Two months after leaving Fox News, conservative commentator Bill O'Reilly is unveiling his plans to continue his punditry career, and they could bring him head-to-head against his former employer.
According to Newsday, O'Reilly talked about his next move during a Q&A session on his speaking tour. He said his immediate goal is to increase the content on his website, including a half-hour newscast similar to "The O'Reilly Factor."
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"It's basically an experiment to see how many people are going to want this service," O'Reilly said. "That's coming and will be here before September in a robust form. But I suspect there will be another network maybe merging with us. There will be a network that rises up because the numbers for Fox are going down."
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Though O'Reilly acknowledged that his former network's recent struggles have opened the possibility to create a conservative media rival, O'Reilly didn't blame Fox News for parting ways with him in the wake of sexual harassment allegations from former female network staffers.
"They had a shift in management that coincided with a very well thought-out and financed effort to destroy me," he said. "It worked — temporarily. It all had to do with President Trump. In the weeks to come, I'm going to lay all that out in a very public way."
O'Reilly was ultimately terminated by Fox in April, after it was reported by the New York Times that the network had paid at least $13 million to settle harassment claims against him.
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