Rumors have persisted for months of a feud between Fox News’ two biggest stars and Wednesday’s “Talking Points” didn’t exactly put them to rest.
Bill O’Reilly, who has been the flagship anchor on the network for 20 years, appeared to some on social media to have taken a brutal secret shot at his colleague Megyn Kelly, seen by many as the future of the network.
The “O’Reilly Factor” host was discussing the media’s unfair treatment of President-elect Donald Trump when he made the comment.
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“Distrust of the media is at an all-time high in the U.S.A. so when left wing zealots masquerading as journalists pounded Trump without mercy voters grew numb to it,” O’Reilly said. “Some of that even happened on this network as a few commentators tried to make names for themselves at Trump’s expense.
Was he talking about Kelly? No one’s star on the network grew more during the election season than Kelly, whose feud with the president-elect was the stuff of headlines for months.
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Many on social media believed O’Reilly was taking aim directly at her.
Even O’Reilly is calling out @FoxNews hosts like @megynkelly for their conduct during Election 2016. #Trump https://t.co/FzFCPqVCmf
— ViveLaFrance (@vivelafra) November 10, 2016
Would anyone disagree with O’Reilly that @megynkelly is at the TOP OF THAT LIST? pic.twitter.com/KRGQmC9hJQ
— Mendax (@geo7272) November 10, 2016
Wow, Bill O’Reilly just took a BIG shot at @megynkelly: “A few commentators here tried to make name for themselves at Trump’s expense.”
— Brent Teichman (@BrentTeichman) November 10, 2016
O’Reilly: “Some ppl in Fox tried to make a name for themselves by bashing DJT (dishonestly)”.
Gee, who could he mean, Megyn?@megynkelly
— Asians for Trump (@JoannaSeattle) November 10, 2016
@oreillyfactor – did O’Reilly call out Megyn Kelly tonight for making a name for herself on the back of Trump? Sure sounded like it. 🙂
— JayPatino (@Jap62571) November 10, 2016
Bill O’Reilly just sliced up Megyn Kelly on his Talking Points. She had it coming. He said she was ‘Trying to make a name for herself.’
— ChrisNH (@ChrisNH) November 10, 2016
Did O’reilly just slam Megyn Kelly?
— Lynn Carney (@lynnccm21) November 10, 2016
@seanhannity think bill O’Reilly just called out Megyn Kelly on the factor
— mark nagel (@nagel79) November 10, 2016
Bill O’Reilly just threw Megyn Kelly under the bus, and it was deserved
— James Slingsby (@luckyjimsling) November 10, 2016
@oreillyfactor I can tell you who trashed Trump throughout was Shepard Smith/Megyn Kelly.Curious said she was #1 on cable.i know you are.
— Kay Love (@KLoveU4Eva) November 10, 2016
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