Fox Lost Bill O’Reilly, But It Still Has Donald Trump

There was a time, in the clouded days of January, 2016, before the Iowa caucuses, when Donald Trump was very angry at Fox News—or, rather, at a woman at Fox News, Megyn Kelly, who, he thought, had forgotten her place. Kelly had asked him, during the first Republican-primary debate, a few months earlier, about his demonstrable record of misogyny, and so he had refused to appear in an upcoming debate that the network was hosting, and of which Kelly would be a moderator. Trump talked about boycotting Fox altogether, but he was willing to go on Bill O’Reilly’s show, to be cajoled and flattered, and to deride Kelly. (“I have zero respect for Megyn Kelly. I don’t think she’s very good at what she does. I think she’s highly overrated.”) At the time, there was more than one sexual-harassment suit pending that involved O’Reilly’s treatment of his female colleagues, and a custody case that O’Reilly lost several weeks later, after, according to press reports, one of his daughters told a court exa 查看全文>>