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It's the ex-factor as Fox News drops star

It's the ex-factor as Fox News drops star

"The real subtext to all this is that Roger Ailes, the founding chairman, the creative drive behind the success of Fox, was forced out last summer for sexual harassment".

That certainly could happen, though it probably won't be easy.

His show's viewership increased the week after the story appeared - O'Reilly didn't address it on the air - and has sunk since he left for vacation. Fox News media analyst and host of Fox News' MediaBuzz Howard Kurtz is here with details. On average, the show drew almost four million viewers per night, making it one of the most popular cable news shows in America. Now that FOX has canned O'Reilly, it has also canceled the Factor.

Powers said that she then went to O'Reilly's executive producer and said, "He needs to apologize and he needs to never do that again, or I am not doing his show anymore".

For O'Reilly, who has been with Fox since October 1996, it marks a stunning downfall. Carlson will take over O'Reilly's 8 p.m. time slot, starting next week, and "The Five" will move into Carlson's current, 9 p.m. spot.

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"You need to write and call Fox News Channel today and tell them, you can lose your advertisers or you can lose your viewers", Beck said on his radio show.

According to ad-tracking firm Kantar Media, it brought in $147.13 million in advertising revenue in 2016.

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It's also home to ambitions that the O'Reilly crisis may have hindered.

Covering O'Reilly's departure is awkward for Fox News, no doubt, but ignoring it forever seemed impossible. It's now trying again, although a United Kingdom media regulator must certify that the combined company would be a "fit and proper" owner of the broadcaster.

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"That's bigger than O'Reilly", he said.

The U.S. Attorney's office in NY is investigating how 21st Century Fox handled the Roger Ailes scandal.

While O'Reilly hasn't responded publicly to the latest allegation, he has said generally that the allegations against him are completely "unfounded".

O'Reilly said in an April 1 statement that he had been unfairly targeted because of his public prominence.

Fox News says that they made a decision to move on from O'Reilly after an investigation that was done in collaboration with an outside party; the allegations are still just that, but there was obviously enough concern about them to cause dozens of advertisers to pull their ads.

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Yet the allegations against O'Reilly fit into an uncomfortable narrative for the cable news network.


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