n the aftermath of the announcement that Bill O’Reilly would not be coming back to Fox News following his vacation in Italy thanks to longstanding allegations of repeated sexual harassment, a firefight began between O’Reilly and Fox News. First, Fox News issued this statement:

After a thorough and careful review of the allegations, the Company and Bill O’Reilly have agreed that Bill O’Reilly will not be returning to the Fox News Channel.

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Then, Rupert Murdoch issued a longer statement:

O’Reilly has now fired back. . .