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The highest rated show on Fox News is The O’Reilly Factor, which is hosted by Bill O’Reilly.  On Wednesday night during the GOP Convention, television personality Montel Williams was supposed to appear on the show, but Williams walked off the set during a commercial break.

O’Reilly was extremely angry, and during his LIVE program attributed Williams’ walk-off to “some gay thing,” then called Williams “cowardly,” and “unprofessional.”

When the show came back from commercials, O’Reilly commented on Williams’ departure.  “He will never be never be on this program again. He’s not a man of his word, he’s unprofessional,” O’Reilly told his guest, Eric Bolin. “That is about as low as it gets.”

Williams responded to O’Reilly by appearing on CNN after the incident.  According to Williams, he’d been told that the segment was going to focus on an LGBT speech that he’d given earlier in the day, as well as a poll suggesting that President Obama is a racist (Williams intended to knock that poll down).

Williams said that when he arrived to the set he was told the segment was only going to be about the poll. “Suddenly [Fox News host] Eric Bolling is involved and it’s all about Obama being a racist,” Williams said. “I walked before air, they chased me half way around the building. My detail had to stop them.”

“I’m solely focused on my [LGBT] speech,” he said. “When that was eliminated, why stay?”


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