Bill O’Reilly was back in a suit and “on the air” via webcast on his website Wednesday night, after having previously launched a “No Spin News” daily podcast in April, following his firing from Fox News Channel.
The Webcast got a big plug from CNN, via its show host Michael Smerconish, who also is a SiriusXM host and a columnist.
In return, the former Most Watched Host In The Cable TV News Universe promised to be a guest on Smerconish’s CNN show after his new book comes out in September.
This is news because, in April, Fox News Channel parent 21st Century Fox decided to cut ties with the network’s biggest star, ending O’Reilly’s 21-year run at the country’s most watched cable news network, in the wake of an April 1 New York Times report that O’Reilly and FNC paid nearly $13M to settle cases with five women going back 15 years. After that report, two more women claimed O’Reilly harassed them years ago.
Here is O’Reilly taking to Twitter to announce he is “back in the studio!”: