After Bill O’Reilly’s sexual harassment scandal and firing from Fox News, the former TV host launched his own podcast. O’Reilly is now hinting this new approach to media has been successful, and he’s looking to make grow his media empire.
Following a Friday Mediate report that O’Reilly was hiring a crew of producers for a new project, the former cable-news reporter addressed the matter during one of his “The Spin Stops Here” tours.
Reports circulated that Fox News competitors such as One America News have been “eagerly courting” O’Reilly, but he ultimately was to control his message and deliver it in his own way. While he told his audience that “there could be a new network,” he also stressed that his website will start a 30-minute newscast.
“I am starting my own operation. We are going to do that,” adding that his website, billoreilly.com, will beta test a half-hour newscast “where we will go into a studio and here it will look like ‘The Factor.’ … It’s basically an experiment to see how many people are going to want this service. That’s coming and will be here before September in a robust form. But I suspect there will be another network maybe merging with us. There will be a network that rises up because the numbers for Fox are going down.”
O’Reilly also hinted at the “truth” coming out soon to discuss what really happened.
“In the weeks to come, there will be a bunch of news stories that will explain what happened and why it happened. It’s pretty grisly. It’s pretty nasty. It has to do with far-left progressive organizations that are bent on destroying anybody with whom they disagree, including the president.”
O’Reilly is most likely talking about the Media Matters campaign to pressure advertisers to drop his show. He also stated that he doesn’t blame Fox News for his firing.