Fox News has cut ties with Bill O’Reilly effective immediately. O’Reilly will not even return to his show for one night. This caught many off guard but it did make you wonder when O’Reilly recently took an unexpected two week vacation from his show of 20 years.
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Statement released today…
Bill O’Reilly will depart FOX News Channel effectively immediately, announced 21st Century Fox.
In making the announcement, 21st Century Fox said, “After a thorough and careful review of the allegations, the Company and Bill O’Reilly have agreed that Bill O’Reilly will not be returning to the FOX News Channel.”
Beginning Monday, April 24th, Tucker Carlson Tonight will take over the 8PM timeslot, broadcasting live from FNC’s Washington, DC bureau. The Factor will continue for the remainder of this week at 8PM with guest hosts Dana Perino tonight and Thursday night, and Greg Gutfield on Friday night.
Additionally, The Five will move into the 9PM timeslot starting Monday. New programming and debut dates are as follows:
5PM/ET – a one hour program hosted by Eric Bolling to debut on May 1st. For the week of April 24th-April 28th, Special Report with Bret Baier will fill the 5-7PM timeslot.
7PM/ET – The Story with Martha MacCallum (LIVE) debuts on Monday, May 1st. MacCallum continues anchoring The First 100 Days through April 28th.
8PM/ET – Tucker Carlson Tonight (LIVE)
9PM/ET – The Five (LIVE)
10PM/ET – Hannity
So what do you all think of this move by Fox? What does it say about Bill O’Reilly and the charges being levied against him?
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