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Bill O’Reilly Payout Could Be as High as $25 Million
With the payment to the dismissed host, 21st Century Fox payouts related to sexual harassment allegations at Fox News now total more than $85 million.
By Emily Steel and Michael S. Schmidt

“Mr. O’Reilly is receiving a payout of as much as $25 million, equivalent to one year of his salary, two people familiar with the matter said Thursday. That development was met with “outrage” and “disgust” among some employees and among critics outside the company, who said it sent a message that a powerful newsroom figure could profit even after multiple sexual harassment allegations had been made against him.”


Who gets severance when being fired?  It’s disgusting but not surprising that O’Reilly, a person who railed against the entitlement of the poor, gets the most privileged outcome possible in a situation where his contract was terminated.  Disgusting all around.

Something’s Not Right Here

Fox News may have fired Bill O'Reilly but it’s giving him a reported $25 million severance package. Roger Ailes, the former network head who was also ousted after sexual harrasment charges against him surfaced, received a reported $40 million on his way out the door.

The multiple victims of their alleged harassment, not so much.

Via The New York Times:

Mr. O'Reilly is receiving a payout of as much as $25 million, equivalent to one year of his salary, two people familiar with the matter said Thursday. That development was met with “outrage” and “disgust” among some employees and among critics outside the company, who said it sent a message that a powerful newsroom figure could profit even after multiple sexual harassment allegations had been made against him.

“It’s terrible,” said Lisa Bloom, a lawyer who represents two women who reported sexual harassment allegations against Mr. O'Reilly. “Most people would consider $25 million a huge lottery win.”

Mr. O'Reilly’s package brought the total amount of payouts related to sexual harassment allegations at Fox News to more than $85 million — paid by the network’s parent company, 21st Century Fox. The vast majority of that — as much as $65 million in exit packages — is being paid to the men who were ousted because of the allegations.

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Bill O’Reilly isn’t even trying to hide his racism anymore

  • Fox News host Bill O'Reilly went on a white supremacism-laden rant Tuesday night. He claimed the effort to abolish the Electoral College is an attempt by “the left” to take away power from the “white establishment.”
  • O'Reilly went on to denounce Democrats for being “reliant on the minority vote and female voters” in their electoral coalition.
  • “The left wants power taken away from the white establishment and they want a profound change in the way America is run,” he said on his show.
  • While some conservative commentators’ words are sometimes taken out of context to make them sound worse than they really were, there’s been broad agreement that O'Reilly’s rant actually was worse when taken in context. Read more