Bill O’Reilly’s future with Fox News has been put in jeopardy this week after it was revealed that numerous allegations of sexual harassment have been made against him over the past 15 years. Since this revelation came to light, 22 companies have pulled their advertisements from The O’Reilly Factor.
Paul Rittenberg, the executive vice president of advertising sales at Fox News, released a brief statement addressing this advertising exodus from O’Reilly’s show.
“We value our partners and are working with them to address their current concerns about the O’Reilly Factor,” Rittenberg said, according to CNN. “At this time, the ad buys of those clients have been re-expressed into other FNC programs.”
BREAKING: Statement from Fox News on the wave of advertisers pulling out of The O’Reilly Factor pic.twitter.com/sBcRqnTwVV
— Tom Kludt (@TomKludt) April 4, 2017
NJ.com reported that 22 companies have cancelled their advertisements for The O’Reilly Factor, including Mercedes Benz, GlaxoSmithKline, Caldwell Banker and Allstate. This comes as more people are calling for O’Reilly to be fired, and Fox News executives are being backed into a corner to make it happen.
“Women have the right to go to work without facing harassment. Fox News apparently doesn’t get that basic concept,” the National Organization for Women said in a statement.
“The reported use of his powerful position to repeatedly manipulate women reveals a cruel misogyny that runs to the core of his character,” wrote NOW president Terry O’Neill. “For too long women have endured dangerous sexism at the hands of powerful men and powerful institutions. Fox News is too big and too influential to simply let this go.”
SHARE your comments with us!