Bill O’Reilly Out at Fox News, Ann Coulter Will Speak at Berkeley, and More
Fox News has fired Bill O’Reilly, the host of “The O’Reilly Factor,” amid allegations of sexual harassment. The show has been renamed “The Factor” and will be hosted by another prominent Fox News host, Tucker Carlson.
This isn’t the first time someone has been ousted from the company. O’Reilly’s exit came almost a year after his former boss, Fox News CEO Roger Ailes, was ousted following allegations of sexual harassment.
Now Fox News is left to pick up the pieces, hoping to show that it can improve its work culture and hang onto its conservative viewer base, while still making big money for the company. O’Reilly has been with the company for 20 years and has generated millions of dollars in ad revenue. Read the story from The AP.
Ann Coulter Event
UC Berkeley decided to cancel Ann Coulter’s event next week, citing safety concerns. But the conservative commentator has vowed to speak anyway. Read the story from NPR.
iPhone 8 Delayed?
This is a big year for Apple, which is celebrating the 10th anniversary of its iconic iPhone. The company is expected to announce new phones this fall, including the iPhone 7S and 7S Plus. But the one everyone is looking forward to, the iPhone 8, might already be delayed. Read the story from Mic.
Exxon and Russia
Exxon Mobil is looking to sidestep U.S. sanctions against Russia, so it can resume drilling around the Black Sea with a Russian partner, sources say. Read the story from The AP.
Tillerson on Iran
“The JCPOA fails to achieve the objective of a non-nuclear Iran,” Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said, using an acronym for the 2015 nuclear deal. “It only delays their goal of becoming a nuclear state.” Read the story from The AP.