Left wing social justice warriors have expanded their efforts to silence alternative voices in the media by targeting Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly. He’s not the first and he won’t be the last.
Obviously to me, it’s incredibly easy to get disgruntled women to step forward and revel in that 15 minutes of fame by accusing men of sexual harassment.
O’Reilly is a virile single man who likes the ladies. At least some of his accusers have been paid off. So why are third parties stepping into the private business of O, Fox, and the women?
Several years ago when Sandra Fluke testified before Congress in favor of free birth control, Rush Limbaugh called her a slut. Heads exploded and advertisers boycotted him too. Likewise, President Trump’s businesses have now been boycotted by the left, partly because of sex charges leveled at him.
Twenty-two companies have pulled their ads from Bill O’Reilly’s show after a report revealed women had accused the Fox News host of sexual harassment, verbal abuse, and inappropriate behavior.
O’Reilly’s show may be taking a financial hit after BMW, Mercedes, Hyundai, Ainsworth, Constant Contact, Sanofi, GlaxoSmithKline, Allstate, Esurance, Untuckit, Mitsubishi, T. Rowe Price, Credit Karma, Coldwell Banker, Lexus, Bayer, Wayfair, Orkin, True Car, MileIQ, The Wonderful Company, and the Society for Human Resources Management all announced they would be removing their ads.
The list is expected to grow, with the Sleeping Giants setting their sights on The O’Reilly’s Factor after the anonymous group first launched a campaign that led Breitbart to lose more than 1,750 advertisers.
The backlash comes after a report in The New York Times revealed O’Reilly and Fox News paid five women $13 million to settle four cases of sexual harassment and one incident of verbal abuse in the past 15 years.
In addition to the five women, Wendy Walsh, a regular on his show, along with Andrea Tantaros, a former Fox News host, also accused the 67-year-old of inappropriate behavior.
I watched Wendy Walsh’s interview. Yawn! There’s nothing there in my opinion.
The National Organization for Women is now calling for Fox News to fire O’Reilly, saying the network is ‘too big and too influential to simply let this go’.
Mercedes Benz was one of the first companies to announce the decision on Monday afternoon, and more than a dozen others followed suit by Tuesday night.
While Hyundai does not currently run ads on The O’Reilly Factor, it pulled spots on future episodes, saying it wanted to partner with companies and programming that share its values of inclusion and diversity.
BMW said it suspended advertising on the show due to the recent allegations, as did financial firm T. Rowe Price, Sanofi, Ainsworth Pet Nutrition and Constant Contact.
While the move certainly presents a public relations headache, it remains unclear whether the decision to pull advertising from O’Reilly’s show will directly impact Fox News’ bottom line.
Paul Rittenberg, the executive vice president of advertising sales at Fox News, issued a statement saying: ‘We value our partners and are working with them to address their current concerns about the O’Reilly Factor.
‘At this time, the ad buys of those clients have been re-expressed into other FNC programs.’
That may very well change, since the Sleeping Giants have started compiling a running list of advertisers so activists can pressure the companies to reconsider their support.
The anonymous group, familiar with the ins and outs of digital marketing, first launched a campaign against Breitbart – leading 1,759 companies to blacklist the website.
The group wrote: ‘Despite the fact that we’ve been focused on the hate and bigotry of Breitbart News, we felt it necessary to take action against Mr. O’Reilly because of his clear disregard for women and minorities.
The over the top rhetoric aimed at destroying O’Reilly and silencing what little bit of truth the public gets from Fox News is laughable, except that the stakes are so high.
NOW President Terry O’Neil called for an independent investigation into Fox’s workplace culture on Tuesday and said: ‘The reported use of [O’Reilly’s] powerful position to repeatedly manipulate women reveals a cruel misogyny that runs to the core of his character.
‘For too long women have endured dangerous sexism at the hands of powerful men and powerful institutions.
‘Fox News is too big and too influential to simply let this go. Women have the right to go to work without facing harassment. Fox News apparently doesn’t get that basic concept,’ she added.
While NOW is calling for O’Reilly to be fired, that may prove to be difficult considering the TV host is Fox News’ top revenue producer.
O’Reilly brought in more than $178 million in ad dollars in 2015 and $118.6 million in the first nine months of 2016, according to research firm Kantar Media.
NOW doesn’t represent women. It represents leftist politics that seeks to destroy traditional families, while pushing lesbianism and abortion.
O’Reilly has now been victimized by the strategies laid out in Saul Alinsky’s Rules for Radicals.
SAUL ALINSKY. PURE EVIL.