( Daily Mail ) Bill O’Reilly has hinted that there is more to his firing than meets the eye in the first episode of his rebooted No Spin News podcast, which was uploaded Monday.
In the podcast O’Reilly said that he was ‘surprised’ to have been fired from Fox News last Wednesday after it emerged he’d been the subject of sexual harassment suits.
‘I am sad that I’m not on television anymore. I was very surprised how it all turned out. I can’t say a lot, because there’s much stuff going on right now,’ he said in the podcast.
‘But I can tell you that I’m very confident the truth will come out, and when it does, I don’t know if you’re going to be surprised – but I think you’re going to be shaken, as I am. There’s a lot of stuff involved here.’
Read more: ‘The truth will come out… and when it does you will be shaken’: Bill O’Reilly says he’s ‘sad that I’m not on television anymore’ and ‘surprised’ in his first podcast after being fired by Fox News
( Daily Mail ) Fox News and Bill O’Reilly are reportedly in exit negotiations with a final decision on the popular host’s future with the network expected by the end of the week.
A well-placed source tells CNN Money that reps for the host and the cable news leader are currently in discussions ahead of a 21st Century Fox board meeting later this week on Thursday.
O’Reilly is expected to be the primary topic of discussion among the board members of the network’s parent company at that meeting.
Earlier on Tuesday, three sources told New York reporter Gabriel Sherman that Rupert Murdoch may not have O’Reilly return to the network after he comes back from his vacation in a week
O’REILLY: $500K RAISED FOR TALLADEGA COLLEGE BAND TO ATTEND TRUMP INAUGURATION AFTER SCHOOL PRES BILLY HAWKINS ATTACKED FOR DECISION
- College president Dr. Billy Hawkins’ has since received threats and derogatory comments for standing firm on sending his students to the District of Columbia
Fox News – Bill O’Reilly reacted to the approximate $500,000 that has been raised for the Talladega College ‘Marching Tornadoes’ band’s trip to participate in the Inauguration Day ceremony for President-elect Donald Trump in Washington.
In his Talking Points Memo, he said that much of the money raised for the historically black college was bankrolled by people that mainstream entities often demonize as “racist”.
“Generalizing about any group is foolish and dishonest,” O’Reilly said, calling the impromptu fundraiser “a repudiation of race-baiters.”
O’Reilly recalled how college president Dr. Billy Hawkins’ appearance last week on the “O’Reilly Factor” was not intended as a fundraising announcement, but that subsequent guest Omarosa Manigault mentioned the GoFundMe account.
Hawkins has since received threats and derogatory comments for standing firm on sending his students to the District of Columbia.
Syndicated columnist Charles Krauthammer added that the nationwide response to the appeal by Talladega is what Martin Luther King Jr. Day, and Inauguration Day, is all about.
“The inauguration is beyond party [identification],” he said, wishing the students’ well on their trip.