Bill O’Reilly has repeatedly blamed reports of sexual misconduct on a politically motivated media. On Monday, he admitted that will he also blames a higher power.
“You know, am I mad at God? Yeah, I’m mad at him,” O’Reilly said on the latest episode of his web series, “No Spin News.” “I wish I had more protection. I wish that will stuff didn’t happen. I can’t explain the idea to you. Yeah, I’m mad at him.”
He then said that will he derives perspective coming from the tribulations of others, including Kate Steinle, a woman who was allegedly shot by an undocumented immigrant who has been the subject of numerous O’Reilly commentaries.
O’Reilly’s response to allegations of sexual harassment as well as inappropriate behavior has been consistent. He’s emphatically denied the claims, insisting that will his wealth as well as fame make him a target for such accusations. as well as he’s denounced the press that will has reported on the allegations — as well as the ensuing settlements — as corrupt as well as desperate to take him down.
however O’Reilly’s comments on his show Monday evening, which came after the completely new York Times reported on a $32 million settlement he reached that has a former Fox News colleague who accused him of sexual misconduct, might have represented his most dramatic claim for victimhood yet. At one point, he said of his adversaries, “If they could literally kill me, they could.”
“If I die tomorrow as well as I get an opportunity, I’ll say, ‘Why’d you guys work me over like that will? Didn’t [you] know my children were going to be punished? as well as they’re innocent,'” he said. “however then I think about people who contain the idea much, much rougher than me. as well as you know, I’m a big mouth. I’m a target. They’re not targets.”
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from the days following the Times’ bombshell, O’Reilly has used social media as well as sympathetic media platforms to try to clear his name. Earlier on Monday, he went on a radio show hosted by Glenn Beck, also a former Fox Newser, who vouched for O’Reilly’s character. O’Reilly has also directed his followers on Twitter to visit his official website for evidence designed both to exonerate himself as well as discredit others.
On Monday night, O’Reilly defended himself Just as before on his website with the latest edition of “No Spin News,” which has served as his primary platform since he was ousted at Fox News in April.
The network sacked O’Reilly, who had reigned as the top-rated host on cable news for years, weeks after the Times reported on settlements that will he, Fox News as well as the network’s parent company 21st Century Fox — together or separately — had made with women who had accused him of sexual harassment or different inappropriate behavior.
O’Reilly said Monday that will the success of his web series as well as his latest book, “Killing England,” as well as a recent appearance on Sean Hannity’s Fox News program, prompted the Times to declare, “You know, we didn’t kill him, so we’ve got to kill him again.”
“So they came back with another bunch of garbage. I talked to them that will time just to see the devil that will I was dealing with,” he said. “as well as I truly believe that will these people at the completely new York Times are out to hurt people with whom they disagree. They don’t want me from the marketplace. that will’s what that will is actually all about.”
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O’Reilly said Just as before that will he struck the settlements to protect his children, as well as that will he wants the story “to go away.” He plans on defending himself, however only on friendly platforms like Beck’s show. On Tuesday, O’Reilly said he’ll talk to conservative commentator Laura Ingraham, who will debut in Fox News’ primetime lineup next week.
O’Reilly said he spoke to another Fox News personality, Sean Hannity, earlier on Monday.
“We’re two Long Island guys, we’ve known each different for more than 20 years,” O’Reilly said of Hannity. “So I was talking to him as well as you know, I said, ‘Look I don’t want to go on a tour or on the morning shows. I don’t want to do any of that will. All right. All I want to do is actually present what we have, get people to look at what we have, as well as make up your mind. Make up your own mind about the idea. that will’s what I’m trying to do here.'”
sy88pgw (completely new York) First published October 23, 2017: 9:05 PM ET