O’Reilly Weighs in on LeBron-Ingraham Feud, Suggests NBA Player Read His Blog For ‘Cogent Commentary’

Bill O’Reilly finally weighed in on the ongoing feud between LeBron James and Fox News host Laura Ingraham, decrying the “anti-Laura Ingraham pile on” that followed her remarks about the NBA star. Ingraham called out LeBron on her primetime show this week — after the Cleveland Cavaliers player criticized President Donald Trump — demanding he “shut up and dribble.” That precipitated a predictable backlash, with James dismissing Ingraham and some even casting her comments as racist. O’Reilly defended the host at his former network, however, arguing in a tweet that criticizing LeBron’s “political punditry” is fair game:

Bill O’Reilly Blasts MSNBC: Joe & Mika Are Sellouts, O’Donnell is a ‘Smear Merchant…Guttersnipe’

Bill O’Reilly went on the war path against several MSNBC hosts during an interview today with New York radio program The Bernie and Sid Show. The former Fox News giant was asked which news media personality he thinks is “the worst” among liberal journalistic figures determined to bring down President Donald Trump. O’Reilly answered that Lawrence O’Donnell is at the “bottom of the barrel” — particularly because of his “un-American” kinds of slams against people in Trump-world.
“It’s not his political views I object to, its just that he’s a smear merchant, a guttersnipe, a nasty individual. He’s the worst.”
The discussion eventually moved towards Morning Joe, and O’Reilly argued that Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski are sellouts who would flip and become right wingers if MSNBC would pay them “a couple more million.” He also noted that the two hosts used to be friendly with Trump Continue reading "Bill O’Reilly Blasts MSNBC: Joe & Mika Are Sellouts, O’Donnell is a ‘Smear Merchant…Guttersnipe’"

Bill O’Reilly’s Triumphant Return to Cable News Absolutely Tanked in the Ratings

Former Fox News elder statesman Bill O’Reilly made his return to cable news on Tuesday night, to serve as an analyst for Newsmax TV’s coverage of President Donald Trump’s first State of the Union. And O’Reilly — who was long the undisputed king of primetime cable news ratings until he was jettisoned from Fox News — absolutely tanked in the ratings. Newsmax TV was founded by longtime Trump-pal Chris Ruddy in 2014, and is seen by many as an up-and-coming challenger to Fox News. But even with the former king of cable providing special analysis, the network’s SOTU coverage averaged a paltry 11,000 households, reaching a high of 17,000 households, according to Nielsen rating estimates seen by Mediaite. That, to put it bluntly, is basically a zero in cable news. Meanwhile, ratings for the big three cable news networks are expected to be in the millions. O’Reilly has made a few Continue reading "Bill O’Reilly’s Triumphant Return to Cable News Absolutely Tanked in the Ratings"

Two of Bill O’Reilly’s Sexual Harassment Accusers Suing Him, Fox News for Defamation

Two of Bill O’Reilly‘s sexual harassment accusers have come together to sue him and Fox News for slandering them as politically-motivated liars. New York Times reports that former Fox Newsers Rebecca Gomez Diamond and Andrea Macros have joined a defamation and breach of contract lawsuit filed by their colleague Rachel Witlieb Bernstein. The three women are challenging O’Reilly and the network over statements where they were depicted as “liars, political operatives and extortionists.” “They are tired of being smeared with lies by a bully who thinks that his victims are afraid to answer to them,” said Nancy Erika Smith, a legal representative for the three women. “They are standing up for the truth, joining the many voices of brave women who are no longer tolerating abuse or being silenced.” O’Reilly previously paid settlements to Diamond and Macros after they accused him of harassment earlier this year. Continue reading "Two of Bill O’Reilly’s Sexual Harassment Accusers Suing Him, Fox News for Defamation"

Twitter Laughs at Really Odd Bill O’Reilly Tweet About Clothing Sizes

Bill O’Reilly‘s Twitter Tip of the Day tonight was an odd piece of advice that a lot of people don’t quite know what to make of: Twitter was mostly just amused:

Rupert Murdoch Totally Dismisses Fox News Harassment Scandals: ‘It’s All Nonsense’

Rupert Murdoch made himself a whole boatload of money today. The Walt Disney Company bought 21st Century Fox for, oh, $52 billion. While this deal could bring about a canonical appearance by Homer Simpson in a future Avengers film, it will not allow Brit Hume to find himself in a galaxy far, far away. That’s because Fox News wasn’t part of the deal. Murdoch is going to hold on to the profitable cable news outlet, much to the relief of President Donald Trump. Murdoch, perhaps riding high on his financial windfall, spoke to Sky News and seemed to utterly dismiss the spate of sexual harassment allegations levied at high profile Fox News employees, including former CEO Roger Ailes and disgraced anchor Bill O’Reilly. “It’s all nonsense,” Ailes said, according to a transcript provided by CNN’s Tom Kludt. “There was a problem with our chief executive. Sort of. Over the years. Continue reading "Rupert Murdoch Totally Dismisses Fox News Harassment Scandals: ‘It’s All Nonsense’"

Woman Reportedly Sues Bill O’Reilly and Fox News Over Harassment Settlement

A woman who accused Bill O’Reilly of harassment and settled the claim with the former anchor and Fox News is now suing the network, according to the New York Times. Per the Times:
A woman who reached a settlement with Bill O’Reilly over harassment allegations sued Mr. O’Reilly and Fox News on Monday for defamation and breach of contract, saying that public statements he and the network made violated the settlement and portrayed her as a liar and politically motivated extortionist.
Rachel Witlieb Bernstein, one of the many women that settled harassment claims with Fox News’s former primetime titan, was a junior producer at the network when she claimed O’Reilly harassed her — and settled in 2002 for an undisclosed sum. Though a number of the harassment claims leveled against O’Reilly were sexual, Bernstein’s did not include sexual harassment. O’Reilly has repeatedly denied the harassment allegations made against Continue reading "Woman Reportedly Sues Bill O’Reilly and Fox News Over Harassment Settlement"