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It is widely known that former Fox News superstar Bill O’Reilly and the network’s most conservative host, Sean Hannity were never fond of each other.
O’Reilly, who held the highest ratings on the network for nearly 20 years, was said to have resentment over Hannity’s success on radio. O’Reilly had failed in an attempt to build a radio show of his own.
Frequent Fox News viewers noticed the rift between the two men. O’Reilly, who held the 8pm slot, never introduced Sean’s show as “coming up next” when it was at 9pm. However, when Megyn Kelly took over the 9pm slot, O’Reilly constantly introduced her show as “up next, Miss Megyn.” O’Reilly also slammed Hannity — without ever mentioning him by name — as being biased in his reporting a number of times.
I once asked Brian Kilmeade of Fox and Friends if the rumors were true, and he confirmed the feud was not only true, but a major issue everyone at the network had to deal with.
But the ugly era appears to be a thing of the past. Hannity interviewed O’Reilly on his radio show last week. During the interview, the two men openly spoke about their differences.
Hannity asked O’Reilly if he wished he had been nicer to him over the years. O’Reilly didn’t bite the bait, but Hannity did ask O’Reilly if he’d come back to Fox News. O’Reilly was noncommittal, but one could hear the hope in his voice.
On Monday evening, O’Reilly was announced as a future guest on Hannity’s TV show. O’Reilly is currently promoting his new book called, “Killing England.” He will appear on the show Tuesday.
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