Former Fox News host Bill O’Reilly wrote a blog post on Monday where he said that last night’s mass shooting is part of the price Americans pay for living in a free country. The shooting in Las Vegas has been established as the country’s worst mass casualty event since the 9/11 terror attacks. O’Reilly went over the details behind the attack on the country music festival, calling it a “gruesome display” of “the big downside of American freedom.” “This is the price of freedom. Violent nuts are allowed to roam free until they do damage, no matter how threatening they are,” O’Reilly wrote. “The Second Amendment is clear that Americans have a right to arm themselves for protection. Even the loons.” O’Reilly acknowledged how the shooting will spark a new conversation about gun control, though he determined that new laws won’t do any good, and it will just Continue reading "Bill O’Reilly Calls Las Vegas Massacre ‘The Price of Freedom’"
President Trump tonight retweeted Bill O’Reilly praising Sean Hannity for his ratings wins over Rachel Maddow. O’Reilly, who was on his former Fox News colleague’s show this week, gave a shoutout to Hannity for “crushing” Maddow in the ratings. He also threw in a plug for his site and his new book:
Well, an hour later the President retweeted him: [image via screengrab] — — Follow Josh Feldman on Twitter: @feldmaniac
Hannity crushing MSNBC at 9. Good for him! Check the No Spin News on https://t.co/rryWmyXe7C. Killing England a huge bestseller – thank you!— Bill O'Reilly (@billoreilly) September 28, 2017
Former Fox News host Gretchen Carlson is not impressed with her old network for allowing Bill O’Reilly to return to their airspace after the circumstances of his ouster. Carlson gave an interview to Vanity Fair this week in order to promote her upcoming book: Be Fierce: Stop Harassment and Take Your Power Back. The book is focused on women’s empowerment, and it is likely to delve into Carlson’s sexual harassment allegations which sparked the chain of events that shook up Fox and led to some of their most significant figures being forced out. Multiple Fox News employees have accused O’Reilly of sexual harassment, and Fox News Channel severed ties with him earlier this year after it was revealed he and the network paid out $13 million to settle the lawsuits against him. O’Reilly reappeared on Fox to speak with Sean Hannity earlier this week, and Carlson was asked for her Continue reading "Gretchen Carlson: ‘Disappointing’ Fox News Let O’Reilly Return After Being Ousted for Sexual Harassment"
During tonight’s multi-segment interview with former Fox News megastar Bill O’Reilly, host Sean Hannity turned the conversation towards the two conservative commentators’ combined disdain for not only the mainstream media but also the liberal media watchdog Media Matters for America. Prior to O’Reilly’s appearance this evening, Media Matters devoted quite a bit of coverage to slamming the scheduled interview, pointing out that O’Reilly had been ousted from Fox News just a few months ago following his sexual harassment scandal. The site also highlighted Hannity’s advertisers that had previously dropped O’Reilly Fox News show before O’Reilly was pushed out. After railing against mainstream media outlets, O’Reilly told Hannity that “what’s happened now is big money has poured into organizations like Media Matters” before adding that MMfA “threatened” the two of them just for doing the segment. “I call them liberal fascists,” Hannity responded. “That’s what they are.” O’Reilly would Continue reading "Bill O’Reilly: Hannity and I Will ‘Fight Back’ Against ‘Big Money’ Media Matters"
Bill O’Reilly made his first appearance on Fox News as a guest since being fired earlier this year, but old habits die hard as he essentially took over for Sean Hannity. “The spin stops here!” O’Reilly told viewers. O’Reilly praised Hannity for “kicking MSNBC’s butt” last night in ratings. “No no, we can say ‘ass!'” Hannity cheerfully added, which O’Reilly quickly dismissed. “He’s taking over five seconds in,” Hannity joked. O’Reilly believed the reason why his former colleague “slaughtered” Rachel Maddow was because people are angry about the NFL anthem protests. “When the Jaguars and the Ravens were over in London, and they kneeled down on a foreign soil, and then they stood up for the British national anthem,” I was angry and sad because I don’t believe those players know what they are doing,” O’Reilly continued. “About 3,000 miles east of you, there are American military Continue reading "Bill O’Reilly Hijacks Hannity Show, ‘The Spin Stops Here!’"
Bill O’Reilly had a few choice words Monday for NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell on the subject of protests. Appearing on SiriusXM’s The Wilkow Majority, the former Fox News primetime star claimed that Goodell and the league office refused to let the New York Giants wear a patch commemorating 9/11 on their sleeves. (He is appears to be mistaken in this, although the league did refuse to allow Tennessee Titans player Avery Williamson to wear special cleats to remember the victims of the 9/11 attacks in September 2016. Williamson and five others who wore the cleats that week were not fined.) But the former O’Reilly Factor host lashed out against Goodell for not approving 9/11 tributes while permitting players to kneel for the National Anthem. “Well, where are you now Roger?” O’Reilly said. “You know where you are? You’re a coward! You’re a coward. Because you know there’s Continue reading "Bill O’Reilly Slams NFL Commish Roger Goodell Over Protests: ‘You’re a Coward!’"
As Bill O’Reilly continues his media tour to promote his book Killing England, he dropped by Laura Ingraham‘s radio show and they discussed her upcoming Fox News program. O’Reilly, who was let go by Fox after multiple allegations of sexual harassment, used to occupy the 8 p.m. time slot now held by Tucker Carlson. Fox News’ primetime shakeup now has Sean Hannity moving up to 9 p.m. and Ingraham getting her new show, The Ingraham Angle, at 10. As Ingraham’s site LifeZette reported today, O’Reilly gave Ingraham this warning:
“I have to warn you — for 20 years of my life, while I was on the Fox News Channel, I was attacked personally every single day. You will be, too,” O’Reilly told Ingraham. “They have millions of dollars to spend to destroy me and to try to destroy Sean Hannity, who was smart enough Continue reading "O’Reilly Warns Laura Ingraham Ahead of New Fox Show: The Left Will ‘Come After You’ Too"