EBL: Killing O'Reilly
James Murdoch wants to follow the CNN model, assuming its current followers will go along for the ride. Roger Ailes recognized the opportunity of being center right (Despite the wailing of the left, Fox News was never hard right). Why you would change a news model that has been so successful is mind boggling, but there is a reason there is the phrase: “Shirtsleeves to shirtsleeves in three generations.” In Japan, the expression goes, “Rice paddies to rice paddies in three generations.” The Scottish say “The father buys, the son builds, the grandchild sells, and his son begs.” In China, “Wealth never survives three generations.”
I am not particularly a Bill O'Reilly fan (I have to agree with Stacy McCain on this). I am not defending the accusations against O'Reilly, the full extent they are true I do not know. O'Reilly was never really a conservative, more of a populist Republican really, but he did remind me of people I knew growing up (he had that going for him). I doubt Bill O'Reilly leaving will in itself fundamentally change Fox. But it is a symptom of things to come and I think we will see a major shift at Fox News well beyond O'Reilly (and it probably won't be good).
So Megyn Kelly missed her opportunity to steer the new course (she should have taken the money and stayed put). Will Tucker Carlson stay to the right or shift with with new management? That remains to be seen and a lot of it will depend on ratings and what the Murdoch wives think of him.
The hypocrisy of the left when it comes to shenanigans on its side really knows no bounds...
Don Surber: Lesson of O'Reilly's End
American Thinker: Justice for Bill O'Reilly
Powerline: In Re O'Reilly Parts One, Two, Three and Four
The Other McCain: Regime Change & Goodbye Megyn Kelly
NYT: With O'Reilly Out, Fox Rivals See A Chance To Move In
Rush Limbaugh: O'Reilly's departure not natural, it was a campaign
100% Fed Up: Leftists Wives of the Murdoch Boys calling the shots at Fox
American Power: Debbi Schlüssel is Psycho Scum and Malkin with Hannity
Lem's Place: Sean Hannity accused of sexually harassing Debbie Schlussel?
AoSHQ: Media get fired up about Schlussel but NBC does not know what to do with MeAgain Kelly
Instapundit: Maddow poised to be big winner over O'Reilly outster, The plot thickens with Schlussel, Should Trump fire Spicer and hire O'Reilly? (actually Trump could do better, but it would be fun), Sounds like Fox News is Doomed, it's time to stop jumping..., and Think of them as Democrat Operatives with Bylines
Rush Limbaugh: What's really going on at Fox, Trump blew up conservative media?, O'Reilly out at Fox, Why are Left Wing media personalities never the target of ad boycotts?
American Thinker: The liberal politics of the new CEO of Fox
Politico: A Murdoch in Clintonworld
Family Security Matters: What's happening with Fox News?
Young Conservatives: Why O'Reilly was fired
Legal Insurrection: Bill O’Reilly Out at Fox News and Here’s why Rush survived pressure on advertisers while O’Reilly didn’t
Hollywood Reporter: There has always been a bit of drama with the Murdochs
The Hill: Hannity: Liberal fascists trying to silence every conservative voice
Powerline: Maybe President Trump should pay less attention to the news
Mark Steyn: Stay quiet and you'll be okay...O'Reilly never got it
Milo: Media hypocrisy and Sean Hannity Fights Back
WND: O'Reilly says: The Truth Will Come Out
Right Wing News: It won't end with O'Reilly
Money: Will Fox News stay right?
Hot Air Hannity fights back
Don Surber: Fake News
SDA: Killing O'Reilly
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