Summary of the eRumor: This is a forwarded email that
alleged that the host of one of the top rated cable news/political
commentary programs, Bill O'Reilly, is leaving Fox News and moving to
The Truth: We
have found no evidence that
is leaving Fox News.
Fox News Corporation (FNC),
July 2, 2013 article by Washington Post,
announced that they plan to install Megan Kelly in their prime time line
up when she returns from maternity leave. The article also said that
other Fox News hosts Bill O’Reilly, Sean Hannity and Greta Van Susteren
"appear to be locked down on contracts."
The Weekly World News did publish an
article on January 8, 2013 that said, "Bill O’Reilly is done with
the 'No Spin Zone.' CNN has made him the largest offer in the history of
cable news." Since that article, O'Reilly continues to host The
O'Reilly Factor on the Fox News Channel.
The accuracy of the reporting by
Weekly World News
may not be up to the caliber of other media sources. It
is a publication found near the super market check out counters and has
recently reported that dinosaurs have been discovered on the planet Mars.
Weekly World News also writes about flying saucers, space aliens, "Bat Boy" and "Big Foot" on a regular basis.
A real example of the eRumor as it has
appeared on the Internet:
Bill O'Reillly quitting FOX
DID YOU KNOW ON FRIDAY O REILLY SAID HE WAS QUITTING FOX, IT SEEMS FOX
HAS HAD MANY PROBLEMS WITH HIM. REPORTED HE HAS TO HAVE THINGS HIS WAY
AND ONLY HIS WAY
FOX WANTED SOME CHANGES, I'VE NOTICED.
BILL SAID HIS WAY OR THE HIGHWAY SO HE WENT. HE WANTED TO BUY HIMSELF
HIS OWN NETWORK, BUT THAT WAS OUT, GLENN BECK GAVE HIM A FEW IDEAS BUT
HE COULDN'T COME UP WITH THE MONEY.
SO CNN, YECK, MADE HIM AN OFFER HE OPENED UP HIS CHECK BOOK BOUGHT
HIMSELF A JOB ONLY IT WAS A PACKAGE DEAL. IT HAD TO COME WITH DENNIS
MILLER AND GERALDO RIVERA.
WHAT A GROUP FOR CNN...WONDER WHAT OTHER CHANGES CNN IS MAKING ? THIS
WILL TAKE PLACE JAN. 8 AND POSSIBLY MEGAN KELLY WILL TAKE HIS PLACE, WHO
KNOWS FOR SURE.
THAT IS WHAT THE "WORLD NEWS REPORT" SAID, I DON'T REMEMBER HIM SAYING
THAT, BUT THEN I HAVEN'T BEEN WATCHING THE NEWS LATELY, SO I DON'T KNOW
THOUGHT YOU MIGHT WANT TO KNOW
HEY A FEW YEARS AGO I WENT TO SANTA BARBARA FOR THE 4TH OF JULY
FIREWORKS SHOW, PARKING WAS A MESS SO WE EAT DINNER AT FESS PARKER AND
WALKED OR JUST STOOD ON THE LAWN AND WATCHED. DO YOU WANT TO DO THAT
THIS YEAR. THE WEATHER MAN SAID IT WAS GOING TO BE WARM STILL, I DON'T
KNOW ABOUT THE FOG, BUT ITS SO PRETTY. THINK ABOUT IT. IT SURE MAKES IT
EASY AND A NICE LITTLE TRIP, I KNOW A SPOT FOR FREE PARKING DOWNTOWN,
WELL 75 MINS .FREE ANY WAY, LET ME KNOW