Millions of Fox News fans were devastated on Wednesday when host Bill O’Reilly was fired from the network after a series of sexual harassment allegations against him came to light. On Monday evening, O’Reilly broke his silence about the scandal on his podcast “No Spin News,” and what he had to say has left many surprised.
Daily Mail reported that O’Reilly suggested that there was a lot more to his firing than meets the eye, adding that he was “surprised” Fox actually let him go.
“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,” O’Reilly said. “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.”
“Now, I can’t say anymore because I just don’t want to influence the flow of the information,” he added. “I don’t want the media to take what I say and misconstrue it. However you, as a loyal O’Reilly listener, have a right to know, I think, down the lane what exactly happened. And we are working in that direction, okay?”
O’Reilly then changed the subject to talk about current events.
Later in the podcast, O’Reilly responded to messages from his fans. One listener said “it was definitely ‘Old School’ of O’Reilly to wish Fox News the best.”
“Look, I was there for twenty years and six months. We made history, put cable news on the map and were successful all that time,” O’Reilly responded. “No ebb and flow, just straight up graph. You know, that vehicle was fabulous for me and I said in the beginning that I’m sad, but why wouldn’t I wish them the best? They were there, we performed well for them, and that’s the fact.”
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