Fox News just suffered a blow to their base that could have accountants seeing red for months. Bill O’ Reilly, a star for the network, was recently ousted from his top spot while he was on vacation. As women lined up to make accusations that O’Reilly behaved inappropriately in the workplace, Fox didn’t even wait for him to get back. They fired him while he was still abroad. This firing comes on the heels of the scandal involving Rupert Murdoch who was recently ousted from his role with Fox for similar accounts of infidelity. Fox couldn’t catch a break from this either as Megyn Kelly, one of the top female anchors, left soon after Murdoch for another spot.

All in all, Fox is having a rough time.

So when they decided to fire O’ Reilly, it was probably to stop the bleeding.

But O’Reilly, who was scheduled to return to the United States today didn’t have to wait long to become gainfully employed.

According to O’Reilly’s website, he will be hosting a podcast beginning Monday at 7 p.m. EST. “Monday. The No Spin News Returns,” reads a banner placed front-and-center on O’Reilly’s website.

The banner’s reference of “no spin news” is a play-on-words referencing the phrase O’Reilly used for years on his highly successful 8 p.m. show. He began each episode by telling his viewers: “Caution. You are about to enter the no spin zone.”

O’Reily drew roughly 4 million viewers during his time at Fox News. It’s too soon to tell how many will come with him to his podcast and whether the show now known as The Factor will continue to thrive.

But the reality is much of his success was based on O’Reilly, not just his timeslot. Fox can’t just put in another anchor in his place and expect everything to be ok. O’s blistering takedown of guests along with his choice to educate his viewers with fun little words gave The Factor the juice it needed to keep viewers planted directly in their seats.

Does this excuse O Reilly from the fact that he tried to bribe female colleagues from speaking publicly about allegations of sexual misconduct? Does it excuse the fact that this Bill used his power and authority as a mega-famous news anchor for his own gain?


But let’s not kid ourselves. This is not much different than another famous Bill.

Bill Clinton.

Bill Clinton used the authority of both his Governorship and the Presidency to prey on young women. In fact, there are multiple women who said Clinton raped them. So far, O’Reilly hasn’t been accused of rape.

And you know what? Clinton continues to be in the public eye, free as a bird and using his network to raise illegal funds for The Clinton Foundation and pal around with child-rapist, Jeffrey Epstein.

As a country, we should hold both men accountable. If a crime was committed, prosecute. If it was just inappropriate action, Fox was still in the right to terminate his contract. They’ll still hemorrhage money based on scandals like this, but it’s better than having bad blood around.