But as we expected, Fox and The Factor’s bottom line is being hit by the scandal.
Via Washington Times:
Hyundai, BMW of North America, Untuckit, Constant Contact, Ainsworth Pet Nutrition and GSK pharmaceuticals are reportedly pulling commercials from the primetime news show following Mercedes-Benz’s announcement Monday that it was canceling ads in light of “disturbing” allegations against Mr. O’Reilly.
Hyundai made its decision to pull advertising based on “the recent and disturbing allegations,” The Times reported Tuesday.
BMW North America said it made the decision “in light of the recent New York Times investigation.”
Untuckit, a men’s clothing marketer, told The Times that its media buyer was instructed to “reallocate our ad dollars to other shows” while it monitors the situation.
This is similar to the witch-hunt that advertisers used to get Glenn Beck forced off the air at Fox.
Liberals have long waged war against O’Reilly and his advertisers trying to get the conservative news titan’s show canceled.
They tried to use the same tactics against radio legend Rush Limbaugh back in 2012, after he made fun of a college girl for demanding free birth control:
At last count, 42 advertisers, two radio stations and two musicians have closed the door on Limbaugh following incendiary comments he made last week about a Georgetown law student who testified before Congress in favor of having birth control covered under insurance plans.
If this continues, O’Reilly could become a larger problem for the cable news channel. Fox News is already dealing with allegations against former chairman Roger Ailes.
O’Reilly has denied all wrongdoing and claims that people are attacking him and extorting him for money due to his prominence.
But as it often the case in these matters, the facts don’t matter. Activists will use these allegations and settlements to claim that O’Reilly is a predator who shouldn’t be allowed to have his TV show, even if he’s totally innocent.
Here’s a flashback to Bill’s full interview with President Trump:
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