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Former Fox News Host Bill O’Reilly Negotiating On-Air Return: Report


Reported By V. Saxena | October 26, 2017 at 12:56pm

URL of the original posting site: https://www.westernjournalism.com/former-fox-news-host-bill-oreilly-negotiating-air-return-report/?

Former Fox News host Bill O’Reilly is in the midst of negotiations with the Sinclair Broadcast Group, one of the nation’s largest television station operators, for his own syndicated show on its litany of local channels.

Sources confirmed with NBC News this week that O’Reilly is “about midway” through negotiations and that Sinclair has been considering placing him on its local stations, which include Los Angeles’ KTLA, Chicago’s WGN and Philadelphia’s WPHL, among many others.

“What you are going to see is a syndicated show, not a news channel,” one source said. “I know they’ve been talking about doing something in syndication and something that could air on WGN.”

Were the deal to go through, O’Reilly could reportedly wind up with a two-hour show that would begin daily at either 6:00 or 7:00 pm.

They want to do something anti-CNN, anti-MSNBC,” the source added, suggesting Sinclair is seeking to acquire a more prominent voice in the commentary business.

Sinclair has previously been widely criticized by mainstream media outlets for its supposed conservative bent.

“People who tune into Sinclair stations for local news often end up getting some conservative commentary in the mix as well,” according to a Vox article.

“The broadcaster has a history of airing right-leaning segments critical of Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama,” Vox continued.

However, like many other mainstream outlets, Vox has itself repeatedly been accused of liberal bias due to the stories it selects and how it words them.

The news regarding O’Reilly’s potential show with Sinclair comes amid recent reports from mainstream media outlets hammering O’Reilly’s former employer, Fox News, for not terminating him from the network earlier over allegations of sexual harassment.

“Last January, six months after Fox News ousted its chairman amid a sexual harassment scandal, the network’s top-rated host at the time, Bill O’Reilly, struck a $32 million  agreement with a longtime network analyst to settle new sexual harassment allegations, according to two people briefed on the matter,” The New York Times reported.

O’Reilly continues to maintain the sexual harassment allegations against him are baseless and that he only settled them to spare his family pain.

“This was hit job, a political and financial hit job,” he said this week on NBC’s “Today,” as reported by Reuters.

“My conscience is clear, what I have done is organize a legal team to get the truth to the American people,” he added.

“Nobody’s a perfect person, but I can go to sleep at night very well knowing that I never mistreated anyone on my watch in 42 years.”

He likewise published an affidavit from one of his accusers in which she retracted her allegations and swore under oath that the two had “resolved all of our issues.”

O’Reilly Fires Back at Megyn Kelly, Shares Hand-Written Letters from Her and Gretchen Carlson


Reported By Ellysa Chenery | October 24, 2017 at 9:05am

URL of the original posting site: https://www.westernjournalism.com/oreilly-fires-back-megyn-kelly-shares-hand-written-letters-gretchen-carlson/?

Hours after NBC host Megyn Kelly told her “Today” show viewers that she had complained about former Fox News host Bill O’Reilly’s behavior while they were colleagues at Fox, he brought forth evidence seeming to indicate the two had a very close relationship while they worked together.

“O’Reilly’s suggestion that no one ever complained about his behavior is false. I know because I complained,” Kelly said.

But later, O’Reilly posted to his website two hand-written notes from Megyn Kelly and one from former Fox host Gretchen Carlson. All three appeared to show that O’Reilly had friendly relationships with the two women.

In one note, which Kelly sent to O’Reilly after he attended her baby shower, she called him a “class act” and said she was “truly touched.”

“You’ve become a dear friend (no matter what you say) + I am grateful to have you in my life,” the letter read.

In Kelly’s other note, she thanked O’Reilly for promoting her husband Doug’s book.

“Thanks for the plug on Doug’s book. I realize you didn’t have to do that, especially after mentioning it already. I appreciate how supportive you have been of me over the years here @ FNC.”

Kelly’s sign-off on this letter revealed she even looked up to O’Reilly: “You are a true friend + mentor. XOXO.”

Meanwhile, in Carlson’s note, she wrote a poem to O’Reilly.

“Thank you for being the calm in the sea. Thank you so much for supporting me. Thank you for being my friend. It means the world to me,” Carlson said.

On Sunday, O’Reilly said in a statement that in the 20 years he worked at Fox, not one complaint was ever filed against him with human resources or the company’s legal department. But in her “Today” segment, Kelly said that a remark from O’Reilly prompted her to send an email to the co-presidents of Fox News.

During a November 2016 appearance on CBS News, O’Reilly said he was wasn’t interested in “litigating something that is finished, that makes my network look bad.”

“Perhaps he didn’t realize the kind of message his criticism sends to young women across the country about how men continue to view the issue of speaking out about sexual harassment,” Kelly wrote in her email.

Kelly said Monday she perceived O’Reilly’s comments as “shaming women into shutting the hell up” about harassment and assault.

Shortly after he was interviewed on CBS, O’Reilly tried to make his perspective clearer. On “The O’Reilly Factor,” he argued that someone who was wronged in their workplace should “go to human resources or leave. I’ve done that. And then take the action you need to take afterward if you feel aggrieved. There are labor laws in this country.”

But according to Kelly, “Women everywhere are used to be dismissed, ignored, or attacked when raising complaints about men in authority positions.”

She also extended her criticism to Fox News media relations chief Irena Briganti, who she said “is known for her vindictiveness” and publishes stories attacking Kelly and others.

Fox News responded to the allegation against Briganti with a short statement saying, “Irena is a valued colleague and she has our full support.”

Bill O’Reilly Drops 1 Fact From Comey Testimony That Media Is Ignoring


URL of the original posting site: http://conservativetribune.com/bill-o-reilly-fact-on-comey/

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Former Fox News host Bill O’Reilly claimed Wednesday evening that, despite all the hoopla by the media over former FBI Director James Comey’s then-upcoming testimony to the Senate Intelligence Committee regarding his conversations with President Donald Trump, the president has done nothing wrong.

“A sitting President has absolute authority to ask about any investigation as long as the Prez does not interfere in fact gathering process,” he wrote in a tweet.

In Comey’s testimony the next morning, the former director admitted that in February the president allegedly asked him to drop the bureau’s investigation into former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn, who ostensibly resigned earlier that month after prior conversations between him and Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak became public.

The problem is that Comey viewed that simple question as an “order” and now believes he was fired from his own position three months later partially because he failed to follow it. For the record, this belief is patently false.

Moreover, even if Trump had actually ordered Comey to stop the investigation, that order would itself not have been wrong either, according to law scholar Alan Dershowitz.

“(O)ur history shows that many presidents — from Adams to Jefferson, to Lincoln, to Roosevelt, to Kennedy, to Bush 1, and to Obama — have directed the Justice Department with regard to ongoing investigations,” he wrote Thursday in an op-ed for Fox News. “The history is clear, the precedents are clear, the constitutional structure is clear, and common sense is clear.”

But did Trump really “order” Comey to halt the investigation?

The answer to this question remains murky, though what former Director Comey himself wrote in his farewell letter is not: “I have long believed that a President can fire an FBI Director for any reason, or for no reason at all.”

OK, then why is Comey still complaining? And why are the “hysterical” media, as O’Reilly referred to them, acting as the former director’s testimony was somehow earth-shattering? Is it because they’re idiots or they’re just full of it? Knowing them, it’s probably both.

H/T TheBlaze

Today’s Politically INCORRECT Cartoon


Over Qualified

The media appear to be so outraged over Bill O’Reilly  harassment accusations, but seem to be fine with Hillary and her husband’s bimbo eruptions and assaults.

O'Reilly and Clinton

Cartoon by A.F. Branco ©2017.

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