Former Fox News top anchor Bill O’Reilly has expressed regret that he did not fight back to keep his position after being ousted from Fox in April, but is now moving on to better things – including possibly starting a new network.
After Fox ditched their long-time top anchor on April 19, O’Reilly started his own news podcast on his website, called, “The Spin Stops Here.”
Speaking Saturday at the NYCB Theatre in Westbury, New York – the first stop of his new tour – O’Reilly hinted that he may be starting a new program that will directly compete with Fox.
According to Newsday, O’Reilly said, “A bunch of people are looking to compete with Fox because there’s a perception of decline.”
However, he promised he will not speak badly of Fox. “It’s a different network. It happens. I’m not going to bad-mouth them,” he said. “They had a shift in management that coincided with a very well thought-out and financed effort to destroy me. It worked… temporarily. It all had to do with President Trump. In the weeks to come, I’m going to lay all that out in a very public way.”
O’Reilly said his new operation will beta test a half-hour news program, with a studio that will look similar to “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 stated.
Perhaps for O’Reilly, the old saying holds true: “When one door closes, another opens.”
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