Wednesday, May 31, 2017

O'Reilly: Fox Can't Handle Another Shake-Up

Bill O'Reilly
Bill O'Reilly said on Tuesday that Fox News is unlikely to do away with host Sean Hannity, adding that the conservative network can't "handle another shake-up" after his own ouster, reports The Hill.

"It’s the same thing, the far left going after him, trying to get him off the air," O’Reilly told The Associated Press in an interview. "I think Hannity will survive because I don’t know if Fox can handle another shake-up like that."

O'Reilly was fired from Fox News last month after a New York Times report revealed that the network had paid about $13 million in legal settlements to five women who had accused the former "O'Reilly Factor" host of sexual harassment.

Before being removed from Fox, O'Reilly was among Fox News's highest-profile personalities, and his show was the top-rated cable news program.

The conservative television host earlier this month cast his ouster as "a hit" by the "far left." And on Tuesday, he said that Hannity, also one of Fox News's major personalities, is being subjected to the same treatment.

According to The Associated Press,  he’s as busy as ever with his million-selling book career and determined to find new fans online.

In announcing his next book in the best-selling “Killing” historical series on Tuesday, O’Reilly reiterated his denial of the allegations of sexual harassment that led to his April ouster, blaming them on false, ideological attacks and a vicious culture in which there are “no rules.”

“Killing England: The Brutal Struggle for American Independence,” which focuses on the Revolutionary War era, will be published Sept. 19, Henry Holt and Co. told the AP. The book will be co-written by O’Reilly’s longtime collaborator, Martin Dugard. The six previous “Killing” books, which include “Killing Lincoln,” ”Killing Reagan” and “Killing Kennedy,” have consistently sold more than 1 million copies each in hardcover, a rare achievement in publishing for nonfiction.

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