Fox News host Tucker Carlson’s show will move to 8 p.m. in the wake of Bill O’Reilly’s departure from Fox news cable news network. O”Reilly’s departure is being called a witch hunt by supporters.
The shuffle will include the panel talk show “The Five” moving from 5 p.m. to fill Tucker Carlson’s former 9 p.m. slot, according to Variety. Eric Bolling, a frequent fill-in host of “The O’Reilly Factor,” will host a new show at 5 p.m. and Martha McCallum will continue hosting a 7 p.m. show that will be re-named “The Story,” Variety said. Sean Hannity’s show will remain at 10 p.m.
The fake New York Times reports nearly 25% of Bill O’Reilly’s own viewers want his show canceled. A New York Times report revealed several women have accused the O’Reilly Factor host of sexual harassment. According to a Morning Consult poll released Wednesday, 23% of O’Reilly Factor viewers think Fox should cut the show. However 58% said the network should keep it on air. Viewers’ opinions have changed in the last week, as the number of people who want him off the air increased 4% since a previous Morning Consult poll, which was conducted earlier this month.
The new survey comes after the Wall Street Journal reported that Fox is “preparing to cut ties” with O’Reilly. Glenn Beck says he finds the sexual harassment suits against Bill O’Reilly “hard to believe” based on the time he spent with the “O’Reilly Factor” host at Fox News. Beck shared his thoughts via video posted on TheBlaze’s Facebook account Wednesday morning.
I find these charges hard to believe.
Posted by Glenn Beck on Wednesday, April 19, 2017
“We worked closely with Bill on the road and he had access to very beautiful women on our staff. And he worked closely with very beautiful women on our staff,” Beck explained. “We never saw him utter a word that was even blue humor. He was so buttoned-up when he was around us that I find these charges hard to believe.”
Beck defends O’Reilly by blaming Media Matters influence on Rupert Murdoch’s children who are now in charge of the network putting the blame on the Murdoch kids.An email obtained by Glenn Beck suggests that progressive media watchdog group Media Matters orchestrated the advertiser exodus from the host of the Bill O’Reilly’s program.
The attorney for Bill O’Reilly says that the Fox News host “has been subjected to a brutal campaign of character assassination that is unprecedented in post-McCarthyist America,” as O’Reilly has been accused of multiple incidents of sexual harassment.