Hyundai, BMW pull ads from 'The O'Reilly Factor'
- Author: Salvatore Jensen Apr 05, 2017,
Apr 05, 2017, 18:06
Back when this episode was written, obviously the SVU team did not have the foresight to know of the New York Times report that would contain allegations that Fox News paid off settlements related to their popular host Bill O'Reilly; as a result of this report, the story of Ailes is now once more in the forefront.
The National Organization for Women on Tuesday called for O'Reilly to be fired and demanded an independent investigation into the "culture of sexual harassment" at Fox News.
By Tuesday afternoon, more than a dozen companies had pulled advertisements for O'Reilly's show, the highest-rated cable news program on television.
Four automakers, BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Hyundai, and Mitsubishi have all pulled their adds from the show along with pharmaceutical maker GlaxoSmithKline, Sanofi Consumer Care, Allstate, and T. Rowe Price, Untuckit, Constant Contact and Ainsworth Pet Nutrition, according to NBC News.
Ailes is now the target of a $30 million lawsuit by former contributor Andrea Tantaros, who described Fox News as a "sex-fueled, Playboy Mansion-like cult".
Meanwhile, we've reached out to Fox News Channel. "Killing the Rising Sun", the latest installment of the series about the United States' bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki - has been on the New York Times' best seller list for 28 weeks.
The 38-year-old and her co-hosts on the ABC show were discussing the harassment allegations surrounding Fox News.
The 11 companies have not withdrawn their money from Fox News altogether.
Other companies said they were looking into the matter.
The South Korean firm is "reallocating them (to other Fox programs) due to the recent and disturbing allegations", a statement read.
Roginsky said she believes Shine hasn't given her an opportunity for advancement in retaliation for her harassment complaint and her refusal to speak out against Carlson. Ailes has denied previous allegations.
"The controversy around The O'Reilly Factor program and allegations made against Bill O'Reilly are matters that we take seriously and will continue to monitor". The lawsuit claims that there is "top-down racial harassment" in the payroll department.
Bila prefaced her shocking revelations with a rant about Equal Pay Day on "The View", slamming statistics that showed women earning less than men. The Nielsen ratings at Fox News surged a year ago and continue to hit new highs in 2017 due to strong interest in President Trump's administration.
The advertiser boycotts, however, are likely manageable for Fox, said Pivotal Research Group analyst Brian Wieser in a note Tuesday.
"It's not likely to have any impact", said Joe Peyronnin, associate journalism professor at Hofstra University. Which is also horrifying, and something that Gretchen Carlson revealed almost four years ago in an interview on a Fox News Radio show.