October 29, 2013 |
Well, that didn't take long. Just one month after taking over her new 9 p.m. time slot at Fox News Channel, Megyn Kelly has the No. 2 show on cable news. "The Kelly File" averaged 2.2 million total viewers for October, behind only "The O'Reilly Factor" (2.8 million), according to Nielsen. (The ratings measurement company ends its month a little sooner than most people's calendars do.) Kelly, a longtime anchor for Fox News, took over the 9 p.m. slot from Sean Hannity, who moved to 10 p.m. as part of a broader network shake-up.
March 30, 2003
Richard Beck Peacock demands proof of credentials for those commentators he describes as having "simply arrived at radio and TV stations with a provocative delivery" (Letters, March 23). Peacock goes on to cite "political science, history, or journalism from respected institutions" as some yardstick of authority. I take great pleasure in informing Peacock of the credentials of Bill O'Reilly: (a) a bachelor's in history, Marist College; (b) a master's in broadcast journalism, School of Communication, Boston University; (c)
May 30, 2005
Re "Perhaps O'Reilly Is Wrong," editorial, May 24: It is demeaning for you to respond to Bill O'Reilly. And a waste of time. Do you think he will broadcast a retraction? He gets his ratings from keeping the arguments rolling -- or roiling. His program, like other "conflict-based" shout-matches, is a sorry imitation of the prototype, "The Jerry Springer Show." If those who disagree with O'Reilly would not show up to debate him, his show would wither. O'Reilly needs an antagonist to make it work.
December 18, 2006 |
Fox News host Bill O'Reilly was scheduled to return Sunday from a three-day trip to Iraq, his first. Footage from his conversations with soldiers at Camp Victory in Baghdad and interviews with military brass will run on "The "O'Reilly Factor" all week and be featured in a one-hour special next weekend. O'Reilly's swing through Iraq comes on the heels of that of his colleague Sean Hannity, who accompanied Donald Rumsfeld there on his last tour of the battlefield as Defense secretary last weekend.
May 7, 2008
Re "Focus remains on Rev. Wright," May 1 Until the day of California's primary election in February, my support went to Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton. I changed my vote to Sen. Barack Obama, mainly because I didn't like the direction Clinton's campaign was headed or how she was presenting herself. Knowing that she appeared on "The O'Reilly Factor" and what she said in that interview, two thoughts come to mind. First, why would she ever validate Bill O'Reilly by appearing on his show?
December 6, 2008 |
Popular cable TV host Bill O'Reilly will step down as the host of his syndicated talk radio show early next year, saying he can "no longer give both TV and radio the time they deserve." "The Radio Factor" -- which began in 2002 and runs on more than 400 radio stations, as well as satellite operator Sirius XM Radio Inc. -- will end in the first quarter of 2009, Fox News Channel said. Locally, the show airs weekdays 9-11 a.m. on KABC-AM (790). O'Reilly will continue hosting "The O'Reilly Factor" on the Fox News Channel and writing his weekly newspaper column.
October 19, 2004
With all the bad news in the newspaper -- more people killed in Iraq, record deficits, rising healthcare costs -- I finally read something that cheered me up. Bill O'Reilly is being sued for sexual harassment (Oct. 14). What sweet irony! One of the attack dogs in the Lewinsky-Clinton affair caught with his pants down. I suppose that I could wait to pass judgment until I heard all the facts, but why not just follow O'Reilly's own example and pass judgment based on what side of the political spectrum the accused is on?
October 14, 2004 |
An associate producer for Fox News on Wednesday sued her employer and her boss, Fox News anchor Bill O'Reilly, for sexual harassment, alleging that O'Reilly initiated phone sex and regularly used lewd language with her at work and in dinner conversations. In a countersuit, O'Reilly and Fox News sued the woman, Andrea Mackris, and her lawyer, alleging they were engaged in an "extortion scheme" seeking "$60 million in hush money" to keep them from filing the sexual harassment suit.
April 16, 2005
Your piece on Nancy Grace was right on the mark ["She Rants, They Rave," by Ned Martel, April 11]. News is not arguing with guests and viewers, and if she wants to use these legal skills, why doesn't she work for Bill O'Reilly on Fox? Anita C. Singer Laguna Woods Nancy Grace-less, a vigilante? Hardly. She appears to me a self-promoter whose outrageous comments are low-minded, reveal her disdain for the law and undermine the credibility of the networks on which she appears.