Bill O’Reilly Says He’s ‘Very Surprised at How it All Turned Out’ During Podcast

By A.J. Katz 

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Bill O’Reilly spoke out this evening for the first time since being forced out by Fox News, doing so via his podcast.

The newest episode of his longtime podcast No Spin News was released on Monday at 7 p.m. ET, and O’Reilly kicked things off by explaining some of the changes that have been made to the podcast, some temporary and others permanent.

“This is a completely different experience than what you’ve had in the past. And everybody is listening this week, or can listen Monday through Thursday,” said O’Reilly. “Next week we’ll go back to just Premium Members only for the No Spin News, a service for you.”

No Spin News costs $4.99 per month and $49.99 annually.

O’Reilly mentioned the new format of the program, which will be 15 minutes long, “twelve minutes of the headlines. This is an extended Talking Points Memo that will cover the world each day,” he continued.

This episode’s “TPM” included talk about Trump’s poll numbers, as per an ABC/Washington Post poll published over the weekend, funding for the proposed border wall, the election in France, the Ann Coulter/UC Berkeley lawsuit, as well as former Pres. Obama’s appearance at a student forum at U of Chicago, before heading into the letters from the message boards.

O’Reilly also read six letters off of the message boards, comparing these messages to the “Viewer Mail” segment that existed for decades on The O’Reilly Factor. 

O’Reilly addressed the elephant in the room/booth before heading into the talking points segment.

Here’s an excerpt from the transcript:

I am sad that I’m not on television anymore. I was very surprised how it all turned out. I can’t say a lot, because there’s much stuff going on right now.

But I can tell you that I’m very confident the truth will come out, and when it does, I don’t know if you’re going to be surprised – but I think you’re going to be shaken, as I am. There’s a lot of stuff involved here.

Now, I can’t say anymore because I just don’t want to influence the flow of the information. I don’t want the media to take what I say and misconstrue it. However you, as a loyal O’Reilly listener, have a right to know, I think, down the lane what exactly happened. And we are working in that direction, okay?

O’Reilly concluded the podcast by saying, “you know, this is all new, and we’ll get better, and we’ll get pithier, and we’ll have a lot of fun going forward.”