Twitter jumps on news of O'Reilly's ouster
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Fox News announced Wednesday that its biggest prime-time star, Bill O’Reilly, will not be returning to the network, marking a major shakeup in the media world.

O’Reilly, who’s anchored “The O’Reilly Factor” since 2001, began to stand on shaky ground when his show lost over 90 advertisers after The New York Times reported earlier this month that O’Reilly paid $13 million in sexual harassment settlements to five women. 

News of O'Reilly's ouster exploded on social media. 

New York Times reporter Dave Itzkoff prepared a mock Fox News prime-time lineup, with "Pepe the Frog," a meme often used online by the alt-right, filling O'Reilly's slot. 

Christopher Ingraham, a Washington Post reporter, joked about O’Reilly’s “most significant contribution to discourse.”

Stephen King, the well-known author who wrote “It,” “Carrie” and dozens of other novels, tweeted his book prediction.

O'Reilly has co-authored several history books, including "Killing Reagan," "Killing Patton" and "Killing Jesus." 

Author and filmmaker Tariq Nasheed tweeted that he would present O’Reilly with a James Brown wig as a parting gift. O'Reilly recently faced backlash after mocking the hairstyle of Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.).

The New York Times’s Alex Burns joked about the success of Sen. Al FrankenAlan (Al) Stuart FrankenThe Hill's Morning Report — Sponsored by PhRMA — GOP lawmakers race to find an immigration fix Richard Painter puts out 'dumpster fire' in first campaign ad Bill Clinton says 'norms have changed' in society for what 'you can do to somebody against their will' MORE (D-Minn.) over O’Reilly, referring to a heated debate between the two in 2003 over perceived biases in certain news outlets. 

Amanda Terkel, who alleged that O'Reilly's producer Jesse Watters stalked and harassed her, took a victory lap.

Andy Lasser, the executive producer of "The Ellen Show," joked that President Trump helped O'Reilly lose his job because he tweeted support for O'Reilly.

Many tweets centered on the fact that Trump defended O'Reilly earlier this month.

“Personally, I think he shouldn’t have settled,” Trump told The New York Times in an interview. “Because you should have taken it all the way; I don’t think Bill did anything wrong.”