- Kara Alaimo: Fox News' long overdue firing of Bill O'Reilly over harassment too late to salvage network's reputation
- Alaimo: Message to Fox men? If you bring in money, network will go to great lengths to enable you to behave badly
Kara Alaimo, an assistant professor of public relations at Hofstra University, is the author of "Pitch, Tweet, or Engage on the Street: How to Practice Global Public Relations and Strategic Communication." She was spokeswoman for international affairs in the Treasury Department during the Obama administration. Follow her on Twitter @karaalaimo. The opinions expressed in this commentary are hers.
(CNN)On Wednesday, Fox News announced that Bill O'Reilly is fired. The decision was clearly an effort to repair its reputation after The New York Times reported on April 1 that O'Reilly and the network have paid out about $13 million to settle claims of "sexual harassment or other inappropriate behavior" by his staffers and guests.