by Pamela Williams
This is surprising to me, as Superman O’Reilly can do no wrong. He has been the darling of Fox News for as long as I can remember. I probably should not admit this, but I will anyway. I think a lot of “harassment” charges by women in the workplace should be filed under “hogwash.” If a woman cannot handle such a thing by her own means, she should go home and stay there. Most men, in my opinion (I have been there…done that.) flirt in their own way to an extent. I am not talking about rape, of course, but simply actions that most women should be able to handle just by being an adult. Too many women in today’s sexually charged environment take advantage of what they should be prepared to handle. Lets be real here, we are living in a time of sexual abuses between men and women. It is not just a male issue, but men are being targeted by too many women.
Take for instance, in a dating environment, if a woman has dinner with a man, and she decides to continue the dinner with a visit to his apartment, that woman is stepping into a situation she should be prepared for. If she has any sense of the times, she should call it a night. A women is either a dignified lady or someone, who takes too many chances. I have seen too many men falsely accused by a woman…just because she can. Sorry, but that are my observations. If you cannot take the heat, don’t step into the kitchen. I have seen lives ruined by women, who simply are overreacting. So lets see what O’Reilly is accused of.
The New York Times reported over the weekend that Fox and O’Reilly paid $13 million to five women who accused him of sexual harassment. O’Reilly, in a statement posted on his website on Saturday, said he had been unfairly targeted because of his prominence. I don’t doubt for a minute O’Reilly is a flirt, and he loves beautiful women, but unless he groped or touched….what is the big deal?
Well, the following companies have pulled their advertising from “The O’Reilly Factor:”
- Allstate Corp.
- French pharmaceuticals maker Sanofi SA
- Constant Contact
- T. Rowe Price
- GlaxoSmithKline Plc
Shares of Fox News parent Twenty-First Century Fox Inc. fell 1.2 percent to $31.75 on Tuesday. Ads pulled from “O’Reilly” were being moved to other programming on the network, said Paul Rittenberg, the channel’s executive vice president of advertising sales. In a statement, Rittenberg said, “We value our partners and we are working with them to address their current concerns about The O’Reilly Factor.”
Ah, oh is all I can say. I hope this is not a way to damage Fox, as Fox is the only mainstream media channel that dares to be Right-Wing. Fox speaks the truth, and I believe they are fair and balanced. I am sure a lot of people hate the outspoken and arrogant O’Reilly, but he does dare to speak out. We cannot afford to lose his voice.
The Blaze reports the following:
“Just like other prominent and controversial people, I’m vulnerable to lawsuits from individuals who want me to pay them to avoid negative publicity,” O’Reilly said in a statement released over the weekend, according to NBC News.
O’Reilly later added: “I have put to rest any controversies to spare my children.”
21st Century Fox, which is Fox News’ parent company, noted that none of the women who alleged sexual harassment called the company’s anonymous hotline but said it “takes matters of workplace behavior very seriously.” The network has renewed O’Reilly’s contract for an undisclosed period of time.
O’Reilly’s show generated more than $446 million in advertising revenue from 2014-2016.
“The O’Reilly Factor” is currently the highest-rated show on cable news, averaging around 4 million viewers per night.
I stand by what I said. Women should be dignified and dress appropriately in the workplace…or any other place for that matter. We know how most women on TV dress…bottom line. I hate to see young girls follow that example, but the truth is it is a little too late to worry about that. We are living in a sexually charge environment, and it is what we should prepare for each day we walk out our door.
Women should lead by example. If they don’t who will?