Bill O’Reilly’s gone — with $25 million in severance. Now the hard work really starts for Fox News.
saying, in part, “It is tremendously disheartening that we part ways due to completely unfounded claims.” He hasn’t said anything further about his future.
O’Reilly’s summary dismissal may have lifted the immediate cloud over Fox. But it also raised new issues.
Among the largest: Has Fox really reformed a workplace culture that saw the removal of its co-founder Roger Ailes last summer due to serial harassment allegations? Given that almost all of the senior executives hired by Ailes remain in place at Fox, that’s still an open question.