Bill O’Reilly admitted yesterday that he wished he did more to save his job. He explained on Newsmax TV that he should have fought back like Sean Hannity. “In hindsight, Sean did it the right way,” explained O’Reilly. “I should’ve done it that way, but I didn’t” (via Washington Examiner).
Bill O’Reilly was fired from Fox News in April of this year, despite being the most watched news personality in the history of cable news.
The left-wing hit squad, Media Matters, controlled by Hillary Clinton’s close friend David Brock, led a coordinated attack against O’Reilly and Sean Hannity — and only Hannity fought back.
Bill O’Reilly was ultimately fired amid allegations of sexual harassment. Wendy Walsh accused O’Reilly of sexual misconduct after the two went on a date that did not end well.
Walsh accused O’Reilly of treating her unfairly after their date did not end with a sexual encounter. Lisa Bloom represented Walsh and claimed she was not seeking a monetary settlement.
Instead, they were seeking scalps. Bloom, a lawyer for the Democrats who uses the courts as a weapon against political opponents, is currently representing Kathy Griffin.
Bill O’Reilly was unable to fight back against the Media Matters-driven assault for reasons he could not clarify. However, he admits that Sean Hannity has been handling the attacks in the right way. Immediately after Bill O’Reilly was ousted, the liberal hit squad turned their attention to Sean.
They accused Hannity of spreading conspiracy theories for covering the murder of Seth Rich, and Media Matters led another campaign targeting his advertisers like they did against O’Reilly. Hannity, however, did not take it laying down and immediately hoped on the offensive.
Hannity, helped by the group Stop the Scalpings, led his own counter-campaign asking his supporters to call advertisers to tell them to keep supporting Sean Hannity.
The plan was successful and Hannity was able to keep his job. If only Bill O’Reilly had fought in the same way, we would not have lost such an important voice on cable news.