O'Reilly's departure creates new challenges for Fox

O'Reilly's departure creates new challenges for Fox

Bill O'Reilly has blamed his sacking from Fox News on "completely unfounded claims" that have been levelled against him.

"But that is the unfortunately reality many of us in the public eye must live with today".

Perino closed Wednesday's show saying: "It is the end of an era here at Fox News Channel".

The five women who received settlements either worked for O'Reilly or appeared as guests on his program, according to The New York Times.

"O'Reilly's fate at the network is expected to be discussed on Thursday at a board meeting for Fox News's parent company, 21st Century Fox".

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Ailes, 76, launched the network in 1996 and oversaw its development into a high-ratings TV network and an effective PR platform for Republican politics. Fox News has led the cable news ratings race for quite some time now, and O'Reilly's scandal didn't severely impact their numbers.

Powers said that she then went to O'Reilly's executive producer and said, "He needs to apologize and he needs to never do that again, or I am not doing his show anymore".

News broke Wednesday about Fox News terminating its relationship with O'Reilly.

O'Reilly has steadfastly denied allegations of sexual impropriety as recently as this week when his attorney, Marc Kasowitz said, "there is obviously an orchestrated campaign by activists and lawyers to destroy Mr. O'Reilly and enrich themselves through publicity-driven donations".

The decision to break with O'Reilly follows an investigation ordered by Fox into allegations of sexual impropriety.

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The swift action underscores the rising clout of James and Lachlan Murdoch, the brothers who control 21st Century Fox and have demonstrated their willingness to flex their executive muscle even when it doesn't always align with their father's wishes.

That will be Tucker Carlson, whose show is moving to the 8 p.m. slot on Fox.

In addition to hosting "The Factor", O'Reilly has also written a series of historical narratives, including "Killing Jesus" and "Killing Lincoln", that have each sold more than 1 million copies in hardcover.

The 67-year-old, denied a chance to say goodbye to his Fox viewers, did so via a statement he released while on a flight back from Italy. The only way to know for sure is to be on the inside; from an outside point of view, the appearance is deeply troubling.

Bill O'Reilly was a top story on CNN and MSNBC on Wednesday afternoon but not on Fox News, the top-rated cable channel from which he has been ousted amid sexual harassment accusations. Fox owns 39 percent of European TV giant Sky, and has long wanted to take over the whole company.

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Fox also has a big financial safety cushion in the fees cable companies pay the network, which dwarf its ad revenue, according to Nomura media analyst Anthony DiClemente.

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