Bill O'Reilly is making headlines after a long interview with Fox News host Sean Hannity. In the interview, O'Reilly slammed NFL players who kneel during the national anthem. According to O'Reilly, the entire situation is sad because the players do not know what they're doing. More specifically, O'Reilly believes they don't understand how offensive their actions are to American troops abroad.
“When the Jaguars and Ravens were over in London and they kneeled down on a foreign soil and then they stood up for the British national anthem, I was angry and sad because I don't believe those players know what they are doing,” O’Reilly said.
“About 3,000 miles east of you there are American military people in Kandahar, Afghanistan, whose entertainment revolves around the armed forces network that broadcasts football games. I was over there in '07," he continued.
Conservatives were shocked when Fox News announced that Bill O'Reilly would not be coming back to the station. This news came after it was alleged that O'Reilly had sexually harassed several female colleagues. After investigating the allegations, Fox News decided that they did not want him to return. O'Reilly's interview with Sean Hannity, therefore, marks the former host's first appearance on the Fox News channel since being fired.
Bill O'Reilly was indeed the highest rated and highest paid news anchor on Fox News. Many Americans enjoyed watching his program. But since being fired, despite making a few appearances, O'Reilly has kept a relatively low profile and has not received a notable amount of coverage from cable news.
Nevertheless, O'Reilly spoke out earlier this month against being fired at Fox News. His comments came from an interview with NBC's Matt Lauer on "Today."
According to The Hill, O'Reilly believes that his ousting from the network was "a political and financial hit job."
“You cannot win those lawsuits if you’re a public figure; you cannot win them,” O’Reilly said according to The Hill. “I could do that, but the collateral damage of these lawsuits, the press frenzy — every allegation is a conviction. They don’t look for the truth.”
“This was a hit job, a political and financial hit job,” he said. “Every allegation in this era is a conviction ... there isn't a smoking gun.”
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