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Bill O’Reilly made his way back to the airwaves, so to speak, by way of a podcast Monday where he promised that “the truth will come out” regarding his losing his job at Fox News and that “you will be shaken.”
O’Reilly said during his No Spin News podcast that he was “surprised” that he was let go at Fox News after The New York Times reported the cable network paid out millions to women who claimed O’Reilly sexually harassed them.
“I am sad that I’m not on television anymore,” O’Reilly said.
“I’m very confident that the truth will come out,” he said. “You will be shaken, as I am.”
He added: “I can’t say anymore, because I don’t want to influence the flow of information.”
Toward the end of his 19-minute podcast, O’Reilly said: “Look, I was there for 20 years and six months, and we made history. Put cable news on the map. We were successful all that time. No ebb and flow, just straight up graph. And so, 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.”
As for the rest of the podcast, O’Reilly ran through the news of the day, perhaps most notably on the drama unfolding around Ann Coulter’s planned visit to UC Berkeley on Thursday.
“I fear for Ann’s safety, and for others’, conservative people primarily. I fear for their safety,” he said. “These people on the far left are really insane, and dangerous.”
O’Reilly called Berkeley “a place I would never in a million years go. That means Ann Coulter is a much braver person than I am.”
He said the Berkeley College Republicans were considering a lawsuit, though, in fact, the group had already filed their suit earlier on Monday. Coulter told The Hollywood Reporter she is speaking Thursday with or without permission from university administrators and police.
At the end of the podcast, O’Reilly took questions from the audience, and one person asked if the podcasts and “The Spins Stops Here Tour” would continue. He said yes to both, and added that tickets to the live tour “are selling briskly.”
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