As Salon's own Matthew Sheffield has pointed out, left-wing activist groups played a pivotal role in holding the former Fox News host accountable for his alleged sexual harassment of network employees. Nor does it include the $25 million Fox was estimated to have paid the cable news host in a severance package after he was dropped from his nightly show amid sexual harassment complaints and lawsuits.
O'Reilly interviewed on Glenn Beck's radio show, and complained of a "liberal hit job" and said his firing came about because of a left-wing cabal intent on "destroying voices (they don't) like".
"In the weeks to come, we're going to be able to explain some of it", he said.
"It's coming", O'Reilly said.
O'Reilly said there's going to be an upcoming expedition to expose "this crew that goes in and terrorizes sponsors" and threatens people they don't approve of.
"People know that the left wing media hates Fox and hates me ... but they don't know the extent of it..." "When I was at Fox News, as you'll remember, I did "George Soros the puppet master, ' because we had received what we felt was a serious threat to life from one of George Soros" intimate surogates". It's sad. It's sad for me. It's sad for my family. It's grossly dishonest. I did what I had to do to protect my family. I had 20 good years at FNC.
"My attorneys told me and we were all shocked ..." But I'm not going to say anything more than that", "O'Reilly said.
Charles Herring, CEO of San Diego-based One America Network, told the paper's MediaBlast blog: "Bill O'Reilly has been nothing short of a powerhouse in cable news".
Asked what he would have told his viewers if given the opportunity to say goodbye to them, O'Reilly said he had a "strong bond" with his audience, and that he "trusts the audience's instincts".
After Beck joked that he wasn't helping O'Reilly's blood pressure and segued to the subject of White House leaks, O'Reilly brought up the negative coverage surrounding Trump's firing of FBI Director James Comey - and, again, blamed the media.