Bill O’Reilly Shredded for Botched Comments on Slavery: Imagine Writing So Many History Books ‘Without Knowing Any’


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Bill O’Reilly got blasted by online critics for suggesting that slavery was not, in fact, a significant component of America’s founding. The history book writer and former Fox News host took to Twitter on Monday to rail against Democrats for their talk about government reparations to African Americans descended from former slaves. To that end, he wrote…this:

Bill O’Reilly: Trump Told Me Mueller Hates Him Because He Refused to Refund $15k Country Club Deposit


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Bill O’Reilly said President Donald Trump called him the night of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s statement on his report to complain that Mueller doesn’t like him because Trump once refused to refund a country club membership deposit.

O’Reilly called into Bernie and Sid in the Morning with Bernard McGuirk and Sid Rosenberg Thursday to relay the story of Trump calling him Wednesday night. “President Trump called me last night around 11 o’clock,” O’Reilly said, noting the call was also about research for his upcoming book on Trump. “He wouldn’t give him his deposit back for a country club membership that Trump owned and Mueller was moving,” O’Reilly said. “Mueller wanted $15,000 back and Trump said no.” O’Reilly also claimed that Trump told him that Mueller lobbied for the job of FBI director after James Comey was fired. “Trump says Mueller didn’t like him because he turned him down to Continue reading "Bill O’Reilly: Trump Told Me Mueller Hates Him Because He Refused to Refund $15k Country Club Deposit"

Conservative Radio Station in Blue-State Connecticut Rebrands as ‘Trump Radio’


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A conservative radio station in deep-blue Connecticut, says it is turning (further) to the right and rebranding as “Trump Radio.” The Hartford Courant reports radio station WDRC is branding itself as “Trump Radio” and “Trump 103.3” with a lineup featuring commentary from conservative media personalities Ben Shapiro and Bill O’Reilly. Advertisements for the station on Connecticut roadways feature a likeness of President Donald Trump. “My [station] owner is a crazy person, but in a good way. He likes to make a big splash and he likes to ramp up the listeners,” radio host Lee Elci said Wednesday. “It seems like the listeners have embraced it, even if it is for the short term.” Elci Continue reading "Conservative Radio Station in Blue-State Connecticut Rebrands as ‘Trump Radio’"

Bill O’Reilly’s Book Hits Number One on NY Times Best Seller List, Toppling Fox News Successor Tucker Carlson


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He may be off of cable news, but Bill O’Reilly‘s books are still selling. The former Fox News star’s latest installment of his popular Killing series, Killing the SS: The Hunt for the Worst War Criminals in History, has vaulted to the top of the New York Times bestseller list. Here’s the interesting part of this: The book O’Reilly toppled from No. 1 is Ship of Fools, by Tucker Carlson — the man who replaced O’Reilly in his coveted primetime slot on Fox News, after the anchor was forced out of the network last year amid sexual harassment allegations. Carlson’s book lasted a week in the top spot, after unseating Bob Woodward‘s massive seller on the Trump White House, Fear. Killing the SS — co-written with O’Reilly’s regular collaborator Martin Duggard — chronicles the hunt for Nazi war criminals after World War II, and the various Continue reading "Bill O’Reilly’s Book Hits Number One on NY Times Best Seller List, Toppling Fox News Successor Tucker Carlson"

Bill O’Reilly Says Trump Needs a Vacation…Seriously


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President [Donald] Trump needs a vacation. Badly. At least two weeks so we the people get a break from the incessant media hatred directed toward him.
If you go on Bill O’Reilly‘s website right now, that’s what you’ll see as his message of the day: Trump is apparently so worn out from making America great again (I guess), he needs to go on vacation at once. The former Fox News host especially recommends some time for Trump at his Bedminster golf course. But hey? Remember all those times when Trump criticized Barack Obama for going on vacation? If you don’t, maybe this will jog your memory: or this:

Watch 2010 Glenn Beck Lose it Over Michelle Obama Wearing White to an Oil Spill: ‘This is an Outrage!’


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If you think liberals are being too hard on First Lady Melania Trump for wearing a jacket indicating she really doesn’t care about detained migrant children, the other side of the aisle has had more than its fair share of flipouts over fashion choices. Check out conservative pundit Glenn Beck calling then-First Lady Michelle Obama’s white outfit with black splotches to visit an oil spill site back in 2010 an “outrage”. “The most Marie Antoinette of anything I have ever seen,” he called it. Even Bill O’Reilly was a little stymied by the claim and even made fun of him for it. He noted that then-Fox News guest Laura Ingraham called Obama’s garden a “left-wing plot” and started laughing about the ridiculousness of the idea. Beck ended up laughing, too, so at least he doesn’t think greenery is an outrage. Meanwhile, Obama’s shirt was merely a pattern which may Continue reading "Watch 2010 Glenn Beck Lose it Over Michelle Obama Wearing White to an Oil Spill: ‘This is an Outrage!’"

Baltimore Sun Critic Skewers Fox News as Trump’s ‘Propaganda Puppets’: Like We’re in ‘Communist Country’


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Fox News got an earful from media analyst for the Baltimore Sun David Zurawik Wednesday. Speaking with CNN’s Brooke Baldwin Wednesday, Zurawik said that Fox News’ media strategy of sucking up to President Donald Trump is going to bite them. “It’s a bad strategy. It looks good now, ’cause they have ratings,” he said. “But I don’t think there’s any thinking person in this country that doesn’t believe Trump’s going to end up in infamy and if you’re in bed with him as a media company the way Fox News has become, you’re going to live with that stain. You’re gonna destroy your brand even with your base.” “Their primetime lineup… is straight propaganda, it’s propaganda puppets, it’s unbelievable,” he added. “It’s like a communist country when you watch that show. It’s beyond state TV.” Zurawik then called out Tucker Carlson in particular for telling his viewers to Continue reading "Baltimore Sun Critic Skewers Fox News as Trump’s ‘Propaganda Puppets’: Like We’re in ‘Communist Country’"

Bill O’Reilly Calls on Trump to Reverse Policy Separating Migrant Families: ‘Innocent Children Are Actually Suffering’


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The longtime cable news king Bill O’Reilly bucked the Trump administration on their policy of breaking apart undocumented migrant families on Monday, with the former Fox News host saying the president “will not win on this one.” O’Reilly, who left Fox News after it was reported the network paid millions to settle sexual misconduct allegations, is typically aligned with President Donald Trump on policy, but sided with former First Lady Laura Bush in opposing the separation of migrant kids from their parents at the border. “The government should know how bad this looks and how innocent children are actually suffering,” tweeted O’Reilly today. “The Trump administration will not win on this one and it should reverse course today.” The government should know how bad this looks and how innocent children are actually suffering. That kind of scenario is unacceptable to most Americans as exemplified by former First Lady Continue reading "Bill O’Reilly Calls on Trump to Reverse Policy Separating Migrant Families: ‘Innocent Children Are Actually Suffering’"

Bill O’Reilly: I Offered Sarah Sanders to Stand at Press Briefings and Scold ‘Out of Line’ Reporters


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Bill O’Reilly is mostly sticking to his online show these days, but over the weekend the ex-Fox News host mingled at an event that included White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders. On Monday night’s No Spin News, per The Hollywood Reporter, O’Reilly said he had a suggestion for the press secretary:
“I said, ‘Ms. Sanders, with all due respect, if you ever need me to stand next to you in those press briefings, I will volunteer to do that. And, if somebody gets out of line, I will tell them Continue reading "Bill O’Reilly: I Offered Sarah Sanders to Stand at Press Briefings and Scold ‘Out of Line’ Reporters"

Terms of Bill O’Reilly’s Settlements With Accusers Revealed After Judge Denies Motion to Keep Sealed


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The settlement agreements of several women who struck deals with former Fox News anchor Bill O’Reilly and are now suing him for defamation were made public after a federal judge in New York ruled against his motion to seal the documents. U.S. District Court Judge Deborah Batts held that O’Reilly “failed to present compelling countervailing factors that could overcome the presumption of public access” to the agreements,” CNN reported. This ruling represents unprecedented insight into the types of agreements O’Reilly struck with his accusers, and the first time that the terms of the settlements are on public display. Attorneys for Andrea Mackris, a former Fox News producer who filed a sexual harassment lawsuit against O’Reilly in 2004, argued the settlement she reached with O’Reilly required her to “lie — even in legal proceedings or under oath – if any evidence becomes public, by calling evidence ‘counterfeit’ or ‘forgeries. Continue reading "Terms of Bill O’Reilly’s Settlements With Accusers Revealed After Judge Denies Motion to Keep Sealed"

David Hogg on O’Reilly’s Claims About Ingraham Ad Boycott: ‘I Don’t See Any Shadowy Figures Behind Me’


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Former Fox News megastar Bill O’Reilly came out in defense of current Fox host Laura Ingraham as she’s dealing with an exodus of advertisers from her program after she mocked Parkland survivor David Hogg for being rejected by some colleges. Of course, O’Reilly has some experience with an ad boycott — he saw his sponsors flee just before he was fired from Fox News last year. In a post on his website, O’Reilly claimed that companies weren’t spontaneously dropping their ads but rather this was “being directed by powerful, shadowy radical groups who want Laura Ingraham off the air,” adding the same thing happened to him. Appearing on MSNBC’s The Last Word Monday night, Hogg told host Lawrence O’Donnell that while he wanted to thank O’Reilly for seeing him as powerful, he didn’t see anyone in the shadows nearby helping him. “I’m pretty well lit — I don’t see any Continue reading "David Hogg on O’Reilly’s Claims About Ingraham Ad Boycott: ‘I Don’t See Any Shadowy Figures Behind Me’"

Geraldo Opens Up About His Pal Bill O’Reilly to Howard Stern: ‘The Guy Never Had a Good Date’


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Geraldo Rivera has sympathy for his old pal Bill O’Reilly even after the former Fox News host’s ouster due to multiple sexual misconduct claims against him being settled. Appearing on SiriusXM’s The Howard Stern Show, Rivera said that he feels badly for O’Reilly because he was unloved. “The problem is the guy never had a good date,” Rivera said. “That’s his problem. He never had someone who really loved him. I assume that’s why he stumbled into these–” “Weird relationships,” Stern said, interjecting. “That ended up costing him tens of millions of dollars,” Rivera said. Geraldo noted that his feelings for O’Reilly stem from the fact that he remained loyal to Rivera during a low point in his career. Now, it seems, Rivera is returning the favor. “I feel sorry for the guy. And I have to remember that during my hard times where I faded from stardom, he Continue reading "Geraldo Opens Up About His Pal Bill O’Reilly to Howard Stern: ‘The Guy Never Had a Good Date’"

Bill O’Reilly Slams Stormy Daniels For Speaking Out After Accepting Trump Payoff: ‘Does That Help Your Daughter?’


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Disgraced ex-anchor Bill O’Reilly took to Twitter to slam Stormy Daniels on Monday, after the airing of her 60 Minutes interview in which she dished on her alleged affair with President Donald Trump. Daniels, who claims she and Trump had an affair in 2006, was paid $130,000 weeks before the 2016 election to keep quiet about the dalliance. The former porn star is now suing the president to get out of the agreement, claiming the NDA is invalid. O’Reilly, the former Fox News anchor, wasn’t buying it. “So much for the porn performer on ’60 Minutes’ who’s story doesn’t stack,” he wrote. “She says she didn’t want money to attack Donald Trump but accepted money. She doesn’t want money now either. So why are you on national television with all this garbage? Does that help your daughter?”

Ben Shapiro Blasts HuffPost For Labeling Him a ‘Survivor Smearer’: ‘Disgusting’


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Conservative commentator Ben Shapiro went after HuffPost for a piece that grouped him with “survivor smearers” after last week’s Parkland shooting. The article, written by HuffPost politics reporter Igor Bobic, claimed that some conservatives were “trying to discredit” the students of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School who have been actively speaking out in favor of gun control since 17 of their classmates and teachers were murdered. Bobic pulled an excerpt from a piece Shapiro wrote in The National Review:
“What, pray tell, did these students do to earn their claim to expertise? They were present during a mass shooting, and they have the right point of view, according to the Left. There’s a reason that producers at CNN are eager to put junior Cameron Kasky in front of the cameras: He says things like ‘You’re either with us or against us.’ It seems a stretch to think Continue reading "Ben Shapiro Blasts HuffPost For Labeling Him a ‘Survivor Smearer’: ‘Disgusting’"

O’Reilly Weighs in on LeBron-Ingraham Feud, Suggests NBA Player Read His Blog For ‘Cogent Commentary’


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Bill O’Reilly finally weighed in on the ongoing feud between LeBron James and Fox News host Laura Ingraham, decrying the “anti-Laura Ingraham pile on” that followed her remarks about the NBA star. Ingraham called out LeBron on her primetime show this week — after the Cleveland Cavaliers player criticized President Donald Trump — demanding he “shut up and dribble.” That precipitated a predictable backlash, with James dismissing Ingraham and some even casting her comments as racist. O’Reilly defended the host at his former network, however, arguing in a tweet that criticizing LeBron’s “political punditry” is fair game:

Bill O’Reilly Blasts MSNBC: Joe & Mika Are Sellouts, O’Donnell is a ‘Smear Merchant…Guttersnipe’


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Bill O’Reilly went on the war path against several MSNBC hosts during an interview today with New York radio program The Bernie and Sid Show. The former Fox News giant was asked which news media personality he thinks is “the worst” among liberal journalistic figures determined to bring down President Donald Trump. O’Reilly answered that Lawrence O’Donnell is at the “bottom of the barrel” — particularly because of his “un-American” kinds of slams against people in Trump-world.
“It’s not his political views I object to, its just that he’s a smear merchant, a guttersnipe, a nasty individual. He’s the worst.”
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Bill O’Reilly’s Triumphant Return to Cable News Absolutely Tanked in the Ratings


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Former Fox News elder statesman Bill O’Reilly made his return to cable news on Tuesday night, to serve as an analyst for Newsmax TV’s coverage of President Donald Trump’s first State of the Union. And O’Reilly — who was long the undisputed king of primetime cable news ratings until he was jettisoned from Fox News — absolutely tanked in the ratings. Newsmax TV was founded by longtime Trump-pal Chris Ruddy in 2014, and is seen by many as an up-and-coming challenger to Fox News. But even with the former king of cable providing special analysis, the network’s SOTU coverage averaged a paltry 11,000 households, reaching a high of 17,000 households, according to Nielsen rating estimates seen by Mediaite. That, to put it bluntly, is basically a zero in cable news. Meanwhile, ratings for the big three cable news networks are expected to be in the millions. O’Reilly has made a few Continue reading "Bill O’Reilly’s Triumphant Return to Cable News Absolutely Tanked in the Ratings"

Two of Bill O’Reilly’s Sexual Harassment Accusers Suing Him, Fox News for Defamation


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Two of Bill O’Reilly‘s sexual harassment accusers have come together to sue him and Fox News for slandering them as politically-motivated liars. New York Times reports that former Fox Newsers Rebecca Gomez Diamond and Andrea Macros have joined a defamation and breach of contract lawsuit filed by their colleague Rachel Witlieb Bernstein. The three women are challenging O’Reilly and the network over statements where they were depicted as “liars, political operatives and extortionists.” “They are tired of being smeared with lies by a bully who thinks that his victims are afraid to answer to them,” said Nancy Erika Smith, a legal representative for the three women. “They are standing up for the truth, joining the many voices of brave women who are no longer tolerating abuse or being silenced.” O’Reilly previously paid settlements to Diamond and Macros after they accused him of harassment earlier this year. Continue reading "Two of Bill O’Reilly’s Sexual Harassment Accusers Suing Him, Fox News for Defamation"

Twitter Laughs at Really Odd Bill O’Reilly Tweet About Clothing Sizes


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Bill O’Reilly‘s Twitter Tip of the Day tonight was an odd piece of advice that a lot of people don’t quite know what to make of: Twitter was mostly just amused:

Rupert Murdoch Totally Dismisses Fox News Harassment Scandals: ‘It’s All Nonsense’


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Rupert Murdoch made himself a whole boatload of money today. The Walt Disney Company bought 21st Century Fox for, oh, $52 billion. While this deal could bring about a canonical appearance by Homer Simpson in a future Avengers film, it will not allow Brit Hume to find himself in a galaxy far, far away. That’s because Fox News wasn’t part of the deal. Murdoch is going to hold on to the profitable cable news outlet, much to the relief of President Donald Trump. Murdoch, perhaps riding high on his financial windfall, spoke to Sky News and seemed to utterly dismiss the spate of sexual harassment allegations levied at high profile Fox News employees, including former CEO Roger Ailes and disgraced anchor Bill O’Reilly. “It’s all nonsense,” Ailes said, according to a transcript provided by CNN’s Tom Kludt. “There was a problem with our chief executive. Sort of. Over the years. Continue reading "Rupert Murdoch Totally Dismisses Fox News Harassment Scandals: ‘It’s All Nonsense’"