Bill O’Reilly has announced he will join fellow Fox News exile Glenn Beck for weekly appearances on Beck’s radio show on The Blaze “until Beck gets tired of me,” O’Reilly said.
O’Reilly made the announcement Monday on his “No Spin News” podcast. He said he’ll be on TheBlaze “every Friday until Beck gets tired of me.”
“It’s a good outlet for me to, you know, discuss things back and forth with Beck, who’s a good friend,” O’Reilly said. “We don’t agree on everything, but it’s very lively.”
O’Reilly was pushed out of Fox News in April after multiple allegations of sexual harassment became public. Beck was pushed out in April, 2011 after accusing President Obama of being a racist with a “deep-seated hatred for white people or the white culture” and for being just crazy horrible.
The two make quite a pair, eh?
Btw, here’s an excerpt from Wemple’s piece about BOR’s column on Ailes for USAToday. That last bit about “some bigoted hack who just happens to score high ratings” must have made BOR’s head explode. Bwaaah!
“With Ailes’s passing ends this most unsavory of friendships: Roger Ailes and Bill O’Reilly, two aging, super-rich guys who were both accused of using their status as news big shots to pursue sexual encounters. Though journalists often pine for a boss who’ll have their back, it’s an overrated trait in the news business. The loyalties of news executives must extend to ethics and the imperatives of journalism, not to the careerism of some bigoted hack who just happens to score high ratings.”
I also expect him to eventually come back somewhere, but before he does it’ll take several months or a couple of years to allow time for his behavior to be forgotten and whoever does they will do a survey of advertisers to guarantee they’re willing to sponsor his show. If the answer is no, then he won’t.
Beck is clearly happy to have O’Reilly, since his radio company has been floundering – but I don’t think this will do much other than add another anchor to the water.
You gave me an idea. If O’Reiily would do a daily segment where he calls a Fox News intern for some phone sex it’ll boost the ratings. 😉
Oh my goodness, it’s a miracle. Dog and cats are sleeping together. Did I spot a unicorn?
Now this? Conspiracy crackpot Glenn Beck is taking on has-been O’Reilly because nobody else will have the letch? They’re both desperate.