O'Reilly's critics say this couldn't have happened to a nicer guy. O'Reilly has a history of sexual harassment and saying offensive things. His show should have been cancelled long before and his behavior should not have been condoned, but now that it's all in the open, it's time to end his show.
The prospect of dumping O’Reilly — once unimaginable — has gained steam this week due in part to street protests outside Fox News headquarters and advertiser boycotts on O’Reilly’s air. One network insider said Fox executives are alarmed by the severity of the ad-revenue decline. “It’s worse than Glenn Beck,” the insider said, referring to the advertiser revolt that helped derail Beck’s Fox News career in 2011.
Before he went on vacation, O'Reilly attracted 3.76 million viewers to his show. He has the highest-rated cable show on TV. His loyal audience values him for his authenticity and his confrontational and independent nature. He doesn't just toe the party line—he's clearly opinionated and stands up for what he believes in.
O'Reilly says he's being smeared for political and financial reasons. His attorney Marc Kasowitz said:
Bill O'Reilly has been subjected to a brutal campaign of character assassination that is unprecedented in post-McCarthyist America," attorney said in a statement Tuesday night.
This law firm has uncovered evidence that the smear campaign is being orchestrated by far-left organizations bent on destroying O'Reilly for political and financial reasons.
That evidence will be put forth shortly and it is irrefutable.