It was hard to imagine a news organization taking any hit comparable to the one Fox News did in August when founder Roger Ailes was pushed out amid charges of sexual harassment.
But the news today that Bill O'Reilly would not be returning to the highest rated show on cable news might be even bigger, because of his status as an on-air personality and the foundation of an incomparable primetime ratings lineup.
Ailes, after all, was behind the scenes. The 67-year-old O'Reilly was the on-air figure more then 3 million viewers tuned in each night to see.
O'Reilly was forced out in the wake of a New York Times investigation that found he and Fox had paid settlements totaling...