In his first post-Fox Interview, Bill O’Reilly blamed his spectacular fall from grace on an “organized left-wing cabal” that had it in for him, promising to “explain some of it” in the coming weeks.
O’Reilly was fired from Fox News after an bombshell New York Times report in April revealed that he and the network had paid about $13 million to settle five different sexual harassment claims against him.
“This was a hit, and in the weeks to come we’re going to be able to explain some of it,” O’Reilly said Friday on Glenn Beck’s radio show.
O’Reilly claimed a group funded by billionaire George Soros “that goes in and terrorizes sponsors” behind the scenes and “pays people to say things” was responsible for his ouster.
He went on to say that he’s lawyered up, vowing to expose the people he claims lead to his dismissal from Fox News.
“There’s going to be an exposition soon, but I can’t tell you when,” he told Beck. “About what exactly this crew that goes in and terrorizes sponsors, that threatens people behind the scenes, that pays people to say things. We are going to name them and it’s going to be a big, big story.”
The former Fox News star also revealed that he first learned of his firing from his attorneys.
“We were all shocked,” he said, adding, “I felt very bad for not only me, and people close to me, and my staff, but for the viewers and listeners. They don’t understand what happened.”
He then slammed the “vicious and evil” media: “This is a fact,” he said. “In American journalism right now, very few are seeking the truth. It’s not what the press is doing. They don’t seek the facts to back up what happened.”
For the last few weeks since he left Fox News, O’Reilly has been recording his “Talking Points Memo” on a podcast posted to his website each day.
Hear the full interview with Beck below.