It all began when the New York Times ran a story about Bill O’Reilly, Fox News, and parent company 21st Century Fox paying out close to $13 million for women not to pursue legal action against O’Reilly.
Three weeks later, the network rocked the cable news world when they fired their star anchor.
On “The Glenn Beck Program,” the former-Fox star refused to badmouth his former employers, but said:
“In the weeks to come, we’re going to be able to explain some of it. It has to do with destroying voices that the far left and the organized left-wing cabal doesn’t like.”
The Blaze reports:
O’Reilly said “there’s going to be an exposition soon” on the groups that organized the efforts that led to his termination. He said the group “terrorizes” sponsors, “threatens people behinds the scenes” and “pays people to say things.”
“We’re going to name them and it’s going to be a big, big, story,” O’Reilly said, declining to offer specifics.
O’Reilly said he was “target number one” for liberal activists seeking to silence voices they don’t like.
“It’s sad,” he said. “It’s sad for me. It’s sad for my family. It’s grossly dishonest. I did what I thought I had to do to protect my family, but those days are over. From now on when I’m attacked, I’m going to take action, mostly legal action.”
Asked what he would have told his viewers if given the opportunity to say goodbye to them, O’Reilly said he had a “strong bond” with his audience, and that he “trusts the audience’s instincts.”
It appears that after his firing, Bill O’Reilly is now transitioning his site BOR.com into a premium content site for his loyal listeners at $49.95 per year (if you sign-up for auto-renew).
In his interview with Beck, O’Reilly praised Beck for starting his own media network, saying he “controls his own destiny.”
It would appear at least for now, O’Reilly plans to pursue a similar path.
My plan to expand the franchise: cater to no one, and let it fly. We lay it out – tonight’s No Spin News – https://t.co/n27oAOGvAN
— Bill O’Reilly (@billoreilly) April 27, 2017
What remains to be seen is how much of his audience will sign up.
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