If you’ve been going into withdrawals after losing your “no spin zone” we’ve got some good news for you. Political commentator and long time Fox News superstar Bill O’Reilly will still be letting his voice be heard, but at least for a while, it’ll be via the internet.
O’Reilly’s website alerts his fans that he will be hosting a podcast beginning Monday at 7 p.m. EST. “Monday The No Spin News Returns,” according to a banner placed front-and-center on O’Reilly’s website.
That’s today, the wait is over, you can once again get your fix, people.
Via The Blaze:
O’Reilly was let go from Fox last week after a New York Times investigation discovered that O’Reilly had paid five different women who previously worked for him or at Fox a total of $13 million in exchange for not pursuing litigation or talking publicly about their allegations that O’Reilly sexually harassed them.
When it was announced that he would not be returning, O’Reilly was on vacation in Italy, where on the same day he had just met with Pope Francis. O’Reilly was on a two week vacation and rumors swirled about whether or not he would return to the network the minute he last hosted his show.
O’Reilly, who had recently re-upped his contract with Fox, will reportedly receive a $25 million payout from the network for prematurely severing ties with him.
Love him or hate him, you’ve got to respect that O’Reilly has been a faithful part of the network and a great money maker for a very long time. I understand the liability that they thought they were dropping when they cut him from his own show, but the man is pretty much a living legend and the backlash hasn’t been good.
The other news networks are trying to refrain from outbursts of happiness, but I’m not sure they’re fooling anyone:
[The Blaze] It’s unclear what O’Reilly plans to do beyond his podcast. Many believe he’s still interested in hosting a television show, though O’Reilly has not made any public comments about his future beyond a brief statement after Fox fired him. Potential network suitors include: Newsmax, One America News Network, TheBlaze and Sinclair Broadcasting.
Good luck to him and his new found freedom and branching out on his own. No doubt his loyal followers will continue to support him and liberals will continue to hate him.
(Source: The Blaze)