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Old 04-19-17, 12:35 PM   #1
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Bill O'Reilly - Exiting Fox News

Can't say I'm surprised.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/...=.5ba404bbbc2c

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A company's reputation is a difficult thing to quantify, but consider this, from the Department of Anecdotal Evidence: As of Monday, the Fox affiliate in Boston, the nation's ninth-largest media market, will change the name of its local newscast from “Fox 25 News” to “Boston 25 News” because it considers the Fox brand a liability.

So far, Fox News has marched on — seemingly as strong as ever — without Ailes, Van Susteren and Kelly. As the network prepares for a future without O'Reilly, the question is whether its most popular host is similarly expendable or uncommonly difficult to replace.
Fox News has the commercials which, in my opinion, prey on the elderly and take advantage of emotional situations like supporting veterans (Wounded Warrior) through questionable organizations and reverse mortgages targeted specifically at veterans.

It's a bad business model. A quick get-rich scheme, and I hope Fox News changes their tune.

But I won't hold my breath.

CNN has some of the same commercials as well, but this isn't about CNN.

A company that is rife with sexual impropriety, at this level of broadcasting and popularity, is an embarrassment. Considering how many people have left Fox News, it will probably compete with MSNBC.

Considering what Fox News has left...Greg G., Dana Perino, and a few others...the talent has left. Now it's just filler entertainment you'd see on a MTV network.

Maybe this experience will correct what's wrong with the news media giants in general. Maybe they can get back to reporting actual news, instead of reporting on their feelings for that day.

Unfortunately, I just see the competing networks potentially gaining more control over their audience, offering no options, and this will be the double-whammy of the news media to consumers, being a single mouthpiece of news.

For the record, I watch CNN and Fox News, as both give perspectives. Whether right or wrong, it's good to have another opinion to get perspective.
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Old 04-19-17, 12:44 PM   #2
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I don't think Fox is an inherently bad network, they just let their corruption run wild. Kelly was a talent that they couldn't hold on to. They really need to do something about Fox and Friends, that show is a complete joke. It's possible to be right leaning without being a parody.

O'Reily can go F himself though.
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Old 04-19-17, 12:46 PM   #3
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Now Hannity just needs to come out of the closet.
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Old 04-19-17, 12:59 PM   #4
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Considering what Fox News has left...Greg G., Dana Perino, and a few others...the talent has left. Now it's just filler entertainment you'd see on a MTV network.
Yeah, not sure whom they will go to for O'Reilly's replacement.

I think Bolling, Perrino and Gutfeld are all good but Bolling is a bit dull, Perrino may be a bit too nice and Gutfeld is a bit flippant for prime time.
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Old 04-19-17, 01:26 PM   #5
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Re: Bill O'Reilly - Exiting Fox News

No surprise here. The writing on the wall was there so clearly, you'd have to be President of the United States to not realize it.
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Old 04-19-17, 01:32 PM   #6
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No surprise here. The writing on the wall was there so clearly, you'd have to be President of the United States to not realize it.
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Old 04-19-17, 01:38 PM   #7
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Geraldo & Rev. Al are currently available. Or maybe Jerry Springer could sign on.

Wouldn't be surprised to see Jesse Watters given a shot since he's regularly featured on the show.
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Old 04-19-17, 01:40 PM   #8
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What will my dad watch now???? He's white, 81 and racist, pretty much the core audience.
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Old 04-19-17, 01:41 PM   #9
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I genuinely hate this news, and I hope O'Reily fights back against everyone who is trying to silence him, the woman are probably liars.
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Old 04-19-17, 01:45 PM   #10
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Bill Cosby isn't doing anything at the moment.
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Old 04-19-17, 01:46 PM   #11
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I genuinely hate this news, and I hope O'Reily fights back against everyone who is trying to silence him, the woman are probably liars.
Yeah, him and Bill Cosby should team up and fight those nasty lying women.

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Old 04-19-17, 01:46 PM   #13
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He's gonna replace Spicer!
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Old 04-19-17, 01:47 PM   #14
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I genuinely hate this news, and I hope O'Reily fights back against everyone who is trying to silence him, the woman are probably liars.
Yikes.

I guarantee that the lawyers, O'Reilly and Fox know more about what happened here than you do.
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Old 04-19-17, 01:49 PM   #15
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Tucker Carlson takes the spot!
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Old 04-19-17, 01:51 PM   #16
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You really hate women don't you? It is an ongoing theme in your posts.
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Old 04-19-17, 01:51 PM   #17
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I genuinely hate this news, and I hope O'Reily fights back against everyone who is trying to silence him, the woman are probably liars.
Which is why they have already paid out $13 million to settle some of the lawsuits.

Or are you being sarcastic?
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Old 04-19-17, 01:52 PM   #18
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I genuinely hate this news, and I hope O'Reily fights back against everyone who is trying to silence him, the woman are probably liars.
Still having issues with women, I see.
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Kelly was a talent that they couldn't hold on to.
I wonder if she still believes that Jesus & Santa Clause are white.

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Old 04-19-17, 01:54 PM   #20
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Bluelitespecial is a ray of sunshine in this otherwise depressing thread.
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Fox blew it by letting Kelly walk, when they should have been jettisoning O'Reilly and giving her the keys to the car.
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Old 04-19-17, 02:00 PM   #22
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I wonder if she still believes that Jesus & Santa Clause are white.

I've seen the pictures, I can confirm this.
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Old 04-19-17, 02:00 PM   #23
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Did Fox really want Kelly though? Given how outspoken she was against Trump, who is like catnip to Fox News viewers, did it make sense for Fox to make her the face of the network?
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I wonder if she still believes that Jesus & Santa Clause are white.
Santa Clause?

You mean St.Grammarnick?

I think he's related to Abs Lincoln.

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#BoycottFox is trending among right-conservatives... What a time to be alive!

I say good, let these assholes die on their cross of defending a woman-abusing asshole.

And I'm sure you all realize this, but this had zero to do with Fox and everything to do with losing huge corporate sponsors. Don't "blame" Fox, thank Benz, et all.
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