Earlier it was reported that Fox News was leaning towards cutting Bill O’Reilly loose – now a CNN exclusive says that they’re already discussing and negotiating the terms of his release into the wild.
— Anderson Cooper 360° (@AC360) April 19, 2017
Fox News will no longer even respond to questions about whether Bill O’Reilly will return to his show.
A well-placed source said Tuesday afternoon that representatives for Fox and O’Reilly have begun talking about an exit. But this prompted a denial from sources in O’Reilly’s camp.
Even one person close to O’Reilly, however, said he will probably not be back on “The O’Reilly Factor.”
The original well-placed source said an announcement about O’Reilly’s fate was likely by the end of the week.
The fact that none of these sources were willing to go on the record speaks to the delicate maneuvering underway.
The network’s parent company, 21st Century Fox (FOX), will hold a board meeting on Thursday, a spokeswoman told CNNMoney. One of the sources said O’Reilly will be a primary topic.
The Murdochs, the men who control 21st Century Fox, are pointedly not commenting on any of this.
Meanwhile, Bill O’Reilly’s lawyer released a crazy ass statement blaming some weird conspiracy and saying he would expose them SOON!!!
Quite the statement from O’Reilly spox: pic.twitter.com/46AqveBGmA
— Hadas Gold (@Hadas_Gold) April 18, 2017
YES BILL!! SMITE YOUR ENEMIES!!! Only then can handsy scumbag sexual harassers have sanctuary in our great country!!