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Stephen Mayne on the sacking of Bill O'Reilly

The sacking of US cable TV hot-shot Bill O'Reilly is more than a regular departure.

Rather, it signals an internal shift the international Murdoch media empire. 

It's widely believed that Rupert Murdoch's two sons flexed their muscles to ensure Fox News' Bill O'Reilly was given the boot, after numerous allegations of sexual harassment were made against him.

It comes at a time when the Murdoch empire is being examined by regulators in the UK, who are to decide if the company is fit to take full control of the satellite broadcaster 'Sky'. 

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Originally featured on ABC's PM ยป


Featured: 

Bill O'Reilly, former Fox News anchor
Dana Perino, Fox News anchor
Stephen Mayne, journalist and director of the Australian Shareholders Association

Comments

Can companies continue to pay compensation to people who have been harassed by high profile people without intervening earlier. Fox interviewed 60 people about the allegations over 10 years and harassment does not only affect the 5 people who made the claims it affects all in the workplace.