Guess Who’s BACK! That’s right! Just when you thought the ‘No Spin Stops Here’, Bill O’Reilly returned to the airwaves. If you missed Bill O’Reilly’s podcast, you can find it here.
On Monday, April 24th, Bill O’Reilly and ‘The No Spin News’ returned at 7pm. It was a live podcast. O’Reilly recently left Fox News after being fired by the Murdoch family over pressure from advertisers over alleged accusations of sexual harassment. The ‘O’Reilly Factor’ was cable TV’s most watched show for more than 15 years and the highest rated cable station.
Those with premium membership to O’Reilly’s website will be able to access the “No Spin News” podcast with about a $5 fee. O’Reilly will be using Twitter as a venue to communicate with his millions of fans.
H/T Western Journalism:
Former Fox News host Bill O’Reilly aired his first podcast since his ouster amid accusations of sexual harassment, saying the public will be “shaken” when the truth comes out.
“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,” he said on the podcast.
“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.”
O’Reilly made the announcement on his newly-revitalized podcast, which he said he hopes to turn into a full-fledged news outlet. No Spin News airs on 7 p.m. ET Monday nights, which may cause some competition between Fox News programs at similar times.
“We’ll have guests and things like that,” he explained, “and this will become longer and longer and longer, into a genuine news program.”
The former “king of cable news” told listeners “I missed you guys” before launching into commentary on Trump’s standing in the opinion polls, Barack Obama’s return to politics and Trump’s much-discussed border wall.
He also lambasted those objecting to conservative firebrand Ann Coulter speaking at UC Berkeley, calling them “snowflakes” and “insane and dangerous.”
O’Reilly also offered an alternative perspective on Trump’s opinion polls, which have painted his presidency as all-but-doomed.
“No president has ever entered office with as much negative publicity and hatred directed toward him as Donald Trump,” O’Reilly said. “In the history of our republic, no president has come under that kind of withering criticism, particularly by the press that wanted Hillary Clinton to win.”
Despite his ouster, O’Reilly has wished Fox News the best, even as the two seem embroiled in a disagreement on the best way to handle the swirling allegations, a move one caller labeled “old school.”
“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 said. “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?”
Those swirling accusations of sexual harassment toppled the once-invincible TV host, who had just recently signed a new multi-year contract worth more than $20 million a year. He received a $25 million severance payment after his termination.
O’Reilly implied that there was a lot more than meets the eye and that everything circling around him right now would eventually settle.
“Now, I can’t say anymore because I just don’t want to influence the flow of the information,” he said. “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, OK?”
Again, if you wish to hear from O’Reilly in the future, it looks like you will have to catch it on podcast. Only time will tell, if his followers remain loyal to O’Reilly or Fox News.
New line up for Fox News:
Fox News debuted its new nightly lineup on Monday, with Tucker Carlson sliding into the former “Factor” 8 p.m. slot.
“The Five” went from their long-time 5 p.m. slot into the 9 p.m. position vacated by Carlson, while Sean Hannity stayed in his 10 p.m. slot.
“Special Report” with Bret Baier expanded to an hour from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. beginning Monday for a week until a new show hosted by Eric Bolling takes over the 5-6 p.m. slot beginning April 28.
“The First 100 Days,” hosted by Martha MacCallum at 7 p.m. will become “The Story with Martha MacCallum” on April 28.
That’s a lot of change to the Fox News lineup, but I’m sure for the most part, their viewers will remain loyal. I will predict Tucker Carlson will pull in the largest audience. The good news is the ‘No Spin Zone’ doesn’t stop here. Loyal fans can find Bill O’Reilly on podcast each Monday night starting at 7PM EST.
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