal had on his program appeared mixed.

As of Wednesday evening, the network had already removed O'Reilly's name from the show's title. O'Reilly and co-author Martin Dugard are due to release another book in the "Killing" series in September, and a spokeswoman for publisher Henry Holt and Co. said that plans had not changed. "But I know that there's business realities that people have to deal with".

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