Fox News host Bill O’Reilly, a legendary individual for the network, announced a sudden vacation on Tuesday night.
O’Reilly has been the target of a frivolous sexual harassment lawsuit by Wendy Walsh and is currently trying to defend himself from the untrue allegations.
However, what most don’t know, is that Fox News is looking to get rid of O’Reilly due to owner Rupert Murdoch’s liberal son and his dislike of the veteran host.
According to one Fox News staffer, O’Reilly is being pushed out in a “non-embarrassing” way.
“The assumption is that he’ll exit in a non-embarrassing way,” said the staffer.
See O’Reilly’s announcement below:
New York Magazine reports:
Rupert Murdoch and his eldest son Lachlan are said to be inclined to keep O’Reilly, while younger son James – the CEO of 21st Century Fox – wants to give him the boot.
James also pushed to fire Roger Ailes amid last summer’s sex scandal, and sources think he could be successful in weeding out O’Reilly this time around. – Daily Mail
James Murdoch is said to have convinced his father, 76, to “go green” in a major May 9 speech. In the speech, Rupert Murdoch sounded like Al Gore, saying that “Climate change poses clear, catastrophic threats” and that “We may not agree on the extent, but we certainly can’t afford the risk of inaction.”
Hopefully O’Reilly can overcome this and continue to deliver some of the best news coverage of all the major news networks. The media is already extremely biased and we need his unbiased coverage more than ever.