Former Fox News host Bill O’Reilly was angry and lashed out at a JetBlue employee after his flight to Turks and Caicos was delayed five hours.
Bill O’Reilly was caught on tape shouting at an airline worker after his flight from New York’s JFK to Turks and Caicos Islands was delayed on April 3.
“You f*cking scumbag. Don’t talk to me like that,” O’Reilly said to the JetBlue employee after a back-and-forth over the delayed flight.
“The guy was arrogant and falsely accused me of threatening him and I said: “You’re lucky I didn’t do that.'” Bill O’Reilly said to the Daily Mail in a statement.
The Daily Mail reported:
Hot-headed Bill O’Reilly threatened an airline worker who was trying to help when the former Fox News host’s flight was delayed for hours.
‘You’re going to lose your job.’ the 72-year-old told the JetBlue worker at New York’s JFK airport in video exclusively obtained by DailyMail.com.
O’Reilly, who has a history of easily losing his temper, was on his way to the Turks and Caicos Islands in the Caribbean on the morning of Sunday, April 3.
Dressed in a light jacket, rumpled pants and bright white sneakers, the 6ft. 4in. conservative commentator towers over the airline worker in the video snapped by a fellow passenger.
‘What you’re gonna do…it’s three hours late,’ he says. He can then be heard saying: ‘No, no, no, You’re gonna find out,’ jabbing his finger aggressively at the airline employee.
When the employee says something, O’Reilly responds:’You f***ing scumbag. Don’t talk to me like that.’
O’Reilly then squints at worker’s name tag, which the man helpfully holds up for him so he can read it more easily.
He then starts cursing at the man as his face contorts into anger. The exact words cannot be made out on the video.
The airline worker then objects to O’Reilly’s tone. ‘You’re threatening me with violence, man,’ he says. ‘No I’m not,’ replies O’Reilly.
Bill O’Reilly reportedly has a short fuse.
He melted down while hosting Inside Edition in the 90s.