Bill O'Reilly Is Already Back With A New Podcast

Local activists are speaking out following former commentator, Bill O'Reilly's departure from FOX News.

From the accounts in the media and the payoffs by Mr. O'Reilly and Fox News, it appears that the harassment actions actually took place.

Dozens of advertisers pulled their ads from the show, and the network announced after O'Reilly departed for a vacation that he would not return.

To the uninitiated, O'Reilly found himself at the center of controversy at the earlier part of this year after The New York Times ran a story on his questionable past. O'Reilly has called the allegations completely unfounded.

"After a thorough and careful review of the allegations, the Company and Bill O'Reilly have agreed that Bill O'Reilly will not be returning to the Fox News Channel", parent company 21st Century Fox said in a statement.

In my more than 20 years at Fox News Channel, no one has ever filed a complaint about me with the Human Resources Department, even on the anonymous hotline.

Fox is also paying O'Reilly, 67, a reported $25 million over the next year, according to NBC News, after he inked a new four-year contract with the network just last month guaranteeing he'd make at least that much. I will always look back on my time at Fox with great pride in the unprecedented success we achieved and with my deepest gratitude to all my dedicated viewers.

For two decades, O'Reilly and his show "The O'Reilly Factor" had been the linchpin of Fox News' success as the most visible and most watched host.

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