During an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, former Fox News icon Bill O’Reilly has discussed the life he’s had after being fired from Fox.
Bill O’Reilly was asked about the offers he received to reappear on TV, to which he replied:
“I haven’t decided. There are some interesting projects in development, as they say in Hollywood, but it has to be the right situation. I’m waiting to see very specific details of the projects that people have pitched to us. And there have been many. I think by early October, we should have a pretty good vision of what we’re going to do.”
He talked about the offer from One America News, where the CEO suddenly pulled his offer via Twitter.
“Yeah. I didn’t make any yes or no one that. He was a very nice guy, and I thought I treated him very respectfully. But at that point, you know, we weren’t going to make any decisions about long-term projects. So they, I guess, lost patience.”
When questioned whether he’s searching for a bigger partner than One America, Bill O’Reilly responded:
“No, I wouldn’t say I’m interested in partnering. I’ve got my own enterprise, BillOReilly.com, which is extremely lucrative, and I can do that full-time. We have a very committed base of subscribers, and that’ll only grow. I own that, and I don’t have to partner with anybody. I’m a hired gun. If you want me to do something, I’m absolutely willing to listen, but I’ve got to feel that the odds of success are high.”
Bill O’Reilly also reminded Fox how their ratings have dropped after his removal, saying the network is now in short supply of quality.
“They’re still a very strong brand, and they still have great correspondents, and their presentation is very, very professional. But I’m a different agent. I do things differently, and that’s why we were very successful. So in a hurricane or breaking news coverage, I bring on certain people, and we develop story arcs. When I watched the Harvey coverage on television, there was a sameness to it. And that would not have been the case on our show.”
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