Wednesday, 26 April, 2017

Ratings Skyrocket, Sponsors Flee as Trump Endorses Fox News Host O'Reilly

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Stacy Diaz | 21 April, 2017, 16:55

The network, which faced a slew of sexual harassment allegations surrounding its chairman, Roger Ailes, last year, and several more implicating him this week, lost close to 50 advertisers on O'Reilly's show, though many kept their placements on the broader channel in place. It's up to Fox News to choose what's more important to them - making money while fostering an environment of sexual assault, or doing the right thing.

Meyers referred to instances when Trump has tweeted out headlines he had just seen on the network as if they were his own ideas, and his fandom of Fox News overall, going so far as to advertise for the network's shows via his Twitter account. 21st Century Fox released a statement Saturday in which it said it "takes matters of workplace behavior very seriously" and stood behind O'Reilly's denial of the merits of the claims.

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That is likely why one of the women O'Reilly and Fox settled with, Rebecca Diamond, felt the need to speak out.

O'Reilly is fighting the blowback from the revelation that he settled lawsuits with five women who accused him of sexual harassment, to the tune of $13 million in payouts.

HollywoodLifers, are you upset that Donald Trump is supporting Bill O'Reilly and not his victims?

As word of sexual harassment and verbal abuse allegations pours in, and high-paying advertisers pull out, Bill O'Reilly is receiving support from on high, specifically the top office inside 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.

"Based on the recent allegations and our strong commitment to inclusion, respect and tolerance in the workplace, we have made a decision to pull Constant Contact's ads from 'The O'Reilly Factor, '" company spokeswoman Lark-Marie Anton said in a statement to Boston.com.

Fox News appears to have a problem with sexual harassment. "He's a person I know well - he is a good person". She previously said her greatest desire is to lead President Donald Trump to impeachment.

Before he cut to his first commercial break of the night on Thursday, Fox News host Bill O'Reilly teased a series of segments that would come, he said, "after these messages".

"I do not think Bill has done anything wrong", he said.

The Jenny Craig defection shows how dire the situation has become for Fox News. She's supposed to be the one that is standing up for women.