Skip to comments.Reports: Fox News to Pay Bill O'Reilly 'Tens of Millions' on Way Out
Posted on 04/21/2017 9:50:21 AM PDT by rktman
On Wednesday, Fox News announced that it was parting ways with "The O'Reilly Factor" host Bill O'Reilly, whose ratings dominated the network. But due to a contract O'Reilly signed late last month, he'll be walking away with quite a sizable severance package.
"It is a staggering amount," a source involved in the exit maneuverings told CNN Money. The outlet reported that Fox will pay O'Reilly "tens of millions of dollars." Due to a confidentiality agreement, 21st Century Fox and O'Reilly's representatives would not acknowledge the payout.
But two well-placed sources told CNN Money that O'Reilly will be paid handsomely as he leaves the network, primarily because he signed a new contract in March.
The two sources independently confirmed that the new contract was worth about $25 million per year. This contrasted with earlier news reports estimating the new contract's worth at between $18 and $20 million per year.
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But you know what? Fox and OReilly got what they deserved. Rather than resolving the issue when the allegations occurred, they punted with multi-million dollar settlements. No one benefits from that.
So his ouster was unexpected. Wonder what happened to make him suddenly a liability in Fox's eyes?
[is fox hurtin’ for cash? ]
They certainly will be when The Five flops at 9pm.
[So his ouster was unexpected. Wonder what happened to make him suddenly a liability in Fox’s eyes? ]
The sudden revenue loss from advertisers bolting.
His termination had nothing to do with harassment charges. Action was only taken when it affected Fox’s/Murdochs’ pocket.
I like Carlson at 8 but I do not believe he has the breathe of show to carry an audience over a long haul, surely not 21 years. As such, anyone who follows will be in a slip stream unless they had their own drawing power which that bunch does not have.
Find the transcript from Rush’s first hour he will explain what happened.
His theory make more sense than the spin fox and others are putting out.
An organized Attack against FOX and their less than extreme left/fake news stance. They successfully took out the top guy. Will do the same to others that don’t follow the left line
I don't feel sorry for BOR, he brought this on himself. I do feel sorry for others seen as conservative as they will eventually face the same playbook. My guess Hannity is next up.
Hannity gets paid well too, and I’m sure he’ll get a big settlement when they find a way to get rid of him. I’m not a big fan of any one of them, but it doesn’t make these kind of tactics alright to me.
Fox is the real target. They are being dismantled piece by piece.
I hope someone takes the initiative to reassemble the conservative outlet in another media.
After a 6 month cooling off period, Bill will have a show on OANN at 9 pm - dooming whatever small chance The Five had.
“They certainly will be when The Five flops at 9pm.”
You’ve misnamed the 9 pm version of The Five.” Should be, “Solyndra, Mark II.”
Just tuned OANN on channel 347 on Direct TV. Will give it a try. I never really watched BOR, but think Fox is loosing it.
Fox, you can fire me for 1/2 that.
Okay, just remember the left pulled the same thing on President Trump before he was President, but it didn't work on him.
My guess is there's a few grains of truth to this sexual harassment claim but it's mostly bogus as these things usually are. He said she said and they take her word for it for some nutty reason. If it were true any woman would have plenty of opportunities to get it recorded for proof. None of these women did that; that we know of. Some women will take offense at anything. I was just talking with a woman once and she showed me her wedding ring. I wanted to say to her that it was nice but going out with her was the last thing on my mind but then she probably would have yelled rape. I just said I have to go and left. Some women, too many I think, are too psychotic to work among normal people.
CONservative outlet? Hmmmmm.
The payout to O’Reilly will look like peanuts compared to the loss FOX will take from the drop in prime time viewers with The Factor off the air.
Do they really think Tucker Carlson will draw the same numbers as O’Reilly?
Do they really think prime time viewers are going to stay on FOX to watch The Five?
How many will be able to stomach the snarly old Libtard Bob Beckle and The Raging Idiot Greg Gutfeld night after night?
After all, Kimberly Guilfoyle and Jesse Watters can only carry so much of a burden.
And once the prime time viewers wander away how many are going to come back to watch Hannity?
It won’t be long before FOX viewership is down in the cellar in the CNN/MSNBC range.
But the Murdoch sons will be popular within the liberal NY party circuit and that’s what’s important - isn’t it?
The writing on the wall was clear when the Murdoch boys brought in the libtard-retard Marie Harf-Arse.
I won’t have a problem boycotting; I buy from none of them now. I care less about BOR himself than the fact these moronic companies can be pushed so easily.
It’s nuttier than that. Rumor bas it that the two Murdoch daughters-in-law didn’t like OReally and wanted him gone.
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