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CNN anchor Don Lemon gets the boots from the network after 17 years. Don who had hosted Don Lemon tonight for eight years, and recently was a co-host on the Morning Show with Poppy Harlow and Kaitlan Collins, was shocked by the news from the network, and he went on Twitter to say he would have thought someone in the management would have the "decency" to inform him of the news.


Don Woes

Don Lemon has faced recent backlash from women after he claimed Republican and former UN  ambassador Nikki Haley was not "in her prime" in February, a comment people have called sexist. He said "A woman is considered to be in her prime - in her 20s, 30s, and maybe her 40s", and referred the co-host to Google the statement. He released a statement apologizing for his words, calling them "inartful and irrelevant" comments. HE also apologized to the newsroom and agreed to partake in the "mandatory training" to address the incident.


Some women like Michelle Yeoh,60 referenced Don's comments during her acceptance speech last month saying "Ladies, don't let anybody tell you you're ever past your prime." In a tweet on Monday, Ms. Haley seems pleased with the firing tweeting, "great day for women everywhere" adding "#StillInMyPrime".

A report by Variety in April claimed that Don mocked a female colleague and called a producer fat to her face. These allegations were all claimed not to be true accounts by Don's representative.

Another backlash he faced was when he said the US men's soccer team should be paid more for games than the women because the men were more interesting to watch than women soccer team.

Since the comments about Ms. Haley "not in her prime comments", guests have declined requests to join the morning show when Don is co-hosting with them, according to the New York Times.

Tucker Carlson Woes

Tucker Carlson was kicked out unceremoniously from Fox News, a TV Network he had represented passionately, and was the popular show host after BIll O'Reilly left in 2017. 

Fox News on Monday wrote in a statement "We thank him for his service to the network as a host and prior to that as a contributor." Fox News has been engaged with Toronto-founded Dominion Voting Systems for $787 million US and was expected to face a similar lawsuit from voting technology company Smartmatic, for $2.7 billion US in damages.


Even though during the election, and the release of the US election results, Carlson was one of the Fox News contributors that expressed doubts about the voting machine fraud claims made by then-U.S. president Donald Trump and his allies, he still went on every night about the validity of the election, and lieing to viewers that the election was a complete fraud, and brought in different people that claimed that the election was a sham perpetuated by the voting machine used.

Carlson also defended the January 6, 2021 insurrection in the US capitol that saw the death of some capitol police, a comment that got paid Fox contributors Jonah Goldberg and Stephen Hayes to resign in protest months later.


Don Lemon and Tucker Carlson have hired entertainment lawyer, Bryan Freedman to address their firing from the networks.


Bill O’Reilly, Fox News Anchor of 21 hours has been sent packing from the by the Murdochs after sexual assault allegations against him in the past few weeks. Fox parent company announced at 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday that O’Reilly “will not be returning to the Fox News Channel.”

Bill O’Reilly,67 has been  the country’s highest-rated cable-news host, but he was recently hit when a news report from the New York times on April 1 revealed that Bill O’Reilly and Fox News had paid $13 Million to five women for sexual harassment.


The news did not go well with advertisers on his show, as more than 50 advertisers withdrew from the prime-time show, and also a contributor, Wendy Walsh accused Bill O’Reilly of dropping her off as contributor after she refused his sexual invitation to his hotel room in 2013.

Another Fox News giant, Roger Ailes was forced out of his position just 9 months ago after a former host, Gretchen Carlson filed a sexual harassment lawsuit against him, forcing dozens of women to come forward, including Megyn Kelly, which caused a clash between Bill O’Reilly and Megyn, forcing her to leave Fox News for NBC last December. 


Bill has done well to generate more than $178 million in ad revenue in 2015, and his ratings is one of the highest, and even increased during the sexual allegations period.


The O'Reilly Factor run by political commentator, Bill O'Reilly on Fox News has recently faced backlash after allegations from different woman that the host of the show had sexually harassed them. The recent revelation has made Mercedes Benz and Hyundai pull their advertisement from the show.


According to a Mercedes-Benz spokesperson;

We had advertising running on The O'Reilly Factor (we run on most major cable news shows) but it has been reassigned in the midst of this controversy. The allegations are disturbing and, given the importance of women in every aspect of our business, we don't feel this is a good environment in which to advertise our products right now.

Hyundai who is also looking to advertise its new ad on the show won't be doing so anymore, and that the automaker;

currently has no advertising running on The O’Reilly Factor. We had upcoming advertising spots on the show but are reallocating them due to the recent and disturbing allegations. As a company we seek to partner with companies and programming that share our values of inclusion and diversity. We will continue to monitor and evaluate the situation as we plan future advertising decisions.

According to New York Times, Bill settled five women out of court for the sum of $13 Million. Bill then denied that the claims have any merit.

One of Bill O'Reilly regular contributor, Wendy Wash said that she was promised to be a network contributor on the show, but because she denied an invitation to a hotel by Bill after they had dinner at the Bel-air hotel, the man got very hostile very quickly.

Fox News denied request for comments, as other advertisers also looks into withdrawing in the near future, but right now are only studying the situation.

After the news of the allegation, Kevin Lord, the company's new executive vice president of human resources, sent out a memo to employees to report any inappropriate behaviour to the upper management.


Former news chairman, Roger Ailes was ousted out of Fox News after different reports from women about sexual harassment.


One of Fox news powerful presenter, Megyn Kelly, will not be renewing her contract come July 2017. The presenter rose to fame during the Presidential campaign debate after she asked Donald Trump.


In a statement by Andrew Lack, chairman of the NBC Universal News Group,Megyn Kelly will move away from Fox News to join NBC, where she will anchor a a new, one-hour daytime program.

Megyn also runs one of the top-rated show on Fox News channel.

She will also anchor a new Sunday evening news magazine show and contribute to NBC breaking news, political and special events coverage. Kelly, who is currently getting $15million while in Fox news is requesting for $20million a year on her new contract.