Ex Fox News host Bill O’Reilly regrets the fact he didn’t fight back against those who successfully tried to undermine and make him lose his lifelong job at Fox News.
Namely, O’Reilly stated he should have shown some resistance against those imposing their intentions on his advertisers, same as his friend Sean Hannity did, who not too long ago also had liberal activists push his advertisers toward ousting him.
O’Reilly made the remarks at a time of an interview with Newsmax TV on Thursday.
“In hindsight, Sean did it the right way,” O’Reilly stated. “I should’ve done it that way, but I didn’t.”
“This was no accident our sponsors were attacked. This is very well organized. They tried to with Hannity. Hannity actually fought back. I didn’t. I should have. For reasons that I cannot explain now, I did not,” O’Reilly elaborated.
“Hannity knows they’re looking to get him,” the conservative commentator continued. “He said it. But I admire Sean, and I admire how he handled situation, because he brought it directly to the folks and the sponsors stopped. He lost a few, but they stopped. So, he was successful in fighting off the attack.”
“But there will be more,” O’Reilly said.
O’Reilly even predicted a potential future war in court.
“We have a lot of information, but my lawyers are begging me not to say anything,” he stated. “We’re going to drop it in the next few weeks, and it’s really, really stunning how organized that was and what these people did.”
“I want to let the legal people handle this. I do believe there will be litigation, so I’m going to let them take the lead and then after it’s out, then I’ll comment further on it,” O’Reilly elaborated.
“That was the goal, and that was instituted very quickly once the president was elected,” O’Reilly stated. “So, ‘we got to get the Fox News Channel and how we’re going to get them? Got to take their talent out. Get the talent that matters.’”
“And so they were very powerful people, very well-funded people who got together and advised various ways,” he elaborated.