Advertisers Flee Fox’s Bill O’Reilly Show Amid Sexual Harassment Lawsuits

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  1. Mac'nCheese macrumors 68030

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    Another holier than to thou pinhead in hot water again. I'm sure he's just being set up and he's really an angel.


    "Fox News is in a jam this week as major automakers and smaller outfits pull their ads from the network's popular "O'Reilly Factor" show, following a series of sexual harassment claims against host Bill O'Reilly.

    BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Hyundai, and Mitsubishi all yanked their ads after a New York Times investigation that surfaced five sexual harassment cases against the political pundit.

    They were joined Tuesday by pharmaceutical maker GlaxoSmithKline, Sanofi Consumer Care, insurer Allstate, and asset management firm T. Rowe Price.

    Untuckit, a men's clothing line, and Constant Contact, an email marketer, and Ainsworth Pet Nutrition, the parent company of the Rachel Ray-endorsed dog food brand Nutrish, also announced they were pulling ads.

    In total, 11 advertisers have so far withdrawn support."

    http://www.nbcnews.com/business/bus...-flee-bill-o-reilly-s-show-after-more-n742461
     
  2. MadeTheSwitch macrumors 6502a

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    He has blamed such claims on his fame, but strangely other famous people do not suffer from these accusations.
     
  3. Mac'nCheese thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Well, there's Bill Cosby....
     
  4. jkcerda macrumors 6502

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    and Bill Clinton.......................:D

    clown should be fired.
     
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    I heard about this yesterday but didn't really give it much thought. Fox News is known for having that type of toxic environment where sexual harassment is given the blind eye as long as you're pulling in ratings. There's a reason why many women end up leaving the network.


    I tell you what though, everytime I see Jesse Watters come on I just want to punch him in the face. I don't know if it's his face, his douchey attitude or just a combination of both. /end rant
     
  6. webbuzz macrumors 65816

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    I feel the same way about Brian Stelter.
     
  7. steve knight macrumors 68020

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    Well trump does bill Cosby and others.
     
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    Indeed.

    This very thought - perhaps unworthy - crossed my mind.
     
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    The O'Reilly show is a huge moneymaker for Fox. It had revenues of more than $450 million last year. Even allowing for O'Reilly's $18 million salary, and the other costs involved with the show - that's still got to be putting $400 million into Fox' bottom line each year.

    Which is my way of saying that I don't expect Fox to fire O'Reilly anytime soon. No matter how many advertisers pull their spots from his show, there will always new ones to replace them. O'Reilly gets ratings. And nothing gets the sort of people who watch Fox News more worked up than seeing one of their idols turned into a martyr by the evil feminists.

    They aren't going to do to O'Reilly what the BBC did with Jeremy Clarkson and Top Gear: kill a billion dollar goose just to satisfy public outrage over bad behavior.

    Bottom line: Unless something truly earth shattering comes out in the next couple of months about O'Reilly - he'll be on Fox till he's ready to quit.
     
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    O'Reilly's not going anywhere, that's pretty much a given.
     
  11. steve knight macrumors 68020

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    it depends on how much this costs fox. money talks and if they loose enough he will be gone. though I am sure he will get a lot of money when he leaves.
     
  12. citizenzen macrumors 65816

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    Depends on where the story goes. Right now it's going to a dark a disturbed place. A few more revelations and O'Reilly could become too toxic for even Fox.
     
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    So, Donald Trump, Bill Cosby, Bill Clinton, and Bill O'Reilly walk into a bar (full of women)….
     
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    I didn't want to laugh, but I couldn't help it! LOL
     
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    ...the punchline being: "Clinton walks out of the bar with a 70% approval rating."

    Good night, folks, be sure and tip your waitress on the way out.
     
  16. BoxerGT2.5 macrumors 68000

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    It's kind of hard to keep your advertising dollars on a show with a serial sexual harasser when your slogan is "You're in good hands".
     
  17. chown33 macrumors 604

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    It depends on what the meaning of "good" is.
     
  18. Mac'nCheese thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Or just grab them by their p----
     
  19. steve knight macrumors 68020

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    Well trump is backing bill birds of a feather and all.
     
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    And, the question is: who was smoking the cigar?

    Answer: nobody, but... the cigar was later found guilty of sexual misconduct.
     
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    Hysterical conservative panic attacks are sexy business.
     
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  23. webbuzz macrumors 65816

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    The last 5 months of liberal whining and Russia, Russia, Russia has been delicious.
     
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    Forget the tip, just grab her p.........
     
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    Are you assuming the wait staffs gender?
    --- Post Merged, Apr 5, 2017 ---
    Yes it has :D
     

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