No-spin: Bill-O is taking a planned vacay (from sexually harassing women?) from his eponymous show (home of the Pocket Catheter), and um, we’ll soon see his triumphant return, um, maybe?:
But according to four network sources, there’s talk inside Fox News that tonight’s show could be his last. Lawyers for the law firm Paul, Weiss, hired last summer by 21st Century Fox to investigate Roger Ailes, are currently doing a “deep dive” investigation into O’Reilly’s behavior. They’re focused now on sexual harassment claims by O’Reilly guest Wendy Walsh after she reported her claims via the company’s anonymous hotline.
Fox News co-president Bill Shine has been working hard to keep O’Reilly, sources said. But O’Reilly’s future is in the hands of the Murdochs. “It’s up to the family,” the senior Fox News staffer said. The Murdochs are presently divided over how to handle it. Two highly placed Fox News sources say 21st Century Fox CEO James Murdoch would like O’Reilly to be permanently taken off the air, while his father, Rupert, and older brother, Lachlan, are more inclined to keep him. (A spokesperson for the Murdochs declined to comment.)
At one point yesterday when I first started seeing these vacation articles, they claimed Bill-O was going on a family vacation. So would that be with his ex-wife that he choked in front of his school-aged kids? The children are in the custody of their mother.