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You Can’t Fire Bill O’Reilly
American Thinker, by Colin Flaherty

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Posted By:magnante, 4/21/2017 2:03:04 PM

Fox cannot fire Bill O’Reilly because it is not their platform. That belongs to me. And you. And O’Reilly. It certainly does not belong to a couple of trust fund kids and their trophy wives playing dress-up with Daddy’s toys. Nor does it belong to clueless analysts who say no one will notice when O’Reilly does not show up for work this week. "Fox has built a powerful platform that is the go-to place for people with a certain worldview and so to some degree it doesn’t matter who is on,” said Brian Wieser, a senior analyst of advertising, media and internet


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Reply 1 - Posted by: kewmac, 4/21/2017 2:28:38 PM     (No. 11229248)

"Fox has built a powerful platform that is the go-to place for people with a certain worldview and so to some degree it doesn’t matter who is on...” Considering the lineup of Rivera, Williams, Harf, and Bechel; it is no longer my go-to place.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Lalo, 4/21/2017 2:44:30 PM     (No. 11229266)

FTA: Tucker Carlson is a great guy. People like him well enough. But he’s no O’Reilly. I might not watch O’Reilly every night, but when I want something with a bit of a news edge — and yes, something with No Spin — O’Reilly is what I want.

He is so right. Tucker is more of a conservative and a sharp debater, but he is no O´Reilly and not so compelling to watch. Also, I like Dana but she is no Megyn.

Fox has lost its two stars JUST as I re-connect with cable. Bill and Megyn could argue but somehow not generate the palpable tension that turns me off to both Tucker and Hannity sometimes.

That said, there was no choice but to oust BOR. But it´s a shame.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: excalgalcg, 4/21/2017 2:54:26 PM     (No. 11229274)

I didn´t watch BOR as he wasn´t my favorite but The Lachlan liberals made a huge mistake. Fox is fading quickly Igor me. Way too many leftovers from the Obama administration and the regular losers, Geraldo, Beckle,Juan Williams, Shep Smith, Dana Perino (who can´t decide whether or not she´s a conservative or a liberal) and lately Abby Huntsman on weekends who gets more obnoxious every time she´s on and finally, Ezekiel Emmanuel the creator of Obamacare. Why waste my time with Fox?

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Reply 4 - Posted by: excalgalcg, 4/21/2017 2:55:24 PM     (No. 11229276)

Oops should be "for" me

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Reply 5 - Posted by: rocco49, 4/21/2017 3:01:20 PM     (No. 11229282)

Why don´t they just hire Bathhouse Barry and be done with it?

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Reply 6 - Posted by: jl80863, 4/21/2017 3:47:23 PM     (No. 11229338)

I don´t disagree with the posters but where else does one go for TV news? The MSN are absolute propaganda mills. Does one spend time separating wheat from chaff? You bet! But that is part of being a thinking adult. That being said, if the twerps keep screwing around with a successful format, I may go solely to the internet news sources.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: stablemoney, 4/21/2017 3:49:29 PM     (No. 11229341)

They did fire BOR. He is 67, has hundreds of millions, plenty of fans, and will do just fine. He has been doing this job for 20 years, so a change may be a positive in his life. With his money and following, there are plenty of platforms, and new ones. I hope he starts a new one. I have fired the msm, and Mr. O´Reilly might like to know, I fired Fox 10 years ago.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: mickturn, 4/21/2017 3:59:24 PM     (No. 11229365)

Seems O´Reilly got caught in his own SPIN Cycle at the Laundromat!

I always hated it when he called his show the ´No Spin Zone´ then sat down with Leftists and let them spout their BS talking points and he would just let them get away with it...barring some inane argument he would toss at them that just made their point stronger.

Don´t let the door hit you in the arse on your way out!

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Nevadadad46, 4/21/2017 3:59:29 PM     (No. 11229366)

So, that just might be the problem. FNC, according to Forbes, is worth about 12 billion, and they have annual sales of about 14.5 billion. So, what is the vale of FNC to some panty waste kids worth 45 billion when daddy dies? It is the "New York Times Syndrome". The whole network is just a play things to sometimes take out and go speeding up and down the street with. So what if it gets a few dents and scrapes? Then, when they get tired of it, they will toss it aside and go get something else to amuse themselves with. Never mind how much they degrade the neighborhood peace and happiness. It´s not a bother to them at all.

I think we´ve all had that "Neighbor" from time to time.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: VAPMAN, 4/21/2017 4:47:16 PM     (No. 11229424)

Strike me down and I shall come back more powerful then you can imagine. Hope to see BOR on a new channel soon.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: agrunt, 4/21/2017 7:30:11 PM     (No. 11229624)

There seems to be a lot of folks of that ilk going without jobs. I hope that it won’t take too long for something like the Fox of old will spring up. I don’t need to have something that “follows a conservative line”, but I want something that take what conservatives say seriously.

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