Bill O’Reilly is making a comeback of sorts. Tonight he will be back on Fox News for the first time since he was fired in April after allegations of sexual harassment.
O’Reilly will appear as a guest on Sean Hannity’s show. He will be promoting his new book, “Killing England.”
The timing of this appearance is interesting. Just last week Hannity had O’Reilly on his radio show and asked him if he would ever return to Fox News:
“Last week, Hannity, whose show has moved back to the 9 p.m. slot, asked O’Reilly to return to the network during an interview on his radio show.
“’Do you want to come back? I think you should come back,’ Hannity asked.
“O’Reilly, however, said he was enjoying relaxing at the beach.
“A day later, the former host insisted during an appearance on NBC News’ ‘Today’ that he ‘never mistreated anyone under my watch over 42 years.’
“’This was a hit job,’ O’Reilly said. ‘A political and financial hit job.’”
O’Reilly also left open the possibility after he gets his legal entanglements under control:
“‘I don’t know,’ O’Reilly replied. ‘I have to get this legal stuff done. I have to get this investigation done.’
O’Reilly was referring to an investigation he revealed he’s conducting into what he believes was a concerted effort to get him ousted from Fox News.
“’We’re going to be very precise,’ O’Reilly said, adding it will be based on ‘stone-cold facts.'”
O’Reilly allegedly paid out $13 million in settlements to women accusing him of abuse and harassment.