US Bill O'Reilly's Leaked Email Shows Last-Minute Effort to Save His Job

03:50  21 april  2017
03:50  21 april  2017 Source:   The Hollywood Reporter

Bill O’Reilly, Fox Discussing Exit (Report)

  Bill O’Reilly, Fox Discussing Exit (Report) 21st Century Fox will hold a board meeting Thursday with the embattled host on the agendaCiting several sources close to Fox and Bill O'Reilly, CNN reported that the host will probably not be back on his hit Fox News show, and an announcement about his future was likely before the end of the week. The board of Fox News' parent company, 21st Century Fox, is meeting Thursday, and O'Reilly is expected to be a priority on the agenda.

The day before Bill O ' Reilly was cut loose from Fox News after 20 years with the network, his handlers appeared to believe they had at least one more card to pull that might help save his job in the midst of a sexual harassment scandal engulfing the top-rated prime time host.

Bill O ’ Reilly really believes that there was a left-wing plot to get him out of Fox News and he went to some crazy lengths to try to save his job . Politico reported on the email that O ’ Reilly and his lawyers thought would save his skin

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Former Fox News host Bill O'Reilly, who was let go by the news network on Wednesday following controversy surrounding sexual harassment claims against him made by several women, sent emails the day before his ouster to his legal team that highlight a last-minute effort to save his position, according to reports by Politico

The April 18 email exchange reveals that O'Reilly, in an attempt to secure his job at the network, tried to convince Fox News executives that he was not a liability, and a coordinated attack was being unfairly directed at him.

Lawyer says O'Reilly target of 'character assassination' by far-left groups

  Lawyer says O'Reilly target of 'character assassination' by far-left groups "The evidence will be put forth shortly," Marc E. Kasowitz said."Bill O'Reilly has been subjected to a brutal campaign of character assassination that is unprecedented in post-McCarthyist America," Marc E. Kasowitz said in a statement Tuesday, according to CNN.

Share on FacebookShare Tweet Email Email Print. Apparently, the allegations of sexual harassment against O ’ Reilly are more important than the reports that Susan Rice leaked , or CNN host Don Lemon, spent 30 minutes of his show on Monday night covering the sexual harassment allegations.

Fox News host Bill O ’ Reilly , ousted from the network in the wake of a sexual harassment scandal, released a statement Wednesday calling it “disheartening” that “completely unfounded claims” forced him out of his job . Get Business Insider Emails .

Before his ouster on Wednesday, he wrote in an email about correspondence with Mary Pat Bonner, who was working with Media Matters on a campaign to get advertisers to drop his show following the April 1 New York Times exposé about past sexual harassment claims against him. They succeeded, as dozens of companies pulled their ads from O'Reilly's nightly program leading up to his departure on Wednesday.

O'Reilly and his team considered the email from Bonner to be evidence that he was being victimized in a coordinated attack, which could possibly convince the executives at his network that he was innocent, yet the host decided against forwarding it to upper network management.

"If we show to Fox tomorrow, word will get out and the Thursday call may be cancelled," he wrote in the email, referencing a conference between O'Reilly, his reps and Fox News execs that was scheduled to take place Thursday but was later canceled following the news of O'Reilly's exit.

The email was sent to Politico on Wednesday by a member of O'Reilly's legal team, though a rep for the former Fox News host later said the email had been sent accidentally. 

"So no formal sending to Rupert [Murdoch] until after the call," O'Reilly wrote in the email, adding, "You all should know that I will not put up with much more from FNC."

Bill O’Reilly Set to Make First Appearance Since Ouster From Fox News .
The former Fox News star is set to speak publicly for the first time since his ouster from Fox News over sexual harassment allegations. The former king of cable news is set to return with a new free episode of his "No Spin News" podcast, which will be made available at 7 p.m. ET, according to a banner on his website.The podcast would mark the first time O'Reilly has spoken publicly since Fox announced last Wednesday it was severing ties with its flagship star after reviewing the allegations.

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