Monday, April 17, 2017

Another day, another O'Reilly story

This is the New York Times headline: O’Reilly’s Behavior Said to Have Helped Drive Megyn Kelly Out at Fox

Here's a small excerpt from the piece...

“Look, it’s open season,” he said, visibly irritated, when asked about a recently published book by Megyn Kelly, his colleague at the time. In the book, Ms. Kelly provided an account of being sexually harassed by Roger Ailes, the network’s former chairman. Later Mr. O’Reilly added, “Let’s whack the Fox News Channel. I’ve had enough of it. It’s a good place to work. All right?”

The comments set off a media firestorm and frustrated Ms. Kelly, who sent an email to Fox News executives complaining about his behavior and the chilling effect it could have on women at the company and beyond, according to four people with knowledge of the email who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss internal matters.

In addition to that story, advertisers did not come back to Fox News in O'Reilly's timeslot during his vacation, at least not so far. I'm always convinced that the money factor is the only thing that really moves the needle for Rupert Murdoch. Should be interesting to see if this vacation is a permament one.