Bill O’Reilly joined Glenn on radio Friday in his first interview since his shocking ouster at Fox News and didn’t pull any punches.
“This was a hit and in the weeks to come, we’re going to explain some of it,” O’Reilly said. “And it has to do with destroying voices that the far left and the organized left-wing cabal doesn’t like.”
O’Reilly promised to not let this type of thing happen to him or his family again and will fight to expose the truth both on air and in court.
“From now on when I’m attacked, I’m going to take action — mostly legal action,” O’Reilly said. “It’s not going to happen anymore to me.”
Listen to the full segment from The Glenn Beck Program:
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This is a rush transcript and may contain errors.
GLENN: A man I believe to believe true is Bill O’Reilly. A voice that has been heard for 20 years. I can’t imagine being Bill O’Reilly and watching the news and not being able to go on to a platform. How many times he must scream “What are you doing? What are you thinking? You asked this question. Why isn’t anybody saying this?”
He’s only been heard on his podcast at BillOreilly.com. This is his first interview since leaving Fox. We begin with Bill O’Reilly. His story and the news of the day right now.
I really want to — we should see if we can get Tim Allen on because there’s something weird going on with this last man standing being canceled and maybe it’s just me, but it doesn’t help when the media is in such disarray and there’s so much distrust, ABC didn’t do itself a favor by canceling a show that had much better ratings than some of the other shows that they brought on.
I want to say, before we get on, Bill O’Reilly is a friend of mine. I worked with Bill O’Reilly, we’ve talked about it several times on this program. I work closely enough with Bill on tours, in particular, where there’s not a single person on my staff, and we had probably what? 20 people traveling with us. Not a single person on my staff at any time never saw anything inappropriate or anything with Bill O’Reilly. In fact, the thing on Bill was he was so buttoned up. He was always on time. He always hit his marks. He kept to himself, and it was always like 1950s polite.
So I happen to believe he was gravely wronged, but that’s not what this interview is about. I am going to ask him some of these questions, but we’re not getting into it because I want to talk to him about the news of the day. Bill O’Reilly, a voice that has been silenced in America speaks now on national radio for the first time since he’s left Fox News Channel. By the way, you can hear him at BillOreilly.com on his podcast. Bill, how are you, sir?
BILL: I’m good. I’m good. I appreciate it.
GLENN: I’m not going to get into everything, I just want to know what the hell happened.
BILL: Look, this was a hit. And in the weeks to come, we’re going to be able to explain some of it. And it has to do with destroying voices that the far left and the organized left wing cabal doesn’t like.
So that’s the general tone. Now, I can’t get specific because there’s a lot of legalities here.
GLENN: So is this — can you ask you this? Is this something you’re going to come on and explain? Or is this something that when you say there’s a lot of legalities here, that it will be explained possibly in other venues?
BILL: Both. There’s going to be an exposition soon, but I can’t tell you when about what exactly this crew that goes in and terrorizes sponsors, that threatens people behind the scenes, that pays people to say things, we’re going to name them, and it’s going to be a big, big story. The story will be downplayed by the left-wing media, but guys like you and talk radio and the Internet will get it. It’s coming. And, unfortunately, I was target number one, and it’s sad. It’s sad for me. It’s sad for my family. It’s grossly dishonest. I did what I thought I had to do to protect my family. But those days are over. From now on when I’m attacked, I’m going to take action.
Mostly legal action. But it’s not going to happen anymore to me. But it is out there, and I’ll point you to an article that was very, very seldom seen this week about nine corporations, big corporations that are now being targeted by organized left-wing groups funded by George Soros because they allegedly are profiting from President Trump’s immigration stance. You can Google the article, and it is — that gives you your roadmap.