At the end of Sunday's broadcast of Fox News's “MediaBuzz,” host Howard Kurtz briefly addressed the situation surrounding one of the network's biggest stars.
With it having been over a week since The New York Times ran a piece detailing millions of dollars that have been paid out in sexual harassment settlements involving Bill O'Reilly, Kurtz highlighted the fact that dozens of advertisers have pulled their commercials from “The O'Reilly Factor.”
“It's been a rough week of media coverage for Fox News,” Kurtz proclaimed. “It has even drawn in the President of the United States.”
Kurtz, of course, was referencing last week's New York Times interview of President Donald Trump in which the president came to the defense of O'Reilly.
The Fox News media critic added that O'Reilly has denied any wrongdoing and has stated that he is vulnerable to lawsuits and wanted to “put to rest any controversies that spare” his children.
Along with discussing the O'Reilly saga, Kurtz brought up issues of sexual harassment surrounding the network's former chief, Roger Ailes.
“This has been a difficult and uncomfortable period for the people who work here,” he explained. Kurtz went on to say that the culture was changing at the network.