DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Bill O'Reiily may be out at FOX News, according to several national news outlets.
O’Reilly, 67, has been on a planned vacation since last Wednesday and said on his top-rated prime-time program, “The O’Reilly Factor,” that he would be back April 24, according to a story published in the Los Angeles Times, that outlined a massive abandonment of O'Reilly's show, "The Factor," by advertisers in the wake of rampant allegations of sexual harassment claims against OReilly by women staffers, which has resulted in millions being paid out by he No. 1 rated talking head in the able news industry.
New York Magazine, relying on unidentified sources, reported Tuesday that 21st Century Fox Executive Chairman Rupert Murdoch supports O’Reilly’s return, but the media mogul's sons, Chief Executive James Murdoch and Chief Operating Officer Lachlan Murdoch, apparently are adamanly opposed to his return.
O'Reilly has been with FOX since it wss launched in 1996 to challenge CNN. It didn't take long for O'Reilly to become No. 1 overall, with his opening catch phrase, ""Caution! You are about to enter the No Spin Zone. The Factor begins right now!"
The conservative host 's demise is already a forgone conclusion, according to the blog site Occupy Democrats," which has posted a story headlined, "Bill O’Reilly Just Got Fired From Fox News," with a subhead that's even juicier: " The king of cable news is now a fallen sexual predator."
And that's welcome news to Volusia County Democratic Party insider stalwart Phil Giorno, who gloated about it on his Facebook page, referring to O'Reilly as "Reilly."
"Trump thought Reilly was great.," Giorno posted this morning. "Trump looked up to Reilly. Bill Reilly thought Trump will be a great President. Everybody got that wrong."
Then Giorno went for the jugular: "They both love to assault women. They were both men of power. Even now there are woman who like each of them. Think about it. Are they the kind of women you would spend your life with? The ones who condone Trump and Bill Reilly language and behavior?"
Does Giorno have a point?
There was Trump's verbal onslought of former FOX News talking head Megyn Kelly, who left the network for NBC in January. After Kelly's tough line of questioning against Trump in the early rouds of the GOP debate, he stated in an inyerview with CNN: “She gets out and she starts asking me all sorts of ridiculous questions. You could see there was blood coming out of her eyes, blood coming out of her wherever.”
Greta Van Susteran left FOX as well last September and resurfaced earlier this year for a new gig at MSNBC.