Megyn Kelly dropped a bombshell on Fox News this past week when she detailed the sexual harassment she claims to have suffered at the hands of former CEO Roger Ailes in her new memoir “Settle For More.” While millions have rallied behind Kelly in the face of her admission, her fellow Fox News host Bill O’Reilly isn’t happy about her airing their network’s dirty laundry.
While appearing on CBS This Morning on Monday, O’Reilly was asked about Kelly’s memoir. He didn’t hold much back with his response…
“Look, I’m trying to stay out of any of that stuff,” O’Reilly said, according to Daily Mail. “I wish her well. She’s a very smart woman. It’s a tough book environment. We’ll see if people respond to it.”
The CBS hosts then asked O’Reilly if he will be having Kelly as a guest on his show.
“I don’t know,” O’Reilly said. “We’ll see if she’s going to be on the show or not. I want to be that candid. I’m not that interested in this.”
“You’re not interested in sexual harassment?” asked CBS anchor Norah O’Donnell, who has been friends with O’Reilly for years.
At this point, O’Reilly was clearly getting annoyed.
“I’m not interested in basically litigating something that is finished that makes my network look bad,” he said. “Okay? I’m not interested in making my network look bad at all. That doesn’t interest me one bit.”
“Is that what she’s doing?” O’Donnell asked the Fox News host.
“‘I don’t know,” O’Reilly said. “But I’m not going to even bother with it. I’ve got a country that’s in a transition, political transition. All right. I’ve got a kids book that I want millions of kids to look at. That’s what I’m interested in. Not making my network look bad.”
The O’Reilly Factor host then criticized the mainstream media for their constant attacks on Fox.
“Look, it’s open season. Let’s whack the Fox News channel. I’ve had enough of it,” said O’Reilly. “It’s a place to work, all right? We do good work. We do honest work there. I’m not going to buy into let’s use the Fox News channel as a pinata, I don’t think it’s right.”
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