Fox News owns Bill O'Reilly's ugly legacy
Original story at Mother Jones• 23 mentions • 6 months ago
Mother Jones 6 months ago
Fox News doesn't—or didn't—have a Bill O'Reilly problem. It has a Fox News problem. For years, it was clear that O'Reilly was a lying lout who exploited his position, power, and mega-profits-generating status at the network to harass women, bully critics, and hurl a variety of false accusations. Yet Rupert Murdoch and Roger Ailes (until last July, when he was forced out as CEO of the network as a result of his own sexual harassment conduct) allowed O'Reilly to run wild and free. As the king of the hill at Fox News, O'Reilly survived numerous scandals that would have knocked ...