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Thursday, April 6, 2017

More ads pulled from "The O'Reilly Factor"

Bill O'Reilly is under assault by five women who claim he sexually harassed them. He paid them off in $13 million settlements. To some, that makes him guilty even without a trial--to those who think that way, I suspect you'd change your tune if you were in the same boat. 

Now companies are pulling their commercials from his show, "The O'Reilly Factor" after the settlements were discovered.

According to a report by CNBC, a news outlet with as much credibility as Susan Rice, said that more than 30 companies have called to pull their ads. These companies are: Subaru, Jenny Craig, Mercedes-Benz, Bayer, BMW of North America, Hyundai, Mitsubishi Motors, Lexus, Orkin, Constant Contact, Allstate, Ainsworth Pet Nutrition, Sanofi, GlaxoSmithKline, Untuckit and Credit Karma, to name a bunch.

Thankfully, we'll still get to see "Hi, I'm William Devane."

Although O'Reilly didn't address the report on Monday night, he said in a statement over the weekend that the settlements were made "to put to rest any controversies to spare my children." 

O'Reilly has two teenagers.

"Just like other prominent and controversial people, I'm vulnerable to lawsuits from individuals who want me to pay them to avoid negative publicity," he wrote. "In my more than 20 years at Fox News Channel, no one has ever filed a complaint about me with the Human Rights Resources Department, even on the anonymous hotline."

President Trump, who probably should spend less time dealing with these matters, said in a New York Times interview that O'Reilly is "a good person" who "shouldn't have settled" in the lawsuits made against him.

Fox News Channel said in a statement that ads were going to be shifted to other programming.

Remember, even Bill O'Reilly has said that a man is presumed innocent until proven guilty. 

Do not judge as you would not be judged.

Leave that to other twits on Twitter.