I’ve never understood the appeal of Bill O’Reilly. But his cranky uncle routine sure brought in the ratings in the older demographic.
O’Reilly was canned because he is at the center of multiple, credible sexual harassment cases. These cases led to a major loss of advertiser support . O’Reilly’s attitude was apparently a reason why rising star Megyn Kelly left.
Fox News didn’t fire O’Reilly because he breached their code of ethics. They have no ethics. They canned him because he wasn’t going to make them any more money if he didn’t have major advertisers .
O’Reilly will be succeeded by Tucker Carlson. I don’t know if this empty suit can deliver the ratings that the Cranky Uncle did.
Carlson is chummy with Alex Jones, so this move is probably good for the alt-right.
Fox News should be riding high now, with their guy Trump in the White House. But they’ve lost their founder Roger Ailes, and two of their biggest stars. They’re in trouble.