The left thought they finished Bill O’Reilly for good when a smear campaign forced him off the air this spring.
Liberals had succeeded in muzzling the number one voice on Fox News.
Or so they thought. O’Reilly just announced a return to TV that no one saw coming.
Recently, O’Reilly appeared as a guest on Sean Hannity’s radio show.
Hannity made a big splash when it was announced he was moving his show back its original time slot of 9PM.
In order to increase the buzz – and help out a friend – Hannity asked O’Reilly if he would appear as a guest on his TV program.
O’Reilly quickly agreed.
The New York Daily News reports:
“Last week, Hannity, whose show has moved back to the 9 p.m. slot, asked O’Reilly to return to the network during an interview on his radio show.
“Do you want to come back? I think you should come back,” Hannity asked.
O’Reilly, however, said he was enjoying relaxing at the beach.
A day later, the former host insisted during an appearance on NBC News’ “Today” that he “never mistreated anyone under my watch over 42 years.”
“This was a hit job,” O’Reilly said. “A political and financial hit job.”
Hannity’s other guests for the week include Paul Ryan and Rush Limbaugh.”
O’Reilly was one of a number of prominent pro-Trump broadcasters targeted by the left before and after Trump’s election.
Left-wing pressure campaigns succeeded in forcing Fox to fire him and others, but O’Reilly always maintained his innocence.
He contested he was the victim of a political smear campaign because he was a Trump supporter.
And evidence surfaced to bolster his case when one of his accusers was arrested after it was alleged she made a false report of a crime.
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