Monday, May 1, 2017

#Fox News Co-President Bill Shine resigns - No one is irreplaceable



LET THIS BE A LESSON FOR ALL PEOPLE WHO THINK THEY ARE IRREPACEABLE AND TO THEIR MANAGERS WHO THINK THEIR JOBS DO NOT DEPEND ON THE EMPLOYEES.  ANOTHER ONE BITES THE DUST!  When Mercedes and BMW pulled down their advertising, it was a big wake up call.
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Bill Shine Resigns as Co-President of Fox News.  Shine is the latest casualty of the scandals that have already claimed Roger Ailes and Bill O’Reilly
In the latest shake-up at Fox News, Bill Shine, the co-president of the network and one of its longest-serving executives, has resigned.
Mr. Shine will depart in the next several weeks after helping with a transition, the network said in a statement, which also announced a management restructuring.
Mr. Shine is the most recent casualty of the scandals that have already claimed former chairman and chief executive Roger Ailes and top on-air personality Bill O’Reilly.
Mr. Shine and Jack Abernethy were promoted to co-presidents of the news network last year after the departure of Mr. Ailes, who resigned amid allegations he sexually harassed multiple women at the channel. Mr. O’Reilly exited last month after also being accused of sexual harassment. Both men have denied any wrongdoing.

Bill Shine, Fox News co-president, after meeting with U.S. President-elect Donald Trump at Trump Tower in Manhattan on Nov. 21, 2016.
Bill Shine, Fox News co-president, after meeting with U.S. President-elect Donald Trump at Trump Tower in Manhattan on Nov. 21, 2016.PHOTO: LUCAS JACKSON/REUTERS
In lawsuits, some Fox News talent and former executives have alleged that Mr. Shine ignored complaints of bad behavior by Mr. Ailes and enabled an environment that is hostile to women to flourish.
In a lawsuit against Mr. Ailes, Mr. Shine and other Fox News executives filed last August in the Supreme Court of the State of New York, on-air personality Andrea Tantaros said she was told by Mr. Shine that she “need to let this one go” after complaining of harassment by Mr. Ailes.
Fox News has previously denied any wrongdoing by Mr. Shine with regards to harassment at the channel.
In a statement, Rupert Murdoch, executive chairman of 21st Century FoxFOX -0.57%and chief executive of Fox News, praised Mr. Shine for his more than 20 years at the network.
“Bill has played a huge role in building Fox news to its present position as the nation’s biggest and most important cable channel in the history of our industry. His contribution to our channel and our country will resonate for many years,” Mr. Murdoch said.
21st Century Fox and News Corp. , parent company of The Wall Street Journal, share common ownership.
Mr. Abernethy will remain a co-president of Fox News. Longtime programming chief Suzanne Scott has been named president of programming, and Jay Wallace, executive vice president of news, has been promoted to president of news.
Before Mr. Shine was promoted last year, he had overseen much of the programming and production for Fox News since its launch in 1996. He had been responsible for its prime-time lineup of right-leaning opinion shows.
Wall Street Journal 

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