Bill O’Reilly got some bad news this month when it was revealed that numerous women have accused him of sexual harassment over the years, and that both he and Fox News have paid out $13 million to his accusers since 2002. Since then, over 90 companies have pulled their advertisements from The O’Reilly Factor.
Now, it appears that Fox News is coming closer to deciding O’Reilly’s fate, and it’s not looking good for him.
New York Magazine reported that insiders say the Murdochs have turned on O’Reilly and are leaning towards announcing that he will not return to Fox once the vacation he is currently on ends. Both sons James and Lachlan argue that their father should be fired, but their father Rupert Murdoch wants him to stay.
One inside source at Fox said executives are alarmed by the severity of the ad-revenue decline.
“It’s worse than Glenn Beck,” the insider said, referring to the 2011 advertiser revolt that destroyed Beck’s career.
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