Could Bill O’Reilly be the newest addition to TheBlaze?
While interviewing O’Reilly on radio Friday, Glenn offered the former host of The O’Reilly Factor a job at TheBlaze. Let’s just say it wasn’t the most glamorous offer ever.
“I would like to say publicly, honestly . . . I would like you to work for The Blaze,” Glenn said. “I would pay you in sandwiches like you can’t believe, but that’s a different story.”
As tempting as a smorgasbord of deli meats and hoagies might have been, O’Reilly countered with a slightly more tangible request.
“You want to say something nice about my books? I could use that,” he said.
Glenn made another lighthearted attempt.
“Now, I tell you what. What do you think about this? I’m serious about writing a new book calling Killing O’Reilly. It will put in your crazy conspiracy stuff about George Soros,” Glenn said, laughing.
Maybe O’Reilly would take a second look if Glenn upsized the offer to include chips and a drink.
Listen to this segment from The Glenn Beck Program:
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This is a rush transcript and may contain errors.
GLENN: I would like to say publicly, honestly, and I know you’re not going to get into this, so just shut the fat trap. It’s why I would like you to work for The Blaze because I could not get the cable coverage by myself because not powerful enough, unless you have a giant corporation behind you. And when you have that, then you’re beholdent for somebody. But if we could unity our powers as opposed to evil, but that’s another conversation.
STU: We offer minimum wage and benefits.
GLENN: I would pay you in sandwiches like you can’t believe, but that’s a different story.
BILL: You want to say something nice about my books? I could use that.
GLENN: No. No. Now, I tell you what. What do you think about this? I’m serious about a new book, writing a new book calling killing O’Reilly. It will put in your crazy conspiracy stuff about George Soros.
BILL: I can’t believe this guy. Some things are absolutely true and we went through it and now he has to mock me. You’re doing what the left wing press does.
GLENN: No, I don’t know what you’re talking about.
BILL: You’re an old school guy. I know you haven’t read old school life in the left lane because your concentration span is about 15 seconds.
GLENN: What are you talking about?
BILL: Perfect for a old school mom, grandmom, and then killing the rising sun, one of the best war books you will ever read.
GLENN: I read that one.
BILL: Celebrating the heroism of the Americans in the Pacific.
GLENN: Yeah, I read that one. That’s really good.
BILL: Did you really read it?
GLENN: I really did. Don’t push me.
JEFFY: Odds of reading that 100 percent, Bill, are very slim.
GLENN: No, I read that one. That is really good. Now, Bill.
GLENN: I’m thinking about writing killing O’Reilly, and it would tell some of the things that would happen behind the scenes there, you know? At FNC about, you know, things that, you know, — I’m just saying, you know, you could —
JEFFY: Come on.
GLENN: If you could just jump in on that together.
BILL: No, I’m not going to do it. I’m not going to do it. I just don’t think it’s the right thing to do. What I want to do down the road is —
GLENN: Lots of cash, Bill. This will get him. Lots of cash.
BILL: It doesn’t matter. You can’t buy me.
GLENN: Oh, come on. How long can you live on that 25 million-dollar settlement? Seriously?
BILL: Why would you take anything that’s printed in the media seriously? Why would you believe it when you know they’ll throw anything in there? They’ll say anything, they’ll print anything.
GLENN: So wait a minute. Are you saying — because you had 100 — you just signed $100 million contract.
BILL: I mean, again, how would you possibly know that?
GLENN: Well, that one I happen to know.
BILL: You do not, Beck. You’re paying me in sandwiches?
GLENN: What I’m saying is did you get more or less than 25? Because if you got more, can I borrow some?
BILL: Yeah. You don’t need money, buddy. Money will corrupt you.
GLENN: Bill O’Reilly, great to have you. BillOreilly.com. Sign up for his podcast, buy his books, blah, blah, blah. Thank you very much, Bill. Talk to you again.
BILL: All right. Glenn.