University at Buffalo - The State University of New York
Skip to Content
Official UB news and information for the media

The final tipping point for O'Reilly and Fox was plain old money

Published April 20, 2017

An article in USA Today about a decision by Fox News to fire talk show host Bill O’Reilly after a number of sexual harassment accusations caused more than 60 advertisers to drop the show for fear of consumer backlash quotes Carine Mardorossian, professor of English and the author of “Framing the Rape Victim: Gender and Agency Reconsidered,” who said the reality is that O’Reilly’s fall does not signal the dawn of a more enlightened view on sexual discrimination. With crimes of sexual violence, she said, "you have to be liked as a victim to be perceived as a victim of (this) crime. With other crimes, no one cares if you're likable. A crime is a crime."

Read more:

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2017/04/19/advertising-factor-proves-oreilly-tipping-point-fox/100662724/

Media Contact Information

Media Relations (University Communications)
330 Crofts Hall (North Campus)
Buffalo, NY 14260-7015
Tel: 716-645-6969
Fax: 716-645-3765
ub-news@buffalo.edu