Bill O’Reilly held his first interview with Glenn Beck on Friday after he was fired by FOX News last month.
The record setting cable news host told Beck his firing was in part the result of a coordinated attack by paid far left activists linked to George Soros.
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Bill O’Reilly said the entire ordeal was a hit job and that he will be able to explain more of it in the weeks to come.
TV Newser reported:
Before the appearance, Beck said, “Bill O’Reilly is a friend of mine. I worked closely enough with Bill on tours where I can tell you that not a single person on my staff at any time ever saw anything inappropriate with Bill,” Beck began. “In fact, Bill came across as so buttoned-up, and it was always ‘1950s polite’ with him. I believe he was gravely wronged, but that’s not what this interview is about…”
Nevertheless, Beck took the first few minutes of the interview to see if he could get any information out of O’Reilly about the firing, before getting his thoughts on current events.
Despite some prodding from Beck, O’Reilly said he couldn’t get too specific “due to the legality.”
“Look, the entire ordeal was a hit job, and in the weeks to come, we will be able to explain some of it. It really has to do with destroying voices that the far-left doesn’t like. That’s the general tone,” O’Reilly said.
Beck then asked if he would eventually come back to explain more or if it would be explained in other venues.
“Both. There’s going to be an exposition soon, but I can’t tell you when, about who exactly this crew is that terrorizes sponsors, threatens people behind the scenes, that pays people to say things. We’re going to name them, and it will be a big story. The left-wing media will downplay the story, but it’s coming. Unfortunately, I was target No. 1. It’s sad for me, for my family and it’s grossly dishonest. From now on when I’m attacked, I’ll take legal action,” he responded.
O’Reilly then went on to claim that the people who were organizing and protesting outside of the Fox News headquarters last month were paid, and brought up the conservative media’s favorite punching bag, billionaire Democratic donor George Soros.
Here’s the audio: