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  • Juliet Huddy ‘breaking her silence’ on O’Reilly sounds like A-1 hype to me. If she was paid off she can’t talk about what happened to her. Of course she might surprise everyone and break her NDA but my guess: she isn’t going to disclose anything confidential.

    • Gnome Sayin

      I guess we’ll see, but I have a hard time believing Huddy has agreed to go on Kelly’s show just to sit there and refuse to answer every relevant question she’ll be asked.

      It would be difficult on practical and PR terms for O’Reilly to sue Huddy and collect meaningful damages for her breaking a confidentiality agreement. Such a suit would expose him to unwanted scrutiny in several ways, and it would be arguable that by publicly dismissing all accusations against him as false, he has disparaged and defamed Huddy and other accusers, freeing them to speak. It seems from prior reporting that Fox was involved in negotiating her settlement, and they are no longer aligned with O’Reilly.

    • I don’t know what Juliet said, but I’m no longer a Megyn Kelly fan after her bridge-burning monologue, which I read a recap of at TVNewser.

      • It is not to doubt or diminish what happened to Megyn at Fox to note that this is an opportunity for her to work her way into the good graces of people who routinely condemn her as a soulless racist.

        • Absolutely.

        • Cecelia

          In life, it’s a surety that we all want to be in the good graces of people with the power to do us great good or ill.

          When you can do that by doing the job you took on as a talk show host focusing on things Kelly described as “female ambitions” and stuff… more power to you.

          Its hard to see that as opportunism on her part.

    • Gnome Sayin

      You were correct Johnny. While the entire appearance was carefully arranged to make it feel as if Huddy was ‘breaking her silence’, she herself did hold to the NDA.

      • Cecelia

        She conveyed what was needed by talking about how emotionally devastated she is and her fear and peril in taking on a corporate behemoth.

    • CDG24

      Bill Schulz said that Huddy will be on his show tomorrow, but I can’t imagine she will add much more.

      Though it is also possible that Schulz will try to say it for her.

      There are likely a lot of people who have been told these accusations that do not have NDAs applied to them.

    • Lurker

      Wasn’t there a email where Juliet wanted to be on one of BOR’s segment?

      I read Gretchen chiming in on the BOR situation & she is such a fraud lol

      An email or note to Roger Ailes had her like begging to be on BOR’s segment!

  • Re: “Audio Q&A: Bill O’Reilly talks to the NY Times”: Clips are few and far between and we mostly hear from the doubting podcast hosts, including one with a vocal fry.

    • J.J.

      Why on earth do you sit down with the NYT? What’s to gain? There are much better venues to get your side out.

      • Larry Kelly

        Daniel in the lion’s den complex.

      • Cecelia

        I approve of that move by Bill.

    • J.J.

      The female reporter’s voice is absolutely grating to listen to.

  • The anti-O’Reilly forces won’t rest until he is banished from the public eye, destitute, and/or dead. And even then, they will dance on his corpse.

    • Larry Kelly

      KILLING ENGLAND number one on NYT nonfiction best seller list. That must be killing them.

  • J.J.

    Sean Hannity
    @seanhannity

    Coming up on @glennbeck radio @BillOReilly speaks out!

    • J.J.

      Beck actually asked about the $32 million settlement and his relationship w/ Lis Wiehl. O’reilly dodging claiming he’s not allowed to discuss because of the settlement. He’s not really answering anything.

      Says he had 3 personal settlements in 20.5 years at Fox News to protect his children. (makes no mention if Fox made any settlements on his behalf)

      • Mitch Alan

        Bill is doing it for the kids.

        • J.J.

          definitely using the kids as a crutch

          • Larry Kelly

            Don’t mean it ain’t true.

          • Cecelia

            I take “for the kids” to mean that he wanted to prevent his ex-wife from getting the weapon she needs to totally push him out of the lives of his kids, as well as meaning that he didn’t want the embarrassment for his children.

      • Lurker

        What did F did BOR do to make him pay $32 million?

        Lis had to have taped evidence for BOR to settle!

        • J.J.

          My guess is that when he forwarded her all that porn he also included his own sexually suggestive comments. I’d also bet they had a physical relationship at some point. They just seemed too familiar with each other.

          • Cecelia

            It’s such a perilous time for men too.

            We have all encountered women who get down in the locker room talk with the best of them, and I’m not solely referring to using obscenities as oaths.

            Pity the poor sucker who thinks for one minute that he has struck up some sort of sexually charged comaraderie with this woman, or even plain ole regular comaraderie…

            Bow your head in sorrow when he sends her something via email that her manner and demeanor have heretofore indicated she would find humorous or otherwise enjoyable.

            Be wary, guys!

          • so we’re OK, then?

          • Cecelia

            Why? What did you do?…

          • Nothing, just covering all the bases in case.

          • Cecelia

            You don’t have to do that, I’ll let you know if I think you’re being a male sexist dirty rotten pig.

            Leave that driving to us…

          • Thoinks,

          • lemonstr

            Am I the only one wondering what secrets Kim Guilfoyle is hiding?
            She seemed more opportunistic than Tantaros. She really has dropped her lawyer hat and become a full shill for Trump/Right.

          • Cecelia

            Like I said, hoes or bitches.

          • Presbyter

            She certainly seems to be a rather clever woman.

          • Larry Kelly

            Maybe, but you and I’ve had unspoken issues since that night around the campfire.

      • Presbyter

        To protect his children who are now legally competent to decide they want to live with their mother and who have described him as having a violent temper.

        • Cecelia

          Yes.

  • There were three people reporting that Laura Ingraham story (one of them the annoying Andrew Kirell) plus an editor, yet the story got published with the preposterous claim that Laura’s show would be the first time ever Fox had a regular live program at 10pm. When you can’t remember far enough back to recall Greta van Susteren, or do the three minutes of research it takes to check such a claim, that’s slopppeee work.

    • CDG24

      That Daily Beast headline was really misleading. They clearly wanted the reader to think that there was recent behavior that was “terrifying” staffers and there was nothing recent mentioned in the article.

      • Larry Kelly

        The Daily Beastie is a misleading animal. Cruella de Ingraham, huh?

    • Cecelia

      As you can see the paragons in our media have different ways to harass and punish the ladies, whether it’s to put them in their place as sexual play things or just generally bitchy and inconvenient women.

      Ingraham is the latter type victim and it may well be coming from the folks she greets in the halls of Fox and from Fox foes.

      Megyn Kelly most recently felt the ire of being someone who failed to live up to the role our culture warriors had for her.

      By doing her job now in reporting what amounts to a Weinsteinesque contract for Bill O’Reilly, whereby sexual peccadilloes and payouts were built into his employment status, Kelly is now getting the respect that comes from being politically useful.

      I wouldn’t wish our elites on anybody, in any era.

      • Tom_Ohio

        The Left in general does not have honor for Women, they are to be used. If they go along they get along. It’s an old story played out in real time in the last months, the “wilding” of Melania is going on right now. Try to find a great read called ” The WIlding of Sarah Palin” from a few years ago, it was so eye-opening for me. It explains the Left’s use of women to a T

  • Minnesota Nice

    All of this old news about settlements with a several people (Kelly, Huddy, Carlson, etc.) now making comments seems to be a well orchestrated attack on Fox News. I suspect NYT and CNN are collaborating most likely because Fox is regaining viewers and is #1 again, while CNN is starting to become a far distant third. The Ingraham article is probably part of the plan, considering the sources. Fox News viewers are smart enough to see through this and know that Fox has changed for the better and realize NYT and CNN bias and hatred toward Fox News are impacting their “reporting.”

    • Mitch Alan

      Juliet Huddy and others took a lot of money from O’Reilly in exchange for non-disclosure. Will Huddy now return their settlement money for breaking their promise?

      • Minnesota Nice

        Based on a TVN post, Huddy really didn’t say anything due to the NDA.

        • Mitch Alan

          Her appearance on the show said it all.

          • Minnesota Nice

            You do have to wonder if the few comments she made is breaking the NDA? I expect the lawyers have informed Huddy what fine line she can’t cross. However does Fox News and/or O’Reilly really want to get into a lawsuit about the little she did say? It would get very bad press as commented by a Gnome earlier.

          • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

            If she did break it, and Bill doesn’t want the money, I’ll take it.

          • Gnome Sayin

            I am guessing that what O’Reilly doesn’t want is the discovery phase of such a lawsuit.

      • Lurker

        I don’t think Juliet Huddy took that much

        I don’t remember but I read it was like $700,000 or so

        • homemaker

          She’s probably thinking: ” I should have held out for more!”

          • Lurker

            She’s pissed after hearing what Lis Wiel got! LOL

    • Cecelia

      Yeah, that’s what happens when you do something so over the top that even your friends can’t defend you.

    • Tom_Ohio

      Ding DIng Ding, we have a winner

  • dsmawley

    “Tyrant” Ingraham piece will do one thing for sure, draw a bigger audience!

  • sky303

    Bad CNN : fruit is a social construct , what if that apple says it’s a banana? Denying that fruit’s right to be whatever fruit it wants to be is wrong.

    • Cecelia

      Unless the banana is gay.

      It seems that what gender you want to bang in bed is the only thing on earth that is utterly immutable to our intellectual overlords.

  • One of the commenters to the John Huddy link foolishly thought his sister was his wife.

  • NBC has released an email Megyn sent about Bill O’Reilly. Brian Stelter is hyping it on twitter, complete with the pointy fingers (when he really wants to promote something) but the email itself has nothing in it about O’Reilly doing anything to or mistreating Megyn. It’s all Megyn complaining about stuff O’Reilly said and/or did, nothing about him doing anything in particular to her. So why the hype and the double pointy fingers?

    She wrote this email in Nov of 2016, when she was already heading out the door (her final show was just a few weeks away).

  • J.J.

    ESPN cuts ties with Barstool Sports after 1 episode.
    http://ftw.usatoday.com/2017/10/espn-cancels-barstool-van-talk-reaction-pft-big-cat-sam-ponder

    Crude humor: You’re fired!
    Call POTUS a racist: Good to go!

    For the record — If I’m ESPN I would not want my brand associated with either party, Barstool or Jemele Hill.

  • Minnesota Nice

    FACT @CNN doesn't crack a million Friday. @FoxAndFriends #4 in cable news w/ 2,149,000 viewers @Morning_Joe #27 980,000 @NewDay #42 708,000 pic.twitter.com/GK0Zt6cTip— TRB (@RoadMN) October 23, 2017

    Top 42 in Cable News via date link above.

  • J.J.

    Eric Bolling fires back at O’reilly for referencing his son in NYT interview.

    full statement:
    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DM2aWRXXcAAZJIc.jpg

    • Cecelia

      Bolling could have done that far more gracefully and graciously.

      Right… so he wasn’t fired and is now working on projects with FNC?

      • He’s really stretching it claiming he wasn’t fired. And by inserting himself into this he’s just reminding people of why he was fired, and the still-unexplained circumstances of his son’s unfortunate death.

        • Cecelia

          I feel for him and can understand him being extremely vulnerable as to what happened to his son, but not to the point where I don’t expect him to have gleaned some sense of tenderness toward the pitfalls of others.

          This message seems more designed to bolster his rep than any other motive.

        • homemaker

          He was fired. Does he think anyone, even his supporters, believe otherwise?

        • Minnesota Nice

          Exactly. Unfortunately I have had to fire a few people in my career and in most cases you say something like – do you want to resign instead of having a firing on your record. All of those I offered, resigned instead. Bolling obviously has strong feelings about his son, I suspect some may be of guilt which is understandable. Also the first and longest phase in dealing with suicide is keeping telling yourself and others that they didn’t commit suicide, especially since many of us have grown up to believe it’s a sin, until you experience personally, as I have. It’s not a sin, it’s a psychological issue.

        • Presbyter

          I agree. Saying his son’s death was “accidental” explains nothing.

  • Minnesota Nice

    Gutfeld complained about producer story selection for the third time in just the past week on The Five. I bet others feel the same, but Greg is the only one who will say something.

  • Minnesota Nice

    Apologies to Eric Bolling and prayers for him and his family. The message I tried to send was that allegations harm kids. Nothing more.— Bill O'Reilly (@BillOReilly) October 23, 2017

    Bolling replied – “Thanks Bill, apology accepted.”

  • CDG24

    Bill Schulz has posted a few videos on YouTube of his new show.
    https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLlbVsiJKDA_AeOSP6KCswxbi3k0t3HHkS

    I believe he will be posting more.

  • Today’s most popular links:
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    And the most popular link in today’s links…
    1 ‘Sources’: Fox staffers fear having to work for ‘tyrant’ Ingraham.

  • Saintsfan720

    Ingraham is a great choice IMHO. But these stories about working for her have been around for years. She should try some breathing exercises, take a walk, whatever, before hurling an object or going off on a rant before she experiences a Lawrence O’Donnell situation.

  • lemonstr

    Something tells me every woman has been harassed at fox sadly.
    Ick
    Needs a complete wash up

    • Larry Kelly

      Find me that something. We’ll have words.

      • Saintsfan720

        I agree. One person sexually harassed on a job is one too many and clearly Fox had issues. But, no, not every woman at FNC was harrassed.

        • GATXER

          I have to wonder…….how long before the lawsuits start to hit CNN and MSNBC…….Does anyone really believe it only happened at Fox News and not one case at the other networks?

          HW has opened the gates………its only a matter of time.

          • Cecelia

            When it comes to the MSM, the risk still out-weighs any benefit.

            The media is glad to jump on a story about sexual harassment because it is an identity politics narrative that they like.

            That doesn’t apply to accusations in their ranks though.

            Any accusation that led to a scandal within the media arena, might place the accuser in a sympathetic light temporarily, but as soon as that was over he/she would have “trouble” plastered on their forehead. Trouble, in that they were an emblem that sexual harassment happens among the sanctimonious enlightened…and trouble in the sense that their presence may embolden others with tales to tell.

            Accusers would have limited support outside of the business too.

            How eager would Norah O’Donnell be to take on the title of the girl who exposed a cesspool at CBS?

            Just how much gratitude would she have among her non-media friends, among the strata of people she aspires to, and any progressive audience member of CBS?

            There is no lasting benefit in this, other than money. And that is offset by the tremendous cost that would be exacted in every sphere of life.

          • Larry Kelly

            Sexual harassment at NYT or SALON.COM?

            unthinkable

          • Cecelia

            If the news can be tamped down…we won’t never never know…

          • AndrewComment

            As J$ likes to say, “Just my opinion; I could be wrong.”

            But it looks like some of the on-air talent who got in trouble were targeted by low profile accusers no one ever heard of — unlike those who came forward about Ailes, O’Reilly and Bolling. Or, it was a self-inflicted event such as was the case with Kurt Schilling.

            It also looks like if you take the long view (several decades) Fox News has a ways to go to catch up with ESPN for the most “Men Behaving Badly” trophy.

            ESPN

            Kurt Schilling was fired after he posted an anti-transgender Facebook post

            Steve Phillips was fired Sunday night over his embarrassing extramarital affair with a young assistant.

            Chris Berman was named in and involved with a sexual harassment claim for which ESPN settled calling it a “business decision.”

            Harold Reynolds was once involved in a sexual harassment case which made him leave from ESPN

            Neil Goldberg a successful producer d is appointed the audience by being charged with public indecency and peeping a neighbor changing through a window.

            Mike Tirico was suspended by the network for three months in 1992 for multiple incidents involving attempted groping, sexual solicitation, and stalking of female co-workers.

            During the early-to-mid ’90s, ESPN was a notorious boys club, with “no fewer than fifty cases of sexual harassment reported by women on the staff to ESPN management through the first half of the 1990s,”

            Washington Post

            Juan Williams was the target of disciplinary action after four female journalists at The Washington Post accused Williams of sexual harassment.

            NBC

            Bill Cosby’s special project was cancelled in the wake of sexual assault allegations.

            Netflix

            Bill Cosby’s stand-up comedy special was cancelled.

            Fox Sports

            Jamie Horowitz was fired amid a sexual harassment probe

            FNC/FBN

            Ailes (harassment), O’Reilly (harassment), Bolling (harassment), Rivera (infidelity), Henry (infidelity) and Payne (infidelity)

          • Cecelia

            I would think it would be easier surviving an accusation against anyone even marginally big in the sports industry.

            That these guys represent a certain testosterone-laden ethos is a narrative that plays pretty well in progressive circles.

            The pickens get slimmer as you talk about the MSM. If there is a Gretchen Carlson,or Lis Wiehl (or even ten anonymous women) out there who have made charges against a big name MSM anchor or executive, the public hasn’t heard or it, let alone able to watch the career trajectory of the woman who accused him.

            I’m not saying that there aren’t any, rather my point was that there’s nothing in the interest of the media business and other businesses in general to make a federal case out of it. Their desire is not to encourage by blazing headlines, mass revelations that inspire both truth-tellers and liars to point the finger.

            Fox News is an exception. There are no loyal band of industry brothers who circle the wagons around Fox.

            The incentives and the risks are not equal for media women going public, depending upon where they work. Fox (and to a lesser extent ESPN ) are not representative of how such accusers fare in the broader industry.

          • jrd

            I’m quite confident that it has happened at CNN. MSNBC, etc., and have wondered if the liberal female employees at those companies would ever speak out against the perpetrators of sexual harassment with whom they are ideologically aligned. Until the Harvey Weinstein situation, I doubted that they would because I can remember when Nina Burleigh stated that she would be happy to perform oral sex on Bill Clinton for keeping abortion legal. Now, like you, I believe that it’s a matter of time.

        • CDG24

          Many women have said that nothing happened to them at Fox.

          Some of them have likely had inappropriate things said to them, but they probably didn’t think it rose to the level of something to worry about.

          I think maybe only one woman who worked out of Fox DC has made any known accusations.