Supporters of Bill O’Reilly took to Twitter to vent their frustration with Fox News amid new reports that the cable news network is looking to sever ties with the “O’Reilly Factor” host.
“Fox News is bowing to liberal pressure to remove Bill O’Reilly,” one person wrote. “Everyone who has enjoyed Bill needs to tweet @FoxNews and support Bill.”
Despite the support, a recent survey by The Morning Consult found that O’Reilly’s favorability has been slipping even among his fanbase. 58% of “O’Reilly Factor” viewers surveyed think Fox should keep the show, and 23% think it should be cancelled. However last week, 65% thought they should keep the show and 19% thought it should be cancelled.
Fox News Poised to Drop Bill O’Reilly Amid Sexual Harassment Scandal
O’Reilly has been under fire since a New York Times report surfaced stating that five women had received payments coming to about $13 million in exchange for agreeing not to pursue litigation or speak about accusations related to sexual harassment or inappropriate behavior by O’Reilly. O’Reilly in a statement said his fame had made him a target, but that no complaint about him had ever been made through Fox’s human-resources hotline.
A large number of advertisers have announced their decision to suspend their ties with “The O’Reilly Factor,” including Jenny Craig, GlaxoSmithKline, Mitsubishi Motors, BMW and Ainsworth Pet Nutrition.Read more reactions below.
We stand with you Bill O’Reilly @OReillyFactor!
We support you!
We know you are a good man and for that we hope you FIGHT BACK HARD!
— Italians For Trump (@Italians4Trump) April 19, 2017
Fox news bowing to liberal pressured to remove Bill O’Reilly. Everyone who has enjoyed Bill needs to tweet @FoxNews and support Bill.
@FoxNews I am dismayed at the treatment of Bill O’Reilly.If he is replaced, I will never tune into Fox again.This is shameful. Support him!
— Amelia Maurizio (@admdred) April 19, 2017
Everyone tweet @FoxNews & tell them NOT to fire Bill O’Reilly, show your support, leave them with a warning, drop him & we no longer watch!
— Legionaire Vinian (@great_gold) April 19, 2017
@FoxNews NO more FOX for me if you fire @oreillyfactor !! I will NOT support this smear campaign!! WE SUPPORT BILL O’REILLY!!
— Savethefreakin’frogs (@mhigis) April 19, 2017
America needs Bill O’Reilly atFox News. He calls it as it is.The left would do anything to destroy himWe need to support him he has to fight
— Raymond Molina (@jraymol) April 19, 2017
@FoxNews @foxandfriends @FoxNewsOpinion Fox – STAND by Bill O’Reilly against liberal supported attacks. Support your people. @oreillyfactor
I support Bill O’Reilly 100%. He should stay on The Factor. No one comes close to his unbiased reporting but Murdoch loves money more…so.. https://t.co/tRlZCPoEwc
Not a fan of Bill O’Reilly. However, when unfounded allegations are used against him causing advertisers to drop and Fox to cave;Left wins!
— Political Point (@Phillip_H_Davis) April 19, 2017
@FoxNews I became a huge fan of FOX News watching The O’Reilly Factor. Please do not force Bill O’Reilly off the air!!
— rebecca majewski (@drksz1) April 19, 2017