After Bill O’Reilly was fired from Fox News, people have been wondering where the embattled television personality would end up landing. For a while, nothing seemed to be in the pipeline. O’Reilly announced a podcast that he would be launching on his website, but everything was otherwise quiet. Now, he’s just announced that he’ll be joining a major conservative media outlet.
Bill O’Reilly will officially be joining “The Blaze” team, he announced Tuesday on his podcast. He and Glenn Beck have reached an agreeement for O’Reilly to appear on Beck’s radio show every Friday. “It’s a good outlet for me to, you know, discuss things back and forth with Beck,” O’Reilly said. “We don’t agree on everything, but it’s very lively.”
Beck just last week spoke about O’Reilly, saying that he would like to see him join the team at “The Blaze”, although he said that he wouldn’t be able to pay him anywhere near the salary he enjoyed at Fox News. Instead, he joked that he could “pay him in sandwiches”.
O’Reilly and Beck have been coworkers before, and both were the biggest names at Fox News until Beck left the network in 2011 and founded “The Blaze”. Still, O’Reilly continued to have Beck as a guest on his show over the years.
Sexual harassment allegations have been haunting Fox News for months now, with multiple anchors accusing Roger Ailes of harassment until he was eventually fired. When rumors began to follow O’Reilly, that he had sexually harassed multiple women, the network took no chances, and let him go.
Likewise, “The Blaze” has had to face its own scandal, after controversial personality Tomi Lahren was canned for calling pro-life conservatives hypocrites. Lahren sued, only for Beck to countersue, and the two eventually settled.
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