Advertisers flee Bill O'Reilly's show but impact unclear

Author

06 April, 2017

Fox News said in a statement Tuesday that it values its ad partners and was "working with them to address their current concerns about the O'Reilly Factor".

The back and forth began when Lemon said on his show Monday night he would not "insult your intelligence" by devoting too much time to a story about national security adviser Susan Rice asking to have the names of President Donald Trump's transition team "unmasked" from intelligence reports. Because you should have taken it all the way.

"I think he shouldn't have settled; personally I think he shouldn't have settled", Trump told the Times on Wednesday. Trump similarly denied all the allegations, saying "the events never happened", and once calling his accusers "horrible liars".

Trump's words, though, go beyond mere defense, and into enabling rape culture by telling survivors of sexual violence, abuse, and harassment that they will not be believed, that their lives do not matter as much as that of the powerful man who harmed them. "And when you're a star, they let you do it, you can do anything".

More news: Susan Rice: 'I Leaked Nothing to Nobody' on Trump Transition

A subsequent panel on "CNN Tonight" delved into the sexual harassment allegations against O'Reilly, which Lemon had previously covered on his show.

Ailes, who has denied all of the allegations against him, was forced to resign from Fox News just one week after that interview. More advertisers have joined the list of defectors from Fox's The O'Reilly Factor show bringing the total to around 20.

A Fox News contributor who filed a sexual harassment lawsuit against former chief executive Roger Ailes is asking New York City's anti-discrimination agency to investigate the network.

Henry Holt, the publisher of O'Reilly's new book "Old School", has said it has "no comment at this time" on the allegations against its author. News Corp, which owns Dow Jones & Co., publisher of MarketWatch and the Wall Street Journal, and 21st Century Fox were part of the same company until 2013.


More news


  • Internet privacy repeal headed to Oval Office

    Internet privacy repeal headed to Oval Office

    On Tuesday both houses of Congress voted to repeal FCC privacy regulations that were only adopted a year ago . The repeal of the rule doesn't necessarily mean your browsing history is up for bids.
    Congress Lets States Block Some Planned Parenthood Money

    Congress Lets States Block Some Planned Parenthood Money

    Pence was able to cast the tie-breaking vote, his second since the president's inauguration, after Sen. In 2011, IN slashed funding for Planned Parenthood , shutting down many rural clinics.
    Venezuelan Supreme Court closes Legislative gives all power to Maduro

    Venezuelan Supreme Court closes Legislative gives all power to Maduro

    An opposition member waves a Venezuelan flag during a protest against President Nicolas Maduro in Caracas on Thursday. Venezuela's top court had already overturned most National Assembly decisions since the opposition win.
  • Train derails at NYC's Penn Station; no injuries reported

    NJ Transit said the organizations buses would cross-honor tickets, along with the PATH and private bus carriers. It's the second time in about two weeks that a New Jersey Transit train derailed at NY Penn Station.
    Knicks PG Rose to have knee surgery, miss rest of season

    Knicks PG Rose to have knee surgery, miss rest of season

    Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical first reported the news of the tear, adding Rose will need six to eight weeks to recover. An unrestricted free agent-to-be, Rose's injury could have a severe impact on his market value over the offseason.

    Mississippi State's 'intensity, heart' snaps UConn's 111-straight wins

    UConn will return to campus from the Final Four on Sunday for the first time in five years without a national championship trophy. It wasn't originally for me, but the way they had guarded, I told Dom (Dillingham) to get the ball and take it down the court.
  • Trump takes up health care with Rand Paul, on golf course

    Ryan has suggested that they get together to sort out their differences, but it's not happening, according to one key lawmaker. The fallout from the failed effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act continues to divide and confuse congressional Republicans.
    Schweinsteiger scores on MLS debut but Chicago Fire held to draw

    Schweinsteiger scores on MLS debut but Chicago Fire held to draw

    Schweinsteiger headed in the opener from David Accam's cross in his side's 2-2 draw against Montreal Impact. Bastian Schweinsteiger scores on a header to give Chicago Fire the lead in his MLS debut.
    Knicks' Rose out for season with torn meniscus

    Knicks' Rose out for season with torn meniscus

    The 28-year-old will be a free agent after this season, and a return to NY after this disastrous season is highly improbable. This should also quash any talks of re-signing Rose for the Knicks, at least at the level that Rose has been looking for.
  • Fed minutes reveal debate over inflation and Trump

    Get great content delivered straight to your inbox every morning Monday-Friday at 8:00am, just a click away, Sign Up Now. The minutes said rate hikes would continue gradually as long as "the economy continued to perform about as expected".
    Anti-allergy medicine EpiPen recall expands to US

    Anti-allergy medicine EpiPen recall expands to US

    EpiPens work by shooting a needle full of adrenaline into your body, which can save your life in the case of an allergic reaction. The U.S. recall follows an worldwide recall of roughly 81,000 EpiPens in Australia, New Zealand, Europe and Japan in March.
    Pakistan 137-8 in third T20 against Windies

    Pakistan 137-8 in third T20 against Windies

    Kamran Akmal helped Pakistan wade through first power play as he managed to score crucial 48 runs. Samuel Badree had removed Ahmed Shehzad and Imad Wasim in the first over of the match.