So Bill O’Reilly and the Murdochs of Fox News decided to “part company” after the company, 21st Century Fox, had paid out over $13 million in settlements for O’Reilly’s “alleged” sexual harassment of female employees since 2004.
President Trump, a serial borrower from his friend Bill of terms such as “fake news” and “alternative truth” reaffirmed his admiration of O’Reilly and decreed that he had “done nothing wrong.”
21st Century Fox entered into “serious reflection” before coming to the conclusion that O’Reilly, “the highest-ranking and most respected and successful news anchor in history,” would cease working for Fox on his return from a visit to Rome where he joined other celebrities in meeting the Pope.
Meanwhile, commentators in New Zealand media outlets, 1 News Now, Stuff, and Newshub, expressed outrage at recent sexual harassment cases in four prominent New Zealand schools: “Why is this occurring among people so young, and what are schools actually doing about it?”
All of the schools concerned outlined clearly their own outrage, and the measures they were taking to support both the victims and the perpetrators.
Bill O’Reilly responded to international commentators’ outrage at his sexual harassment charges by saying it was “tremendously disheartening that we part ways due to completely unfounded claims. But that is the unfortunate reality many of us in the public eye must live with today.”
21st Century Fox did not mention why it took from 2004 until 2017 to conduct such “serious reflection.” Yet, we wonder: "Why is this occurring among people so young?"