I’m a little late to the game here (I have a house full of company this week and haven’t had much time to keep up) but Michelle Malkin says she has quit the O’Reilly Factor.
Via Inside Cable News:
From: “Michelle Malkin”
Date: Fri, 12 Oct 2007 23:04:58 -0400
Subject: Re: Michelle no longer on the Factor?
I made the decision to quit appearing on the O’Reilly show in response to the poor handling of the Geraldo Rivera matter (the staged “apology” on The Factor was a complete farce). I won’t go into details, but please know that your support means a lot to me. You can catch me on other Fox News shows and read my daily blog posts and weekly columns at MichelleMalkin.com.
A reader emails wondering if there is more to the story:
Why did she “quit” now? The Geraldo spitting thing was a month and a half ago. I think this has something to do with Graham Frost.
I’m pretty sure that she “quit” (or was fired) last month and it’s only now becoming public. She hasn’t appeared on The Factor since Sept. 10th. Geraldo made his on-air apology on Sept. 14. She removed the “notable quotable” from her web site the next day but as far as I know, she didn’t comment on Geraldo again until she was on Laura Ingraham’s show on Sept. 25. Here’s what she said:
He gave a supposed apology on air, and you know what? I have moved on dot org.
So, whether she quit or got fired, I can’t say, but whatever happened, I think probably happened shortly after Geraldo apologized. That’s when she clammed up about the issue after throwing a temper tantrum about it on her blog for two weeks .
Whatever happened- whether she quit or was fired- it doesn’t appear that Geraldo’s spitting remark was as good for her career as she obviously thought it was going to be (she keeps thinking that her own victimhood will be her ticket to stardom). She gets barely any air time on FNC at all now from what I hear.