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‘This is a signal O’Reilly’s not staying quiet’: Bill returns Monday with ‘No Spin News’

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He’s back already?

Just as he set the standard for how cable news is done, is Bill O’Reilly out to change the landscape of online news?

With millions already turning to the internet for their news, O’Reilly is signaling his return Monday from an Italian vacation by promoting a new episode of his “No Spin News” podcast, as CNN’s Brian Stelter tweeted.

The podcast is an added feature for BillOReilly.com premium members, with profits going to charity… but will O’Reilly open this up to more viewers?

And will he take advantage of the opportunity Monday to speak publicly for the first time about his abrupt departure from Fox News?

O’Reilly released a statement last week insisting the charges of sexual harassment leveled against him are not true.

“It is tremendously disheartening that we part ways due to completely unfounded claims,” O’Reilly said in the statement.

“But that is the unfortunate reality many of us in the public eye must live with today,” the statement continued. “I will always look back on my time at Fox with great pride in the unprecedented success we achieved and with my deepest gratitude to all my dedicated viewers.”

One thing is certain, with a reported settlement of $25 million with Fox News — the equivalent of one year’s salary — O’Reilly has plenty of seed money to launch a new, expanded endeavor, should he choose.

“This is a signal that O’Reilly’s not staying quiet,” Stelter said in a follow-up tweet:

Either way, the reaction on social media offered some interesting comments, to include how O’Reilly “drilled” his personal website into viewers’ heads at the end of every episode of “The O’Reilly Factor.”

Here’s a sampling of responses from Twitter:

Tom Tillison


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