Bill O’Reilly recently said that Hannity is likely to stay on Fox News because the network can’t “handle another shake-up” after his abrupt firing. O’Reilly is quoted as saying, “It’s the same thing, the far left going after him, trying to get him off the air. I think Hannity will survive because I don’t know if Fox can handle another shake-up like that,” according to The Associated Press.
O’Reilly was fired from Fox News last month after a New York Times story released that the network had paid roughly $13 million in legal settlements to five women who had accused the former anchor of sexual harassment. Before being removed the popular host of “The O’Reilly Factor” was possibly the highest-profile personality and his show was the top rated news program. Just like O’Reilly, Sean Hannity has seen some advertisers pull away from his show. In recent days after Hannity propagated a theory on his show about the death of former Democratic National Committee staffer, Seth Rich, advertisers pulled away.
Bill O’Reilly just recently announced his next book in the popular “Killing” historical series. He will write “Killing England: The Brutal Struggle for American Independence,” as the next installment in the million-selling book series. There are six previous “Killing” books, which include: “Killing Lincoln,” ″Killing Reagan” and “Killing Kennedy.” Each book has consistently sold more than 1 million copies each in hardcover, which is a rare achievement in nonfiction publishing.
He continues to deny allegations of sexual harassment blaming them on false, ideological attacks and a vicious culture in where there are “no rules.” O’Reilly said, “Allegations are not facts. Nobody’s searching for the truth anymore.”
Do you think O’Reilly is right about Sean Hannity? Will Fox News stick with the controversial host, or will they try to make a clean sweep of any controversy? We look forward to seeing your comments.
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