What happens to Bill O'Reilly now?
Bill O'Reilly is officially out at Fox News. The firebrand political commentator, who built a brand on straight talk and news without spin, had his contract terminated while he was on vacation in Europe not long after more than fifty advertisers pulled their ad buys for his program The O'Reilly Factor, effectively turning what was arguably the network's flagship show into a lost cause practically overnight.
O'Reilly, 67, spent more than 20 years of his career as a broadcaster on the Fox News Network, where he amassed a sizable following of fans, not just of his nightly show, but of his personality, which he also displayed throughout more than 20 books of which he was an author or co-author. The cancellation of The O'Reilly Factor leaves the anchor rudderless at a time when he stands at the height of his popularity, as the sexual harassment revelations that forced him out the door appear to have done little to darken his reputation with fans. O'Reilly clearly has options, as well as a generous payout on his way. So what's he going to do next? Here are some possibilities.