Published: Fri, April 21, 2017
Economy | By Annette Adams

Fox stock holds steady following O'Reilly firing


She was an office worker for a colleague of O'Reilly's back in 2008 when she started noticing that O'Reilly would make a grunting noise as he passed her desk.

"Some things happened that I haven't talked about publicly ... things like getting canned from a job I really liked, kind of, sort of out of the blue, because I called somebody out", Palin said. she said.

At the time, Steel tweeted out O'Reilly's threat against her. "I was mortified because not only was it sexual, I took that as a very plantational remark". O'Reilly was "grunting at me and groaning and leering".

Caroline Heldman, a professor at Occidental College in California was a regular guest on The O'Reilly Factor. "Men - and I know men real well, being a manly man - are barbarians. Insulting and flirtatious at the same time".

Mr O'Reilly's show, The O'Reilly Factor, has been the most watched program on Fox News and was coming off the highest-rated first quarter in its history, averaging 4 million viewers, according to Nielsen.

And guess what? In 2015, O'Reilly came after Steel while she co-authored this critical article about how he apparently embellished tales relating to his 1982 coverage of the Falklands war for CBS News. When the news broke, he was greeting Pope Francis at the Vatican during The Pontiff's weekly audience, a meeting that was reportedly arranged by New York's Cardinal Jim Dolan. "It is the end of an era here at the Fox News Channel". The TV personality has maintained his innocence, saying in a statement that "it is tremendously disheartening that we part ways due to completely unfounded claims".

O'Reilly was sacked Wednesday after reports that he'd sexually harassed women over a period of years. "But that is the unfortunate reality many of us in the public eye must live with today".

Mr O'Reilly, who has been off the air on vacation since April 11, said in a written statement on Wednesday he was proud of his "unprecedented success" at Fox. "So, they are going to pay him $25 million to never appear on Fox again".

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