Fox stock holds steady following O'Reilly firing

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"Bill O'Reilly, who hosted this program for 20 years, is leaving the Fox News Channel", she said.

O'Reilly' severance is the latest payment in what has turned out to be a costly situation for Fox News.

O'Reilly's departure comes in the wake of a New York Times investigation into allegations of sexual harassment against him.

Perquita Burgess appeared on "The View" one day after Fox News jettisoned its top-rated host amid allegations of harassment and sexual misconduct by several women. "I've done my fair share of jokes about him", the host continued, mentioning that he once stole O'Reilly's microwave, which he auctioned off to benefit wounded soldiers.

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The announcement came just hours after the combative and right-wing television personality was photographed shaking hands with Pope Francis in St Peters Square on holiday in Rome.

"This is a seismic cultural shift, when a corporation puts a woman's rights above the bottom line", said Wendy Walsh, a former guest on "The O'Reilly Factor", a show that drew almost four million viewers per night. Hayes played a series clips in which the former Fox News star said racially sensitive things. After noting that his former Colbert Report character was largely based on the former Fox News political commentator, CBS Colbert kicked it over to "Bill O'Reilly's biggest fan: conservative pundit Stephen Colbert". "He had the #1 cable news show for fifteen years. until today". "I only wish the best for Fox News Channel". There are many offices these days where pulling a Clinton, Trump or O'Reilly will get you summarily canned. Dozens of his show's advertisers have fled following a report that five women were paid $13 million in settlements after they alleged harassment or mistreatment. On Tuesday, the Wall Street Journal, a newspaper owned by the Murdochs, wrote that the company was preparing to cut ties with O'Reilly.

Hoover said while she was never sexually harassed "explicitly" by O'Reilly, he commented to her on her appearance, sometimes offering critiques on the length her eyelashes or the color of her lip gloss.

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