Written by DML
Dana Perino gets under my skin, so this is one reason why her parting ‘farewell’ to Bill O’Reilly last night didn’t sit well with me. But, aside from that, everything about the manner in which Fox News handled the situation with O’Reilly is pathetic. I’ll explain why this evening. And, keep in mind, I am not a fan of Bill O’Reilly, the person.
Tonight, in my opening statement on THE TRUTH (8:30 p.m. ET exclusively here on the DML website), I will unload on Fox News and reveal why I will no longer appear on that channel as a political commentator or guest. They treat people, including their AUDIENCE, like complete crap.
Until this evening…, here is the video of the stone-faced Dana Perino bidding O’Reilly farewell as she reads a prepared statement to the O’Reilly faithful. You might notice that O’Reilly’s name is stripped from the show’s logo.
‘Finally tonight, it is the end of an era here at the Fox News Channel. As we mentioned earlier, Bill O’Reilly is leaving this chair and this network after more than 20 years. Bill has been the undisputed king of cable news and for good reason. He is an incredibly talented broadcaster who raised the bar for interviewers everywhere. He has also held his staff to exacting standards in his quest to put the best possible program on the air and they are great. And you, his audience, responded in record numbers making The Factor the number one cable news show for more than 16 years. You have also been loyal, and we can’t tell you how much that means to everyone on The Factor. In the memo to The Factor staff today, Rupert Murdoch described Bill this way: ‘In fact, his success, by any measure, is indisputable. We wish him the very best. I’m Dana Perino, thanks for watching us. I’ll be here again tomorrow. Goodnight.’
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