Bill O’Reilly deserved losing his job


Connor Earegood

Fox News Anchor Bill O’Reilly was recently fired from his position at the company after allegations of sexual harassment from some of the network’s workers.

He had settled with five women in court over these claims, and Fox stood by him.

But the allegations finally forced him out of his job, and to that, I say it’s about time.

When a man makes comments to multiple women that are sexual in nature, he should be fired.

The claims had to have been worth something too, as O’Reilly and his lawyers settled with these women in court.

I believe it’s unusual for a defendant to settle if they did nothing wrong.

Bill O’Reilly is a great news anchor in my opinion, but a line has to be drawn in the sand.

Sexual harassment violates a person’s civil rights, not just their comfort level.

According to an ABC News poll, one in four women have experienced sexual harassment in the workplace.

Sadly, harassment has lost it’s importance to many Americans.

Only 64 percent of Americans think sexual harassment is a problem, according to the poll.

This is sad, especially with how many celebrities and news anchors have been accused of harassment.

The issue is especially prevalent for Fox News.

Roger Ailes, who was the chairman and CEO of Fox News, made headlines last summer after Gretchen Carlson, an anchor for Fox, sued him for sexual harassment.

Sexual harassment is a huge issue, and it needs to stop.