Wednesday, February 28, 2024

Fox Gets Bill O’Reilly Off the Air, and On Vacation, Before More Advertisers Leave


Say goodbye to Bill O’Reilly. If we’re lucky, forever.

With all of his big ticket advertisers gone O’Reilly announced tonight he’s taking a vacation. He’s supposed to be back on April 24th, but who knows? If the ad staff can’t persuade Mercedes and the like to return, O’Reilly’s “Where in the World is Bill?” game may end on the unemployment line. Even if O’Reilly is finito, there are so many more enablers at Fox News who have to be purged, starting with house lawyer, secrets keeper Dianne Brandi aka Connie Corleone, and Tom Hagen himself, Bill Shine.

Say bye to Bill

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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