These 2 MA companies are pulling ads from 'The O'Reilly Factor'

Apr 21, 2017, 16:53
These 2 MA companies are pulling ads from 'The O'Reilly Factor'

While not many people have publicly supported O'Reilly since the New York Times revealed that he had paid almost $13 million in five separate sexual harassment settlements, Trump asserted that he does not believe the allegations against the Fox News star.

Trump in an interview with New York Times, disapproved of settlements paid to the women saying O'Reilly din't do anything wrong.

The Times reported that O'Reilly or 21st Century Fox have paid $13 million to five women since 2002 "in exchange for agreeing to not pursue litigation or speak about their accusations against him".

The Times report was published online on Saturday - and O'Reilly has hosted two programs since the disclosures that numerous sexual harassment claims had been settled, including some within the previous year.

The hosts of MSNBC's "Morning Joe" said President Donald Trump's ill-advised defense of Fox News anchor Bill O'Reilly betrayed a lack of discipline, trust and leadership in the White House. "And it's catching up with them and you have over 30 advertisers who have taken away their advertising".

Three dozen companies have pulled their advertising from O'Reilly's show The O'Reilly Factor, and HuffPost reports that those that remain are receiving pressure on social media to do the same.

"They are two of a kind", Waters said.

The investigation by the Times was the latest in a line of complaints since former Fox News host Andrea Tantaros alleged in August 2016 that O'Reilly subjected her to unwelcome advances.

She continued, "They need to go to jail. In fact, the relationship between Trump and Fox News has turned into something of a mutual appreciation society, where they heap praise on one another", said Meyers, pointing to a clip of Trump calling Fox & Friends hosts "very honorable people" during a press conference. And so I am not surprised he stood up and tried to defend Bill O'Reilly.

Gretchen Carlson said Thursday that thousands of women have shared their stories with her since her lawsuit became public last summer. Amazingly, O'Reilly's once-certain future at the network is now in doubt.

FILE - In this October 1, 2015 file photo, host Bill O'Reilly of "The O'Reilly Factor" on the Fox News Channel, poses for photos in the set in NY.