For many of us who had been addicted to Fox’s The O’Reilly Factor, April of this year brought some very tough news, as Bill O’Reilly, in the wake of new sexual harassment allegations, was let go by Fox. But now O’Reilly might be coming back!
No, not coming back to Fox. That bridge is burnt. Bill O’Reilly sat down for an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, and said he was weighing opportunities that he had before him. That being said, he didn’t specify exactly what the opportunities he was most likely to go with were.
One possibility that probably won’t be happening is a show on the up-and-coming One America News Network, at least for now. When asked about the tweet by the head of that network in June that he was pulling his offer to O’Reilly, which had come after lengthy discussions and negotiations, O’Reilly said, “I didn’t make any yes or no one that. He was a very nice guy, and I thought I treated him very respectfully. But at that point, you know, we weren’t going to make any decisions about long-term projects.”
Based on O’Reilly’s response, it looks like the door to that project is still open, at least a little.
O’Reilly said that the projects he would be going forward with will be decided soon, likely in October.
He is currently working on content for his website, BillOReilly.com. He claims has a growing base of subscribers.
O’Reilly touched on a number of other subjects during The Hollywood Reporter interview.
Regarding the Charlottesville, VA violence during the Unite The Right rally in August, the former Fox host said President Trump made a mistake in saying there were good people among the rally attendees. O’Reilly felt that the President shouldn’t equate ‘Nazis’ with anyone else, and “if you want to make a point the next day that the antifa movement is destructive, you can do that, but it has to be the next day.”
In regard to his termination from Fox, O’Reilly took the high road, and refused to speak ill of the network or its execs. He was anxious to talk about his soon to be released new book, Killing England, which will be about American colonial leaders such as Washington and Jefferson and the American Revolution.
O’Reilly spoke well of former colleague Megyn Kelly. Speaking of Kelly’s NBC show, he said, “I watched it… Megyn and I, we worked well together at Fox. She was very successful on The Factor. And after me, at 9 p.m., she did very well. So I don’t get it. What is the hysteria about this?”
Whatever Bill O’Reilly does next, it will certainly be highly entertaining. Everything he does always is.