Skip to comments.Could Bill O'Reilly Drag Fox News Into the Hacking Probe?
Posted on 08/31/2011 7:04:04 AM PDT by COUNTrecount
Rupert Murdoch is working hard to contain the fallout from the hacking scandal that has engulfed his U.K. newspapers. His nightmare scenario right now would be the coming to light of anything to suggest that the bad behavior that was so (allegedly) commonplace at the News of the World also happened with any frequency in the U.S. That means not just interception of voicemails but also use of shady private investigators and improper relationships with, or payments to, law enforcement officials.
How unfortunate for Bill OReilly, then, that new accusations against him involve exactly those things. According to Gawker, the top-rated Fox News host is the prime mover behind a highly irregular police investigation in his Long Island hometown. A detective working for internal affairs was allegedly asked to meet with private investigators who were trying to build a case against another detective, who had become romantically involved with OReillys wife while the two were separated. This, by the way, is the promised bombshell that prompted Fox Newss bizarre and dishonest reports about how Gawker is dying.
Assuming Gawkers sources are correct, its unclear exactly what, if anything, OReilly himself did here. The former police commissioner who allegedly ordered the investigation denies that OReilly requested it. OReilly was reportedly dangling a large potential donation to the police departments charitable fund at the time, but theres no evidence that he ever made one. At this point, all that can be deduced for sure is that it looks bad. (Fox News and News Corp. havent replied to my requests for comment, nor did they respond to Gawkers.)
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Well, who among us is shocked? Ted Baxter has had his previous misadventure which cost Fox News $9.5 million to sweep under the rug.
Maybe the wife was hiding the relationship and he wanted to know who his children might be coming into contact with. Big deal.
Isn’t this the scumbag who was caught cheating on his wife and kids with interns and subordinates?? Did he not pay millions of dollars to make the case go away?? Why would he even care if his wife that he CHEATED on is getting some on the side?? Stopped watching this turd when all this was revealed years ago.
I actually know that Nassau Police Commish.His girls and my daughter went to school together, played CYO hoops and la crosse. You could find no straighter arrow in the world.He would not risk his job,his reputation,and the reputation of the NCPD to help out BOR.GAWKER is probably taking something that occured as the commish and BOR were playing golf and his wife’s affair came up, and blowing an overheard conversation expressing interest and sympathy over BOR’s situation into a scandal.
The answer is that it shouldn’t, but that doesn’t matter to the left.
The agenda of the left is to destroy Fox News. There is no tactic, no matter how underhanded, that they will not eagerly embrace in order to achieve that goal.
I say let the chips fall where they may, but beware the inclination to use any mischief on the part of anyone connected with Fox to leverage witch-hunts.
The wife was not hiding the relationship, they were legally separated, the detective was unmarried, and O’Reilly all ready had his own detectives looking for dirt.
He was asking for the police launch an investigation of his wife’s boyfriend.
i quit when mr. bigtalk finally met klinton at a party and like lewinsky the next day on his show was smitten with the other pervert.
Until a court of law wiped the smirk off their face.