Bill O’Reilly may have been knocked down by Fox News, but the pugnacious former cable news anchor proves that he isn’t out of the news commentary game, as he told Mediate that he is “assembling a team of journalists” for what may become a Factor-like online video program.
Mediaite also reported that a Fox News program producer has recently resigned and plans to join the burgeoning BillOReilly.com empire.
O’Reilly, who was fired after mounting allegations of sexual harassment surfaced at Fox News, has been keeping busy with his own subscriber-only podcast, “No Spin News,” and appearances on Glenn Beck’s radio show. He has also been the subject of rumors that he would return to the television airwaves with Newsmax or One America News. Even with the sexual harassment cloud hanging over him, signing O’Reilly would give either cable news channel a huge boost.
For now, though, it looks like O”Reilly will go the digital route like his former Fox News colleague Beck, while waiting for another shot on television, which will undoubtedly come at some point given his long term track record as a ratings magnet.