“I am sad that I am not on television anymore.”
With those words, Bill O’Reilly broke his silence on Monday evening, addressing listeners for the first time since he was ousted from Fox News amid revelations that he and the network paid millions of dollars to settle allegations of sexual harassment against him by multiple women.
After 20 years as the king of cable news, Mr. O’Reilly’s return to broadcasting came not on camera, but in a 19-minute recorded podcast on his personal website. At the outset, he acknowledged to his fans that this was “a completely different experience than what you’ve had in the past.”
“I was very surprised how it all turned out,” Mr. O’Reilly said of his forced exit last week from Fox News.
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