Former Fox News juggernaut Bill O’Reilly is planning to resurrect his TV career, but it won’t be at One America News Network.
That’s what Robert Herring, CEO of OANN, revealed on Twitter, when he said the fledgling news network was withdrawing a lucrative job offer it had made to O’Reilly.
Herring said OANN could have paid Bill more than the $25 million a year he was reportedly raking in at Fox News.
O’Reilly was unceremoniously fired in April 2017 amid a spate of harassment claims and a carefully orchestrated smear campaign by George Soros-funded activist group Media Matters. In the weeks preceding his firing, Media Matters successfully pressured 90 corporate sponsors to drop their ads from “The O’Reilly Factor.”
— Robert Herring (@RobHerring) June 20, 2017
Bill O’Reilly has since built up his website and has begun assembling his own TV production team. Bill told fans he plans to return to TV, but has not disclosed details.
OANN honcho Robert Herring said he had eagerly wooed O’Reilly, but withdrew his offer after Bill’s team failed to get back to him.
Herring told Mediaite that OANN was “ready to move on” after O’Reilly and his agent did not return their calls after being in active discussions.
Herring said OANN is moving forward with its own expansion plans amid rumors that another conservative news network is planning to launch to compete against cable news king Fox News Channel.
Since launching in 1996, Fox News has consistently crushed its liberal cable news rivals CNN and MSNBC.
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