Advertise on Fox’s Bill O’Reilly Show? Sex Scandals everywhere? Runaway, runaway!


You wondered who set Trump’s standards

❝ Fox News is in a jam this week as major automakers and smaller outfits pull their ads from the network’s popular “O’Reilly Factor” show, following a series of sexual harassment claims against host Bill O’Reilly.

BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Lexus, Hyundai, and Mitsubishi all yanked their ads after a New York Times investigation that surfaced five sexual harassment cases against the political pundit.

They were joined Tuesday by pharmaceutical makers GlaxoSmithKline and Bayer, Sanofi Consumer Care, insurer Allstate, asset management firm T. Rowe Price, and personal finance company Credit Karma.

❝ Orkin, a pest control company, and Untuckit, a men’s clothing line, and Constant Contact, an email marketer, and Ainsworth Pet Nutrition, the parent company of the Rachel Ray-endorsed dog food brand Nutrish, also announced they were pulling ads.

In total, at least 15 advertisers have so far withdrawn support

❝ Mercedes-Benz said in an emailed statement that its advertising on the show “has been reassigned in the midst of this controversy.”

“The allegations are disturbing and, given the importance of women in every aspect of our business, we don’t feel this is a good environment in which to advertise our products right now,” added spokeswoman Donna Boland…

❝ The Times reported that the five women have received settlement payments totaling $13 million from either Fox or O’Reilly himself.

Couldn’t happen to a nicer guy…or a crappier network.

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6 thoughts on “Advertise on Fox’s Bill O’Reilly Show? Sex Scandals everywhere? Runaway, runaway!

  1. Business as usual says:

    Federal prosecutors in New York are investigating whether Fox hid the harassment allegations from shareholders; Donald Trump abruptly fired New York attorney general Preet Bharara during the probe ( https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/12/nyregion/preet-bharara-politics-us-attorney.html ), and is reportedly considering replacing Bharara with Marc Mukasey, Roger Ailes’ personal lawyer. http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2017/03/winner-in-trumps-decision-to-fire-bharara-might-be-murdoch.html

  2. Pharisaic says:

    President Donald Trump defends Fox News anchor Bill O’Reilly amid revelations that O’Reilly and the network paid out millions to settle sexual harassment claims by five women. “I think he shouldn’t have settled; personally I think he shouldn’t have settled,” Trump told the New York Times on Wednesday. “Because you should have taken it all the way. I don’t think Bill did anything wrong,” he said. “I think he’s a person I know well — he is a good person,” he said.
    The comments came days after the president proclaimed this month as “National Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month” where he said “we must develop meaningful strategies to eliminate these crimes” and “protect vulnerable groups.” https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/05/us/politics/trump-interview-susan-rice.html
    While campaigning, Trump himself became embroiled in a similar controversy when over a dozen women came forward alleging he sexually assaulted them. http://www.nbcnews.com/politics/2016-election/trump-threatens-sue-accusers-lays-out-plan-first-100-days-n671216 The president also came under fire amid the infamous “Access Hollywood” tape, where he’s heard boasting about assaulting women. https://www.rawstory.com/2017/04/right-wing-preacher-justifies-trumps-access-hollywood-tape-as-gods-work/

  3. Good Riddance says:

    Fox News has decided to oust top-rated host Bill O’Reilly, New York Magazine’s Gabriel Sherman reported Wednesday. Top network execs are in talks about how to end their relationship with O’Reilly “without causing collateral damage to the network,” the report said, adding that 21st Century Fox’s board is set to meet Thursday about it. The Drudge Report is linking to the story, an apparent wink of confirmation given proprietor Matt Drudge’s connections to Fox News. http://thehill.com/media/329482-report-fox-news-to-oust-oreilly
    Re: Tucker Carlson http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2017/04/10/tucker-carlsons-fighting-words

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