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Old 05-18-17, 10:00 PM   #201
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Re: Bill O'Reilly - Exiting Fox News

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This was Fox's prime time lineup only eight months ago.

And the last man standing is the worst of the bunch. Hannity is the most pathetic political TV pundit in the country.
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Old 06-30-17, 01:51 PM   #202
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British regulators found Fox "fit and proper" to buy the rest of BSkyB. This is why the Bill O'Reilly scandal mattered.

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Meanwhile Fox just scraped through Britain's fit and proper test for media owners, due to its handling of sexual and racial harassment cases at Fox News in the US.

"The behaviours alleged at Fox News amount to significant corporate failure, however the overall evidence available to date does not provide a reasonable basis to conclude that if Sky were 100 per cent owned and controlled by Fox, it would not be fit and proper to hold broadcast licences."
Chiefly, the report had serious reservations about Fox controlling a large percentage of the British media market.

http://www.smh.com.au/business/media...30-gx1vtb.html
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Old 07-01-17, 02:44 AM   #203
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And from that article:

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"If you have got someone who owns the media in total [or] in general, they can actually sway the public in how to vote in this country," Senator Hanson told Fairfax Media.
Most certainly. We saw Election 2016, where the majority of the media told potential voters...they didn't need to vote because their candidate was going to win...
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Old 07-01-17, 03:09 AM   #204
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Most certainly. We saw Election 2016, where the majority of the media told potential voters...they didn't need to vote because their candidate was going to win...
Huh. I never heard that. Maybe you watch different channels.
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Old 07-01-17, 06:51 AM   #205
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Most certainly. We saw Election 2016, where the majority of the media told potential voters...they didn't need to vote because their candidate was going to win...
...or not needing to vote because their candidate had no chance whatsoever of winning, as the case my be.

No. You're right.
The winners supporters just felt too strongly about their candidate and his vision of America, that they just had to go out and make their statement- to hell with the odds and what the media thought!

...while at the same time, making sure not to tell any pollsters because of how ashamed they actually were.
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This was Fox's prime time lineup only eight months ago.

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And the last man standing is the worst of the bunch. Hannity is the most pathetic political TV pundit in the country.
Is Hannity the dude on the left or the right?
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Old 07-03-17, 01:37 AM   #207
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He's the one on the Far Right.
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He's the one on the Far Right.
Touché, and I'm also now embarrassed at my misogynistic attempt at a joke, too.
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Old 07-03-17, 06:17 PM   #209
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Huh. I never heard that. Maybe you watch different channels.
CNN and MSNBC never predicted Hillary Clinton to win the election (purposely ignoring evidence to the contrary)?

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Old 10-21-17, 05:09 PM   #210
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In January, the Fox News host was said to have agreed to a $32 million
settlement with a former network analyst, the largest of his known payouts.

By EMILY STEEL and MICHAEL S. SCHMIDTOCT. 21, 2017
Last January, six months after Fox News ousted its chairman amid a sexual harassment scandal, the network’s top-rated host at the time, Bill O’Reilly, struck a $32 million agreement with a longtime network analyst to settle new sexual harassment allegations, according to two people briefed on the matter — an extraordinarily large amount for such cases.

Although the deal has not been previously made public, the network’s parent company, 21st Century Fox, acknowledges that it was aware of the woman’s complaints about Mr. O’Reilly. They included allegations of repeated harassment, a nonconsensual sexual relationship and the sending of gay pornography and other sexually explicit material to her, according to the people briefed on the matter.

It was at least the sixth agreement — and by far the largest — made by either Mr. O’Reilly or the company to settle harassment allegations against him. Despite that record, 21st Century Fox began contract negotiations with Mr. O’Reilly, and in February granted him a four-year extension that paid $25 million a year.

Interviews with people familiar with the settlement, and documents obtained by The New York Times, show how the company tried and ultimately failed to contain the second wave of a sexual harassment crisis that initially burst into public view the previous summer and cost the Fox News chairman, Roger Ailes, and eventually Mr. O’Reilly, their jobs.

In January, the reporting shows, Rupert Murdoch and his sons, Lachlan and James, the top executives at 21st Century Fox, made a business calculation to stand by Mr. O’Reilly despite his most recent, and potentially most explosive, harassment dispute.
Their decision came as the company was trying to convince its employees, its board and the public that it had cleaned up the network’s workplace culture. At the same time, they were determined to hold on to Mr. O’Reilly, whose value to the network increased after the departure of another prominent host, Megyn Kelly.

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Lis Wiehl, a former Fox News legal analyst, in 2013. She appeared regularly on Mr. O’Reilly’s show for 15 years. Credit Taylor Hill/Getty Images
But by April, the Murdochs decided to jettison Mr. O’Reilly as some of the settlements became public and posed a significant threat to their business empire.

Early that month, The Times reported on five settlements involving Mr. O’Reilly, leading advertisers to boycott his show and spawning protests calling for his ouster. About the same time, the O’Reilly settlements arose as an issue in 21st Century Fox’s attempt to buy the European satellite company Sky.

In addition, federal prosecutors who had been investigating the network’s handling of sexual harassment complaints against Mr. Ailes had asked for material related to allegations involving Mr. O’Reilly, according to an internal Fox email obtained by The Times.

“Their legal theory has been that we hid the fact that we had a problem with Roger,” Gerson Zweifach, Fox’s general counsel, wrote in the email, referring to the prosecutors and Mr. Ailes, “and now it will be applied to O’Reilly, and they will insist on full knowledge of all complaints about O’Reilly’s behavior in the workplace, regardless of who settled them.”

He warned the Murdochs that they should expect details from the January settlement to become public. Six days later, Mr. O’Reilly was fired.

In a statement, 21st Century Fox said it was not privy to the amount of the settlement and regarded Mr. O’Reilly’s January settlement, which was reached with a 15-year Fox News analyst named Lis Wiehl, as a personal issue between the two of them.
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/21/b...arassment.html

These are the same people attacking the Democrats for receiving donations from Harvey Weinstein, even though every single one of them have lashed out and distanced themselves from Harvey himself after the sexual abuse accusations and donated the money to charities. And Hannity has welcomed back papa Bill to the show already. What a bunch of hypocrites.
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Old 10-21-17, 05:18 PM   #211
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What's the point of trying to dig up all this stuff on Bill, he's already been fired. I miss his show, but Tucker Carlson has been a worthy replacement in his time slot.
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Old 10-21-17, 05:43 PM   #212
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What's the point of trying to dig up all this stuff on Bill, he's already been fired. I miss his show, but Tucker Carlson has been a worthy replacement in his time slot.
The point is to show the rampant hypocrisy is the Fox "News" Network which attacks democrats and liberals because of Harvey Weinstein yet their company is settling lawsuits for the same thing Weinstein lost his job (and deservedly so) in Hollywood. Fox News has had this sexual harassment culture for many, many years, yet they act like if nothing happened. Also, contrary to Weinstein, who has been excommunicated from the industry (deservedly so), O'Reilly has been a recent guest on the Hannity show on Fox and Bill himself says that he's part of a witch hunt.

At no point has Fox News or anyone in their network condemned anyone on the conservative side when they commit sexual harassment.
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Old 10-21-17, 09:05 PM   #213
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Gretchen Carlson certainly has something to say about it:

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The point is to show the rampant hypocrisy is the Fox "News" Network which attacks democrats and liberals because of Harvey Weinstein yet their company is settling lawsuits for the same thing Weinstein lost his job (and deservedly so) in Hollywood. Fox News has had this sexual harassment culture for many, many years, yet they act like if nothing happened. Also, contrary to Weinstein, who has been excommunicated from the industry (deservedly so), O'Reilly has been a recent guest on the Hannity show on Fox and Bill himself says that he's part of a witch hunt.

At no point has Fox News or anyone in their network condemned anyone on the conservative side when they commit sexual harassment.
Pretty much

Someone should do a comparison of the number of stories, hours of airtime, and tone of the coverage that Fox News (TV and online) did on Weinstein vs. Ailes, O'Reilly, Bolling, Trump, etc. For everyone except Weinstein, they tried to sweep everything under the rug and divert attention.
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What's the point of trying to dig up all this stuff on Bill, he's already been fired. I miss his show, but Tucker Carlson has been a worthy replacement in his time slot.
I give this post 3 out of 5 trolls.
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Old 10-22-17, 12:20 AM   #216
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What's the point of trying to dig up all this stuff on Bill, he's already been fired. I miss his show, but Tucker Carlson has been a worthy replacement in his time slot.
Do you think the women he sexually harassed miss seeing him on TV?
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Do you think the women he sexually harassed miss seeing him on TV?
Bluelitespecial is the last person you should ever ask a question to which contains the word women.
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Old 10-22-17, 08:49 AM   #218
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Bluelitespecial is the last person you should ever ask a question to which contains the word women.
Oh, I’m well aware.
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Or any question, other than Swayze trivia, and even that is debatable at best.
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