Whom the gods would destroy, they first make TV stars.
—Gene Lyons, in “What Bill O’Reilly (And Roger Ailes) Should Have Learned From A Mirror,” in The National Memo, Wednesday, April 26, 2017.
And one of Lyons’ quotes:
Let The Daily Beast’s Pete Dexter and Jeff Nale deliver the punch line of the year: “O’Reilly became a very important man at Fox News, and this he took to heart. His show reached number one of cable news shows, and Mr. O started letting his penis do the thinking. It is not a smart penis.”
In more Fox-related news, from today’s New York Times news briefing:
|• More trouble at Fox News: Eleven current and former employees have filed a class-action lawsuit against the network alleging racial discrimination and expanding on a complaint filed in March.|
|A Fox News spokeswoman denied the allegations, which came less than a week after the ouster of the network’s star host Bill O’Reilly.
From me, again, a perhaps not unrelated answer to my regular question: How to lose your station’s FCC license | Radio & Television Business Report