One can only imagine what longtime Bill O’Reilly nemesis Stephen Colbert will do tonight on CBS, but it can’t be much more celebratory than what’s happening on Twitter right now. As you know from the angels who appeared to you from on high, O’Reilly and Fox News have agreed to part ways today.
Translation: he’s out on his ass following sexual harassment allegations lodged by several women at the network.
O’Reilly had always thought he was bulletproof, owing to his show’s status as the highest-rated program on the network. But the New York Times reported recently that Fox has paid more than $13 million to five women to settle sexual harassment lawsuits. That caused more than 50 advertisers to jump ship — some switching to other Fox News programs, but others leaving the network entirely.
Fox doesn’t mind harboring an alleged serial groper if the ratings are good. But when money sprouts wings and escapes the building …
So according to Twitter, Ding Dong the Witch Is Dead.
BILL O’REILLY: And that’s the truth about Muslims. Let’s go now to Jesse Watters, who—
ARBY’S CASHIER: Sir there are like 50 cars behind you
— Jason O. Gilbert (@gilbertjasono) April 19, 2017
Bill O'Reilly has been fired from Fox.And on behalf of the Black community, I present Bill with a James Brown wig as a parting gift ✊🏿 pic.twitter.com/XfkewhQKkN
— Tariq Nasheed (@tariqnasheed) April 19, 2017
— Joe Adalian (@TVMoJoe) April 19, 2017
BREAKING: Bill O'Reilly OUT pic.twitter.com/oJ9QPeRo27
— Dylan Byers (@DylanByers) April 19, 2017
Remember when people like Bill O'Reilly claimed President Obama (married 24 years, zero scandals) was bad for morals and family values? pic.twitter.com/rYUfN51P4o
— John (@linnyitssn) April 19, 2017
Bill O'Reilly blew a 3-1 lead.
— Josh Gondelman (@joshgondelman) April 19, 2017
Without Bill O'Reilly where will your grandmother get her mostly false information from???
— Rosa Esc@ndón (@therealescandon) April 19, 2017